Colombia faced with the presidential choice between leftist and populist

Bogotá Colombia — Colombians can count on one thing: the country’s presidential policy will change radically after Sunday’s second round of elections. The contest in the South American country is running out of favorites and offers voters a choice between the man who could become the first leftist to lead the nation and a populist … Read more

Australia pledges to cut greenhouse gas emissions by 43%

CANBERRA, Australia — Australia’s new government formally committed on Thursday to a more ambitious greenhouse gas reduction target of 43% by the end of the decade, in line with a key campaign pledge. The previous Conservative government was dumped by voters in the May 21 election after delivering on a seven-year-old pledge to cut Australia’s … Read more

New York’s New ‘Voting Rights’ Law Likely Won’t Change True Voter Suppression

Governor Kathy Hochul is expected to soon sign New York’s John R. Lewis Voting Rights of Act, named after the civil rights icon and designed as a safeguard against disenfranchisement plaguing less-enlightened states. But the law is more hypocrisy than democracy. New York will, in fact, remain a leader in voter suppression — and Hochul … Read more

Laxalt’s Nevada win sparks fierce race for Senate control

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Adam Laxalt, a former state attorney general who embraced lies about the 2020 electionwon the Republican nomination for a middle seat in the Nevada Senate, fending off the challenge of a political newcomer and staging what will likely be a fierce and costly race against incumbent Catherine Cortez of the … Read more

Cambodian court convicts lawyer and dozens of others for treason

PHNOM PENH, Cambodia — A Cambodian-American lawyer and dozens of members of a now disbanded opposition party were found guilty of treason on Tuesday in a trial that is part of efforts to tame opposition to the regime longtime Prime Minister Hun Sen. Lawyer Theary Seng and most of the other defendants have been charged … Read more

Record inflation in Germany in May

Record inflation in Germany in May Confidence in Europe’s biggest economy rises in June Wednesday – 16 Dhu al-Qi’dah 1443 AH – 15 June 2022 AD Issue No. [ 15905] Food prices increased by 1.11% for households in May (AB) Berlin: “Middle East” Germany’s inflation rate hit a record high of 9.7% in May, from … Read more

An unexpected contraction of the British economy

An unexpected contraction of the British economy National strategy for strengthening food security Tuesday – 15 Dhu al-Qi’dah 1443 AH – 14 June 2022 AD Issue No. [ 15904] Britain’s economy contracted unexpectedly in April (Reuters) London: “Middle East” Britain’s economy unexpectedly contracted in April on a monthly basis of 0.3%, official figures showed on … Read more

Iraqi leaders vow to move forward after dozens walk out of parliament

BAGHDAD — Iraqi leaders pledged on Monday to continue efforts to form a government after the shock resignation of 73 members of parliament during a prolonged political stalemate. But the unprecedented mass withdrawal of members of the powerful Shia cleric Muqtada al-Sadr’s bloc is radically changing the political landscape, casting further doubt on the government … Read more

French projections: Macron’s centrists will retain the majority

PARIS — French President Emmanuel Macron’s centrist alliance is expected to retain its parliamentary majority after the first round of voting on Sunday, but will likely have far fewer seats than five years ago, according to projections. Projections based on partial election results showed that nationally, Macron’s party and its allies won around 25-26% of … Read more

The controversial “Tik Tok King” in the running for the Colombian presidency | Election News

Bucaramanga, Colombia – Millions of Colombian voters are set to take a step into the unknown next week as they pin their hopes on a controversial figure they believe will help the country reinvent itself politically. Rodolfo Hernandez shocked much of Colombia by producing a surprise runner-up finish in the country’s first round of presidential … Read more