World Topics

Young Bush eyes Texas public office

by Will Weissert

He is a former two-term governor of Florida and possible candidate for president in 2016, but at this moment, Jeb Bush is just a proud dad. And it is all a bit overwhelming. “Here I am with this incredible candidate,” Bush says, his voice cracking. He tries to continue, then ...

Oct 20, 2014

Indonesia inaugurates outsider Widodo as president

Joko Widodo, Indonesia’s first leader without deep roots in the era of dictator Suharto, was sworn in as president on Monday but faces huge challenges to enact a bold reform agenda. The inauguration, which was attended by foreign dignitaries including U.S. Secretary of State ...

Modi's BJP makes big gains in Indian state polls

Oct 20, 2014

Modi's BJP makes big gains in Indian state polls

Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Hindu nationalist party has made big gains in two Indian state elections, results showed Sunday, in an endorsement likely to encourage him to step up the pace of economic reforms. Modi’s Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) was set to win 122 ...

Oct 17, 2014

Democratic hopes dim as chance of winning House fade

Democrats’ high hopes of mitigating losses in the House of Representatives in a rough election year have been dashed by reality. The question now is not whether Republicans hold the House of Representatives, how many seats they could add to their majority on Election ...

Oct 17, 2014

Rousseff falls ill after tense Brazil debate

Brazil’s President Dilma Rousseff fell ill at the end of a tense and at times bitter televised debate Thursday with challenger Aecio Neves. Rousseff and Social Democrat Neves traded accusations for an hour and a half, after which she began to complain of feeling ...

Oct 14, 2014

Catalonia calls off independence referendum

The Catalan government has decided to call off a referendum on independence from Spain planned for Nov. 9 which has been fiercely opposed by Madrid. Spain’s Constitutional Court decided unanimously last month to hear the central government’s case against the poll, which automatically suspended ...