Microsoft gives more power to chief Satya Nadella with board election

SAN FRANCISCO: Microsoft on Wednesday named chief executive Satya Nadella as chair of its board, strengthening his grip on a pioneering US technology company he rejuvenated for a new age. Nadella was unanimously elected head of the Microsoft board of directors, where he will guide the agenda “leveraging his deep understanding of the business to […]

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What’s at stake in Iran’s presidential election?

NICOSIA: Iran holds a presidential election on Friday, with ultraconservative Ebrahim Raisi who heads the judiciary the most likely to win from the seven candidates. Here’s a summary of the main issues at stake: Iranian authorities tend to transform national elections into a referendum on the Islamic republic. Supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei has urged […]

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Emails Show Trump Pressured Justice Dept. Over 2020 Election

During the last weeks of his presidency, Donald Trump and his allies pressured the Justice Department to investigate unsubstantiated claims of voter fraud in the 2020 election, despite the fact his former attorney general had said there was no evidence of widespread fraud, according to emails released Tuesday by the House Oversight Committee. The emails […]


Edwin Poots: DUP members 'bruised' after leadership election

Edwin Poots says he did not believe there had been attempts to sabotage his leadership of the DUP. Source link

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Angela Merkel Party Wins Big In Last German State Poll Before General Election

Angela Merkel’s party has been a dominant force in former East German state of Saxony-Anhalt for decades. Magdeburg, Germany: Angela Merkel’s CDU party scored a convincing win on Sunday in the final regional vote before the first general election in 16 years not to feature the veteran chancellor, giving a major boost to her conservative […]

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Israel’s PM Benjamin Netanyahu Alleges Greatest Election Fraud

Israel Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has been in office since 2009. (File) Israel Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Sunday a newly formed Israeli coalition that is poised to unseat him was the result of “the greatest election fraud” in the history of democracy. He made his sweeping accusation at a time when Israel’s domestic […]

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Merkel’s party wins big in last German state poll before general election

MAGDEBURG (GERMANY): Angela Merkel‘s CDU party scored a convincing win on Sunday in the final regional vote before the first general election in 16 years not to feature the veteran chancellor, giving a major boost to her conservative would-be successor. The CDU under new party chief Armin Laschet won around 36 percent of the vote […]

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German state vote offers last test before national election

BERLIN : Voters in Saxony-Anhalt went to the polls Sunday to elect a new state assembly in what is seen as the last big test for Germany’s political parties before a national election in September. Chancellor Angela Merkel‘s center-right Christian Democratic Union won the last election in the sparsely populated state of 2.2 million five […]

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Rioters blame their actions on 2020 election misinformation

PROVIDENCE(US): Falsehoods about the election helped bring insurrectionists to the Capitol on January 6, and now some who are facing criminal charges for their actions during the riot hope their gullibility might save them or at least engender some sympathy. Lawyers for at least three defendants charged in connection with the violent siege tell The […]

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Quebec nationalism push poses election challenge for Canada PM Trudeau

OTTAWA: Some 25 years after an independence bid by Quebec almost broke Canada apart, a new push by the province to strengthen its French-speaking identity poses an awkward challenge for Prime Minister Justin Trudeau months before an expected election. Quebec, a political battleground that accounts for almost a quarter of the 338 seats in the […]