Guyana Swears In New Leader, Resolving Struggle Over Oil Wealth

GEORGETOWN, Guyana — Guyana’s opposition party has won a bitterly contested general election, ending a prolonged political standoff that had crippled investment and heightened ethnic tensions in the small South American nation. The opposition candidate Mohamed Irfaan Ali was sworn in on as Guyana’s president on Sunday, shortly after the national electoral commission said he […]

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Guyana Swears In New Leader, Resolving Struggle for Control of Oil Wealth

GEORGETOWN, Guyana — Guyana’s opposition party has won a bitterly contested general election, ending a prolonged political standoff that had crippled investment and heightened ethnic tensions in the small South American nation. The opposition candidate Mohamed Irfaan Ali was sworn in on as Guyana’s president on Sunday, shortly after the national electoral commission said he […]

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Iran Says It Detained Leader of California-Based Exile Group

TEHRAN — Iran on Saturday said it had detained an Iranian-American leader of a little-known, California-based opposition group for allegedly planning a 2008 attack on a mosque that killed 14 people and wounded over 200 others. Iran’s Intelligence Ministry also asserted that the detained man, Jamshid Sharmahd of the Kingdom Assembly of Iran, planned more […]

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UK’s Labour to pay whistleblowers over anti-Semitism claims plaguing party

Britain’s opposition Labour Party has agreed to pay substantial damages to seven whistleblowers who sued for defamation after they voiced concerns of anti-Semitism within the party. The seven former employees appeared on a BBC investigative program last year looking into whether the Labour Party was anti-Semitic. They criticized Labour’s handling of anti-Semitism complaints and sued […]

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Trump administration rescinds rule on foreign students

By Collin Binkley BOSTON  — Facing eight federal lawsuits and opposition from hundreds of universities, the Trump administration on Tuesday rescinded a rule that would have required international students to transfer or leave the country if their schools held classes entirely online because of the pandemic. The decision was announced at the start of a […]

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Trump, in Florida, Seeks to Quell Doubts About His Opposition to Maduro

President Trump renewed his opposition on Friday to Venezuela’s socialist dictator, Nicolás Maduro, showcasing a hard-line position popular with Florida’s Latino voters and accusing his presumptive Democratic rival, former Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr., of supporting “pro-Communist policies” across Latin America. Speaking at a round table in Doral, Fla., with Venezuelan and Cuban political […]

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UK government recognises Guaido as Venezuela’s president in gold dispute, judge rules

2/2 © Reuters. FILE PHOTO: Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido speaks during a news conference after Venezuela’s pro-government supreme court replaced the leaders of two key opposition parties, months ahead of legislative elections in Caracas 2/2 LONDON (Reuters) – A London court ruled on Thursday that the British government recognizes Juan Guaido as Venezuela’s president, […]

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Britain ‘recognised’ Guaido as Venezuela president: UK High Court

© Reuters. Venezuela’s National Assembly President and opposition leader Juan Guaido, who many nations have recognised as the country’s rightful interim ruler, gestures as he speaks during a demonstration in Caracas LONDON (Reuters) – Britain has “recognised” Venezuela’s opposition leader Juan Guaido as the country’s president, the UK High Court has ruled, in case over […]

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Iran Issues Death Sentence for Opposition Journalist

An Iranian opposition journalist who played an active role in widespread protests that engulfed the country in 2017 and 2018 has been sentenced to death, Iranian authorities said on Tuesday, months after he disappeared in neighboring Iraq and ended up in his home country under murky conditions. The activist, Ruhollah Zam, was found guilty by […]

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Pakistan’s Prime Minister Suggests Osama Bin Laden Was a Martyr

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan — Prime Minister Imran Khan of Pakistan was criticized by opposition lawmakers after making a speech to Parliament in which he said Osama bin Laden had been “martyred” by the United States when it killed the mastermind of the Sept. 11 attacks in 2011. Mr. Khan was rebuked for his remarks, which included […]

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Labour’s New Leader Sacks Official Over Charges of Anti-Semitism

LONDON — In a decisive break with the hard-left wing of Britain’s opposition Labour Party, its new leader dismissed a senior lawmaker on his leadership team Thursday for having shared an article online that the party said contained an anti-Semitic conspiracy theory. The dismissal by the new Labour leader, Keir Starmer, represented a pronounced shift […]

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California Set to Require Zero-Emissions Trucks

Rebuffing strong opposition from industry, California is expected to adopt a landmark rule on Thursday that requires more than half of all trucks sold in the state to be zero-emissions by 2035, a move that is set to improve local air quality, rein in greenhouse gas emissions and sharply curtail the state’s dependence on oil. […]

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Support flips after police added to Georgia hate crimes bill

Opposition to hate crimes legislation in Georgia is building from people previously in favor of it after Republicans in the state Senate added police as a protected class By BEN NADLER Associated Press June 22, 2020, 8:59 PM 3 min read 3 min read ATLANTA — Opposition to proposed hate crimes legislation in Georgia is […]

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Ivanka Trump Cries ‘Cancel Culture’ and ‘Discrimination’ to Blame for Commencement Speech Cancellation

At a time when Black people and others are marching in opposition to police brutality and discrimination in astounding numbers, the president’s daughter bemoaned “cancel culture” and “viewpoint discrimination” for the cancellation of her planned virtual commencement address to a Kansas technical school. “Our nation’s campuses should be bastions of free speech,” Ivanka Trump tweeted […]

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Russians Are Angry, but Putin’s Foes Struggle to Seize the Moment

MOSCOW — This should be the moment for Aleksei A. Navalny, Russia’s most visible opposition leader. Many Russians are enraged with the Kremlin over its botched handling of the coronavirus pandemic. President Vladimir V. Putin’s approval rating, at 59 percent, is at its lowest ebb since 1999, when he was a lowly prime minister. At […]

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Why Giants’ NFL Draft 2020 prep includes intense Justin Herbert research

Smokescreen, future opposition research or both? A year after shocking the NFL and drafting Daniel Jones with the No. 6 pick, the Giants are reportedly getting to know another top quarterback prospect. They have done plenty of research on Oregon’s Justin Herbert, NFL Network reported Monday, including FaceTime conversations with first-year head coach Joe Judge. […]

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The Green New Deal Is Cheap, Actually

Opposition to the Green New Deal is often framed as a matter of cost. President Trump’s re-election campaign blasted the “radical” plan, claiming it would “cost trillions of dollars, wreck our economy, and decimate millions of energy jobs.” But science shows that the costs of unchecked global temperature rise are far higher than transitioning to […]

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Britain’s Labour Party names Keir Starmer as new leader

© Reuters. Britain’s opposition Labour Party Shadow Brexit Secretary Starmer leaves BBC HQ in London LONDON (Reuters) – Britain’s main opposition Labour Party named Keir Starmer, a former director of public prosecutions who opposed Brexit, as its leader on Saturday. Starmer, who has tried to carry the socialist supporters of outgoing leader Jeremy Corbyn while […]

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Members of Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido’s team kidnapped, security forces claim they had coronavirus

Five additional members of Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido’s team have been kidnapped, according to local reports on Monday – bringing the total to 10 who are now languishing behind bars. A source in Caracas confirmed to Fox News that five officials were abducted over the past week, and a further five were taken by […]

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Far-Right Faction of German Populist Party Vows to Dissolve

BERLIN — The leaders of a far-right faction inside Germany’s right-wing populist opposition have asked the group’s members to “cease their activities,” an apparent surrender that analysts cautioned was more likely to be a tactical move in the troubled party’s internal power struggles. The party, Alternative for Germany, currently has the largest opposition grouping in […]

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Marie Newman Beats Dan Lipinski, Democratic Incumbent, in Illinois House Primary

WASHINGTON — Representative Dan Lipinski, a conservative Democrat from Illinois whose opposition to abortion rights and the Affordable Care Act made him a pariah in his party, lost a hard-fought primary race on Tuesday night to his progressive challenger, Marie Newman. Ms. Newman, a business consultant and founder of an anti-bullying program, edged out Mr. […]

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Tsitsipas happy to conserve energy after easing through in Dubai

© Reuters. ATP 500 – Dubai Tennis Championships (Reuters) – Stefanos Tsitsipas has been mowing down the opposition without dropping a set in recent weeks and the Greek is confident his game will benefit from spending fewer hours on court. The 21-year-old did not drop a set during his successful title defense at last week’s […]

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