French presidential hopeful, ex-PM Valls slapped during campaign stop

French presidential hopeful, ex-PM Valls slapped during campaign stop

A youth reached out apparently to slap former prime minister Manuel Valls when he was on an election tour in France’s Brittany region on Tuesday and was wrestled to the ground by a security guard, a video by local media showed. Valls, 54, who was walking past a group of people in the town of […]

Sarkozy a step closer to facing trial over campaign finance scandal

Sarkozy a step closer to facing trial over campaign finance scandal

  Former French president Nicolas Sarkozy moved a step closer to facing trial over campaign funding irregularities on Thursday when a court rejected a defense request to halt proceedings against one of 14 suspects in the case. A Paris appeal court threw out a request from the defence to drop the case against Guillaume Lambert, […]

Merkel launches re-election campaign with firm stance on immigration

Merkel launches re-election campaign with firm stance on immigration

German Chancellor Angela Merkel launched her re-election bid on Tuesday by lashing out at populists trying to exploit fears over the recent influx of refugees, while also taking a tough stance on integration, including a ban on full-face veils. Merkel outlined her strategy at an annual gathering of her centre-right Christian Democratic Union (CDU) party, […]

Michelle Obama uses popularity to give Clinton campaign boost

Michelle Obama uses popularity to give Clinton campaign boost

First Lady Michelle Obama brought her star power onto the campaign trail Thursday stumping for Hillary Clinton as the Democratic White House hopeful seeks to conquer battleground states before Election Day. Obama has emerged as a compelling force in the hard-fought campaign, delivering powerful arguments against Republican Donald Trump and in support of Clinton’s bid […]

‘We are behind’ admits Trump campaign as Clinton targets early voters

‘We are behind’ admits Trump campaign as Clinton targets early voters

  A top adviser to Donald Trump acknowledged on Sunday the Republican presidential candidate was lagging behind rival Hillary Clinton, as the Democratic nominee pressed a strategy of encouraging early voting in key battleground states. Trump campaign manager Kellyanne Conway said Clinton had “tremendous advantages,” including a large campaign war chest that had allowed her […]

Trump campaign rocked as women accuse White House candidate of sexual assault

Trump campaign rocked as women accuse White House candidate of sexual assault

  Newly published accusations that Donald Trump groped or inappropriately kissed women rocked the race for the White House Wednesday, with the Republican nominee angrily denying the reports and his campaign branding them “character assassination.” Claims by four women, whose accounts were reported by The New York Times, The Palm Beach Postand Yahoo News, came […]

Trump forced into apology as lewd remarks leave campaign reeling

Trump forced into apology as lewd remarks leave campaign reeling

Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump scrambled to prevent his campaign from falling apart early on Saturday with a hastily prepared video statement expressing regret for making obscene comments about women. Trump declared himself a changed man, but raised the infidelities of former President Bill Clinton and slammed his Democratic opponent in the November 8 election, […]

Clinton, Trump back on campaign trail after combative first debate

Clinton, Trump back on campaign trail after combative first debate

Donald Trump blamed the moderator, a bad microphone and anyone but himself Tuesday after he was forced onto the defense by Hillary Clinton’s cascade of critiques about his taxes, honesty and character in the first presidential debate. The Republican nominee plunged into re-litigating some of Clinton’s most damaging attacks, even when the explanations seemed only […]

Italy recalls ‘Fertility Day’ campaign after social media backlash

Italy recalls ‘Fertility Day’ campaign after social media backlash

An Italian government campaign urging young couples to “get on with it” to boost the country’s flagging birthrate has been recalled after a furious backlash on social media. Health Minister Beatrice Lorenzin said Friday she had ordered changes to the online campaign after a series of captioned images intended to promote an upcoming Fertility Day […]

Trump hires new blood in campaign overhaul

Trump hires new blood in campaign overhaul

Donald Trump announced a shake-up of his campaign leadership Wednesday, the latest sign of tumult for his struggling White House bid less than three months from Election Day. The Republican nominee named Stephen Bannon of the conservative Breitbart News website as chief executive officer and promoted pollster Kellyanne Conway to campaign manager. The moves signal […]

Putin accuses Ukraine of Crimea ‘terror’ campaign

Putin accuses Ukraine of Crimea ‘terror’ campaign

Russian President Vladimir Putin on Wednesday accused Ukraine of waging “terror” over alleged attempted incursions into annexed Crimea that Kiev has fiercely denied. Russia’s security agency announced it had thwarted “terrorist attacks” in Crimea by Ukrainian military intelligence and beaten back an armed assault, claims that have ratcheted up tensions first sparked by Moscow’s 2014 […]

Trump tries to reset campaign with economic speech

Trump tries to reset campaign with economic speech

Republican Donald Trump sought to regain momentum for his White House campaign on Monday by proposing sweeping tax breaks, cuts to federal regulations and a revival of the stalled Keystone XL oil pipeline project. The New York businessman used a speech on the economy in Detroit to try to turn the page after a week […]

Trump looks to shore up campaign at Republican National Convention opening

Trump looks to shore up campaign at Republican National Convention opening

The Republican convention kicks off in Cleveland, Ohio on Monday with a one-two punch of law-and-order tough-talk, and Donald Trump’s wife playing character witness as the businessman seeks to lock up his presidential nomination. Melania Trump, a Slovenian-born former model, will headline the opening night of the 2016 Republican National Convention in Cleveland, which takes […]

Osborne’s dire warnings of economic doom and an emergency Budget hurt Remain campaign because voters didn’t believe him, say Cameron aides

Osborne’s dire warnings of economic doom and an emergency Budget hurt Remain campaign because voters didn’t believe him, say Cameron aides

David Cameron’s aides believed George Osborne’s dire economic warnings were damaging the Remain campaign and he had to be ‘restrained several times’, it was claimed today. A No 10 source has said that the Chancellor’s reputation was ‘often a hindrance’ because his doom-laden predictions were not often believed by the public. The source also revealed […]

EU referendum live: Sir James Dyson backs leave campaign

EU referendum live: Sir James Dyson backs leave campaign

Various key articles about the referendum campaign were published on Friday. Read these: In the Guardian: First-time buyers will find it harder to get on the property ladder if Britain votes to leave the EU, a group of 17 the UK’s biggest housebuilders has claimed. They said that “a vote to leave will create considerable […]

British Prime Minister David Cameron accuses pro-Brexit campaign of lying

British Prime Minister David Cameron accuses pro-Brexit campaign of lying

Prime Minister David Cameron on Tuesday accused those backing a British exit from the European Union of lying to voters – and insisted he is not worried that the “remain” side is losing ground in the battle for votes. British voters are deciding in a referendum June 23 on whether to leave the 28-nation bloc […]

Obama slams Trump for promising to reverse key Wall Street reforms

Obama slams Trump for promising to reverse key Wall Street reforms

President Barack Obama slammed Donald Trump’s proposal to weaken Wall Street reforms and touted his own economic record on Wednesday during a trip to a city he visited three weeks into his presidency that has recovered from its recession lows. Obama’s remarks in Elkhart, Indiana, foreshadowed the arguments he is likely to make on the […]

Trump says illegals treated better than veterans in US

Trump says illegals treated better than veterans in US

“Thousands of people are dying waiting in line to see a doctor. That is not going to happen anymore,” Trump told veterans gathered in front of the Lincoln Memorial as part of the annual Rolling Thunder event, which brings thousands of motorcyclists to Washington each Memorial Day weekend. Trump has repeated his comparison of the […]

The Trillion Dollar Campaign

The Trillion Dollar Campaign

The Trillion Dollar Campaign was an innovative way to protest Zimbabwe’s record breaking hyperinflation which reached the unbelievable mark of 231,000,000% in October 2008. The campaign was launched in 2009 with the goal of promoting the newspaper called The Zimbabwean, whom President Mugabe was giving a hard time, as well as increasing awareness of the […]