Nicaragua’s President Daniel Ortega wins fourth term in presidential election critics say was rigged

Daniel Ortega easily secured a fourth consecutive term as Nicaragua’s president, early results showed on Monday, after the former guerrilla fighter suppressed political rivals in a vote critics said was rigged but which won Russian recognition. Nicaragua’s Supreme Electoral Council said that with roughly half the ballots counted, a preliminary tally gave Ortega’s Sandinista alliance… Read More Nicaragua’s President Daniel Ortega wins fourth term in presidential election critics say was rigged

Russia suspends diplomatic ties with NATO over espionage row

Russia said on Monday it would halt the activities of its diplomatic mission to NATO after the Western military alliance expelled eight Russians saying they were spies. Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov also said staff at NATO’s military mission in Moscow would be stripped of their accreditation from November 1, and the alliance’s information office in… Read More Russia suspends diplomatic ties with NATO over espionage row

U.S., Pakistan and China join Russian-hosted Afghan peace talks

Russia said it hoped international talks in Moscow on Thursday would breathe new life into the Afghan peace process, after a high-level U.S. official joined the Russian-hosted talks for the first time. The talks, which also include representatives of Pakistan and China, are designed to give a boost to negotiations between the Afghan government and… Read More U.S., Pakistan and China join Russian-hosted Afghan peace talks