Alaska high court OKs recall petition drive for campaign to oust governor

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (Reuters) – The Alaska Supreme Court on Friday cleared the way for a campaign seeking to oust the state’s embattled governor to proceed with plans to collect... Read more »

Malta police chief quits after criticism over journalist’s murder

VALLETTA (Reuters) – Malta’s police chief has quit following criticism of his handling of the investigation into the murder of anti-corruption journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia. FILE PHOTO: Lawrence Cutajar,... Read more »

Bolivia pressures Argentina over Morales call for ‘armed militias’

LA PAZ/BUENOS AIRES (Reuters) – Bolivia’s Foreign Ministry has asked Argentina’s government to disavow comments by Bolivian former President Evo Morales, currently living in exile in Buenos Aires, that... Read more »

Russian prime minister and government resign after Putin speech

Russian President Vladimir Putin and Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev speak before a meeting with members of the government in Moscow, Russia January 15, 2020. Sputnik/Dmitry Astakhov/Pool via REUTERS MOSCOW... Read more »

Seattle passes campaign finance curbs on ‘foreign-influenced’ firms

SEATTLE (Reuters) – The Seattle City Council voted unanimously on Monday to approve campaign finance legislation banning political donations in local elections from companies with at least 5% foreign... Read more »

As Amazon.com flexes its muscle, Seattle moves to curb corporate political donations

SEATTLE (Reuters) – Seattle, the Pacific Northwest city where home-grown online retailer Amazon.com has increasingly flexed its political muscle, is expected to approve on Monday legislation banning political contributions... Read more »

As Amazon.com flexes its muscle, Seattle moves to curb corporate political donations

SEATTLE (Reuters) – Seattle, the Pacific Northwest city where home-grown online retailer Amazon.com has increasingly flexed its political muscle, is expected to approve on Monday legislation banning political contributions... Read more »

California congressman convicted in corruption case to resign next week

SAN DIEGO (Reuters) – U.S. Representative Duncan Hunter, a leading California Republican who pleaded guilty last month to a federal corruption charge of conspiracy to misuse campaign funds, announced... Read more »

U.S. considering more sanctions to ratchet up pressure on Venezuela: special envoy

FILE PHOTO: United States diplomat Elliott Abrams listens during a meeting of the U.N. Security Council called to vote on a U.S. draft resolution calling for free and fair... Read more »

Venezuela’s ruling Socialists seize congress, defiant opposition re-elects Guaido

CARACAS (Reuters) – Venezuela’s socialist government installed a new head of congress on Sunday after armed troops blocked opposition legislators from entering parliament, in a move condemned by dozens... Read more »