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April 20, 2019

Politics

Bolsonaro struggles in first 100 days as Brazil leader

Bolsonaro struggles in first 100 days as Brazil leader

Since taking power on a pledge to trash corrupt "old politics," Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro's first months have been marred by chaos and blunders that have eroded support for the far-right leader and put the brakes on his reforms.The brash ex-army ca

In politics and gay? So what, say most US voters

In politics and gay? So what, say most US voters

The election of Chicago's first black lesbian mayor and the rise to prominence of a gay presidential candidate have shown beyond a doubt that in US politics -- at least among Democrats -- being LGBTQ is now utterly accepted.Another lesbian candidate just won

France, Germany lament British disarray over Brexit

France, Germany lament British disarray over Brexit

The foreign ministers of France and Germany on Tuesday lamented the disarray in British politics over Brexit, saying London must come up with a clear position on leaving the European Union."Honestly, it's sometimes difficult to follow," French Foreign Minis

Running in the Indian election? Get an armoured car

Running in the Indian election? Get an armoured car

The mechanics retrofitting cars with blast-resistant doors and bulletproof windshields in a Punjab garage have been flat out of late -- elections are looming, and politics can be a dangerous game in India.In the past, prime ministers were assassinated, politic

Thai political parties form anti-junta coalition

Thai political parties form anti-junta coalition

Several anti-junta parties formed a coalition in Thailand on Wednesday, vowing to thwart a military-backed party in a bid to end years of junta rule following the country's first vote since a 2014 coup.Thai politics are deadlocked after Sunday's vote, with t