For Anwar, at last: New Malaysian leader went from prisoner to PM

KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 24 (Reuters) – As Malaysia’s Anwar Ibrahim prepares on Thursday to take over as prime minister, one of his recent comments serves to sum up the persistence that secured him the job he has eyed for three decades. “This you need to learn from Anwar Ibrahim – patience, wait a long time, … Read more

As Biden turns 80, Americans ask ‘What’s too old?’

WASHINGTON, Nov 11 (Reuters) – The 2024 race for the White House could be uncharted territory in the United States, which celebrates youth, but where millions of Americans – including presidents – now keep working well beyond the traditional retirement age of 65. Ronald Reagan was 77 when he left the White House, but President … Read more

How a maverick Brazilian lawmaker helped Lula beat Bolsonaro’s propaganda machine

RIO DE JANEIRO, Nov 10 (Reuters) – To bring down far-right Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro, Andre Janones had to fight fire with fire. The little-known 38-year-old lawmaker was running a longshot presidential campaign until he joined forces in August with President-elect Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, adding bite to the leftist’s campaign with his raw, … Read more

Ousted Pakistan PM Imran Khan shot in the shin in ‘clear assassination’ attempt

Former cricketer Imran Khan shot in the shin Was leading a march on Islamabad to demand snap elections “It was a clear assassination attempt,” says the aide Pakistan has a long history of political violence LAHORE, Nov 3 (Reuters) – Former Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan was shot in the shin on Thursday when his … Read more

Mexico succession puts scientist on the path to be the first woman president

Sheinbaum favored by Lopez Obrador, aides say She would be Mexico’s first female president Women rising rapidly in Mexican politics Sheinbaum has made progress on crime in Mexico City MEXICO CITY, Nov 3 (Reuters) – The most historic legacy of President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, a left-leaning nationalist resource who casts his administration as a … Read more

Boris Johnson fighting to win support for UK PM comeback bid, Sunak enters the race

Sunak officially declares that he will run First ballot to be held on Monday Johnson’s backers say he can get on the ballot Sunak clearly leading among lawmakers LONDON, Oct 23 (Reuters) – Boris Johnson was fighting on Sunday to get enough support to make a shock return as Britain’s prime minister after prominent figures … Read more

Boris Johnson, Rishi Sunak lead race to be UK’s next prime minister

No candidates have yet declared their intention to run Doubts Johnson can reach the target of 100 lawmaker nominations Sunak is the bookmakers’ favorite The winner would be the fifth British PM in six years LONDON, Oct 21 (Reuters) – Boris Johnson and his former finance minister Rishi Sunak were leading the potential contenders to … Read more

Putin to host Kremlin ceremony annexing parts of Ukraine

Russian annexation of four regions condemned worldwide Move is ‘dangerous escalation’ jeopardizing peace – UN chief Ukraine’s Zelenskiy says for war to end Putin must be stopped Zelenksiy summons an emergency meeting on security, defense Sept 30 (Reuters) – Russian President Vladimir Putin was set to host a Kremlin ceremony on Friday annexing four regions … Read more

Russia set to annex Ukrainian territory; West warns of new sanctions

Russia says overwhelming support for annexation Russian parliament may consider annexation on Tuesday Ukraine rejects referendums as illegal West prepares new sanctions over referendums ZAPORIZHZHIA, Ukraine, Sept 29 (Reuters) – Russia was poised to annex a swath of Ukraine within days, releasing what it called vote tallies showing overwhelming support in four provinces to join … Read more

After a sharp right turn, US Supreme Court conservatives step on the gas

Sept 28 (Reuters) – The US Supreme Court last March rebuffed an emergency request by North Carolina Republicans to allow the use in November’s congressional elections of an electoral map they drew that a lower court invalidated for unlawfully disadvantaging Democrats. It was a short-term setback for the North Carolina Republicans, but they will soon … Read more