US, UK, Japan, Australia denounce dissolution of Myanmar’s NLD

Australia, Japan, the United Kingdom and the United States have expressed concern over the Myanmar military’s dissolution of the country’s former ruling partywarning the move could bring further instability to the violence-wracked country. The statements of concern on Wednesday came a day after the Myanmar military disbanded Aung San Suu Kyi’s National League for Democracy … Read more

Israel’s Netanyahu delays controversial judiciary overhaul after mass protests

Protesters shout slogans outside Israel’s parliament in Jerusalem amid ongoing demonstrations and calls for a general strike against the hard-right government’s controversial push to overhaul the justice system, on March 27, 2023. (Photo by HAZEM BADER / AFP) /AFP via Getty Images) Hazem Bader | Afp | Getty Images Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on … Read more

Cuba hails legislative election as ‘victory’ despite criticism

The Cuban authorities have said voters elected all 470 legislators for the country’s National Assembly, after the Caribbean island held legislative elections that did not include any opposition candidates. Election officials said on Monday that the initial turnout was 75.92 percent, topping participation in municipal elections in November and a referendum on the Cuban family … Read more

Cubans vote in legislative elections, with all eyes on turnout

Cubans have headed to the polls to vote for the 470 legislators who will represent them in the National Assembly, the island country’s highest legislative body. Polling stations opened at 7am local time (11:00 GMT) Sunday, and more than eight million people are eligible to vote. By 11am local time (15:00 GMT), turnout had reached … Read more

Trump: Indictment, incitement… 2024 candidate?

From: The Listening Post Trump uses the possibility of an arrest to fundraise and rally up his base. Plus, the squeeze on Nicaragua’s journalists under President Ortega. When former United States president Donal Trump posted news of his imminent indictment, it set off a wave of headlines. News coverage in the US was divided along … Read more

Macron enrages France by forcing through a pension bill with no vote. But few think he’ll be forced out

Protesters participate in a demonstration against the French government’s plan to raise the legal retirement age in Paris, on March 16, 2023. Anadolu Agency | Anadolu Agency | Getty Images A coalition of French lawmakers on Friday filed a no-confidence motion against President Emmanuel Macron following chaotic scenes in the country’s lower house of parliament … Read more

The woman who could be Nigeria’s first elected female governor

Nigeria – Last May, Nigeria’s ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) announced Aishatu “Binani” Dahiru as the winner of the governorship primary in the northeastern state of Adamawa, making her the only female flagbearer of any mainstream party in the governorship and state assembly elections. The 51-year-old politician could also make history as the first elected … Read more

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