Sen. Bob Menendez co-defendant pleads guilty in bribery case

Jose Uribe leaves the Federal Court, after a hearing on bribery charges, in New York City, U.S. September 27, 2023.  Brendan McDermid | Reuters A co-defendant in the criminal corruption case against Sen. Bob Menendez pleaded guilty in New York federal court on Friday and agreed to cooperate with the prosecution of the New Jersey … Read more

The U.S. national debt is rising by $1 trillion about every 100 days

The U.S. Treasury building in Washington, D.C., on March 13, 2023. Al Drago | Bloomberg | Getty Images The debt load of the U.S. is growing at a quicker clip in recent months, increasing about $1 trillion nearly every 100 days. The nation’s debt permanently crossed over to $34 trillion on Jan. 4, after briefly … Read more

Brian Mulroney death: Quebec mourns one of its own ‘transformational’ leaders

Brian Mulroney, Canada’s 18th prime minister and one of the country’s consequential leaders, is being remembered by politicians of all stripes as “transformational” and as a “very sincere man who was honest and direct.” Tributes came pouring in from across his home province of Quebec as the country learned about the death of Mulroney, who … Read more

Trump lawyers want classified documents trial after election

A vehicle carrying former U.S. President Donald Trump is driven to the Alto Lee Adams Sr. U.S. Courthouse on March 01, 2024 in Fort Pierce, Florida.  Joe Raedle | Getty Images Lawyers for former President Donald Trump on Friday urged a Florida federal court judge to schedule his criminal trial on charges related to retaining … Read more

Alabama IVF ruling highlights importance of state supreme court races in this year’s US elections

CHICAGO — CHICAGO (AP) — The recent ruling in Alabama that frozen embryos are legally considered children created a political firestorm after the decision halted treatment for many couples seeking to have families through fertility treatments. It also has turned the spotlight on the importance of institutions that are poised to play a central in … Read more

Brian Mulroney, former prime minister, will get state funeral: source

Former prime minister Brian Mulroney will be given a state funeral, a source close to the Mulroney family says. A Progressive Conservative, Mulroney will go down as one of Canada’s most prominent figures. He died Thursday in Florida at the age of 84. His daughter Caroline said he died “peacefully and surrounded by family.” Born … Read more

Child-care legislation passes final hurdle, set to become law

By Staff The Canadian Press Posted March 1, 2024 7:32 am Updated March 1, 2024 8:20 am 1 min read Descrease article font size Increase article font size Legislation that commits the federal government to long-term funding of the national child-care system is poised to become law. The bill aims to enshrine the system into … Read more

Alexei Navalny’s family, supporters gather for his funeral – National

Russians chanted opposition politician Alexei Navalny’s name on Friday as his coffin was carried into a Moscow church surrounded by police for a funeral that only a few people were allowed to attend. Navalny’s allies said they believed the service had got underway soon afterwards but could not be sure because the authorities were blocking … Read more

low turnout and boycott expected

Iranian women cast their ballots at a polling station during elections to select members of parliament and a key clerical body, in Tehran on March 1, 2024. ATTA KENARE | AFP Iran holds its parliamentary elections on Friday, in the first vote for Iranians since a nationwide protest movement for women’s rights rocked the country … Read more

Navalny’s funeral in pictures: Mourners gather in Moscow

Crowds gathered in Moscow on Friday to observe Alexei Navalny’s funeral, with allies of the deceased Russian opposition politician saying over 1,000 people had congregated. CNBC could not independently verify the number. Remains of snow clutched to the streets in a grey Moscow, as people lined up outside the church where the memorial service is … Read more