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Panama blocks ex-President Martinelli from election

Tribunal disqualifies Martinelli’s candidacy over 10-year prison sentence for money laundering last year. Panama’s Electoral Tribunal has annulled the candidacy of former President Ricardo Martinelli in the presidential election set for May. The decision, announced late on Monday by the body’s president Alfredo Junca, appears to end Martinelli’s hopes of re-election. It comes a month […]

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Putin’s masterful spy op leaves Scholz in the cold – POLITICO

For Putin, who after decades as Russia’s leader remains a spy at heart, there is no greater joy than outfoxing Russia’s adversaries in the dark arts (especially Germany, where he spent part of his KGB career running agents). To be fair, Putin received a major assist — however unwittingly — from German Chancellor Olaf Scholz.

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Is the United States misusing its veto at the UN Security Council? | TV Shows

The US has vetoed three resolutions calling for a suspension of hostilities in Gaza since October 7. Nearly five months since Israel launched its war on Gaza, the United Nations has failed to adopt a resolution calling for a pause in the hostilities. Three votes have been held in the Security Council – but the

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Dmitry Medvedev says ‘Ukraine is definitely Russia,’ presents map showing Ukraine divided between neighbors — Meduza

Addressing participants at a youth festival in Sochi on Monday, Russian Security Council Chairman Dmitry Medvedev presented a map that showed the majority of Ukraine’s territory divided between Russia, Poland, Romania, and Hungary. Only an area approximately the size of Ukraine’s Kyiv region was labeled “Ukraine.” The former Russian president said that the “territory on

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UN rights chief says ‘powder keg’ Gaza could ignite wider war

Volker Turk says it is essential to avoid conflagration of conflict, which could have repercussions for region and beyond. United Nations human rights chief Volker Turk says the war in Gaza is a “powder keg” that could ignite a wider conflict with serious repercussions for the Middle East and beyond. In an address to the

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Japan’s Nikkei stock market index passes 40,000 for first time

Nikkei 225 gains as much as 1 percent after last month beating 1989 record. Japan’s benchmark stock market index has smashed the 40,000 mark for the first time, continuing its comeback after decades of stagnation. The Nikkei 225 gained 1 percent to 40,308.85 during morning trading on Monday, as investors took an upbeat view of

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Haiti violence: Gangs free 4,000 inmates in mass jailbreak

1 hour ago Image caption, Port-au-Prince has descended into violence in recent days Armed gangs have stormed the main prison in Haiti’s capital Port-au-Prince, releasing many inmates. The vast majority of about 4,000 men held there have now escaped, a local journalist told BBC News. Among those detained were gang members charged in connection with

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Four arrested after Spanish blogger on India motorcycle tour gang-raped

The couple had set up a tent to pass the night in Jharkhand state’s Dumka as seven men attacked them. Indian authorities have arrested four people suspected of being part of a group that gangraped a Spanish tourist and assaulted her partner. The woman – whose identity was not revealed by the authorities – is

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