Russian strike kills 25 as Kremlin to annex Ukrainian regions

Russian strike kills 25 as Kremlin to annex Ukrainian regions

Kyiv, Ukraine — Russia bombarded Ukrainian cities with rockets, missiles and suicide drones, with one attack reportedly killing 25 people, as it moved Friday to fold more seized Ukrainian territory into Russia itself and under the protection of its nuclear umbrella, leaving an internationally convict dangerous new phase of the seven-month war. But even as … Read more

Europe’s right cheers on Meloni’s win in Italy, while others watch nervously – POLITICO

Europe’s right cheers on Meloni’s win in Italy, while others watch nervously – POLITICO

The right wing of Europe applauds Giorgia Meloni’s expected victory in the Italian elections. Everyone else looks anxiously at what is about to happen. Meloni will lead Italy’s most right-wing government since Benito Mussolini, after the coalition led by her Brothers of Italy party won about 44 percent of the vote on Sunday. On Monday … Read more

Giorgia Meloni, far-right ‘Christian mother’, is Italy’s new leader. This is how it can change Europe and the world

Giorgia Meloni, far-right ‘Christian mother’, is Italy’s new leader.  This is how it can change Europe and the world

A party with neo-fascist roots, the Brothers of Italy, has triumphed in Italy’s snap general elections, appointing Giorgia Meloni as the country’s first far-right leader since the fall of Benito Mussolini. Meloni, 45, now probably Italy’s first female prime minister, praised Mussolini in her early career and said on French television in 1996 that the … Read more

Liz Truss’ honeymoon canceled as the pound plummets and borrowing costs rise in the UK – POLITICO

Liz Truss’ honeymoon canceled as the pound plummets and borrowing costs rise in the UK – POLITICO

Press play to listen to this article LIVERPOOL, England — An inexperienced leader taking charge of a country in crisis, Liz Truss knew she had to start this month. But three weeks after her first term as prime minister, the UK’s new prime minister finds herself struggling to stay ahead of events as last Friday’s … Read more

US stock futures fall, dollar rises as Italian election results heighten uncertainty

US stock futures fall, dollar rises as Italian election results heighten uncertainty

US stock indices futures fell late Sunday, pointing to losses on Monday as the expected victory of a far-right party in Italy heightened uncertainty about rising interest rates and fears of a recession. After falling nearly 200 points earlier in the session, dow Jones Industrial Average futures YM00, -0.57% fell about 150 points, or 0.5%, … Read more

Italy on track to elect right-wing government since Mussolini – POLITICO

Italy on track to elect right-wing government since Mussolini – POLITICO

ROME — Italy is on track to elect its most right-wing government since World War II, after forecasts suggested a coalition led by Giorgia Meloni would take power. Italians voted Sunday in an election that analysts predicted would usher in far-right instigator Meloni — leader of the Brothers of Italy party — as the country’s … Read more

Voters divided on which party to take Congress: poll

Voters divided on which party to take Congress: poll

With control of Congress on the line, Republicans and Democrats are neck and neck in the weeks leading up to November’s midterm elections, according to a poll released on Sunday. Registered voters give the GOP the edge over inflation, economics and crime, while giving Democratic candidates an edge over abortion and climate change, according to … Read more

Italy ready for hard-right leader as country votes in snap elections

Italy ready for hard-right leader as country votes in snap elections

Giorgia Meloni, leader of the right-wing party Fratelli d’Italia (Brothers of Italy) holds a giant Italian national flag during a political rally on February 24, 2018 in Milan, Italy. Emanuele Cremaschi | Getty Images Italians go to polls on Sunday for a nationwide vote that could return the country’s first female prime minister and the … Read more

California Governor Urges Democrat Strategy Review

California Governor Urges Democrat Strategy Review

SACRAMENTO, California — California Governor Gavin Newsom called on Saturday for a review of Democrats’ political strategy, saying the party is being “crushed” by Republicans in part because they are too timid, often forced to defend as Republicans “dominate with illusion.” “. Speaking at the Texas Tribune Festival in Austin, Texas—the territory of Republican government … Read more

UK could move embassy to Jerusalem – POLITICO

UK could move embassy to Jerusalem – POLITICO

British Prime Minister Liz Truss is considering moving the British embassy in Israel to Jerusalem. Truss told her Israeli colleague Yair Lapid “about her assessment of the current location” of the building, a Downing Street spokeswoman said. Truss had already suggested the move as a campaign promise to Israel’s conservative friends during her successful leadership … Read more