COVID 19 Updates Former Australia PM says secret powers were needed in crisis

Former Australia PM says secret powers were needed in crisis

[ad_1] SYDNEY -- Scott Morrison said Wednesday that giving himself extra powers when he was Australia’s prime minister was necessary during the coronavirus crisis as criticism rose the moves were deceptive and undemocratic. Current Prime Minister Anthony Albanese is seeking...
COVID 19 Updates Brazil's presidential campaign kicks off amid violence fears

Brazil’s presidential campaign kicks off amid violence fears

[ad_1] JUIZ DE FORA, Brazil -- Brazil's presidential election campaign officially began Tuesday with former President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva leading all polls against incumbent Jair Bolsonaro amid growing concern of political violence and threats to democracy.Da Silva, whose...
COVID 19 Updates Hundreds of thousands gather for mass prayer in Baghdad

Hundreds of thousands gather for mass prayer in Baghdad

[ad_1] BAGHDAD -- Hundreds of thousands of Iraqis heeded the call of an influential Shiite cleric to gather in a show of strength for a mass prayer in the heart of Baghdad's heavily fortified government zone on Friday. The gathering...
COVID 19 Updates Brazilian candidate drops from race to back Lula's bid

Brazilian candidate drops from race to back Lula’s bid

[ad_1] SAO PAULO -- Brazil’s former President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva, who is campaigning to return to the job he held between 2003-2010, on Thursday received an endorsement from moderate André Janones who had been expected to run himself.Da...
COVID 19 Updates Senegal’s ruling coalition loses absolute majority

Senegal’s ruling coalition loses absolute majority

[ad_1] DAKAR, Senegal -- Senegal’s ruling coalition party has lost an absolute majority in the national assembly, according to official provisional results released Thursday by the electoral commission. President Macky Sall’s Benno Bokk Yaakar party, won 82 of the 165...
COVID 19 Updates Italy's Salvini pledges to move migrant centers to N. Africa

Italy’s Salvini pledges to move migrant centers to N. Africa

[ad_1] MILAN -- Italy’s firebrand former interior minister, Matteo Salvini, put migration at the center of his electoral campaign during a visit Thursday to Italy’s southernmost island of Lampedusa, a gateway for tens of thousands of people crossing the perilous...
COVID 19 Updates Iraqi cleric orders followers to continue protest in Baghdad

Iraqi cleric orders followers to continue protest in Baghdad

[ad_1] BAGHDAD -- Influential Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr told his followers Wednesday to continue their sit-in inside Iraq’s government zone, and called for the dissolution of the parliament and early elections.Speaking for the first time since thousands of his followers...
COVID 19 Updates Kenya's election rips open scars of inequality, corruption

Kenya’s election rips open scars of inequality, corruption

[ad_1] NAIROBI, Kenya -- In the shadow of a glossy, thousand-dollar campaign billboard, one of many across Kenya’s capital, street vendors struggle to make even 200 shillings ($1.68) a day and often pocket none.Kenya’s Aug. 9 election is ripping open...
COVID 19 Updates Australian government confident of emissions reduction law

Australian government confident of emissions reduction law

[ad_1] CANBERRA, Australia -- The Australian government said Wednesday it is confident its greenhouse gas reduction target will be enshrined in law after negotiating amendments with senators from outside the new administration’s ranks.A bill to enshrine the center-left Labor Party’s...
COVID 19 Updates Supreme Court to take up plea against freebies promised by political parties before elections

Supreme Court to take up plea against freebies promised by political parties before elections

[ad_1] The Supreme Court will on Tuesday hear a petition filed by Senior Advocate Ashwini Upadhyay, seeking directions to the Election Commission of India (ECI) to either de-register or seize the election symbol of the political parties, which promise or...
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