Labour Party wants general election, but 2nd referendum likely

Despite her defeat in the House of Commons, the U.K.’s lower house of parliament, “there is no immediate threat to May’s position,” Mujtaba Rahman, Europe managing director for political consultancy Eurasia Group, wrote in a note. May is expected to remain in power as the Democratic Unionist Party (another opposition group) and the Conservatives who […]

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Hungary’s new slave law risks first general strike since fall of communism

Since re-entering office in 2010, Orban has frequently sought to wrest control of previously independent institutions; curbing judicial independence, restricting news media freedom and plurality and attacking academic organizations. Last year, the European Parliament voted to bring disciplinary proceedings against Hungary for putting the rule of law at risk. “The protests matter to Hungary, and […]

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Rod Rosenstein plans to leave the Justice Department after new attorney general confirmed

WASHINGTON — Rod Rosenstein, the deputy attorney general and the man who has been overseeing Robert Mueller’s special counsel investigation, plans to step down within the next month, according to administration officials familiar with his thinking. Rosenstein had long intended to serve about two years as the Justice Department’s number-two official, these officials say. They […]

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General Motors names long-time insider Mark Reuss as its president

Getty Images Mark Reuss, General Motors Executive Vice President Global Product Development, speaking last January. General Motors named long-time insider Mark Reuss as its president, effective immediately. Reuss formerly led GM’s global product group and Cadillac. His duties will now include overseeing GM’s quality organization. GM reported fourth-quarter sales on Thursday that fell more than […]

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