Denver election results: National Western arena bond failing, voters supporting other measures

Denver voters were rejecting a $190 million bond measure to build a 10,000-seat arena and renovate an existing structure on the National Western campus in the earliest election results Tuesday night. But Mayor Michael Hancock and his administration received support for a combined $260 million in bonds to pay for

Japan PM's nuclear push faces resistance ahead of election

KASHIWAZAKI, Japan (Reuters) – Prime Minister Fumio Kishida’s push to restart Japanese nuclear power plants idled after the Fukushima disaster faces stiff opposition ahead of a general election on Sunday, where his future as leader hangs in the balance if the vote is tight.FILE PHOTO: An anti-nuclear activist demonstrates in

German election: Parties set for coalition talks after Social Democrats narrowly beat Angela Merkel’s party

Germany’s Social Democrats (SDP) will seek to start the process of trying to form a three-way alliance and lead the government for the first time in 16 years after Sunday’s tight election results. The SDP narrowly beat Angela Merkel’s Union bloc and the party’s leader, Olaf Scholz, hopes to strike

Samoan election: Police surround Parliament after conflicting rulings on when it can convene

Police have surrounded Parliament in Samoa after conflicting rulings on when it can reconvene. The Samoa Observer reports the Faatuatua ile Atua Samoa ua Tasi (FAST) party and its supporters have converged on Parliament House, calling on police to uphold the law. Police continue to surround it and the local

Netanyahu gets official nod to form next Israeli government

FILE PHOTO: Israeli President Reuven Rivlin looks on during consultations with party representatives on who might form the next coalition government, at the President’s residence in Jerusalem April 5, 2021. REUTERS/Amir Cohen/PoolJERUSALEM (Reuters) -Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu got a new lease on his political life on Tuesday, receiving a mandate

US election: Trump to leave Washington before Biden’s inauguration

US President Donald Trump will leave Washington DC next Wednesday morning (Thursday NZT), just before President-elect Joe Biden’s inauguration the following day, to begin his post-presidential life in Florida. He will be sent off with a departure ceremony at Joint Base Andrews, according to a person familiar with the planning

Charles Schwab to stop political donations

FILE PHOTO: A Charles Schwab sign is pictured in the Manhattan borough of New York, October 10, 2015. REUTERS/Eduardo Munoz/File Photo(Reuters) – Financial services firm Charles Schwab Corp said on Wednesday it will discontinue its political action committee (PAC) and no longer accept contributions from employees or make financial contributions

US election: Donald Trump impeached by House of Representatives for second time

Key points: • The US House of Representatives has now impeached Donald Trump for the second time.• Ten Republicans in the House supported the impeachment.• The US Senate will now consider whether or not to convict Trump. A two-thirds majority is required for conviction.• Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell has

US election live: ‘Be careful what you wish for’ – Donald Trump defiant in first appearance since Capitol riots

KEY POINTS:• Donald Trump has arrived in Texas to showcase the US-Mexico border wall.• Trump told reporters he bore no reponsibility for the siege of the US Capitol, calling his remarks to supporters beforehand “totally appropriate”. • Trump said at the White House before his flight the prospect of impeachment

US election: President-elect Joe Biden reveals theme for inauguration

The theme for President-elect Joe Biden’s inauguration will be “America United”, an issue that’s long been a central focus for Biden but one that’s taken on added weight in the wake of the violence at the US Capitol last week. In an announcement shared first with the Associated Press, the