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Ukraine Election: Comedian Trounces President, Exit Polls Show

Volodymyr Zelensky, an actor best known for playing a president on television, appears to have decisively won Ukraine’s presidency.
Tags: Politics and Government, Elections, Zelensky, Volodymyr, Poroshenko, Petro Olekseyevich, Ukraine


Ukraine Election: Comedian Trounces President, Exit Poll Shows

Volodymyr Zelensky, an actor best known for playing a president on television, appears to have decisively won Ukraine’s presidency.
Tags: Politics and Government, Elections, Zelensky, Volodymyr, Poroshenko, Petro Olekseyevich, Ukraine


Ukraine Election: Comedian Trounces Incumbent President, Exit Poll Shows

Volodymyr Zelensky, an actor best known for playing a president on television, appears to have decisively won Ukraine’s presidency.
Tags: Politics and Government, Elections, Zelensky, Volodymyr, Poroshenko, Petro Olekseyevich, Ukraine


For Palestinian Families, ‘No Light at the End of the Tunnel’

The re-election of Benjamin Netanyahu, shortly after he vowed to apply Israeli sovereignty over the West Bank, was the latest blow to Palestinian aspirations for a state.
Tags: Palestinians, Politics and Government, Elections, Families and Family Life, United States Politics and Government, Fatah, Al, Hamas, Palestinian Authority, Netanyahu, Benjamin, West Bank


For Sri Lanka, a Long History of Violence

The small island nation is famous for its beauty, but also for a brutal three-decade civil war and sectarian tensions that still simmer.
Tags: News, Terrorism, Sri Lanka, Politics And Government, Deaths (Fatalities, Sinhalese (Ethnic Group, Tamils (Ethnic Group


In Egypt Referendum, Only the Turnout Seems in Doubt

The country began three days of voting on constitutional amendments that will effectively extend President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi’s hold on power until 2030.
Tags: Politics and Government, Constitutional Amendments, Middle East and North Africa Unrest (2010-, Sisi, Abdel Fattah el, Cairo (Egypt, Egypt, Middle East


Israel’s Ultra-Orthodox Parties Embrace Technology and Emerge Stronger

The rabbis’ instructions ruled the day in the country’s recent parliamentary elections. Now, the politicians are preparing for a clash over state and religion.
Tags: Jews and Judaism, Politics and Government, Legislatures and Parliaments, Elections, Rabbis, Voting and Voters, Blue and White (Israeli Political Party, Likud Party (Israel, Shas Party (Israel, United Torah Judaism, Netanyahu, Benjamin, Israel, West Bank, Western Wall (Jerusalem


Ukraine Election: Comedian Dismissed by President Is Favored to Get Last Laugh

Volodomyr Zelensky is blessed with the talents that seem to count in politics now: a flair for grabbing attention with little concern for the details.
Tags: Elections, Ukraine, Poroshenko, Petro Olekseyevich, Politics and Government, Volodomyr Zelensky


Comedian Dismissed by Ukraine’s Leader Is Favored to Get Last Laugh in Presidential Vote

Volodomyr Zelensky is blessed with the talents that seem to count in politics now: a flair for grabbing attention with little concern for the details.
Tags: Elections, Ukraine, Poroshenko, Petro Olekseyevich, Politics and Government, Volodomyr Zelensky


Half of England Is Owned by Less Than 1% of Its Population, Researcher Says

A new book identifies aristocrats, investors and companies that own vast portions of the country, amid growing complaints about land scarcity and economic inequality.
Tags: England, Land Use Policies, Books and Literature, Shrubsole, Guy, Who Owns England? (Book, Great Britain, Politics and Government, Agriculture and Farming, Great Britain Withdrawal from EU (Brexit


Americans Agree on One Thing About the Mueller Report: Disgust With the Country’s Leaders

People of all political persuasions shared one feeling: disgust with the country’s leaders and a sense that important issues, such as health care, continued to be ignored.
Tags: Mueller, Robert S III, Politics and Government, Special Prosecutors (Independent Counsel, Trump, Donald J


Americans Can Agree on One Thing About Mueller Report: Disgust with Country’s Leaders

People of all political persuasions shared one feeling: disgust with the country’s leaders and a sense that important issues, such as health care, continued to be ignored.
Tags: Mueller, Robert S III, Politics and Government, Special Prosecutors (Independent Counsel, Trump, Donald J


Subway Chief May Quit Over Tensions With Cuomo, Colleagues Fear

Andy Byford, the transit executive hired to rescue New York City’s foundering subways, has clashed with the governor over management of the system.
Tags: Subways, Byford, Andrew, Cuomo, Andrew M, Politics and Government, Transit Systems, Metropolitan Transportation Authority, New York City Transit Authority


Are You a Very English Butler? The U.K. Government Needs You

The Foreign Office has advertised for two butlers responsible for delivering “V.I.P. hospitality” and managing a wine cellar. Maximum annual salary: £30,000.
Tags: Labor and Jobs, Domestic Service, Politics and Government, Great Britain


North Korea’s State-Run Economy Falters Under Sanctions, Testing Elite Loyalty

International sanctions over North Korea’s nuclear weapons program have been felt most acutely by the party and military officials who support Kim Jong-un’s totalitarian rule.
Tags: News, North Korea, Kim Jong-un, Kim Jong, Economic Conditions and Trends, Politics And Government, Embargoes and Sanctions


Lens: Will Martin Parr’s Photos Change the World? He Doesn’t Think So

In documenting his homeland, the British photographer captures its contradictions and ambiguities with a sense of humor.
Tags: Photography, News, Great Britain, Magnum Photos, Politics And Government, London (England, Immigration and Emigration, Great Britain Withdrawal from EU (Brexit, Will Martin Parr




How Climate Became Germany’s New Culture War

For years, migration tore the country apart. Now it’s the environment.
Tags: News, Germany, Greenhouse Gas Emissions, Automobiles, Politics And Government, Christian Democratic Union (Germany


Jorge Ramos: AMLO Is Not Our Boss

The Mexican president has systematically discredited journalists and media outlets. He is powerful and popular but he is not untouchable.
Tags: News, Trump, Univision, Jorge Ramos, Maduro, Nicolas, Ramos, Lopez Obrador, Politics And Government, Donald J, Reforma, Mexico City (Mexico, AMLO, Andres Manuel, Jorge (1958-, Las Mananeras


A TV Character Running for President? Crazy!

The Ukrainian candidate Volodymyr Zelensky is hardly the first entertainer to get into politics — and he just might win.
Tags: Elections, News, Ukraine, Poroshenko, Politics And Government, Petro Olekseyevich, Democracy (Theory and Philosophy, Volodymyr, Volodymyr Zelensky, Zelensky


F.C.C. Chair Plans to Block China Mobile From U.S. Market

China Mobile, one of the world’s largest cellular providers, applied for a license to connect calls between the U.S. and other nations in 2011.
Tags: News, Federal Communications Commission, China Mobile, Politics And Government, Telephones and Telecommunications




On ‘Made in America,’ Trump’s F.T.C. Appointees May Be Out of Step With Him

Democrats on the Federal Trade Commission want to penalize companies that falsely market products as American made, but the president’s appointees reject that approach.
Tags: News, America, Federal Trade Commission, Trump, Appointments and Executive Changes, Politics And Government, United States Politics and Government, International Trade and World Market, Fines (Penalties


Ousted Sudanese President al-Bashir Moved to Prison

The authoritarian leader, who ruled for three decades and is wanted by the International Criminal Court, is jailed in the capital, Khartoum.
Tags: News, International criminal court, War Crimes, Sudan, Demonstrations, Extradition, Bashir, Political Prisoners, Al Bashir, Politics And Government, Protests and Riots, Genocide and Crimes Against Humanity, Omar Hassan Al


Alan García, Ex-President of Peru, Is Dead After Shooting Himself During Arrest

Mr. García was under investigation on accusations of bribery in connection with the construction company Odebrecht, which is at the center of Latin America’s biggest graft scandal.
Tags: News, Peru, Alan, Latin America, Garcia, Alan Garcia, Politics And Government, Odebrecht


Inequality Fuels Rage of ‘Yellow Vests’ in Equality-Obsessed France

France’s so-called yellow vest protesters are animated by more than anger at the rich: They seek a protected and expanded social safety net.
Tags: News, France, Demonstrations, Taxation, Macron, Economic Conditions and Trends, Politics And Government, Protests and Riots, Bourges (France, Emmanuel (1977-, Yellow Vests Movement


Ex-President Alan García of Peru Is Dead After Shooting Himself During Arrest

Mr. García was under investigation on accusations of bribery in connection with the construction company Odebrecht, which is at the center of Latin America’s biggest graft scandal.
Tags: News, Peru, Alan, Latin America, Garcia, Alan Garcia, Politics And Government, Odebrecht


Modi’s Campaign of Fear and Prejudice

India’s prime minister is seeking re-election by stoking fear among the Hindu majority of the potential dangers posed by the country’s Muslims and Pakistan.
Tags: Elections, News, India, Terrorism, Discrimination, Hindu, Modi, Bharatiya Janata Party, Religion and Belief, Politics And Government, Indian National Congress, Caste Systems


In India, a Renewed Fight Against Leprosy

Health workers thought they had vanquished the disease in 2005. But it lived on, cloaked in stigma and medical mystery.
Tags: News, India, Bacteria, World Health Organization, Discrimination, Tuberculosis, Disabilities, Skin, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, Politics And Government, Rumors and Misinformation, Your-feed-science, Leprosy (Hansen's Disease


China’s Economy Stabilizes After Beijing Opens the Bank Vaults

New figures suggest the Chinese slowdown is bottoming out. Credit goes to a wave of lending, but economists warn that debt-fueled growth can’t continue.
Tags: News, China, Beijing, Banking and Financial Institutions, Economic Conditions and Trends, Politics And Government, International Trade and World Market, Bank Vaults