Democratic hopeful Joe Biden on Sunday urged lawmakers to wait until after November's election to tackle a Supreme Court vacancy that President Donald Trump has pledged to fill quickly.
US Supreme Court Justice and liberal icon Ruth Bader Ginsburg died on Friday, opening a crucial vacancy on the high court expected to set off a pitched political battle at the peak of the presidential campaign.
Even before Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg's death, US President Trump had made public a list of potential nominees.
Police ordered onto the streets of an Indian town where Hindu groups will next week begin building a temple on the site of a mosque whose destruction had sparked the bloody Ayodhya riots.
The 87-year-old Ginsburg, who has had four earlier bouts with cancer, said her treatment so far has succeeded in reducing lesions on her liver and she will continue chemotherapy sessions every two weeks.
The vote to allow the execution of Wesley Purkey to go forward was 5-4 with the four liberal justices dissenting, as they had for the first case earlier this week, citing grave questions regarding the defendant's mental competency.
A state may instruct “electors that they have no ground for reversing the vote of millions of its citizens," Justice Elena Kagan wrote in her majority opinion.
A judge in London has said the British government had "unequivocally recognised" opposition leader Juan Guaido as Venezuela's president, in a battle over gold bullion held at the Bank of England.
Anti-racism protests continue in the US as statues, monuments and buildings of US historical leaders who carried out policies viewed as racist are being removed, following last month's police killing of unarmed black man George Floyd.
Spain’s former monarch, King Juan Carlos I, a transformative political figure, might have received illicit money from Saudi royals for a rail project.
As Prime Minister Imran Khan slams coronavirus measures as elitist, experts question why Pakistan's government is taking a risky-all-or-nothing approach towards the lockdown as cases rage and pummel the weak health systems.
After more than 500 days of electoral deadlock in which he fought for his political survival, Benjamin Netanyahu takes his seat in the Jerusalem District Court for a new battle – to stay out of prison and avoid a stain on his legacy.
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