Georgian police storm opposition party offices, detain its leader

Georgian police have stormed the party offices of opposition leader Nika Melia and detained him days after the prime minister resigned after a disagreement over whether to take the prominent politician into custody. Live television footage showed Melia, the leader of the United National Movement (UNM), the country’s main opposition party, being dragged from his […]

My Wife Was Wary of My Lab-Made Dinner Party. The Faux Whiskey Won Her Over.

Cassandra said her drink was perfect. In fact, the foam from the beta-lactoglobulin lasted longer than shaken egg whites would. Plus, I pointed out to Cassandra that our bourbon produced fewer carbon emissions. She did not find this interesting. I needed her to like her drink, so she could have another. Cassandra, a former vegetarian, […]

Anti-Trump Republicans weigh forming new party

As the US Republican Party splinters over allegiance to former President Donald Trump, dissatisfied Republicans and a faction of former “Never Trumpers” are discussing starting a new party. “This is very much on everybody’s mind,” said Bill Weld, the former governor of Massachusetts who attempted to run against Trump in the Republican primaries in 2020. […]

Japan’s ruling party wants women – not their views – at meetings

Liberal Democratic Party proposes allowing female legislators join key party meetings as observers, amid growing complaints over sexism. After a sexism row sparked by Tokyo Olympics chief’s saying women talked too much at meetings, Japan’s ruling party has said it wants women to attend key meetings – but only if they do not talk. Under […]

Kosovo’s left-wing opposition party sees landslide win

Next PM faces various challenges, including reviving the economy, reducing unemployment, and fighting the pandemic. Kosovo’s left-wing main opposition party has registered a clear victory in an early election held amid the coronavirus pandemic, economic downturn and stalled negotiations with wartime foe Serbia. With 98 percent of the votes counted on Monday, the Determination Movement […]

Kosovo opposition party set to win parliamentary vote: Exit poll

Vetevendosje forecast to win 41.8 percent of the votes while the governing LDK party projected to finish third. Kosovo’s anti-establishment party Vetevendosje is forecast to win Sunday’s parliamentary polls, according to an exit poll, a result which could further complicate efforts to resolve decades-long territorial disputes. The Pipos-Kosova Klan television exit poll showed Vetevendosje was […]

Republican Acquittal of Trump Is a Defining Moment for Party

But by declining to convict Mr. Trump on Saturday, Mr. McConnell invited questions about whether he will be any more willing to fight Mr. Trump openly on the campaign trail than he was on the Senate floor. Only a few senior Republicans have gone so far as to say that it is time for Mr. […]

Myanmar military raids Aung San Suu Kyi’s party headquarters

Myanmar’s military raided the Yangon headquarters of the National League for Democracy (NLD), the party of detained civilian leader Aung San Suu Kyi, late on Tuesday, officials said, as the United Nations and United States condemned violence against protesters demanding a return to democracy. “The military dictator raided and destroyed NLD headquarters at around 9.30pm […]

Fox News is the Republican Party

“To see what is in front of one’s nose,” George Orwell wrote, “is a constant struggle.” Orwell’s wise, timeless counsel is often lost on writers who prefer to bury the plain truth beneath a blizzard of distractions and obfuscations. The tendency of America’s punditocracy to miss the glaring point has, once again, been on grating […]

‘Saturday Night Live’ Throws a Super Bowl Party With Host Dan Levy

On the night before the Super Bowl, “Saturday Night Live” mostly set aside its political satire and celebrity impersonations to pay satirical homage to the healing power of sports. This weekend’s broadcast, hosted by Dan Levy and featuring the musical guest Phoebe Bridgers, began with a parody of a CBS Super Bowl pregame show, with […]

Comfort Viewing: 3 Reasons I Love ‘Party Down’

The Parties Here’s the structural genius of “Party Down.” It has the DNA of a workplace comedy in that it brings together people who would never know each other otherwise. But it’s also a hangout comedy in that the waiters work as little as possible. Because each episode takes place at a different party, it […]

Divided Republican Party faces post-Trump reckoning in US

Republican legislators in the United States House of Representatives are gearing up to decide the fate of two members of the party who have drawn criticism for different reasons over the past few weeks. On Wednesday, Republicans will decide whether to strip Representative Liz Cheney of her leadership position after she voted to impeach former […]

Top Republican calls QAnon representative ‘cancer’ for the party

Republican Senate leader Mitch McConnell denounced newly elected Representative Marjorie Taylor Greene on Monday, calling the far-right Georgia Republican’s embrace of conspiracy theories and “loony lies” a “cancer for the Republican Party” as Democrats moved to remove Greene from her committee appointments. “Somebody who’s suggested that perhaps no airplane hit the Pentagon on 9/11, that […]

Aung San Suu Kyi, ruling party leaders detained in Myanmar

BREAKING Sweep follows military questioning of election results with parliament due to sit this week. Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi and other senior figures from the governing party have been detained in an early morning raid, the spokesman for the governing National League for Democracy said on Monday. The move comes after days of […]

Fearful of farmers’ protests, Modi makes big suggestion to party leaders

Fearful of farmers’ protests, Modi makes big suggestion to party leaders

  New Delhi: Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has started backtracking on the commitment of farmers, has proposed to party leaders to suspend agricultural laws for 18 months. According to Indian media, the Indian Prime Minister has consulted with party leaders to stop the farmers’ protest and has proposed to suspend agricultural laws for 18 […]

Republican lawmaker censured by party for voting to impeach Trump

Symbolic rebuke comes amid growing Republican opposition to Senate trial of ex-president, set to begin next month. A Republican legislator from the US state of South Carolina has been censured by the state branch of the party after he voted to impeach former United States President Donald Trump earlier this month. Congressman Tom Rice was […]

McConnell Was Done With Trump. His Party Said Not So Fast.

Far from elucidating his position, Mr. McConnell has adopted a sphinx-like silence in public. As late as Tuesday morning, according to Republicans briefed on the conversations, his own aides were uncertain how he planned to vote on Mr. Paul’s motion. He has declined to explain his vote, telling reporters on Wednesday that as a juror […]

Republican party chief to remain ‘neutral’ if Trump runs again

Republican National Committee Chairman Ronna McDaniel, a longtime Donald Trump loyalist, insisted that the party will stay “neutral” in its next presidential primary, even if Trump decides to mount a re-election bid. “The party has to stay neutral. I’m not telling anybody to run or not to run in 2024,” McDaniel told The Associated Press […]

Vietnam’s Trong tipped to lead Communist Party for third term

Despite health issues, 76-year-old president is expected to be re-elected as party chief for rare third term. Nguyen Phu Trong, Vietnam’s ruling Communist Party chief and the architect of the country’s anti-corruption campaign, has been nominated to serve a rare third term, a Party official said on Wednesday, according to state media. On Monday, more […]

Nepal’s caretaker PM removed from governing Communist party

Decision was in protest against his abrupt move in December to dissolve Parliament and call for an early general election. Nepal’s caretaker Prime Minister Khadga Prasad Sharma Oli has been removed from the country’s governing Communist party, his opponents said, in protest against his abrupt move in December to dissolve Parliament and call for an […]

Vietnam’s Communist Party meets to pick new leaders, set strategy

Continuity expected as Vietnam seeks to balance China and the United States. Vietnam’s ruling Communist Party gathers for its first national congress since 2016 later on Monday with a mission to select new leaders and shape policy for the next five years. The event, the 13th congress since the founding of the Communist Party of […]

Indonesia to deport Russian social media star who held party

Author:  AP article author:  AP ID:  1611481611508059700 Sun, 2021-01-24 09:12 DENPASAR, Indonesia: A Russian social media celebrity was being deported from Indonesia on Sunday after he held a party at a luxury hotel on the resort island of Bali attended by more than 50 people despite coronavirus restrictions. The party held on Jan. 11 violated […]

Opinion | We Have to Make the Republican Party Less Dangerous

This is not a new insight, but it’s worth repeating all the same, especially in light of President Biden’s inaugural call for unity, decency and the common good. The Republican Party in 2021 is a party in near total thrall to its most radical elements, a party that in the main — as we just […]