Receive up-to-the-minute news updates on the hottest topics with NewsHub. Install now.

Search results

1-10 results from 1000 for query «politics»

October 23, 2017 10:21 AM Swindling of Mecca Pilgrims Turns Political in Indonesia

Islamist opposition to President Joko Widodo embraces cause of thousands who paid for trips they didn’t receive JAKARTA, Indonesia—An alleged travel scam that police describe as one of the biggest frauds in Indonesia’s history has put new scrutiny on the country’s billion-dollar pilgrimage industry and forced the government to rethink how it regulates 18

October 23, 2017 5:23 AM Japan Election Vindicates Shinzo Abe as His Party Wins Big

Amending the Constitution requires the support of two-thirds of both houses of Parliament. Mr. Abe’s party and its allies had those numbers before Sunday’s elections, but the prime minister’s political woes earlier this year, along with the public’s doubts about a constitutional change, created the possibility that he would lose the supermajority in the lower 19

October 22, 2017 6:06 PM Politics shoved aside as 5 former US presidents unite for hurricane relief concert

Add Hurricanes as an interest to stay up to date on the latest Hurricanes news, video, and analysis from ABC News. A sound check is conducted before a concert in College Station, Texas, Saturday, Oct. 21, 2017. All five living former U.S. presidents will be attending the concert Saturday night, raising money for relief efforts from hurricane devastation 34

October 22, 2017 1:53 PM Abe to push reform of Japan's pacifist constitution after ruling bloc election win

TOKYO (Reuters) - Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s ruling bloc was headed for a big win in Sunday’s election, bolstering his chance of becoming the nation’s longest serving premier and reenergizing his push to revise the pacifist constitution. Abe’s Liberal Democratic Party-led (LDP) coalition was set to win 311 seats, keeping its two-thirds “super 23

October 21, 2017 9:58 PM Political Guardrails Gone, a President’s Somber Duty Skids Into Spectacle

Indeed, the quarrel between the president and the congresswoman only grew on Saturday, with Mr. Trump again calling Ms. Wilson “wacky” on Twitter and saying she was “killing the Democrat Party.” His comments came just hours before the soldier’s family and friends gathered in Florida for his funeral. It all started on Tuesday, when Mr. Trump, prodded 31

October 21, 2017 4:31 PM Czech Election Won by Anti-Establishment Party Led by Billionaire

“I am happy that Czech citizens did not believe the disinformation campaign against us and expressed their trust in us,” Mr. Babis said in his victory speech at Ano headquarters. “We are a democratic movement, we are a pro-European and pro-NATO party, and I do not understand why somebody labels us as threat to democracy.” Often compared to President 46

October 20, 2017 9:00 AM Donald Trump Jr. Becomes a Rainmaker on the Republican Speaking Circuit

Donald Trump Jr. navigated the Indianapolis fundraiser like a seasoned politician: shaking hands, ensuring everyone got a selfie and doling out bear hugs to a camo-clad hunting buddy he spotted in the crowd. By the end of the May dinner for the Indiana Republican Party, the president’s eldest son had raised $400,000, a record, besting previous headliners 44

October 20, 2017 4:28 AM Federal judge refuses to erase Joe Arpaio’s conviction despite Trump pardon

A federal judge on Thursday shot down former sheriff Joe Arpaio’s bid to sweep his criminal record clean. Arpaio, the controversial former lawman in Arizona’s Maricopa County, was granted a pardon by President Trump on Aug. 25. He had been found guilty of criminal contempt of a federal court order after a five-day bench trial earlier this year and faced 18

October 20, 2017 4:01 AM Obama Attacks Tactics of Republican Candidate for Governor in Virginia

Yet while Mr. Murphy is comfortably ahead, Mr. Northam is locked in a competitive race. A former chairman of the Republican National Committee and a Washington establishment fixture, Mr. Gillespie has turned to more hard-line tactics in an effort to win over both swing voters and Mr. Trump’s supporters. While Virginia is increasingly Democratic — Mr. Obama 37

October 19, 2017 6:28 AM George R.R. Martin mixes business, politics at film forum

George R.R. Martin mixes business, politics at film forum Proposals for expanding movie and television production in New Mexico are on the agenda at a film forum in Santa Fe. The discussion Thursday is designed mix business and politics, as author and producer George R.R. Martin sits down with film-industry experts and Congresswoman and Democratic gubernatorial 19