political system

MOSCOW | Official: Russia’s political system a good model for others

MOSCOW (AP) — A senior policy adviser to Russian President Vladimir Putin predicted that the nation’s political system will live on for a century and serve as a model for others around the world. Vladislav Surkov wrote in a piece published Monday in the daily Nezavisimaya Gazeta that Russia’s anti-globalist emphasis on strong national sovereignty … Continue reading MOSCOW | Official: Russia’s political system a good model for others

LANSING, Mich | GOP Legislatures try to curb Democratic governors’ power

LANSING, Mich.— With their grip on power set to loosen come January, Republicans in several states are considering last-ditch laws that would weaken existing or incoming Democratic governors and advance their own conservative agendas. In Michigan, where the GOP has held the levers of power for nearly eight years, Republican legislators want to water down … Continue reading LANSING, Mich | GOP Legislatures try to curb Democratic governors’ power

SAO PAULO | Brazilians weigh change versus risk to democracy in election

SAO PAULO — Brazilians on Sunday were weighing their hunger for radical change against fears that the presidential front-runner could threaten democracy as they cast ballots in the culmination of a bitter campaign that split many families and was frequently marred by violence. Far-right congressman Jair Bolsonaro has won over many voters by painting a … Continue reading SAO PAULO | Brazilians weigh change versus risk to democracy in election

SAO PAULO | Brazil yearns for change but some say democracy at risk

SAO PAULO— A desire for radical change among many Brazilians after years of turmoil has fueled the rise of a far-right former army captain who supporters say will fight crime and corruption if elected president Sunday but who opponents warn threatens one of the world’s largest democracies. Jair Bolsonaro has won over voters by painting … Continue reading SAO PAULO | Brazil yearns for change but some say democracy at risk

ATHENS, Greece  | Greece: Former minister to be held ahead of corruption trial

ATHENS, Greece  — A former Greek finance minister, who headed the country’s effort to join the euro, is due to be jailed while awaiting trial on corruption charges. Yannos Papantoniou and his wife Stavroula Kourakou are scheduled to be jailed Wednesday in Athens, after a judge ordered they be held in pre-trial detention on money … Continue reading ATHENS, Greece  | Greece: Former minister to be held ahead of corruption trial

BEIRUT | Lebanese expats vote in parliamentary elections

BEIRUT (AP) — Lebanese expatriates began voting Sunday in the first parliamentary elections held by the tiny Arab country in nine years The current legislature has extended its term several times, citing security threats linked to the war in neighboring Syria. Lebanon’s political system distributes power among the country’s different religious communities, and the main … Continue reading BEIRUT | Lebanese expats vote in parliamentary elections