Newsom expands undocumented Medicaid. ‘We need to stop it,’ Trump responds

U.S. 07/01/19, 19:33

California's governor vowed on Monday to continue expanding taxpayer funded health benefits to adults living in the country illegally next year. President Donald Trump had a response. Democratic Gov. Gavin Newsom signed a $214.8 billion operating budget last week that includes spending to make low-income adults 25 and younger living in ...

Schiff threatens to subpoena FBI for info on Russia probes

Politics 06/12/19, 14:56

The House Intelligence Committee chairman is threatening to subpoena FBI Director Christopher Wray for information related to the bureau's counterintelligence investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 U.S. presidential election. Rep. Adam Schiff, D-Calif., said Wednesday that he has unsuccessfully sought more information about that investigation and any links to Donald ...

Ukrainian lawmakers vote against Cabinet resignation

Europe 05/30/19, 06:42

Ukrainian lawmakers have refused to accept the Cabinet's resignation in a snub to the nation's newly sworn-in president.Volodymyr Zelenskiy, the comedian who won a landslide victory in last month's presidential election, faces a hostile parliament dominated by former President Petro Poroshenko's supporters.Zelenskiy called snap parliamentary elections for July 21 in ...

Seasoned diplomat appointed EU’s special envoy for Venezuela

Europe 05/28/19, 21:06

The European Union stepped up its push for a new presidential election in Venezuela as a way out of the crisis by appointing a former international banker and seasoned diplomat Tuesday as the bloc's special envoy for the country.Enrique Iglesias is a former Uruguayan foreign minister who went on to ...

Lithuania’s new president vows to fight power structures

Europe 05/27/19, 08:15

The winner of Lithuania's presidential elections says fighting elitist power structures will be among his top priorities.Gitanas Nauseda says that "oligarchy is very dangerous not only because it takes over control of mass media and starts controlling people's minds but also interferes in politics brutally. That is not acceptable."The 55-year-old ...

Defeated Indonesia candidate to challenge vote at top court

Asia & Pacific 05/22/19, 23:04

The defeated candidate in Indonesia's presidential election is expected to file a court challenge to the result as calm returned to the capital Jakarta following a 24-hour spasm of apparently orchestrated violence.The campaign team of former general Prabowo Subianto has said it will file a challenge to the Constitutional Court ...

Explains: Corruption trial against Argentina’s Fernández

America 05/22/19, 23:00

Former Argentine President Cristina Fernández was in court this week for the first in a string of trials charging her with corruption. Fernández remains a hugely popular but divisive figure in Argentina, and she recently surprised many when she announced that she will run for vice president instead of the ...

Questions raised over Florida Cabinet meeting in Israel

U.S. 05/21/19, 13:08

Republican Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis is going to Israel with a large contingent of business leaders later this week. That's not surprising, especially as the GOP woos Jewish voters ahead of the 2020 presidential election.But DeSantis also has announced plans to hold a meeting with the state's three independently elected ...

Update: New Ukrainian president disbands parliament

Europe 05/20/19, 03:13

The Latest on Ukrainian politics (all times local): 11 a.m. Ukrainian television star Volodymyr Zelenskiy has been sworn in as president and immediately disbanded Parliament. Disbanding the Supreme Rada was one of his campaign promises, for Zelenskiy had branded the body as a group of people only interested in self-enrichment. Before he made the ...

DeSantis: Russians accessed 2 Florida voting databases

U.S. 05/14/19, 12:57

Russian hackers gained access to voter databases in two Florida counties ahead of the 2016 presidential election, Republican Gov. Ron DeSantis said at a news conference Tuesday. DeSantis said the hackers didn't manipulate any data and the election results weren't compromised. He and officials from the Florida Department of Law Enforcement ...

GOP recruiting women, political outsiders to run for House

Politics 05/13/19, 02:31

Top Republicans are hunting district-by-district for just the right candidates — women and minorities in many cases — to help them recapture the House six months after a political tidal wave swept Democrats into control of the most diverse majority in history. Among the recruits are a Republican woman in the ...

Update: Lithuania heads to runoff vote to pick president

Europe 05/12/19, 17:12

The latest on the presidential election in Lithuania (all times local):1:10 a.m.Voting results from Lithuania's presidential election indicate a prominent economist and a former finance minister will advance to a runoff ballot later this month to pick a successor to incumbent Dalia GrybauskaiteLithuanian Prime Minister and presidential candidate Saulius Skvernelis, ...

Cortizo declared winner in Panama president race

World 05/06/19, 11:23

Panama's Electoral Court has declared opposition candidate Laurentino Cortizo the winner of the country's presidential elections.The court said Cortizo of the Democratic Revolutionary Party won 33%, with 95% of votes counted from Sunday's vote.It said Cortizo, a cattle rancher, will formally be named president-elect on Thursday.Presidential candidate Laurentino Cortizo, with ...

Cortizo declared ‘virtual winner’ in Panama president race

America 05/06/19, 01:35

Panama's Electoral Court declared opposition candidate Laurentino Cortizo the "virtual winner" in the country's tight presidential election late Sunday.The vote followed a campaign focused on corruption and slowing economic growth in this Central America trade and financial hub and turned into the tightest presidential contest in recent years.After scrutinizing the ...

Panamanian choose president amid slowing growth, corruption

America 05/04/19, 23:02

Panamanians will choose Sunday between six mostly business-friendly candidates to lead this Central American trade and financial hub for the next five years in a presidential election focusing on corruption and slowing economic growth.The vote takes place after revelations of money laundering in the so-called Panama Papers that dinged the ...

A look at the 2 candidates for North Macedonia’s presidency

Europe 05/04/19, 03:09

Newly renamed North Macedonia heads to the polls on Sunday for runoff presidential elections. Two candidates, both university professors, are competing for the post after the third candidate was knocked in last month's first round.Although the president has a largely ceremonial position, with some powers to veto legislation, the outcome ...

EU slams Russia citizenship move as new attack on Ukraine

Europe 04/25/19, 06:30

The European Union has criticized Russia's move to fast-track citizenship applications from people living in conflict areas in eastern Ukraine, calling it "another attack on Ukraine's sovereignty by Russia."Russian President Vladimir Putin signed a decree Wednesday to expedite the applications from some Ukrainians living in areas held by Russia-backed separatists. ...

Russia offers quick citizenship in Ukraine’s separatist area

Europe 04/24/19, 08:26

Russian President Vladimir Putin on Wednesday signed a decree to expedite applications for Russian citizenship by Ukrainians living in separatist-held areas, a move that could shatter hopes for peace in the region following the election of a new Ukrainian president.The decree published on the Kremlin's website says that people living ...

Zelenskiy wins Ukraine’s presidential election with 73%

Europe 04/23/19, 10:37

Full preliminary results show TV comedian Volodymyr Zelenskiy won Ukraine's presidential election with 73% of the vote.The Ukrainian Central Election Commission on Tuesday published the full and final count of votes in Sunday's election which also showed incumbent Petro Poroshenko with only 24%.Zelenskiy, 41, is a political novice who is ...

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