Jeb Bush’s standing among potential republican voters falls in Iowa as Scott Walker and his fellow nascent nominees rise in the polls.
Analysts predict challenger Muhammadu Buhari to win the Nigerian presidential election which would not only be the first democratic transfer of power in the country, but a victory for the Muslim minorities in the largely Christian nation.
George W. Bush has written a portrait of his father and his father’s presidency. The book will be published today.
The T.V. series “Madam Secretary” attracted the third highest number of viewers on Sunday night, according to Nielsen’s “fast affiliate ratings”.
Kiev (AFP) – Ukraine’s new President Petro Poroshenko announced on Wednesday that he would soon order a unilateral ceasefire in the separatist east to help end the 10-week pro-Russian insurgency. He took a further step toward relieving tensions with Russia by deciding to replace acting Foreign Minister Andriy Deshchytsya — a hate figure in Moscow […]
By Laura King, Los Angeles Times CAIRO — To the volley of a 21-gun salute, Egypt’s new president, Abdel Fattah el-Sissi, was inaugurated Sunday in a day of triumphal ceremonies, formally assuming leadership of a nation plagued by political turmoil and economic woes. El-Sissi’s swearing-in took place at the Supreme Constitutional Court, the same venue as […]
By Herb Jackson, The Record (Hackensack, N.J.) WASHINGTON — New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie will be a viable presidential candidate in 2016 if he can get the scandal over access-lane closures on the George Washington Bridge behind him, Donald Trump told a luncheon at the National Press Club on Tuesday. “Chris is a friend of mine […]
Lagos (AFP) – Nigeria’s ex-president Olusegun Obasanjo has met with people close to Boko Haram in an attempt to broker the release of more than 200 kidnapped schoolgirls, a source close to the talks told AFP. The meeting took place last weekend at Obasanjo’s farm in southern Ogun state and included relatives of some senior […]
By Laura King, Los Angeles Times CAIRO — Egyptians went to the polls on Tuesday for a second and final day of presidential balloting, with authorities seeking to bolster turnout and secure a broad mandate for an expected victory by ex-military chief Abdel Fattah Sisi. Public employees were given the day off Tuesday to ensure they […]
By Jason Song, Los Angeles Times LOS ANGELES — Sunny Singh campaigned for UCLA student body president this spring, pledging to push for mental health resources, increase graduate school opportunities and make student government more efficient. But try as he might, Singh believed his campaign kept getting overshadowed by one issue: Israel. A student activist had […]
By Laura King, Los Angeles Times CAIRO — Assailants shot to death three paramilitary police officers and wounded nine others Tuesday in a flare of violence less than a week before Egypt’s presidential vote, the Interior Ministry said. The drive-by shooting took place as security forces were breaking up a demonstration near Cairo’s Azhar University. The […]
Chris Christie is still thinking about running for president in 2016. In perhaps one of the most straightfoward answers the embattled New Jersey governor has given on the topic, Christie responded to CBS News’ Bob Schieffer’s question of whether he was thinking of running for president and when he would make a decision: “Yes, and later.” Adamant […]
New Delhi (AFP) – India’s triumphant right-wing opposition said Tuesday it was headed for a decisive majority in the world’s biggest election after exit polls showed its hard line leader Narendra Modi closing in on victory. Stock markets surged to record highs on hopes of a business-friendly government under Modi after a decade of rule […]
By Robyn Dixon, Los Angeles Times JOHANNESBURG — South Africa’s governing African National Congress was headed for victory after the tallying of 70 percent of votes in Wednesday’s national election, but its major opponent made significant gains. The ANC had won 62.5 percent of the vote in the latest tabulations, compared with 65.9 percent in the […]