Japanese trade minister Hiroshige Seko said the government has no plans for rolling blackouts in Hokkaido on Monday and Tuesday despite the continued closure of a fossil fuel-fired power plant that supplies about half the island’s power.
Surge in support for populists will see realignment of politics after too-close-to-call vote
Sweden votes on Sunday in elections likely to force a historic realignment in the nation’s politics, as support for the established centre-right and centre-left blocs slumps in the face of a surge by the populist, anti-immigration Sweden Democrats.
Late polls showed that the race was too close to call, with the outgoing Social Democrat-Green coalition of prime minister Stefan Löfven and its ex-communist Left party parliamentary allies on about 40-41% of the vote, and the four-party centre-right opposition, led by the Moderates, two to three points behind.
Former Chief of Staff Bill Daley joins Chuck to discuss the power struggle within the West Wing that was further revealed in the NUY op-ed published this week.
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In a life spent circling Capitol Hill, Judge Brett Kavanaugh has made a rare foray to the very top. Born and raised in the D.C. area, Judge Kavanaugh’s legal career has unfolded at the highest levels of the judicial and executive branches, from the chambers of the United States Supreme Court to the halls of the White House. Critics, legal scholars, and Democratic senators agree, saying those experiences have cultivated an unusually strong view of executive power.
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Some businesses in India have found that catering to the LGBT community makes financial sense.
Anti-corruption watchdog Transparency International says about one-fifth of the members of Russia’s lower house of parliament are part of what it calls a “power lobby” that has significantly influenced sharply growing expenditures for national defense and law enforcement.
Vatican intrigues usually remain behind the walls. The battle now is fueled by a potent combination of conservative anger and the child sex abuse scandals.