Oath Keeper leader spoke of ‘civil war’ ahead of Jan. 6 Capitol attack-US prosecutors

WASHINGTON, Oct 3 (Reuters) – Prosecutors on Monday urged a jury to convict Oath Keepers founder Stewart Rhodes and four others for their roles in storming the US Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021, alleging they plotted to do whatever it took to prevent the transfer of presidential power. “They concocted a plan for an armed … Read more

Markets cheer Bolsonaro’s strong showing in Brazil vote

SAO PAULO, Oct 3 (Reuters) – Stronger-than-expected support for President Jair Bolsonaro in the first round of Brazil’s presidential election was cheered by financial markets on Monday, as the race went to an Oct. 30 runoff. Brazil’s real was up around 3% against the dollar, while Brazil’s Bovespa index (.BVSP) rose 3%. Bolsonaro’s leftist challenger, … Read more

Brazil election enters runoff as Bolsonaro dashes Lula’s hope of quick win

SAO PAULO/BRASILIA, Oct 3 (Reuters) – The second round of Brazil’s presidential campaign kicked off Monday after right-wing President Jair Bolsonaro outperformed polling and robbed leftist former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva of an outright victory in the first round of voting . The unexpectedly strong showing by Bolsonaro on Sunday dashed hopes for … Read more

Peace envoy steps in to try to ensure functioning government after Bosnians vote

Bosnia votes amid political crisis International peace overseer imposes changes to election law ‘Crucial for destiny of this country there will be no blockades,’ he says SARAJEVO, Oct 2 (Reuters) – Bosnia’s polls closed on Sunday after voters turned out to choose the country’s new collective presidency and lawmakers at national, regional and local levels, … Read more

Italy election victors aim for rare political stability

Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register Rightist bloc set for clear majority in both houses Meloni would be country’s first woman prime minister League leader says government will be stable Government not expected to be sworn in for few weeks Record low turnout casts shadow over result ROME, Sept 26 (Reuters) – … Read more

Meloni tipped to be prime minister as Italians vote

Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register Italians expected to elect right-wing alliance Meloni would be country’s first woman prime minister Early vote follows collapse of Draghi government ROME, Sept 25 (Reuters) – Italians were voting on Sunday in an election that is forecast to return the country’s most right-wing government since World … Read more

US tells Lula it plans to quickly recognize Brazil election winner, sources say

A man runs past banners with photos of presidential candidates, Brazil’s President Jair Bolsonaro, Ciro Gomes and former president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil September 1, 2022. REUTERS/Pilar Olivares/File Photo Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register BRASILIA/RIO DE JANEIRO, Sept 23 (Reuters) – US diplomats have assured … Read more

EU’s von der Leyen delivers veiled warning to Italy’s right wing

European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen attends the 77th United Nations General Assembly at the United Nations headquarters in New York City, New York, US, September 21, 2022. REUTERS/David ‘Dee’ Delgado Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register BRUSSELS, Sept 23 (Reuters) – European Commission chief Ursula von der Leyen has warned … Read more

Putin was ‘pushed’ into Ukraine war, says Italy’s Berlusconi

Forza Italia leader Silvio Berlusconi speaks during the closing electoral campaign rally of the centre-right’s coalition in Piazza del Popolo, ahead of the September 25 general election, in Rome, Italy, September 22, 2022. REUTERS/Yara Nardi Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register Russia’s Putin is a long-time friend of Berlusconi Berlusconi’s right-wing bloc … Read more