Europe, U.S. urge Georgia to pass electoral changes

TBILISI (Reuters) – Georgia’s failure to pass a planned electoral reform is disappointing, a European rights body and the U.S. embassy said on Friday, urging lawmakers in the former... Read more »

U.S. envoy Sondland did not link Biden probe to aid: Ukraine minister

FILE PHOTO: U.S. Ambassador to the EU Gordon Sondland attends the EU-U.S. High-Level Forum on small modular reactors at the European Commission headquarters in Brussels, Belgium October 21, 2019.... Read more »

Michael Bloomberg, weighing presidential bid, appears in Arkansas to enter ballot

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Michael Bloomberg, the billionaire media mogul and former New York City mayor, added his name to the Democratic primary ballot in Arkansas on Tuesday as... Read more »

Mexico grants asylum to Bolivia’s Evo Morales, demands safe conduct

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) – Mexico has granted asylum to Bolivia’s former president Evo Morales, Mexico’s top diplomat said on Monday, after the veteran socialist resigned following a disputed election... Read more »

Amazon’s $1.5 million political gambit backfires in Seattle City Council election

SEATTLE (Reuters) – Seattle voters, in a rebuke to heavy corporate campaign spending by Amazon.com, have kept progressives firmly in control of their city council, reviving chances for a... Read more »

For U.S. diplomats, public impeachment hearings could be catharsis and maybe a circus

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – On the first day of November, U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo sent an internal email to thousands of State Department staff that began: “As champions... Read more »

Former Attorney General Jeff Sessions will seek U.S. Senate seat: source

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Jeff Sessions, a former attorney general forced out by President Donald Trump, will announce on Thursday he is running next year to regain his old U.S.... Read more »

Democrats claim victory over Trump-backed Kentucky governor, seize Virginia legislature

(Reuters) – U.S. Democrats claimed an upset win in Kentucky on Tuesday over a Republican governor backed by President Donald Trump and seized control of the state legislature in... Read more »

U.S. government sees no evidence of hacking in Tuesday’s elections

(Reuters) – Voting in U.S. state and local elections on Tuesday showed no evidence of successful tampering by any foreign government, the Justice Department and six U.S. security agencies... Read more »

House committees release first transcripts of closed-door Trump impeachment testimony

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. House of Representatives committees conducting an impeachment probe of President Donald Trump released the first transcripts of one of their closed-door witness interviews on Monday.... Read more »