Tens of thousands of security personnel fanned out across Jakarta on Friday as a court heard a defeated presidential challenger’s claim that Indonesia’s 2019 election was rigged — allegations that spawned deadly rioting last month.
Congress president Rahul Gandhi, despite staying firm on quitting, told the party’s members of parliament on Saturday that the Congress will fight the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) every day.
The BSE Sensex hit another lifetime high of 40,030.86 on Thursday morning as the ruling National Democratic Alliance (NDA) won majority in the Lok Sabha vote count. The VIX, or the volatility index, dropped by over 27 per cent to 20.15 from the 30 that it had hit on Wednesday when fresh nervousness gripped investors ahead of counting day.
The election of Zuzana Caputova as Slovakia’s first female president was greeted on Sunday as a vote for change, with the anti-graft activist expected to provide a check on a government tarnished after last year’s murder of a journalist.
After keeping party workers and rival parties on tenterhooks for a week, Congress president Rahul Gandhi has finally decided to contest from Wayanad parliamentary seat, jolting ruling Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M), which enjoyed an upper hand initially due to the early announcement of candidates from all 20 seats in the state.
Johnson will focus on health, education and infrastructure, after EU leaders rebuffed his calls to renegotiate the Brexit deal struck by his predecessor Theresa May last year.
This week authorities jailed President Vladimir Putin’s top opponent for 30 days and launched a probe targeting his allies but activists said they would not abandon plans to attend an unauthorised rally.
Russian police arrested more than 600 people on Saturday, including prominent activists, around a political protest in Moscow to demand that members of the opposition be allowed to run in a local election later this year.
US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi insisted on Friday she is not seeking to “run out the clock” on efforts by her fellow Democrats to launch impeachment proceedings against President Donald Trump before the 2020 election.
Venezuela’s opposition leader Juan Guaido called on Friday for the “biggest demonstration in history” to put pressure on President Nicolas Maduro to step down. The National Assembly head launched a challenge to Maduro’s authority in January, declaring himself acting president.