Military and diplomatic pressures mount on Russian President

Putin vowed to press attack on Ukraine despite the military setbacks but also faced concerns by India and China over the drawn-out conflict KYIV, Ukraine: Pressure on Russian President Vladimir Putin mounted on the battlefield and in the halls of global power as Ukrainian troops pushed their counteroffensive Saturday to advance farther into Ukraine’s partly … Read more

Ranil Wickremesinghe elected new Sri Lankan president

The protesters, who forced Rajapaksa to flee the country and quit, demanded the resignation of his successor Wickremesinghe as well Ranil Wickremesinghe elected new Sri Lankan president; The protesters demand his resignation (Eds: Updating with more inputs, reax from the protesters & pix) Colombo, Jul 20 (PTI) Veteran politician Ranil Wickremesinghe was on Wednesday elected … Read more

Sri Lanka president Rajapaksa flees to Maldives amid public revolt against his govt

As president, Rajapaksa enjoys immunity from arrest, and he is believed to have wanted to go abroad before stepping down Colombo: Sri Lanka’s embattled President Gotabaya Rajapaksa on Wednesday fled to the Maldives on a military jet, hours before he was supposed to step down in the face of a public revolt against him and … Read more

Trump painted in testimony as volatile, angry president

When President Donald Trump learned his attorney general had publicly rejected his election fraud claims, he heaved his lunch at the wall with such force that the porcelain plate shattered and ketchup streamed down.On the morning of Jan. 6, 2021, consumed by crowd size concerns, he directed staff in profane terms to remove metal detectors … Read more

Sudhendra Kulkarni writes: A suitable President

Yashwant Sinha His autobiography concludes, appropriately titled Relentless, with a line that has proved to be very pertinent after he was decided on Tuesday as the common candidate of Opposition parties to contest the presidential election next month. He writes: “For me, my journey’s end has no end till I finally go to sleep.” Though … Read more

Explained: Why was Bolivia’s former president Jeanine Áñez jailed, what is the political controversy surrounding it?

A Bolivian court ruling the former interim President Jeanine Áñez to 10 years in prison on June 10, after finding her guilty of orchestrating a coup that brought her to power in 2019. She was first arrested in March 2021 on initial charges of terrorism, sedition and conspiracy and has been detained since. Áñez was … Read more

Presidential Poll: Choosing a president for our time

A new president will take over from Ram Nath Kovind on July 25. Sharad Pawar’s “no” to becoming the Opposition’s consensus candidate — he has said he wants to remain in active politics — is a sign that the ruling side is confident of getting its candidate through. Pawar was best placed to garner the … Read more

BJP reaches out as Opposition parties meet to decide on President candidate

ON A day when leaders of 17 Opposition parties met here to build consensus on a joint candidate for the Presidential pollssenior BJP leaders on Wednesday reached out to key Opposition leaders including NCP’s Sharad Pawar and NC’s Farooq Abdullah— two of the three names floated as possible candidates at the meeting convened by TMC … Read more

Newly united, French left hopes to counter president in upcoming vote

With its centuries-old stone villages nestled among lavender fields, cows and goats grazing in the mountains and miles of vineyards, the Drôme region resembles a France in miniature. Steeped in tradition and seemingly averse to change, the vast southeastern district, tucked between Lyon and Marseille, has for the past two decades been the political domain … Read more

Next President to be elected on July 18, Sonia dials Mamata, Pawar to force contest

With President Ram Nath Kovind’s term ending July 24, the Election Commission of India Thursday announced that polling to elect the country’s 15th President will be held on July 18 and the votes will be counted July 21. The ruling BJP-led NDA and the Opposition are yet to reveal their choice of candidates. That the … Read more