The US won its appeal in London’s High Court against an earlier ruling that Julian Assange should not be extradited.(Reuters: Simon Dawson) Julian Assange is a step closer to being extradited to the United States to face charges of conspiring to hack government computers and of violating espionage law. ItContinue Reading

Free Democrats and Greens gain most from record year for big donations to German parties. Free Democrats (FDP) and Greens gained the most from donations of over €50,000 to German parties this year, data collated by POLITICO shows | Clemens Bilan via EPA-EFE BERLIN — The smaller parties in Germany’sContinue Reading

Magdalena Andersson hopes to lead her Social Democrats to victory in next year’s election, while under fire from the far right. STOCKHOLM — Magdalena Andersson’s back — and hoping to return her Social Democrats to their glory days. Andersson was named Sweden’s prime minister for the second time in fiveContinue Reading

There is plenty still unknown about Omicron, but the variant already has the potential to upend the global pandemic response and undo progress that’s been made containing Covid-19. Dr. Anthony Fauci and other top Biden health officials have reviewed a limited set of data on Omicron in coordination with internationalContinue Reading

Federal workers had to receive their last dose of the vaccine no later than Nov. 8 to meet the deadline Monday. Federal employees have until the end of the day Monday to comply with a September executive order requiring that all federal employees receive a Covid-19 vaccine without the abilityContinue Reading

The GOP-controlled state legislature plans to pass a new congressional map this week that shreds two Democratic seats, but it will only stand for the next four years. Republican Gov. Mike DeWine speaks to state Sen. Vernon Sykes, the co-chair of the Ohio Redistricting Commission, as other members of theContinue Reading

After Covid, New York and other cities are weighing whether to convert empty office buildings into affordable housing. NEW YORK — To see how the Covid-19 pandemic has changed America’s downtowns, all you have to do is stand in the subway station at Times Square on a weekday morning. BeneathContinue Reading

WASHINGTON – The $1.2 trillion infrastructure bill that the House approved late Friday passed with the help of several Republicans, who faced a swift backlash Saturday from their GOP colleagues. Rep. Andrew Garbarino of New York was one of 13 Republicans who voted for the bipartisan bill, which passed 228-206,Continue Reading

None wants to be seen as the problem child if the party’s electoral prospects plummet this week. So they’re insisting it’s time to move ahead. Terry McAuliffe could go down in Virginia’s gubernatorial race Tuesday, and neither congressional liberals nor centrists want to take the blame. Democrats fear losing theContinue Reading

The troubling assessment undermines President Joe Biden’s fundamental justification for fully withdrawing from Afghanistan. “It’s precisely that threat that we need to remain vigilant, and disrupt,” Colin Kahl, the undersecretary of defense for policy, told the Senate Armed Services Committee on Tuesday.(ISTOCKPHOTO) The Islamic State group’s affiliate in Afghanistan isContinue Reading