Joe Biden’s disapproval rating goes up by 12% says new national poll

U.S. 03/04/21, 01:12

Americans are quickly losing confidence in Democrat President Biden's ability to run the country, a new national study found. The latest Monmouth University poll revealed Joe Biden’s disapproval rating soared 12 percentage points to 42% after only spending four weeks in the Oval Office. Only 8% said they had "no opinion" ...

UN council rejects Russian request for a meeting on Ukraine

U.S. 05/20/19, 19:10

The U.N. Security Council rejected a Russian request Monday to hold a meeting on a new language law in Ukraine, with opponents calling it an attempt by Moscow to interfere in the inauguration of Ukraine's new president, Volodymyr Zelenskiy.Russia needed nine "yes" votes in the 15-member council to hold the ...

House committee seeks interview with key inaugural planner

U.S. 04/03/19, 20:27

The House Intelligence Committee wants to interview — and has requested records from — a key planner of President Donald Trump's inauguration, a person familiar with the matter said Wednesday, adding to a growing list of inquiries into the funding of the celebratory events. The request was revealed in a letter ...

Indonesia’s first subway opens in its gridlocked capital

Asia & Pacific 03/24/19, 00:13

Indonesia's long-awaited first subway opened Sunday in the country's capital with the aim of relieving crippling traffic gridlock in Southeast Asia's biggest economy.Minutes after inaugurating the 16-kilometer (10-mile) transit line running south from Jakarta's downtown, President Joko Widodo presided over a groundbreaking ceremony to mark the beginning of the second ...

White House says Feds’ inaugural probe part of ‘hysteria’

Politics 02/05/19, 13:24

A federal subpoena seeking documents from Donald Trump's inaugural committee is part of "a hysteria" over the fact that he's president, White House press secretary Sarah Sanders said on Tuesday. Federal prosecutors in New York issued the wide-ranging subpoena Monday, furthering a federal inquiry into a fund that has faced mounting ...

Gambia and Senegal finally inaugurate connecting bridge

Africa 01/26/19, 05:03

Gambian President Adama Barrow and his Senegalese counterpart, Macky Sall, cut the ribbon this week on a project that was decades in the making, a bridge that links the north and south banks of the Gambia River and ties the neighbors closer together."Our wish is that the bridge stands from ...

Congo inauguration postponed; police stop opposition rally

Africa 01/21/19, 13:04

Congo's police dispersed a gathering Monday of supporters waiting to hear a speech by presidential runner-up Martin Fayulu, his spokeswoman said.Dozens of people gathered outside his coalition's headquarters in Kinshasa before police arrived and canceled the event, said Eve Bazaiba."Our headquarters (HQ) was besieged, our activists began to gather, we ...

Update: Fetterman sworn in as state lieutenant governor

U.S. 01/15/19, 10:41

The Latest on Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf's second inauguration (all times local):10:40 a.m.The former mayor of an economically distressed steel town is the new lieutenant governor of Pennsylvania.Democrat John Fetterman took the oath of office Tuesday, giving Gov. Tom Wolf a new second-in-command as his second term gets underway.The former ...

Update: GOP’s Kevin Stitt sworn in as Oklahoma governor

U.S. 01/14/19, 13:12

The Latest on the inauguration of Oklahoma's new governor, Republican Kevin Stitt (all times local):12:10 p.m.Oklahoma officially has a new governor.Republican Kevin Stitt and other statewide elected officials took the oath of office Monday during a ceremony on the south steps of the Capitol.The 46-year-old political newcomer has promised he'll ...

Gunman to be sentenced in Chicago honor student’s killing

U.S. 01/14/19, 12:19

A Chicago man faces decades in prison for fatally shooting a 15-year-old honor student a week after she performed at then-President Barack Obama's inauguration festivities in 2013.Hadiya Pendleton became a symbol of Chicago's gun violence when she was caught in the crossfire of a gang feud about a week after ...

Maduro foe says he’s ready to replace the president

America 01/11/19, 13:35

The head of Venezuela's opposition-run congress says he's prepared to step into the nation's presidency to replace Nicolas Maduro, whose inauguration has been rejected as illegitimate by most countries in the hemisphere.National Assembly President Juan Guaido made the statement to an energized crowd in Caracas on Friday, a day after ...

Georgia’s Kemp kicks off victory lap after contentious race

U.S. 01/09/19, 15:27

After a contentious race that drew national attention, Georgia's soon-to-be governor said Wednesday rural job growth and cracking down on violent gangs will be among his top priorities for the year as he kicked off a victory lap across the state in advance of next week's inauguration.Republican Gov.-elect Brian Kemp ...

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