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 Concern that Nicaragua repression could be "model" in region

Concern that Nicaragua repression could be “model” in region

[ad_1] MEXICO CITY -- Nicaragua President Daniel Ortega’s government has closed seven radio stations owned by the Roman Catholic church this week, as well as two other outlets serving the largely rural northern area with a history of opposition to...
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 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 Marcos Jr. says Philippines won't rejoin international court

Marcos Jr. says Philippines won’t rejoin international court

[ad_1] MANILA, Philippines -- Newly elected President Ferdinand Marcos Jr. said Monday the Philippines has no plan to rejoin the International Criminal Court, a decision that supports his predecessor’s stance but rejects the wishes of human rights activists.Former President Rodrigo...
COVID 19 Updates Senegal's legislative election tests ruling party influence

Senegal’s legislative election tests ruling party influence

[ad_1] DAKAR, Senegal -- Voters in Senegal turned out Sunday for a legislative election, a vital test for opposition parties who are trying to minimize the ruling party’s influence before the 2024 presidential election amid worries that President Macky Sall...
COVID 19 Updates Mali issues international warrant for ex prime minister

Mali issues international warrant for ex prime minister

[ad_1] Mali’s Supreme Court prosecutor has issued an international arrest warrant for ex-Prime Minister Boubou Cissé and several other ministers of the former government of Ibrahim Boubacar Keita, who was overthrown by the military junta in August 2020BAMAKO, Mali --...
COVID 19 Updates Protesters enter Iraqi parliament, chant curses against Iran

Protesters enter Iraqi parliament, chant curses against Iran

[ad_1] BAGHDAD -- Hundreds of Iraqi protesters breached Baghdad’s parliament Wednesday, chanting curses against Iran, in a protest against the selection of a nominee for prime minister by Iran-backed parties. Many protesters were followers of an influential cleric. Some were...
COVID 19 Updates New Sri Lankan president divisive choice for fixing crisis

New Sri Lankan president divisive choice for fixing crisis

[ad_1] COLOMBO, Sri Lanka -- Sri Lanka’s prime minister was elected president Wednesday by lawmakers who opted for a seasoned, veteran leader to lead the country out of economic collapse, despite widespread public opposition. Ranil Wickremesinghe, an ally of ousted...
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