World News

Russia vote: President Putin could stay in power until 2036 as Russians approve constitutional reforms

A majority of Russians have voted to approve amendments to the country’s constitution which would allow President Vladimir Putin to stay in power until 2036, despite protests in Moscow and Saint Petersburg. Election officials said that with 98% of all precincts counted, nearly 78% had voted for the constitutional amendments. The results mean that Mr […]

World News

Generation Putin comes of age as Russians vote on extending his rule

MOSCOW (Reuters) – Twenty-year-old Russians Yekaterina Mikhailova and Iya Barsegyan have only ever known life under President Vladimir Putin who rose to power in 1999, before they were even born. The pair may be of the same generation, but politically they are worlds apart, a contrast that shows how the divisions created by Putin’s politics […]

Politics

House to vote Friday on more coronavirus aid, despite GOP skeptics – The Denver Post

WASHINGTON — The Democratic-controlled House is pressing ahead Friday with votes on another massive rescue bill that would pump almost $1 trillion to state and local governments, renew $1,200 cash payments for individuals, and extend a $600 weekly supplemental federal unemployment benefit. The first four coronavirus response bills were bipartisan measures that passed by sweeping […]