U.S. tells Lula it plans to quickly recognize Brazil election winner, sources say

U.S. tells Lula it plans to quickly recognize Brazil election winner, sources say

A man runs past banners with photos of presidential candidates, Brazil’s President Jair Bolsonaro, Ciro Gomes and former president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil September 1, 2022. REUTERS/Pilar Olivares/File Photo Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register BRASILIA/RIO DE JANEIRO, Sept 23 (Reuters) – U.S. diplomats have assured … Read more

EU’s von der Leyen delivers veiled warning to Italy’s right wing

EU’s von der Leyen delivers veiled warning to Italy’s right wing

European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen attends the 77th United Nations General Assembly at the United Nations headquarters in New York City, New York, U.S., September 21, 2022. REUTERS/David ‘Dee’ Delgado Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register BRUSSELS, Sept 23 (Reuters) – European Commission chief Ursula von der Leyen has warned … Read more

Migrants flown to Martha’s Vineyard by Florida governor say they were misled

Migrants flown to Martha’s Vineyard by Florida governor say they were misled

MARTHA’S VINEYARD, Mass., Sept 15 (Reuters) – Some migrants who were flown to the wealthy island of Martha’s Vineyard, Massachusetts, said on Thursday they were duped about their destination, and Democratic leaders called for a probe of the move by Florida’s Republican governor to send them there from Texas. In what the White House and … Read more

Judge rejects Trump lawsuit vs. Clinton, others as ‘hyperbole’

Judge rejects Trump lawsuit vs. Clinton, others as ‘hyperbole’

Former U.S. President Donald Trump speaks in support of candidates Doug Mastriano and Mehmet Oz during a rally in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, U.S., September 3, 2022. REUTERS/Andrew Kelly Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register WASHINGTON, Sept 9 (Reuters) – A U.S. judge has dismissed Donald Trump’s lawsuit against his 2016 rival Hillary Clinton, … Read more

D.C. man gets record-tying 63-month sentence for role in U.S. Capitol riot

D.C. man gets record-tying 63-month sentence for role in U.S. Capitol riot

Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register WASHINGTON, July 26 (Reuters) – A District of Columbia man who pleaded guilty to assaulting police officers outside the U.S. Capitol was sentenced on Tuesday to 63 months behind bars, tying the record for the longest prison term to date for anyone convicted in the Jan. … Read more

Biden targets ‘extremist’ Trump allies as democratic threat in fraught political moment

Biden targets ‘extremist’ Trump allies as democratic threat in fraught political moment

Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register PHILADELPHIA, Sept 1 (Reuters) – U.S. President Joe Biden charged Republican allies of Donald Trump with undermining the country’s democracy and urged voters on Thursday to reject extremism ahead of November’s midterm elections. Biden accused lawmakers and others devoted to the Make America Great Again (MAGA) … Read more

Democrat Mary Peltola beats Sarah Palin in Alaska special election

Democrat Mary Peltola beats Sarah Palin in Alaska special election

Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register Aug 31 (Reuters) – Mary Peltola, a Democratic former state lawmaker, won a special election to fill Alaska’s sole U.S. House of Representatives seat, becoming the first Alaska Native to represent the state in Congress, the Alaska Division of Elections announced on Wednesday. She defeated Republican … Read more

U.S. Justice Dept. says Trump papers included material on intelligence, sources

U.S. Justice Dept. says Trump papers included material on intelligence, sources

WASHINGTON, Aug 26 (Reuters) – The U.S. Department of Justice on Friday said it was investigating former President Donald Trump for removing White House records because it believed he had illegally retained documents, including some pertaining to government intelligence-gathering and sources – among the country’s most closely-held secrets. The heavily redacted affidavit about government documents … Read more

Senator Graham wins temporary reprieve from testifying in Trump Georgia probe

Senator Graham wins temporary reprieve from testifying in Trump Georgia probe

WASHINGTON, Aug 21 (Reuters) – An appeals court put on hold U.S. Senator Lindsey Graham’s scheduled testimony for Tuesday before a grand jury in Georgia probing efforts by Donald Trump to overturn the former president’s 2020 election defeat, with the case returning to a lower court for another look. A federal judge on Monday had … Read more

Kenya’s Ruto: From village chicken seller to president

Kenya’s Ruto: From village chicken seller to president

SAMBUT, Kenya Aug 15 (Reuters) – In the rolling red hills outside the western Kenyan town of Eldoret, residents remember William Ruto as a barefoot schoolboy who used to sell chickens at a roadside stall. Even then he possessed a fierce intelligence, they recalled, as they welcomed his ascent on Monday to his country’s presidency … Read more