Russia claims full control of Luhansk region after seizing last stronghold

Russia claimed to have seized the entirety of Ukraine’s Luhansk region after weeks of brutal fighting, which if confirmed would hand President Vladimir Putin a significant military achievement more than four months after he launched his invasion. Sergei Shoigu, Russia’s defence minister, reported to Putin on Sunday that Russia’s forces had “liberated” the whole of … Read more

Scholz Faces Tricky Electoral Test in Former Party Stronghold

Breadcrumb Trail Links PMN Business Author of the article: Bloomberg News Michael Nienaber Publishing date: May 15, 2022  •  17 minutes ago  •  2 minute read  •  Join the conversation Article content (Bloomberg) — German Chancellor Olaf Scholz faces another tricky electoral test on Sunday, with polls suggesting his Social Democratic Party could suffer a second … Read more

In Le Pen stronghold, French voters dread five more years of Macron By Reuters

2/2 © Reuters. French President Emmanuel Macron waves on stage after being re-elected as president, following the results in the second round of the 2022 French presidential election, during his victory rally at the Champs de Mars in Paris, France, April 24, 2022. REUTE 2/2 By Juliette Jabkhiro HENIN-BEAUMONT, France (Reuters) – When Emmanuel Macron’s … Read more

Bolsonaro seeks to woo Brazilian voters in Lula’s left-wing stronghold

A battered car mounted with oversized loudspeakers greets visitors to Garanhuns, a provincial city in north-east Brazil. “How we’ve missed voting for Lula!” a recorded message blares as the vehicle trundles around with little regard for the racket. Nostalgia for Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva permeates the municipality where the leftwing former president was born … Read more