New Murders Raise Fears of Election Violence in Brazil

SAOO PAULO — Brazilian police said on Monday that a 39-year-old supporter of former President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva was stabbed to death in a bar amid mounting concerns about political violence in a tense presidential campaign. O Povo newspaper reported that witnesses told police a man walked into a bar in the town … Read more

Poll suggests a former president will win Brazil’s presidency

A poll shows that former left-wing Brazilian President Lula da Silva’s chances of winning the first round of the presidential election on October 2 are increasing.According to the poll conducted by the Datafolha Institute, Lula (President of Brazil from 2003 to 2010) received 47% of the vote, up from 45% last week.For example, he increased … Read more

Jennifer Lawrence Says A Line Of 30 Rock Has Changed Her Political Views

Actress Jennifer Lawrence revealed that one line from the TV show 30 Rock that drew her to the Democrats, one of America’s two major political parties. The Oscar-winning actress, 32, admitted she always thought she was a Republican until she stumbled upon an episode of the hit sitcom in her teens. In 2020, Lawrence revealed … Read more

Kenya Supreme Court confirms Ruto .’s narrow presidential victory

Nairobi, Kenya — Kenya’s Supreme Court unanimously rejected disputes over the official results of the presidential election on Monday, confirming Vice President William Ruto’s narrow victory in East Africa’s most stable democracy. Ruto is expected to be sworn in on September 13. Opposition candidate Raila Odinga alleged irregularities in the otherwise peaceful August 9 election … Read more

Trump moves into general election mode with rally in Pennsylvania

WILKES-BARRE, Pa. (AP) — Larry Mitko voted for Donald Trump in 2016. But the Republican from Beaver County in western Pennsylvania says he has no intention of killing Dr. Mehmet Oz, his party’s candidate for the Senate – “no way, no how.” Mitko doesn’t feel like he knows the famed cardiac surgeon who narrowly won … Read more

Zimbabwe government harass opposition with arrests, jail

HARARE, Zimbabwe — Opposition politicians languishing in prison. Government journalists and critics harassed and arrested. Public gatherings prohibited. Zimbabwe’s general election is months away, but many opposition members say they are already fighting intense government crackdowns akin to the iron fist of Robert Mugabe, the former president who died in 2019. President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s government … Read more

Outspoken lawmaker elected to lead South Korean opposition

Seoul, South Korea — Firebrand lawmaker Lee Jae-myung was elected Sunday to head South Korea’s main opposition party, months after his narrow presidential defeat to conservative opponent Yoon Suk Yeol left liberals in disarray. Lee’s dominant victory in the Democratic Party chairman’s race ends a months-long void in the leadership of the Liberals, who still … Read more

2 Men Convicted in Conspiracy to Charge Michigan Gov. Whitmer . to kidnap

GRAND RAPIDS, Michigan — A jury on Tuesday convicted two men of conspiracy to kidnap Michigan government Gretchen Whitmer in 2020, a quick win for prosecutors in a plot broken up by the FBI and described by anti-government extremists as a rallying cry for a U.S. Civil War. . Adam Fox and Barry Croft Jr. … Read more

Kenya presidential election loser files petition with Supreme Court

Nairobi, Kenya — Kenya’s losing presidential candidate Raila Odinga has filed a complaint with the Supreme Court over last week’s election results, his legal team announced Monday. Lawyer Dan Maanzo told journalists on Monday morning that the petition to the Supreme Court was filed online. Odinga is expected to provide physical copies of the petition … Read more