Nepal's parliament elects nation's first female president

Oct 28, 2015

Nepal's parliament elects nation's first female president

Nepal’s parliament has elected a Communist leader who has long campaigned for women’s rights as the Himalayan nation’s first female president. Parliament Speaker Onsari Gharti announced that Bidhya Devi Bhandari of the Communist Party of Nepal Unified Marxist-Leninist received 327 votes against her opponent’s ...

Heed Democrats, change terms on trade pact, Clinton urges Obama

Jun 15, 2015

Heed Democrats, change terms on trade pact, Clinton urges Obama

White House hopeful Hillary Rodham Clinton urged President Barack Obama on Sunday to listen to fellow Democrats in Congress and change the terms of a trans-Pacific trade deal. The Republican-run House of Representatives refused on Friday to give Obama fast-track authority to negotiate it ...