Italy election set to crown Meloni head of most right-wing govt since WW2

Italy votes for new, slimmed-down parliament on Sept. 25 Nationalist Giorgia Meloni predicted to top the polls Pollsters say last-minute surprise not impossible Economic, diplomatic problems await the next prime minister ROME, Sept 22 (Reuters) – Italy’s parliamentary election on Sunday could make history, giving the country its first female prime minister at the head … Read more

In challenge to the West, Russia unveils a plan to annex swathes of Ukraine

Deputy Chairman of Russia’s Security Council Dmitry Medvedev attends a military parade on Victory Day, which marks the 77th anniversary of the victory over Nazi Germany in World War Two, in Red Square in central Moscow, Russia May 9, 2022. REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov/ File Photo Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register Russian-separatists plan … Read more

Queen’s death shines spotlight on wrongs suffered by indigenous people

Indigenous Australian parliamentarian Lydia Thorpe raises her fist during her swearing-in ceremony in the Senate chamber at Parliament House in Canberra, Australia, August 1, 2022. AAP Image/Lukas Coch via REUTERS Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register SYDNEY/TORONTO, Sept 18 (Reuters) – When newly elected indigenous Australian parliamentarian Lydia Thorpe took her oath … Read more

King Charles, William greet well-wishers in the queen’s queue

Queen Elizabeth’s grandchildren to hold vigil The line to see the queen’s coffin stretches to 16.5 hours World leaders start arriving in London for funeral LONDON, Sept 17 (Reuters) – King Charles and his son William shook hands and greeted well-wishers who had queued for hours in central London on Saturday to file past the … Read more

Queue to see queen’s lying-in-state paused as capacity reached

King Charles visits Wales, last stop of UK tour King and siblings to stand vigil on Friday night Police mounted a huge security operation ahead of the funeral LONDON, Sept 16 (Reuters) – As tens of thousands of people poured into London ahead of Queen Elizabeth’s state funeral on Monday, the miles-long queue of mourners … Read more

Queen Elizabeth’s funeral ‘will unite’ the world as mourners queue for miles

Grandeur of Elizabeth’s state funeral revealed Prince William: procession reminded me of mother Diana People queue for hours to file past coffin List of attendees for funeral processions LONDON, Sept 15 (Reuters) – The state funeral of Britain’s Queen Elizabeth will unite people from across the globe, the official in charge of the huge ceremonial … Read more

Exclusive: Biden urges Mexico to take migrants under the COVID expulsion order he promised to end

WASHINGTON/MEXICO CITY, Sept 13 (Reuters) – As border crossings have soared to record highs, US President Joe Biden’s administration is quietly pressing Mexico to accept more migrants from Cuba, Nicaragua and Venezuela under a COVID-19 expulsion order that the White House has publicly sought to end, seven US and three Mexican officials said. US Secretary … Read more

King Charles, William and Harry reunited in grief to escort the queen’s coffin

Queen’s coffin taken from the palace to the parliament William and Harry in royal procession Four days of lying in state Long queues as people wait hours to see the coffin LONDON, Sept 14 (Reuters) – King Charles, his sons Princes William and Harry and other senior royals joined a solemn procession taking Queen Elizabeth’s … Read more

King Charles heads to N.Ireland, queen’s coffin to be flown to London

King Charles to visit Northern Ireland Queen’s coffin to leave Edinburgh for London Crowds already gather London prepared for lying in state BELFAST/EDINBURGH, Sept 13 (Reuters) – King Charles heads to Northern Ireland on Tuesday, leading the mourning for Queen Elizabeth in the four parts of the United Kingdom before his mother’s coffin is flown … Read more

Swedish election puts anti-immigration Sweden Democrats center stage

Moderate party leader Ulf Kristersson delivers a speech at the Moderate party election watch at the Clarion Sign Hotel, in Stockholm, Sweden, September 11, 2022.TT News Agency/Fredrik Sandberg via REUTERS Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register Right wing in slim lead in parliamentary election Sweden Democrat gains give edge to right Moderates … Read more