POLITICS

GOP blocks bill to keep government going; new try ahead

WASHINGTON — Republican senators blocked a bill to keep the government operating and allow federal borrowing, but Democrats aiming to avert a shutdown… Read more

After close vote, Germany on tricky path to form government

BERLIN  — The party that narrowly beat outgoing German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s bloc pushed Monday for a quick agreement on a coalition government… Read more

Hungary committed to contentious LGBT law

UNITED NATIONS — The right-wing populist government in Hungary is attracting conservative thinkers from the United States who admire its approaches… Read more

Tensions grow as US, allies deepen Indo-Pacific involvement

BANGKOK  — With increasingly strong talk in support of Taiwan, a new deal to supply Australia with nuclear submarines, and the launch of a European… Read more

Trudeau’s Liberals win Canada election, but miss majority

TORONTO  — Canadians gave Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s Liberal Party a victory in Monday’s parliamentary elections, but his gamble to win a majority… Read more

California GOP licks wounds after another lopsided loss

LOS ANGELES  — The results of Tuesday’s recall election in which California Gov. Gavin Newsom defeated an attempt to remove him from office look all… Read more

The Latest: In NYC, Trump criticizes Afghanistan withdrawal

NEW YORK — Former President Donald Trump commemorated the 20th anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks by visiting a fire station and police precinct in… Read more

California recall vote offers test of Biden political clout

WASHINGTON  — President Joe Biden has been beset by public health, military and climate crises in the past month. Not much time has been left for a… Read more

Taliban form all-male Afghan government of old guard members

KABUL, Afghanistan  — The Taliban on Tuesday announced an all-male interim government for Afghanistan stacked with veterans of their hard-line rule… Read more

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