Tag: Elections

House passes Ukraine, Israel, Taiwan aid, potential TikTok ban

On Saturday, the House passed a series of bills to provide aid to Ukraine, Israel, and Taiwan, along with a package that included forcing the Chinese company ByteDance to sell TikTok. After a morning of debate on the House floor, the four bills will be wrapped into a single package and sent to the Senate […]

Trump trial opening statements to begin Monday as ex-president loses appeal to delay hush money case

Former U.S. President Donald Trump sits in Manhattan Criminal Court for his trial for allegedly covering up hush money payments, in New York City on April 19, 2024. Spencer Platt | Via Reuters Opening statements in the New York criminal hush money trial of former president Donald Trump will begin Monday morning, a judge said. […]

Modi’s BJP is set to majorly boost its vote share in opposition-ruled Tamil Nadu as India goes to polls

MYSURU, INDIA – APRIL 14: Prime Minister Narendra Modi gestures as he addresses an election campaign rally on April 14, 2024 in Mysuru, India.  Abhishek Chinnappa | Getty Images News | Getty Images CHENNAI, India — Polling stations in India’s Tamil Nadu state opened on Friday as the country kicked off its massive national election […]

Full jury panel seated on third day of Trump’s New York hush-money trial

Twelve jurors and one alternate have been sworn in to serve in the criminal trial against former United States President Donald Trump, as the third day of his New York court proceedings concludes. Thursday saw Trump return to court after Wednesday’s weekly break. There, lawyers for both the defence and prosecution continued to haggle over […]

India kicks off the world’s largest elections this week. Here’s what you need to know

A worker fixes a flag of the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party on a hoarding of their leader and India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi on April 15, 2024.  Idrees Mohammed | Afp | Getty Images Indians head to the polls on Friday in what will be the world’s largest democratic election, as close to one billion […]

Speaker Johnson to advance separate Israel, Ukraine, Taiwan bills after Iran attack

Speaker of the House Mike Johnson, R-La., makes his way to the House floor on Friday, March 22, 2024. Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene, R-Ga., filed a motion to vacate him from the speakership, later in the day.  Tom Williams | CQ-Roll Call, Inc. | Getty Images House Speaker Mike Johnson, R-La., on Monday said he […]

Biden’s China tariff threats are more bark than bite, economists say

U.S. President Joe Biden attends a bilateral meeting with Chinese President Xi Jinping at Filoli estate on the sidelines of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) summit, in Woodside, California, U.S., November 15, 2023. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque Kevin Lamarque | Reuters The Biden administration this week sent several signals of a toughening U.S. economic strategy against China. […]

South Koreans vote in election seen as test of President Yoon Suk-yeol

South Korean voters could punish the ruling conservative party at the ballot box amid discontent over Yoon’s leadership. Voting is under way in South Korea in parliamentary elections seen as a referendum on President Yoon Suk-yeol amid frustration about the cost of living and corruption. Polls opened at 6am (19:00 GMT) on Wednesday and will […]

Trump says going to jail for gag order violation would be a ‘great honor,’ compares himself to Mandela

Former U.S. President Donald Trump speaks at a campaign event on April 02, 2024 in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Spencer Platt | Getty Images Donald Trump on Saturday said he welcomed the prospect of going to jail for violating a gag order in his upcoming New York hush money trial. “I will gladly become a Modern […]

‘Fishing’: Judge denies Trump team bid to seize NBC Stormy Daniels material

Judge Juan Merchan criticised the defence team’s attempt to compel NBC to turn over documents related to Stormy Daniels. A New York Judge has blocked an attempt by Donald Trump‘s lawyers to force the NBC news network to turn over materials related to a recent documentary about adult film actor Stormy Daniels. The ruling on […]

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