Canada’s Conservatives pick populist in bid to oust Trudeau’s Liberals

Canada's Conservative Party newly elected leader Pierre Poilievre speaks during the Conservative Party Convention at the Shaw Centre, Ottawa, Canada on Sept 10, 2022. (DAVE CHAN / AFP) OTTAWA – Canada's Conservatives on Saturday picked Pierre Poilievre, a veteran parliamentarian who has promoted bitcoin as way to fight inflation, to spearhead the party's bid to […]

Swedes head to polls in close-run election marked by energy crisis

Leader of the Sweden Democrats Jimmie Akesson speaks during an election rally on Sept 10, 2022, in Stockholm, ahead of the general elections on Sept 11, 2022, (JONATHAN NACKSTRAND / AFP) STOCKHOLM – Swedes vote on Sunday in an election pitting the incumbent centre-left Social Democrats against a right-wing bloc that has embraced the anti-immigration […]