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Japan’s Abe to push pacifist constitution reform after strong election win

TOKYO (Reuters) – Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, buoyed by a huge election win for lawmakers who favor revising Japan’s post-war, pacifist constitution, is likely to push towards his long-held goal but will need to convince a divided public to succeed. ...

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Abe to push reform of Japan’s pacifist constitution after election win

TOKYO (Reuters) – Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s ruling bloc scored a big win in Sunday’s election, bolstering his chance of becoming the nation’s longest-serving premier and re-energizing his push to revise the pacifist constitution. Reuters: World News

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Venezuela stands by election count despite fraud allegation

CARACAS/LONDON (Reuters) – Venezuela’s president rejected accusations on Wednesday that his government inflated turnout figures from its constituent assembly election, branding them part of an effort to stain what he called a clean and transparent vote. Reuters: World News

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Venezuela’s Maduro cheers election, opposition barricades streets

CARACAS (Reuters) – Anti-government demonstrators barricaded streets on Monday and promised a fresh wave of protests against President Nicolas Maduro, after an election a day earlier giving the Venezuelan leader and his ruling Socialist Party sweeping powers. Reuters: World News

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Trump talks pardons amid probes of Russia role in U.S. election

NORFOLK, Va. (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump took to Twitter on Saturday declaring that he has “complete power to pardon,” as his administration continued to be bogged down by ongoing investigations of possible ties between his 2016 campaign and ...

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ACLU in lawsuit alleges Trump’s election panel is too secret

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The American Civil Liberties Union filed a lawsuit against U.S. President Donald Trump’s election commission on Monday, saying it had failed to follow federal law governing public access and transparency for such advisory groups. Reuters: U.S.

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Putin says Trump was ‘satisfied’ with his election meddling denials

HAMBURG (Reuters) – President Vladimir Putin said on Saturday he thought his U.S. counterpart Donald Trump had been satisfied with his assertions that Russia had not meddled in the U.S. presidential election. Reuters: World News

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Putin says Trump was ‘satisfied’ with his election meddling denials

HAMBURG (Reuters) – President Vladimir Putin said on Saturday he thought his U.S. counterpart Donald Trump had been satisfied with his assertions that Russia had not meddled in the U.S. presidential election. Reuters: Top News

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Trump presses Putin at first meeting on interference in U.S. election

HAMBURG (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump pressed Vladimir Putin at their first meeting on Friday about Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election, U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said. Reuters: Top News

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U.S. no longer a ‘friend’ in Merkel election program

BERLIN (Reuters) – In their campaign program for the German election, Chancellor Angela Merkel’s conservatives have dropped the term “friend” in describing the relationship with the United States. Reuters: World News

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