Aug 6, 2016

South Africa's ruling party suffers biggest election setback

South Africa’s ruling party has suffered its biggest election setback since taking power at the end of apartheid a generation ago, with local media reporting that the African National Congress has lost the metropolitan area that includes the country’s capital, Pretoria. The opposition Democratic ...

Former Nepal communist rebel leader elected prime minister

Aug 3, 2016

Former Nepal communist rebel leader elected prime minister

Nepal’s Parliament on Wednesday elected a former communist rebel leader to lead a coalition government as the country’s new prime minister, a move that will likely mean the continuation of political instability in the Himalayan nation. Parliamentary speaker Onsari Gharti Magar announced that Maoist ...

Koch network refusing to help Trump

Jul 31, 2016

Koch network refusing to help Trump

From a luxury hotel on the edge of the Rocky Mountains, some of the nation’s most powerful Republican donors are rebelling against Donald Trump. Billionaire industrialist Charles Koch, host of the exclusive weekend retreat, did not mention Trump by name as warned that political ...

Chinese villagers protest after police detain elected leader

Jun 19, 2016

Chinese villagers protest after police detain elected leader

Residents of a village in southern China where police have been deployed took to the streets Sunday to protest the detention of the village’s democratically elected leader and seizures of land. The protests in Wukan come nearly five years after an uprising there made ...

Sanders wins Oregon, battles Clinton in Kentucky

May 18, 2016

Sanders wins Oregon, battles Clinton in Kentucky

Bernie Sanders has won Oregon’s presidential primary and battled Hillary Clinton to a razor-thin margin in Kentucky, vowing to stay in the race until the end as Clinton aimed to blunt his momentum and prepare for a fall campaign against Republican Donald Trump. Tuesday’s ...

May 11, 2016

Thirsty patriots?: This 'America' is for you

There’s no trademark on America. Budweiser, now owned by Belgium’s AB Inbev, will rename its beer “America” this summer and alter its labels with images and phrases affiliated with the republic. The red, white and blue campaign is being launched into a very competitive ...