House passes US debt ceiling bill
The Biden-McCarthy debt ceiling compromise bill managed to pass the House 314-117, but faces new hurdles in Senate
Pence, Christie plan 2024 campaign launches
Former Republican VP Mike Pence, who incurred Donald Trump's wrath by refusing to support his effort to overturn the results of the 2020 election, and former New Jersey Governor Chris Christie who advised Trump's White House campaign in ...
Protests follow Senegal leader's detention
Senegalese opposition leader Ousmane Sonko says he is being "illegally held" by security forces. Sonko has called on his supporters to protest, leading to fierce fighting between demonstrators and police in some neighbourhoods in Senegal...
DeSantis steps up attack on opponent Trump
Republican presidential candidate and Florida governor Ron DeSantis stepped up his attack on opponent Donald Trump, saying the former president has decided to "move left" on some issues.
India’s wrestlers threaten to throw medals
India’s top wrestlers threatened to throw their Olympic and world medals into the Ganges River to protest government inaction against a BJP-linked official who they accuse of sexual harassment.
'A bad deal': Debt limit faces Republican test
A key Republican hardliner on the powerful House Rules Committee said on Tuesday that he would support sending the bipartisan debt ceiling deal to the floor for a vote, a critical first step in advancing Speaker Kevin McCarthy's agreemen...
Will Congress pass the debt-Limit deal?
The debt-limit agreement forged by President Joe Biden and House Speaker Kevin McCarthy heads into a crucial final stretch with less than a week to win congressional passage before a June 5 default deadline. Both Biden and McCarthy will ...
Turkish election 'free but not fair', observers say
'Media bias and ongoing restrictions to freedom of expression created an unlevel playing field, and contributed to an unjustified advantage of the incumbent', the OSCE said on Monday.
Spanish PM calls snap election
Spanish PM Pedro Sanchez has called a snap general election for July. The announcement comes one day after Spain's leftist parties suffered a resounding defeat in local elections.
Nigeria's Tinubu sworn in as president
Bola Tinubu was sworn in as Nigeria's president on Monday following a disputed election. He faces pressure to quickly improve economic and security conditions.
Debt ceiling deal set for Congress vote
US President Joe Biden is urging members of Congress to vote for a deal he has negotiated with Republican House Speaker Kevin McCarthy to raise the debt limit. The agreement increases the amount the government can borrow, avoiding a pote...
'Catastrophic' U.S default off the table after deal
Fears of a U.S. government shutdown are easing after President Joe Biden and House Speaker Kevin McCarthy struck an ‘agreement in principle’ to raise the country’s legal debt ceiling. Both sides made compromises that may prove difficult ...
Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton impeached
The Texas House voted 121-23 to impeach Attorney General Ken Paxton. Paxton is suspended from office until the result of a trial in the senate.
Turkey celebrates as Erdogan declares victory
Supporters of Turkey’s president are celebrating across the country as Recep Tayyip Erdogan declares victory.
New Greek parliament convenes
Newly elected Greek lawmakers were sworn in Sunday but the Parliament in which they sit may be dissolved as early as Monday, ahead of fresh elections on June 25. No party achieved an overall majority in the election, which was held under...
Modi's opponents boycott new Parliament opening
The new triangular-shaped building, built at an estimated cost of €111 mn, is part of a €2.61 bn revamp of British-era offices and residences in central New Delhi that will also include blocks of buildings housing government ministries a...
Turkey’s Erdogan seals election win
President Tayyip Erdogan claimed victory in Turkey's presidential election on Sunday (May 28), a win that would steer his increasingly authoritarian rule into a third decade after he saw off his toughest political challenge yet.
GOP Candidate Pool grows by 2
The GOP candidate poll just got bigger and we talk with Kerry Picket of the Washington Times and Hailey Fuchs from Politico about the entries of Ron DeSantis and Tim Scott. Where do they stand compared to former President Trump?
Turkish voters return to the polls
Voters in Turkey return to the polls Sunday to decide whether the country’s longtime leader stretches his increasingly authoritarian rule into a third decade or is unseated by a challenger who has promised to restore a more democratic so...
PM Modi opens India’s new parliament
India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi has opened a new parliament building in New Delhi. The opening ceremony was boycotted opposition parties. They say the inauguration should have been led by the president, not by a man they call a "thr...
Syrian future uncertain after Turkish run-off
Election campaign has seen rising anti-refugee rhetoric, leaving many Syrians worried about what will come next.
Tentative deal reached to raise U.S debt ceiling
U.S. President Joe Biden and top congressional Republican Kevin McCarthy have reached a tentative deal to raise the federal government's $31.4-trillion debt ceiling, ending a months-long stalemate. The deal would raise the debt limit for...
Author Jonathan Coe reflects on Brexit, Boris and the Royals
Coe's latest novel, titled "Bournville", takes on a family saga, but with a unique focus on the emotional relationship between the British people and the royal family.
U.S Treasury to 'run out of funding' next month
Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen said her department estimates it will run out of funding by June 5 if lawmakers fail to raise or suspend the US debt ceiling.
DeSantis popularity fuels Presidential bid
After a shaky start to his 2024 U.S. Presidential bid on Twitter, Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis is working hard to convince American voters that he — not Donald Trump — is the best bet for Republicans to retake the White House. Katie Simpson...
Election official shot dead in Myanmar
Myanmar’s military overthrew the democratically elected government in 2021. And it has promised elections since. But the recent assassination of a senior election official suggests a vote is unlikely this year.
Turkey: Far-right threat to presidency?
This Sunday, May 28, Turkey will decide whether or not to extend Erdoğan's reign. Between the two rounds, the two camps have courted 2.8 million far-right voters who could make all the difference.
Man arrested after car rams Downing Street gates
A car collided Thursday with the gates of Downing Street in central London, where the British prime minister's home and offices are located, setting off a rapid security response in one of London's most-fortified sites.
Explained: Why DeSantis took on Disney
The political feud between Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis and Disney has been heating up for the last few months. In April 2023, Disney filed a First Amendment lawsuit accusing the governor of waging a 'targeted campaign of government retalia...