Biden to unveil plan to combat racial inequities

(Reuters) – Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden will explain how he would address systemic racism and racial economic inequality in a speech on Tuesday, outlining the fourth and final plank of his sweeping plan to revitalize the coronavirus-hit U.S. economy. At an event in Biden’s hometown of Wilmington, Delaware, the former vice president will again […]

New Zealand opposition names new leader two months before general election

SYDNEY (Reuters) – New Zealand’s main opposition party named a new leader two months before a general election following Tuesday’s surprise resignation of the previous party leader, who had been in the role just over 50 days. The conservative National Party elected four-time member of parliament Judith Collins to take on Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern’s […]

Polls close in tightly contested Australian by-election

SYDNEY (Reuters) – Polling closed on Saturday in an Australian by-election being seen as a referendum on Prime Minister Scott Morrison’s handling of bushfires and the COVID-19 pandemic, with a tight contest expected. The result in the bushfire-hit electorate of Eden-Monaro will not affect the balance of power in Australia’s parliament, but it may be […]

Australian PM seeks voter redemption in by-election

SYDNEY (Reuters) – Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison will on Saturday vie to secure a 100-year first by winning a seat from the opposition at a by-election, a contest that will test how well voters believe his government has handled the dual crises of catastrophic summer bushfires and COVID-19 pandemic. The sprawling Eden-Monaro electorate on […]

Trump re-election bid picks up speed with NASCAR sponsorship

(Reuters) – United States president Donald Trump’s re-election bid will pick up speed this weekend with Trump 2020 the primary sponsor of Corey LaJoie’s car for NASCAR’s Brickyard 400 at Indianapolis Motor Speedway on Sunday. Go Fas Racing announced on Wednesday it had entered into a partnership with Patriots of America PAC, a pro-Donald Trump […]