Politics

Japan PM’s party suffers historic defeat in Tokyo poll, popular governor wins big

TOKYO (Reuters) – Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s Liberal Democratic Party suffered an historic defeat in an election in the Japanese

Big week for health care; Trump meets with India’s prime minister; fate of Murdoch deal

1. Big week for American health care: The public — and lawmakers — will learn the cost of Senate Republicans’

Russians targeted 21 election systems, U.S. official says

WASHINGTON Russian hackers targeted 21 U.S. state election systems in the 2016 presidential race and a small number were breached

The Election Over, U.K. Officials Stop Pretending Brexit Won’t Hurt

A funny thing happened in London Tuesday. The country’s finance chief, Philip Hammond, and the head of its central bank,

Consumer confidence is lowest since Trump election

Americans still feel good about the Trump economy, but they are cooling to it. Consumer confidence fell in June to

Modi’s party backs low-caste leader Ram Nath Kovind for president of India

NEW DELHI The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has proposed that a politician from a low caste become the next president,

Macron sets sights on huge parliamentary majority, voter turnout low

PARIS Voters turned out in low numbers on Sunday in the second round of France’s parliamentary election, where President Emmanuel

Under pressure to soften Brexit, PM May to meet Northern Irish ‘kingmakers’

LONDON Prime Minister Theresa May will seek to strike a deal with a Northern Irish Protestant party to save her

Puerto Rico votes to be 51st state but…

Puerto Ricans voted overwhelmingly Sunday to become the 51st U.S. state, but there is no celebrating yet. Only Congress can

Fed is set to raise rates this week despite political tumult

The Washington political world is in disarray. Britain’s election tumult has scrambled the outlook for Europe. And economies in the