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Opposition takes lead over US ally in Honduras vote

A left-right coalition led by a flamboyant TV host took a surprise lead in the Honduran presidential election, initial results showed on Monday, upsetting forecasts that the crime-fighting, US allied incumbent would comfortably win. With 57 percent of ballot boxes counted, Salvador Nasralla had an almost 5 point lead with ...

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Cuba’s expected next president rejects demands for change

The man widely seen as Cuba’s next president delivered a defiant rejection of demands for change in the island’s single-party system as he participated Sunday in the first in a series of elections expected to end with his taking over from Raul Castro next year. First Vice President Miguel Diaz-Canel ...

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Pelosi blames Trump election for growing wave of sexual allegations

Democratic leader in the US House of Representatives Nancy Pelosi has blamed the election of Donald Trump for the growing wave of sexual misconduct allegations against powerful men in entertainment, business and politics. “Harvey [Weinstein] didn’t evoke this. The election of President Trump evoked what happened to Harvey and now ...

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Amid sexual allegations, Conyers quits House committee

Congressman John Conyers of Michigan, the longest-serving member of Congress, has stepped down as the top Democratic member of the House Judiciary Committee, following sexual harassment accusations. “After careful consideration and in light of the attention drawn by recent allegations made against me, I have notified the Democratic leader of ...

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Hondurans vote in disputed presidential elections

People in Honduras have gone to polls to elect a new president, members of the Congress, lawmakers and mayors as President Juan Orlando Hernandez seeks a re-election that many insist is illegal under the Central American country’s 1982 constitution. David Matamoros, head of Honduras’ Supreme Electoral Tribunal, declared polls open ...

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Tillerson won’t ‘bolster’ Ivanka Trump on her India trip

US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson is said to be planning to send Ivanka Trump as the head of a low-profile team to an upcoming annual summit in India, breaking with the previous administration’s practice in an apparent snub to President Donald Trump amid reports of tensions between the secretary of state and ...

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