Political novice elected Iceland president amid football fever

Jun 26, 2016

Political novice elected Iceland president amid football fever

Political newcomer Gudni Johannesson claimed victory in Iceland’s presidential election after riding a wave of anti-establishment sentiment, though the vote was eclipsed by the country’s eagerly-anticipated and historic Euro football match. “All the votes have not been counted, but I think we have won,” ...

Could Brexit vote be a preview of U.S. presidential race?

Jun 25, 2016

Could Brexit vote be a preview of U.S. presidential race?

Britain’s stunning vote to leave the European Union, buoyed by a frenzy of nationalism and populist anger, was a crushing rejection of the political elite. Republican Donald Trump hopes it is also a preview of November’s U.S. presidential election. The referendum result reverberated immediately ...

Democrats reject platform proposal opposing TPP trade deal

Jun 25, 2016

Democrats reject platform proposal opposing TPP trade deal

Democrats on Friday voted down an amendment to the party’s platform that would have opposed the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal, avoiding an awkward scenario that would have put its statement of values at odds with President Barack Obama. Members of a Democratic National Convention ...