Politics Headlines

  • Russia testing Ukraine's new leader with passport move

    Russia's decision to make it easier for residents of rebel-controlled eastern Ukraine to obtain a Russian passport is meant to test Ukraine's new leader and the West should not recognise the documents, Lithuania's foreign minister said on Friday.

    IN
  • Bones, Pawn Stars, and Criminal Minds might save our fractured country

    Politicians are always looking for ways to unite our perpetually divided country, failing time and again. Perhaps, instead of offering empty policy promises or calls for civility, they should be looking to the television. A new report from the Norman Lear Center and the futurePerfect Lab tracks the TV preferences of viewers from all over the ideological spectrum in an attempt to determine who is watching what and what shows may have bipartisan appeal. The results of the study are surprising,...

    News
  • Brazil president okays study on privatizing post office

    Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro on Friday said that his government had decided to proceed with a study into the privatization of the country's post office.

    IN
  • Far-right Vox party stirs swing vote talk as Spain's election looms

    Spain's Vox party, aligned to a broader far-right movement emerging across Europe, has become the focus of speculation about last minute shifts in voting intentions since official polling for Sunday's national election ended four days ago.

    IN
  • Russia testing Ukraine's new leader with passport move: Lithuania

    Russia's decision to make it easier for residents of rebel-controlled eastern Ukraine to obtain a Russian passport is meant to test Ukraine's new leader and the West should not recognize the documents, Lithuania's foreign minister said on Friday.

    U.S.
  • To rage against Donald Trump’s state visit to the UK is simply childish

    No conceivable purpose is served by 200,000 people coming to London to shout insults at the US president What is the matter with us? A US president has been invited to Britain on a state visit, and is coming in June. It is a state courtesy, between one democracy and another, on the occasion of a wartime anniversary. No conceivable purpose is served by 200,000 people coming to London to shout insults at him. I cannot think what possessed Theresa May to invite Donald Trump in the first place, but...

    the Guardian
  • Afghan president urges new lawmakers to participate in peace process

    Afghan President Ashraf Ghani encouraged newly-elected lawmakers to participate in the peace process with the Taliban as he opened on Friday the first session of parliament since a controversial election.

    IN
  • Far-right Vox party stirs swing vote talk as Spain's election looms

    Spain's Vox party, aligned to a broader far-right movement emerging across Europe, has become the focus of speculation about last minute shifts in voting intentions since official polling for Sunday's national election ended four days ago.

    U.S.
  • Danish lawmaker: euroskeptic EU alliance can have influence

    COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) - A senior member of a Danish anti-immigration populist party says he hopes a new right-wing alliance "can have real influence on European policy for the first time ever" before next month's European Parliament elections. Soeren Espersen, deputy leader of the euroskeptic Danish People's Party, was referring

    The Washington Times
  • US economy grows by 3.2% in the first quarter, topping expectations

    The U.S. economy grew at a faster pace than expected in the first quarter, according to data released by the U.S. government on Friday.

    CNBC
  • Austria broadcaster defends journalist who compared far-right poster to Nazis

    Austria's public broadcaster ORF defended its top news anchor on Friday after a far right politician threatened the journalist with "consequences" for comparing an anti-immigrant poster to Nazi propaganda.

    U.S.
  • Abe set for White House visit

    Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe arrives in Washington on Friday for his third trip to the White House, a two-day visit aimed at fostering bonds with President Donald Trump and coordinating on an array of global issues. During the official working visit, Trump and Abe will hold a series of bilateral meetings, which will include national security and foreign policy advisers, as well as key economic and trade officials, a senior administration official briefing reporters on the condition of...

    WPLG
  • Trump's tariff threats on autos are stoking fears of a German recession

    Trade talks between the EU and U.S. will fail and tariffs are coming, Commerzbank says.

    CNBC
  • Britain must get to bottom of Huawei leak: UK finance minister

    Britain must get to the bottom of the leak of confidential discussions during a top-level security meeting about the role of China's Huawei Technologies in 5G network supply chains, British finance minister Philip Hammond said on Friday.

    IN
  • Afghan president urges new lawmakers to participate in peace process

    Afghan President Ashraf Ghani encouraged newly-elected lawmakers to participate in the peace process with the Taliban as he opened on Friday the first session of parliament since a controversial election.

    U.S.
  • Britain must get to bottom of Huawei leak: UK finance minister

    Britain must get to the bottom of the leak of confidential discussions during a top-level security meeting about the role of China's Huawei Technologies in 5G network supply chains, British finance minister Philip Hammond said on Friday.

    U.S.
  • N.Ireland police suspect teenage gunman killed journalist Lyra McKee

    Detectives investigating the murder of journalist Lyra McKee in Northern Ireland last week suspect the gunman who shot her dead is in his late teens as they made a further appeal to the local community who they believe know his identity.

    IN
  • Trump says U.S. paid no money to North Korea over Warmbier

    U.S. President Donald Trump on Friday said the United States did not pay any money to North Korea as it sought the release of Otto Warmbier, a day after a report said Trump had approved a $2 million bill from Pyongyang for the American student's care.

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  • Trump denies paying North Korea $2M for US detainee’s care

    WASHINGTON (AP) - President Donald Trump says the U.S. did not pay $2 million in medical costs to North Korea in 2017 to get American college student Otto Warmbier released. Warmbier died shortly after he was flown home comatose after 17 months in captivity A former U.S. official told The

    The Washington Times
  • Trump says U.S. paid no money to North Korea over Warmbier

    U.S. President Donald Trump on Friday said the United States did not pay any money to North Korea as it sought the release of Otto Warmbier, a day after a report said Trump had approved a $2 million bill from Pyongyang for the American student's care.

    U.S.
  • Northern Ireland police suspect teenage gunman killed journalist Lyra McKee

    Detectives investigating the murder of journalist Lyra McKee in Northern Ireland last week suspect the gunman who shot her dead is in his late teens as they made a further appeal to the local community who they believe know his identity.

    U.S.
  • In the Brexit era, Britain is more Mr Bean than James Bond

    If there’s any film character Tory Brexiteers identify with it’s tool of empire Bond. In reality, they’re more slapstick than sexy We spend far too much time getting down about the state of the country – the whole international laughing-stock, spinning manically out of control and generally going nowhere thing is pretty draining. Yet hardly any effort is spent crudely shoehorning in film references to explain our political plight. This is a real shame, because for the Tory Brexiteers who...

    the Guardian
  • My new Fitbit tells me too much and too little – so I've ordered an upgrade

    Prince Harry might be shipped off to Africa, MPs are barely going through the motions, and I’ve started tracking my sleep With MPs on holiday – the one time when they can generally be relied on to cause less harm – attention has temporarily been diverted from Brexit to the other major national crisis: what to do with Harry and Meghan. According to some sources, William and Kate are feeling their style is being a little cramped by the Sussexes and want them shipped out of the country for a few...

    the Guardian
  • Germany owes Poland over $850 billion in WW2 reparations: senior lawmaker

    Germany could owe Poland more than $850 billion in reparations for damages it incurred during World War Two and the brutal Nazi occupation, a senior ruling party lawmaker said.

    U.S.