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Macron Loses Absolute Majority as Opposition Surges, a Blow for New Term

New York Times
New York Times – For more and to sign up click here PARIS — Voters in France’s legislative elections dealt President Emmanuel Macron a serious blow on Sunday as his centrist coalition lost its absolute majority in the lower house of Parliament to a resurgent far-right and a defiant alliance......

Canada’s competition agency reiterates opposition to Rogers-Shaw deal

Reuters
The Rogers Building, home of Rogers Communications in Toronto, Ontario, Canada October 22, 2021. REUTERS/Carlos Osorio Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register TORONTO, June 17 (Reuters) – Canada’s antitrust regulator said on Friday that the merger of Rogers Communications (RCIb.TO) and Shaw Communications (SJRb.TO) should not go......

Cambodia Sends U.S. Activist and Other Opposition Members to Prison

New York Times
New York Times – For more and to sign up click here BANGKOK — Theary Seng, a Cambodian American lawyer and a human rights activist, was sentenced to six years in prison on Tuesday as part of Cambodia’s wide-ranging crackdown on opponents of the nation’s prime minister, Hun Sen. Ms.......

Amazon sellers reject efforts by an executive to rally their opposition to Big Tech antitrust bill

CNBC
CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Packages move along a conveyor at an Amazon fulfillment center on Cyber Monday in Robbinsville, New Jersey, U.S., on Monday, Nov. 29, 2021. Michael Nagle | Bloomberg | Getty Images Amazon is so concerned about potential tech antitrust reforms swirling......

Cambodians vote as new opposition party seeks gains

Reuters
PHNOM PENH, June 5 (Reuters) – Cambodians voted in local elections on Sunday as a reborn opposition movement sought to mount a challenge to the party of longtime leader Hun Sen. Authorities under the ruling Cambodian People’s Party (CPP) have in recent years moved to crush dissent, with more than......

Papua New Guinea PM warns Opposition not to ‘play politics’ with China visit

Reuters
SYDNEY, June 3 (Reuters) – Papua New Guinea’s prime minister warned the Opposition not to “play politics” with the visit of China’s foreign minister amid an election campaign, noting China is a major trade partner and the biggest buyer of the Pacific nation’s gas exports. China’s Foreign Minister Wang Yi......

Nigeria’s opposition picks Abubakar to run for president again

Reuters
Former Vice-President and People’s Democratic Party candidate in upcoming presidential election Atiku Abubakar attends the party’s emergency meeting in Abuja, Nigeria, February 19, 2019. REUTERS/Afolabi Sotunde/File Photo Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register ABUJA, May 28 (Reuters) – Nigeria’s former vice president, veteran politician Atiku Abubakar, will......

Thousands protest Turkish opposition politician’s conviction

Reuters
Canan Kaftancioglu, chair of the main opposition Republican People’s Party’s (CHP) Istanbul branch, greets her supporters as she arrives at the party building in Istanbul, Turkey May 12, 2022. REUTERS/Murad Sezer Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register ISTANBUL, May 21 (Reuters) – Thousands gathered for a rally......

Australia’s Labor opposition poised to oust ruling conservatives

Reuters
Survey on election day showed Labor narrowly ahead PM Morrison, opposition leader Albanese vote in Sydney “Teal” independents set to win at least a handful of seats Greens projected to add up to three seats to existing one SYDNEY, May 21 (Reuters) – Australia’s opposition Labor Party appeared on track......

Opposition research firm hired by Hillary Clinton’s campaign must turn over emails to special counsel Durham, judge rules

CNN
USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here Fusion, the Clinton campaign and its law firm Perkins Coie say the emails don’t show any wrongdoing, but they have fought in court to prevent Durham from obtaining them. Durham’s team subpoenaed the emails as part of their investigation......

Germany drops opposition to Russian oil ban, ministers say

Reuters
BERLIN, May 2 (Reuters) – Two senior ministers in Chancellor Olaf Scholz’s government on Monday said Germany would be ready to back an immediate European Union ban on Russian oil imports, and that Europe’s biggest economy could weather shortages and price hikes. The comments by Finance Minister Christian Lindner and......

Oil prices rally on report that Germany drops opposition to Russian oil embargo

Reuters
A pump jack is seen at sunrise near Bakersfield, California October 14, 2014. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register NEW YORK, April 28 (Reuters) – Oil prices rallied on Thursday after reports that Germany is no longer opposed to an embargo on Russian oil, which......

Sri Lanka opposition chief says he’s ‘cautiously optimistic’ about vote to oust government

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Opposition parties in crisis-wracked Sri Lanka are “cautiously optimistic” about winning enough votes to oust the government appointed of President Gotabaya Rajapaksa, the Leader of the Opposition, Sajith Premadasa, told CNBC. “I’m cautiously optimistic that we will obtain the numbers.......

Why bills allowing adoption of Michigan research dogs, cats face opposition

Detriot News
Detroit News – For more and to sign up click here St. Clair Shores — A two-bill package allowing for healthy cats and dogs used in animal research in Michigan to be adopted after their service is still waiting on a committee vote as research lab firms oppose some of the......

Australian election campaign kicks off with opposition ahead in polls

Reuters
Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison speaks to the media at Melbourne Commonwealth Parliament Office, in Melbourne, Australia February 11, 2022. Darrian Traynor/Pool via REUTERS Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register SYDNEY, April 11 (Reuters) – Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison’s government could lose the federal election to......

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