US appeals court rejects challenge to Trump voter fraud panel

By Andrew Chung Undated, Dec 26 : A US appeals court in Washington on Tuesday upheld a lower court’s decision to allow President Donald Trump’s commission investigating voter fraud to request data on voter rolls from US states. The US Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit said the Electronic Privacy Information Center […]

Ohio workers vote against union at Chinese auto supplier plant

By Nick Carey Undated, Nov 10 : Workers at a Chinese-owned auto glass plant in southwestern Ohio voted heavily against union representation, the United Auto Workers (UAW) said on Thursday, in a major blow for the union’s strategy for organizing foreign-owned auto factories. UAW’s defeat comes after a stinging loss it suffered in the U.S. […]

Kenya vote in balance as crisis deepens after Odinga quits

By Katharine Houreld and Duncan Miriri NAIROBI, Oct 11 : Kenya lurched deeper into political crisis on Wednesday as a court ruling and a parliamentary vote appeared to ease Uhuru Kenyatta’s path to a second term as president, a day after his rival quit an election they were to contest. Kenyatta and Raila Odinga were […]

Venezuelan vote data casts doubt on turnout at Sunday poll

By Girish Gupta CARACAS, Aug 2 : Only 3.7 million people had voted by 5.30 p.m. in Venezuela’s controversial Constitutional Assembly election on Sunday, according to internal electoral council data reviewed by Reuters, casting doubt on the 8.1 million people authorities said had voted that day. The election of the legislative super-body has been decried […]

Thai parties concerned PM could push back 2018 vote, retain power

By Panarat Thepgumpanat BANGKOK, May 29 : Thailand’s main political parties today voiced concern that a general election expected next year could be delayed yet again following comments made by the junta chief that they say shows he intends to hold on to power. During his weekly televised speech on Friday, junta chief Prayuth Chan-ocha […]

EU lawmakers reject call for ban on Arctic oil exploration

By Waverly Colville BRUSSELS, Mar 15 : The European Parliament rejected a call to ban Arctic oil and gas exploration today, in a symbolic vote seen as a barometer for future moves by Brussels to regulate to protect the region. Lawmakers who back the ban, which had drawn the ire of Norway, say the European […]