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Belarus opposition leader urges Austria to do more to counter Lukashenko

Reuters
Belarusian opposition leader Sviatlana Tsikhanouskaya visits Warsaw, where she meets with the Belarusian diaspora in Warsaw, Poland October 6, 2021. Dawid Zuchowski/Agencja Gazeta via REUTERS Register now for FREE unlimited access to reuters.com Register VIENNA, Nov 21 (Reuters) – Belarusian opposition leader in exile Svetlana Tikhanouskaya urged Austria’s government and......

Bloodied Venezuelan Opposition Returns to Elections for First Time in Years

New York Times
New York Times – For more and to sign up click here UPATA, Venezuela — His opposition to Venezuela’s authoritarian leader had left him bloodied by government thugs, forced him into hiding in a foreign embassy and pushed him into a nearly two-year exile in Italy, where he sold bread......

Community bankers announce opposition to ‘alarming’ embattled Biden banking nominee

USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here Zachary Halaschak The Independent Community Bankers of America has taken the rare move of publicly opposing President Joe Biden’s nominee for comptroller of the currency ahead of her much-anticipated hearing. The ICBA, which represents thousands of community banks across......

DeSantis announces bills for special session as groups organize in opposition to vaccine mandates

USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here Bethany Blankley, The Center Square contributor Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis has released a slate of bills he’d like to see passed during the special legislative session that begins Monday. The bills are related to vaccine mandates as a coalition......

Surgeon general on Matthew McConaughey’s opposition to vaccine mandates for kids: ‘Covid is not harmless in our children’

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USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here “Many kids have died. Sadly, hundreds of children — thousands — have been hospitalized, and as a dad of a child who has been hospitalized several years ago for another illness, I would never wish upon any parent they......

Democrats Work to Salvage Methane Fee Amid Opposition From Manchin

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WASHINGTON — Democrats struggled on Tuesday to salvage a major initiative to address climate change in their sweeping social and environmental policy bill amid opposition from Senator Joe Manchin III of West Virginia, a key Democratic holdout. Mr. Manchin, a centrist from one of the top coal- and gas-producing states,......

Democrats Work to Salvage Methane Fee Amid Opposition From Manchin

@BreaknNews
WASHINGTON — Democrats struggled on Tuesday to salvage a major initiative to address climate change in their sweeping social and environmental policy bill amid opposition from Senator Joe Manchin III of West Virginia, a key Democratic holdout. Mr. Manchin, a centrist from one of the top coal- and gas-producing states,......

Sudanese army faces widening opposition to coup as nightly protests pick up

Reuters
KHARTOUM, Oct 28 (Reuters) – The Sudanese army faces widening opposition to this week’s coup with the U.N. Security Council on Thursday urging the restoration of the civilian-led transitional government and activists in Sudan mobilising for protests this weekend. The takeover, led by General Abdel Fattah al-Burhan on Monday against......

Israel moves ahead with thousands of settler homes despite U.S. opposition

Reuters
Palestinians condemn new housing projects Settlements a thorny issue for new Israeli government JERUSALEM, Oct 27 (Reuters) – Israel moved forward on Wednesday with plans to build some 3,000 homes for Jewish settlers in the occupied West Bank, defying the Biden administration’s strongest criticism to date of such projects. A......

Belarus forces kill IT worker in shootout, opposition says

Reuters
Sept 28 (Reuters) – Belarusian security forces shot dead a man and arrested his wife during a raid in an apartment block in Minsk on Tuesday, the KGB security service said. The man had opened fire against the security forces, one of whom also died, a statement said. Reuters could......

Brexit: Unionist leaders unite in NI Protocol opposition

BBC
The declaration states: “We, the undersigned unionist political leaders, affirm our opposition to the Northern Ireland Protocol, its mechanisms and structures and reaffirm our unalterable position that the Protocol must be rejected and replaced by arrangements which fully respect Northern Ireland’s position as a constituent and integral part of the......

Protesters demonstrate outside Manchin’s houseboat over opposition to reconciliation package

USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here Mychael Schnell Advocates from several groups demonstrated outside of Sen. Joe ManchinJoe ManchinProtesters demonstrate outside Manchin’s houseboat over opposition to reconciliation package Security policy expert: Defense industry donations let lawmakers ‘ignore public opinion’ Manchin cast doubt on deal this week......

Taiwan opposition party’s new leader pledges renewed talks with China

Reuters
TAIPEI, Sept 25 (Reuters) – Taiwan’s main opposition party elected former leader Eric Chu as its chairman on Saturday with a pledge to renew stalled talks with China, which has ramped up military and political pressure against the island Beijing claims as its own territory. Chu, 60, a former mayor......

House Passes Spending Bill and Debt Limit Increase Over G.O.P. Opposition

New York Times
WASHINGTON — The House on Tuesday approved legislation to keep the government funded through early December, lift the limit on federal borrowing through the end of 2022 and provide emergency money for Afghan refugees and natural disaster recovery, setting up a fiscal showdown as Republicans warn they will block the......

Thousands march for LGBTQ+ rights in Ukraine despite some opposition

Reuters
KYIV, Sept 19 (Reuters) – Thousands of people including soldiers and diplomats marched peacefully through the Ukrainian capital on Sunday in an annual gay pride parade despite some opposition to an event called off last year because of the coronavirus pandemic. Organisers said about 7,000 attended the Equality March this......

Hong Kong opposition trade union group to disband

Reuters
HONG KONG, Sept 19 (Reuters) – A Hong Kong opposition trade union coalition, the Hong Kong Confederation of Trade Unions, said on Sunday it would disband, adding to several civil society organisations that have ceased operating in the financial hub this year. The organisation passed a motion last week to......

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