Argentinas ‘Queen Cristina’ seeks return to politics with Senate bid
Jun25

Argentinas ‘Queen Cristina’ seeks return to politics with Senate bid

Argentinas former president, Cristina Fernndez de Kirchner, has formed centre-left party and will run for key seat that populous Buenos Aires province Argentinas former president, Cristina Fernndez de Kirchner, has formally launched her bid for a Senate seat in Octobers mid-term elections in a race that will determine whether President Mauricio Macri can deepen his free-market reforms. Fernndezs run, confirmed by a spokesman, comes a...

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The Resistance Now: activists say ‘hell no’ to Republican healthcare bill
Jun24

The Resistance Now: activists say ‘hell no’ to Republican healthcare bill

Progressives sprung into action with dozens protesting outside the Senate majority leaders office, while Democrats took stock after Ossoffs loss So about that healthcare bill… Dozens of people were arrested after protesting outside Senate majority leader Mitch McConnells office on Thursday including some in wheelchairs as Republicans unveiled Republicans unveiled Trumpcare 2.0 (or are we on 3.0 now?). Activists from disability...

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Iran nuclear chief warns US over support for Saudi Arabia
Jun23

Iran nuclear chief warns US over support for Saudi Arabia

Ali Akbar Salehi, who helped negotiate 2015 deal, says US risks upsetting balance of power in Middle East The head of Irans atomic energy organisation, one of the architects of Writing in the Guardian, Ali Akbar Salehi said lavish arms purchases by regional actors a reference to the Saudi purchase of $100bn of US arms during Donald Trumps recent visit to Riyadh would be seen as provocative in Tehran and that it would be unrealistic to...

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Rift between Iran’s ayatollah and re-elected president widens
Jun22

Rift between Iran’s ayatollah and re-elected president widens

Hassan Rouhani questions political legitimacy of Ayatollah Ali Khamenei after supreme leader embarrassed president at high-profile meeting Tensions are mounting between Irans supreme leader and the countrys president after the latters landslide victory in last months election. video circulating online of that moment shows the audience bursting into laughter while Rouhani smiles uncomfortably. Khamenei continued: In 1980-1981 the then...

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Wanted in China: Beijing courts Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner for visit
Jun21

Wanted in China: Beijing courts Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner for visit

Chinese interests of Donald Trumps daughter and son-in-law come into spotlight again as Communist party seeks to fete influential White House couple Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner have been invited to China as Beijing works to build closer ties with the influential couple inside an erratic White House. Trump, daughter of the US president, and her husband both have official roles in the White House and the trip is expected to take...

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5 things to watch in Georgia’s high-stakes House special election
Jun20

5 things to watch in Georgia’s high-stakes House special election

(CNN)Democrats have been desperate to deal President Donald Trump a real setback at the ballot box for months — and all their hopes are riding on Tuesday’s House election in Georgia. A win by Democrat Jon Ossoff will give his party a crucial proof point that Trump’s unpopularity is damaging Republicans up and down the ballot — and make it much harder GOP lawmakers on Capitol Hill to tie their own political...

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