Bolivia: UN urges calm, ahead of Sunday’s general elections

UN Secretary-General António Guterres urged the country’s political and social actors, as well as State institutions, to commit to the holding of peaceful elections, his spokesperson said on Friday.  He encouraged all actors to respect the electoral process, in particular the final results of the vote.  The UN chief “reaffirms his support to the aspiration of […]

Continue Reading

Joe Biden blasted for softball interview with Cardi B after avoiding real journalists ahead of convention

Joe Biden is facing a backlash after taking the time to sit down for a video chat with rapper Cardi B, having dodged interviews with major journalists and news outlets ahead of the Democratic convention. Biden tuned in for a candid video conversation with the provocative and political rapper Cardi B for Elle Magazine. Posted […]

Continue Reading

Putin Declares Coronavirus Under Control Ahead of Constitutional Vote – The Moscow Times

President Vladimir Putin hailed Russia’s progress on fighting the coronavirus pandemic and announced new economic and social support measures ahead of a vote on constitutional reforms that would allow him to extend his rule until 2036. Starting Thursday, Russians will begin to go to the polls to approve or reject the package of constitutional amendments […]

Continue Reading

Russia’s Coronavirus Cases Approach 600K Ahead of Victory Day Parade, Constitutional Vote – The Moscow Times

Moscow lifted restrictions including compulsory travel passes on June 8, a move welcomed by residents who rushed out to enjoy the streets and parks. Many other regions are lifting lockdown restrictions as Russia is preparing to hold a July 1 national vote despite the pandemic.    President Vladimir Putin is seeking public backing for constitutional amendments that […]

Continue Reading

Russia Passes 590K Coronavirus Cases Ahead of Victory Day Parade, Constitutional Vote – The Moscow Times

Moscow lifted restrictions including compulsory travel passes on June 8, a move welcomed by residents who rushed out to enjoy the streets and parks. Many other regions are lifting lockdown restrictions as Russia is preparing to hold a July 1 national vote despite the pandemic.    President Vladimir Putin is seeking public backing for constitutional amendments that […]

Continue Reading

Trump gears up for fight with Supreme Court ahead of Tulsa rally

President Donald Trump says the Supreme Court “punted” their DACA decision defending “dreamers” from deportation. He added that he’s gearing up for round two, ahead of his controversial rally in Tulsa, Oklahoma. “The Supreme Court asked us to resubmit on DACA, nothing was lost or won. They ‘punted,’ much like in a football game (where […]

Continue Reading

Belarus Accuses West, Russia of Destabilization Ahead of Polls – The Moscow Times

President Alexander Lukashenko on Friday accused foreign powers of seeking to destabilize Belarus as he intensifies a crackdown on the opposition ahead of August’s election. In power since 1994, Lukashenko is seeking a sixth term in the Aug. 9 presidential election.  Several of his critics including former banker Viktor Babaryko, seen as Lukashenko’s leading election […]

Continue Reading

‘I was ahead of our times’: Trump says both he & CHAZ anarchists in Seattle opted for building BORDER WALL first

US President Donald Trump has pointed out that an anarchist community that took over a part of Seattle first built a barrier around it, choosing to take that as an endorsement of his wall on the US-Mexico border. Taking to his social media of choice on Thursday, Trump styled himself as a true visionary as […]

Continue Reading

Massive Vote-Buying Campaign Claimed Ahead of Vote on Putin’s Term Limits – Report – The Moscow Times

A potentially massive online vote-buying campaign is unfolding ahead of Russia’s vote on constitutional amendments that would allow President Vladimir Putin to rule until 2036, the independent Dozhd news channel reported Wednesday. Russians will begin voting next Thursday, ahead of the July 1 nationwide vote, on a set of constitutional amendments that include social guarantees […]

Continue Reading

Coronavirus Is Just Getting Started in Some Russian Regions. Their WWII Parades Are Going Ahead. – The Moscow Times

During a Monday morning meeting, Alexander Ostrov, the governor of the Zabaykalsky Krai region in Russia’s Far East, gave a grim forecast for the coronavirus pandemic. “The situation is getting worse,” he said. “The number of infected people is growing.” On Sunday, Zabaykalsky Krai had reached a high for new daily infections of 89. Then, […]

Continue Reading