Sri Lanka opposition meets to name new government amid turmoil

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — Sri Lanka’s opposition parties met Sunday to agree on a new government a day after the country’s president and prime minister offered to resign following the most dramatic day of monthslong political turmoil, with protesters storming the leaders’ homes in a rage over the economic crisis. Protesters remained in President […]

How bad really is Mitt?

The Golden Hammer Staff Reports Holladay (Utah), March 22 – In recent weeks, there has been talk of United States Senator (Republican of Utah) Mitt Romney possibly running for President in 2024. Romney hasn’t ruled out the possibility, even though he would be 77 years old during the campaign. Romney was the Republican Party Nominee […]

South Korea’s next leader to abandon Blue House for new office

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea’s incoming president said Sunday he will abandon the mountainside presidential palace of Blue House and establish his office at the Defense Ministry compound in central Seoul to better communicate with the public. The plan drew an immediate backlash from critics of the relocation plan, who warned that a hasty movement […]

Haiti prosecutor asks judge to charge PM in assassination

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — A new chief prosecutor was sworn in Tuesday just hours after his predecessor asked a judge to charge Prime Minister Ariel Henry in the slaying of the president and to bar him from leaving Haiti, a move that could further destabilize a country roiled by turmoil following the assassination and a […]

Florida suspect in Haiti president killing deepens mystery

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — The arrest of a failed Haitian businessman living in Florida who authorities say was a key player in the killing of Haiti’s president deepened the mystery Monday into an already convoluted plot surrounding the assassination. Haitian authorities identified the suspect as Christian Emmanuel Sanon, 62, who once expressed a desire to […]

South Africa’s ex-leader turns himself in for prison term

NKANDLA, South Africa (AP) — Former South African president Jacob Zuma turned himself over to police early Thursday to begin serving a 15-month prison term. Just minutes before the midnight deadline for police to arrest him, Zuma left his Nkandla home in a convoy of vehicles. Zuma handed himself over to authorities to obey the […]

Biden takes the helm as president: ‘Democracy has prevailed’

WASHINGTON (AP) — Joe Biden was sworn in as the 46th president of the United States on Wednesday, declaring that “democracy has prevailed” and summoning American resilience and unity to confront the deeply divided nation’s historic confluence of crises. Biden took the oath at a U.S. Capitol that had been battered by an insurrectionist siege […]

Putin holding off on US presidential congratulations

MOSCOW (AP) — President Vladimir Putin says Russia is willing to work with whomever is officially declared the next president of the United States, but that he won’t offer congratulations until the winner is formally decided or a candidate concedes. Putin’s remarks broadcast Sunday on state television reiterate earlier Kremlin comments on why Putin had […]

President Trump team seeks 4th debate with Biden, cites voting by mail

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump’s campaign is requesting a fourth debate with his presumptive Democratic rival, citing an expected surge in mail and absentee voting this fall because of the coronavirus. Trump campaign manager Brad Parscale and former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani made the request Thursday in a call with Frank Fahrenkopf, […]