Indonesia prohibits extramarital sex in the new criminal code

The new criminal code heralds controversial changes Prohibition of sex outside marriage, insulting the president Critics say the new laws will hinder tourism and investment JAKARTA (Reuters) – Indonesia’s parliament on Tuesday approved a new criminal law banning extramarital sex with a penalty of up to one year in prison, despite concerns the laws could … Read more

Bolsonaro objects to losing the Brazilian elections and wants the votes to be invalidated

BRASILIA, Brazil (AP) – More than three weeks after losing his re-election bid, President Jair Bolsonaro on Tuesday blamed a software bug and demanded that the electoral authority annul votes cast at most electronic voting machines in Brazil, even though Independent experts say that the error is not so do not affect the reliability of … Read more

Consumer confidence is near a decade low, and that could be a problem for Biden

US President Joe Biden speaks during the DNC rally in Miami Gardens, Florida, US, on Tuesday, November 1, 2022. Eva Marie Ozkategi | Bloomberg | Getty Images Worrying about the cost of living and the direction of the economy could be costly for a president Joe Biden and fellow Democrats in Tuesday’s elections. Recent surveys … Read more

Economy Neither boom, nor corruption, Democrats’ dogs in the US midterm elections

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Household cash is near record levels in the United States, and consumers are using it to fill up restaurants, planes and buy new cars. Jobs are there to take them. Net wealth is 30% higher than it was before the pandemic, and even more so for those in the bottom half. People … Read more

Brazil’s Bolsonaro has yet to concede Lula’s election victory

SAO PAULO/BRASILIA (Reuters) – Outgoing Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro did not concede defeat in the presidential election on Monday, raising fears that the far-right nationalist could vie for the victory of his leftist rival, former President Luis Inacio Lula da. Silva. Tens of thousands of jubilant supporters took to the streets of Sao Paulo Sunday … Read more

Kaiser mental health providers ratify contract, end strike

Kaiser Permanente mental health providers voted 1,561 to 36 to approve a new employment contract that they said would fundamentally improve the company’s ability to recruit and retain people in their field. In an announcement Thursday, leaders of the National Federation of Health Care Workers in Northern California said the vote officially ends the longest … Read more

‘Sham’ Ukrainian referendum results point to Russia’s annexation

Russia says the majority voted for annexation “Welcome home, in Russia!” Medvedev says Russia’s parliament says it may consider annexation on October 4 The United States plans a UN resolution to reject any change in Ukraine Russian undersea gas pipelines mysteriously damaged LONDON/ZAPORECHA, Ukraine (Reuters) – Officials have installed Russia in four occupied regions of … Read more