Opinion: The Senate’s framework on guns is a sea change Opinion: The Senate’s framework on guns is a sea change

Editor’s Note: Kris Brown is the president of Brady, one of the oldest national gun violence prevention organizations in the United States. she tweets @KrisB_Brown. The views expressed in this commentary are her own. Read more opinion at CNN. CNN — Lawmakers in the US Senate announced this weekend that they have reached an agreement … Read more

Ukraine’s leader says his troops keep defying predictions

KYIV, Ukraine– Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy said no one knows how long the war in his country will last but that Ukrainian forces are defying expectations by preventing Russian troops from overrunning eastern Ukraine, where the fighting has been fiercest for weeks. In his nightly video address, Zelenskyy said he was proud of the Ukrainian … Read more

Nupur Sharma and the firestorm over Indian officials’ comments about Islam

CNN — India is trying to contain the diplomatic fallout as outrage grows in the Muslim world following derogatory comments made by ruling party officials about the Prophet Mohammed. The United Arab Emirates, Malaysia, Oman, and Iraq are among at least 15 Muslim-majority nations to have condemned the remarks, which were described as “Islamophobic,” with … Read more

Hearings guide: What to know as the Jan. 6 panel goes public

WASHINGTON — The House committee investigating the Jan. 6 insurrection at the US Capitol will hold the first in a series of hearings laying out its initial findings Thursday night, a highly anticipated look at evidence the panel has been gathering for the last year. With the televised hearings, the seven Democrats and two Republicans … Read more

VP Harris to headline dinner for South Carolina Democrats

Vice President Kamala Harris is returning to South Carolina this week to headline a fundraising dinner for Democrats in the state, which plays a key role in the presidential nominating process. State Democratic party officials announced Monday that Harris will be the keynote speaker at the Blue Palmetto Dinner, planned for Friday in Columbia. It’s … Read more

Mexico president’s party wins 4 of 6 governorships on ballot

MEXICO CITY — The party of Mexico President Andrés Manuel López Obrador has continued its consolidation of power by winning four of the six governorships on ballot in local elections, according to electoral authorities. National Regeneration Movement — known as Morena — along with its allied parties won in Tamaulipas, Quintana Roo, Oaxaca and Hidalgo … Read more

Cambodian ruling party scores big win in local elections

PHNOM PENH, Cambodia — Long-serving Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen’s ruling party easily topped the field as expected in local elections, an initial tabulation from the National Election Committee showed Monday. Official final returns from Sunday’s polls are due to be released on June 26. However, a statement released Monday by the committee said Hun … Read more

Ruling party seems set to win Cambodian local elections

PHNOM PENH, Cambodia — Early indications showed Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen’s ruling party headed for victory in local elections Sunday as people voted in large numbers for the first time since a 2018 general election that was widely criticized as unfair. Hun Sen’s Cambodian People’s Party was virtually certain to capture the lion’s share … Read more

President’s party looks to clean up in state races in Mexico

MEXICO CITY — Mexico’s ruling Morena party looks poised to win at least four of the six races for state governorships Sunday on the back of President Andrés Manuel López Obrador, its folksy, charismatic leader, and the absence of a credible opposition, analysts say. Ironically, at its point of greatest power, Morena may also be … Read more

Populist millionaire faces ex-rebel for Colombia presidency

Bogota Colombia — Leftist Sen. Gustavo Petro celebrated his first-round lead in Colombia’s presidential election in the way most politicians would: in a conference room packed with hundreds of supporters as confetti rained down upon him. The man he’ll meet in a June 19 runoff had a different approach. Rodolfo Hernandez sat at his home … Read more