Macron faces a tough fight as France votes on Sunday

Macron faces a tough fight as France votes on Sunday

Macron leads in opinion polls but Le Pen closes in Voting starts at 0600 GMT, exit polls due at 1800 GMT PARIS, April 10 (Reuters) – France votes on Sunday in the first round of a presidential election, with far-right candidate Marine Le Pen posing an unexpected threat to President Emmanuel Macron’s re-election hopes. Until … Read more

Pakistan’s Prime Minister Imran Khan ousted in no-confidence vote

Pakistan’s Prime Minister Imran Khan ousted in no-confidence vote

ISLAMABAD, April 10 (Reuters) – Pakistan’s Prime Minister Imran Khan was ousted on Sunday when he lost a vote of confidence in parliament, after being deserted by coalition partners who blame him for a crumbling economy and failure to deliver on his campaign promises. The result of the vote, the culmination of a 13-hour session … Read more

Macron hits out at ‘racist’ Le Pen as far-right candidate reaches all-time high in poll

Macron hits out at ‘racist’ Le Pen as far-right candidate reaches all-time high in poll

PARIS, April 8 (Reuters) – French President Emmanuel Macron on Friday accused his far-right challenger Marine Le Pen of lying to voters about his “racist” platform as he sought to rally support two days before the first round of the presidential election. The race appears to be narrowing down to the two finalists of the … Read more

Germany’s Scholz says he will not make second push for vaccine mandate

Germany’s Scholz says he will not make second push for vaccine mandate

Bill for mandatory shots fails to get majority Fighting pandemic in autumn more difficult, says minister Failure evokes challenging differences within ruling coalition BERLIN, April 7 (Reuters) – German Chancellor Olaf Scholz said he was disappointed the lower house of parliament on Thursday voted against a COVID-19 vaccine mandate for people over 60, but would … Read more

Explainer: What political upheaval in Pakistan means for rest of the world

Explainer: What political upheaval in Pakistan means for rest of the world

WASHINGTON/ISLAMABAD, April 4 (Reuters) – Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan blocked a no-confidence vote he looked sure to lose on Sunday and advised the president to order fresh elections, fueling anger among the opposition and deepening the country’s political crisis. His actions have created huge uncertainty in Islamabad, with constitutional experts debating their legality and … Read more

Serbians go to polls to pick president, parliament amid Ukraine war

Serbians go to polls to pick president, parliament amid Ukraine war

BELGRADE, April 3 (Reuters) – Serbians go to the polls on Sunday in presidential and parliamentary elections that pit incumbent President Aleksandar Vucic and his Progressive Party (SNS) against an opposition pledging to fight corruption and improve environmental protection. Vucic is running for a second five-year term on a promise of peace and stability at … Read more

Macron warns against Brexit-like election upset at mass campaign rally

Macron warns against Brexit-like election upset at mass campaign rally

PARIS, April 2 (Reuters) – French President Emmanuel Macron warned of the risk of a Brexit-style election upset in his only campaign rally before the first round of the presidential election, in a bid to convince dispirited voters and re-energize a lacklustre campaign. A week or so before the April 10 vote, Macron finds himself … Read more

New York warehouse workers vote to form first US union at Amazon

New York warehouse workers vote to form first US union at Amazon

NEW YORK, April 1 (Reuters) – Workers at an Amazon.com Inc (AMZN.O) warehouse in New York City voted to form the first union at the second-largest US private employer, a victory that adds to recent grassroots successes by labor activists pushing into new industries. Employees at the online retailer’s fulfillment center in the borough of … Read more

Amazon union has strong lead in NY vote count; losing in Alabama

Amazon union has strong lead in NY vote count;  losing in Alabama

March 31 (Reuters) – Amazon.com Inc (AMZN.O) workers at a warehouse in New York City’s Staten Island have so far voted 57% in favor of unionizing with a final tally due on Friday, a potential landmark victory for organized labor at the second-largest US private employer. But that win contrasted with 53% of Amazon workers … Read more

Georgia says ‘unacceptable’ for breakaway region to vote on joining Russia

Georgia says ‘unacceptable’ for breakaway region to vote on joining Russia

A border fence and a banner are seen on the de facto border of Georgia’s breakaway region of South Ossetia near Dvani, Georgia, June 4, 2018. Picture taken June 4, 2018. REUTERS/David Mdzinarishvili Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register March 31 (Reuters) – Georgia said on Thursday that plans by the Russian-backed … Read more