World opinion of the US has rebounded under Biden

When he was running for president, Donald Trump loved to say that America had become a “laughingstock,” and that under his leadership, other countries would start respecting America again. On Thursday, The Washington Post reported that a new Pew Research Center survey shows the truth is just the opposite. “Trust in the U.S. president fell […]

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Blocked by Biden, Canadian company drops Keystone pipeline

Blocked by US President Joe Biden, Canada’s TC Energy said Wednesday it had officially terminated the Keystone XL Pipeline project, throwing in the towel on a controversial initiative opposed by environmental activists. TC Energy will coordinate with regulators, indigenous groups and other stakeholders “to meet its environmental and regulatory commitments and ensure a safe termination […]

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As Peru vote count continues, leftist Castillo assumes ‘victory’

Far-left trade unionist Pedro Castillo has cast himself as the winner of Peru’s presidential election, thanking foreign nations for “victory” messages even as election officials said Wednesday the race was not over. With over 98 percent of votes cast in Sunday’s presidential poll counted by Wednesday morning, Castillo retained a leading score of 50.2 percent […]

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China accuses US of ‘paranoid delusion’ over huge innovation bill

Beijing on Wednesday accused Washington of “paranoid delusion” after the US Senate passed a sweeping industrial policy bill aimed at countering the surging economic threat from China. America’s political parties overcame partisan divisions to support pumping more than $170 billion into research and development, one of the most significant achievements in Congress since Joe Biden’s […]

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German election polling suggests Greens continuing to lose ground

Annalena Baerbock interview with dpa in Berlin – Annalena Baerbock, federal leader of Alliance 90/The Greens (Bündnis 90/Die Grünen) and a candidate for chancellor, speaks during an interview with reporters of the German Press Agency (dpa). – Kay Nietfeld/dpa The latest Forsa poll on voting intentions for Germany’s parliamentary elections suggests the centre-right coalition of […]

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Japan leans toward holding the Games with local spectators

By Junko Fujita TOKYO (Reuters) -Japan is leaning towards allowing domestic spectators at the Tokyo Olympics despite the COVID-19 pandemic, media reported on Wednesday, with organisers planning to monitor the movements of foreign media to prevent spread of the virus. More Japanese government officials and 2020 Tokyo Olympics organisers are in favour of holding the […]

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Camera crews swarm Kamala Harris’ motorcade as she travels through Mexico City

While traveling through Mexico City, Vice President Kamala Harris’ motorcade was swarmed by media crews, with even some camera operators standing on the backs of motorcycles to get a shot, TMZ reports. Harris was in town to meet with Mexico’s President, Andrés Manuel López Obrador. The Vice President has been chosen by President Biden to […]

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‘No evidence whatsoever’: Left refutes right-wing candidate’s election fraud claims — in Peru

Progressives pushed back forcefully on Tuesday against right-wing Peruvian presidential candidate Keiko Fujimori’s allegations of fraud in Sunday’s election, saying there has been no evidence so support such claims. “There is a clear intention to boycott the popular will,” Fujimori asserted at a press conference Monday at which she pointed without evidence to “irregularities” and […]

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Media, government websites worldwide hit by outages

Several media, government and social sites such as the UK government, the White House and Reddit suffered temporary outages on Tuesday due to a glitch in cloud computing services provider Fastly. Fastly said “the issue has been identified and a fix has been applied. Customers may experience increased origin load as global services return.” Access […]

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Heavy sleepers: elephants on epic trek take nap

A herd of wild elephants in southwestern China have been captured on camera taking a breather from a 500-kilometre march of chaos that has caused more than $1 million in damage. Chinese state television has launched a 24-hour live feed of the herd as the country remains on watch following the 15 elephants’ epic trek […]

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Keiko Fujimori alleges fraud in tight Peru election

Peru’s right-wing presidential candidate Keiko Fujimori on Monday raised allegations of “irregularities” and “signs of fraud” in Sunday’s run-off election as her rival, the far-left trade unionist Pedro Castillo, took a razor-thin lead in the vote count. Fujimori had led early counting, but school teacher Castillo gained ground as votes from Peru’s rural areas — […]

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Australian police arrest over 200 after cracking underworld messaging app

By Colin Packham CANBERRA (Reuters) – Australian police arrested more than 200 people involved in organised crime after infiltrating an encrypted messaging app that opened up nearly 25 million messages about “industrial scale” drug imports and murder plots, officials said on Tuesday. They said the joint operation between Australia and the U.S. Federal Bureau of […]

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