Taliban enforcing face-cover order for female TV anchors

Afghanistan’s Taliban rulers have begun enforcing an order requiring all female TV news anchors in the country to cover their faces while on-air By RAHIM FAIEZ Associated Press May 22, 2022, 5:27 PM • 2 min read Share to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this article ISLAMABAD – Afghanistan’s Taliban rulers on Sunday began enforcing an order … Read more

Australians vote to determine conservative government future

CANBERRA, Australia – Vote counting started in Australia’s election on Saturday that will decide whether Prime Minister Scott Morrison’s conservative government can defy odds and rule for a fourth three-year term. Opposition leader Anthony Albanese’s center-left Labor Party has been a favorite to win its first election since 2007. But Morrison defied the opinion polls … Read more

EXPLAINER: How do Australian parties differ on key issues? | Political News

By ROD McGUIRK – Associtaed Press CANBERRA, Australia (AP) – Australia’s center-left opposition Labor Party has outspent the ruling conservative Liberal Party-led coalition in election promises during the six-week campaign leading up to the vote on Saturday. Labor says more spending is needed to increase economic productivity and to counter China’s influence in the South … Read more

Blow for Scholz as conservatives win key German state vote | Political News

AP BERLIN (AP) – Voters backed the incumbent conservative governor and dealt a blow to Chancellor Olaf Scholz’s Social Democrats on Sunday in Germany’s most populous state, projections based on partial counts showed. Figures published by public broadcaster WDR forecast the Christian Democrats making small gains in the North Rhine-Westphalia state election to take 35.7% … Read more

A guide to the May 17 primary election in Kentucky | Political News

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) – Candidates in Kentucky’s May 17 primary are hoping for the chance to earn their party nominations in federal, state and local races. In his pursuit of a third Senate term, Rand Paul has made a name for himself as a national voice for a libertarian-leaning philosophy based on limited government and … Read more

Stock Futures Fall as Bond Yields Edge Higher

US stock futures fell, led by losses in technology shares, as investors shunned both government bonds and stocks on worries that further interest-rate increases and China’s Covid-19 policies would weigh on growth. Futures for the S&P 500 declined 1.7%, setting major indexes up for another day of losses after the New York opening bell. Contracts … Read more

EXPLAINER: What comes next with John Lee leading Hong Kong? | Political News

AP HONG KONG (AP) – There was little doubt over John Lee’s election as Hong Kong’s next chief executive. A career police officer and the city’s security chief received over 99% of the vote from an election committee stacked with mostly pro-Beijing members. He was the sole candidate in Sunday’s election. On July 1, the … Read more

EXPLAINER: What’s next for N. Ireland after Sinn Fein wins? | Political News

By JILL LAWLESS – Associated Press LONDON (AP) – The election of Sinn Fein as the biggest party in Northern Ireland’s Assembly is a historic moment – the first time an Irish nationalist party, rather than a British unionist one, has topped the voting. With all but two of the assembly’s seats filled Saturday, Sinn … Read more

France’s President Macron inaugurated for second 5-year term | Political News

By SYLVIE CORBET – Associated Press PARIS (AP) – French President Emmanuel Macron was inaugurated for a second term on Saturday, vowing to take action to avoid any further escalation of Russia’s war in Ukraine and promising he would promote France and Europe on the world stage. Macron was reelected for five years after winning … Read more

Australia seeks friendship with Solomons despite China pact | Political News

AP SYDNEY (AP) – Australia’s defense minister said Friday that his nation wants to continue having a strong friendship with the Solomon Islands despite it signing a security pact with China. Speaking on Australia’s Nine Network “Today” show, Peter Dutton said Solomon Islands Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare has been very clear that he is not … Read more

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