Tucson Festival of Books 2024: What to Expect This Year | Flow function

aAs an annual gift to the region’s bookworms, a two-day book event full of panels and author meet-and-greets will take place just as spring begins. This year’s Tucson Festival of Books takes place on March 9 and 10, with author events taking place throughout the day, giving attending readers a packed list of author discussions … Read more

Hungary opposes Mark Rutte’s bid to run NATO – POLITICO

“We certainly cannot support the election of someone to the post of NATO Secretary General who previously wanted to bring Hungary to its knees,” Szijjártó said. In 2021, Rutte denounced the new anti-LGBT legislation introduced by Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor. Orbán said the country “no longer has any business in the European Union.” “The long-term … Read more

France moves to make abortion a constitutional right amid rollbacks in US and Europe – POLITICO Europe

France is pushing to make abortion a constitutional right, amid rollbacks in the US and EuropePOLITICS Europe France will enshrine abortion rights in the constitution as ‘guaranteed freedom’FRANCE 24 English Why Macron hopes the right to abortion will be a political winnerBBC.com The French Senate votes to enshrine abortion in the constitution, a world firstThe … Read more

Shehbaz Sharif has been elected as Pakistan’s new prime minister

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Lawmakers in Pakistan’s National Assembly on Sunday elected Shehbaz Sharif as the country’s new prime minister for the second time, after allies of jailed former Prime Minister Imran Khan shouted in protest in parliament over manipulation of last month’s elections. Khan is currently employed prison sentences in several cases and is barred … Read more

Veteran British left-wing disruptor George Galloway wins a special election dominated by war in Gaza

LONDON — A veteran left-wing British political disruptor has won a special election in a northern England city with a large Muslim minority, after an election battle that was mired in chaos and controversy and dominated by the war between Israel and Hamas. George Galloway’s victory was described as “very alarming” by Conservative Prime Minister … Read more

Mexican Election 2024: Date, candidates, key issues

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Campaigning formally begins Friday for the biggest election in Mexico’s history. Voters will choose the president, along with the winners of 628 seats in Congress and thousands of local positions. Elections will take place in all 32 jurisdictions, with more than 20,000 vacancies up for grabs. According to the National Electoral … Read more

How George Galloway harnessed the Middle East to derail an election in forgotten Rochdale – POLITICO

Galloway ran his campaign from a Suzuki car dealership, which is both darkly funny and a metaphor for the way democracy can feel like a new, fluid consumer choice. Do you want a car and a dream? Or just a car? I stood outside the dealership, looked at the small photos of Galloway hanging on … Read more

Violence erupts in Haiti after elections announcement

Residents flee their homes during clashes between police and gang members in the Portail neighborhood of Port-au-Prince, Haiti, Thursday, February 29, 2024. Gunmen shot at the international airport and other targets in a wave of violence that forced businesses, government agencies and schools to shut down close early. (AP Photo/Odelyn Joseph) Odelyn Joseph AP Gang … Read more

‘Everything’ on table to help Ukraine beat Putin, Estonian PM says – POLITICO

Estonian Prime Minister Kaja Kallas said “everything” is on the table to help Ukraine defeat Putin, days after French President Emmanuel Macron caused a firestorm by hinting that sending ground troops to help Kiev was a possibility. Macron’s words sparked a backlash from other allied governments, whose leaders rushed to point out that no troops … Read more

Russia 2024 election: Date, how voting works, Putin’s challengers

The 2024 Russian presidential election is not expected to bring change to the Kremlin. With most opposition figures in prison or abroad and many independent media outlets blocked, the… The Kremlin maintains tight control over the country’s political system. The vote in March will almost certainly ensure that 71-year-old President Vladimir Putin will consolidate his … Read more