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Runoff in Democrats' longshot race for governor

Compounding the problem was what from the outside appeared like a gift: a raft of Republican retirements in California. So think about it: If there are two Republicans running, and seven Democrats in the race, Republican voters will split their votes among the two, while Democrats will have to pick between seven. [Full Article...]

North Korea said to be open to nuke talks with US

North Korea said to be open to nuke talks with US Mr. Trump is right that the USA relationship goes back a long way - Sweden recognized US independence in 1783, and the first Swedish immigrants landed in DE in 1638, the State Department also points out. Putin said they didn't work on behalf of his government. "The Russians had no impact whatsoever on our votes ", he said. Trump has said talks between the U.S. [Full Article...]

UK Warns Of 'Robust' Response If Russia Poisoned Former Spy

UK Warns Of 'Robust' Response If Russia Poisoned Former Spy Russian Federation has denied any involvement. The British police - specifically the counterterrorism unit that has now taken over the investigation - will eventually come to their own assessment of what happened to Mr. The embassy noted in a statement that "one gets a steady impression that a scenario for yet another anti-Russian campaign has been already written". [Full Article...]

Trump administration is suing California over sanctuary city laws

Trump administration is suing California over sanctuary city laws Constitution. The move is the latest volley in an escalating feud between the Trump administration and California. The Justice Department's lawsuit on Tuesday against California targets three state laws. The lawsuit was filed late Tuesday in Sacramento. Activists supporting Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), and other immigration issues gather near Trump Tower in New York, Tuesda... [Full Article...]

Firefighter gives choking puppy Heimlich, saves life

Firefighter gives choking puppy Heimlich, saves life A group of police officers and firefighters have saved the life of a nine-week-old puppy who almost choked to death. Officers jumped into action, performing a puppy version of the Heimlich manoeuvre on little Bodhi. Moments later, members of the fire department, who were stationed in the same building, rushed over to help the puppy. 'Even though we are not faced with this kind of incident eve... [Full Article...]

(XOM) Shares Sold by Zurcher Kantonalbank Zurich Cantonalbank

(XOM) Shares Sold by Zurcher Kantonalbank Zurich Cantonalbank The institutional investor held 28,775 shares of the prepackaged software company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $2.32 million, up from 10,462 at the end of the previous reported quarter. The insider Wascom Dennis G sold $200,293. Six research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, fourteen have issued a hold rating, six have given a buy rating and two have issued a strong buy rating... [Full Article...]

Florida Senate votes against arming most classroom teachers

Florida Senate votes against arming most classroom teachers The voucher expansion drew strong opposition from Democrats, with 13 of the 15 Senate Democrats voting against the bill. In a 20-17 vote Monday, the Senate backed a bill (HB 7055) that has been a top priority of House Speaker Richard Corcoran , R-Land O' Lakes, and includes dozens of changes for the state's 67 school districts. [Full Article...]

I will take over the throne vacated by Jayalalithaa: Superstar Rajinikanth

I will take over the throne vacated by Jayalalithaa: Superstar Rajinikanth He also said, "I know the political journey is not easy". According to him, both Karunanidhi and late Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa were great leaders. Past year in December, Rajinikanth had announced he will launch his political party and will contest on all 234 seats in the next assembly elections. [Full Article...]

Backed Syrian militia quits Daesh fight to face-off against Turkey

Backed Syrian militia quits Daesh fight to face-off against Turkey Meanwhile, Turkey and the US will kick off the first working group meetings of a bilateral mechanism that was agreed during a visit of State Secretary Rex Tillerson to Ankara last month. The military also said, "utmost importance" is being placed on not harming any civilians. As a result, the US-led coalition declared an "operational pause" to its anti-IS fight in east Syria on Monday. [Full Article...]

Euro in Limbo After Italian Election Fails to Yield Majority Leader

Euro in Limbo After Italian Election Fails to Yield Majority Leader Despite overseeing a modest economic recovery, the ruling center-left coalition trailed a distant third on 22 percent, hit by widespread anger over persistent poverty, high unemployment and an influx of more than 600,000 migrants over the past four years. [Full Article...]

Ex-Trump aide Nunberg says he will refuse subpoena in Russian Federation probe

Ex-Trump aide Nunberg says he will refuse subpoena in Russian Federation probe He was sacked from the Trump campaign after Business Insider published a story about racially charged Facebook posts he had made. Nunberg's conclusion that he should comply with Mueller's subpoena for his communications with Trump and several key campaign aides came only after a defiant round of interviews in which he brushed off the possibility of going to jail for ignoring th... [Full Article...]

France to enact statutory rape law, setting age of consent at 15

France to enact statutory rape law, setting age of consent at 15 The French government has proposed to make the legal age of sexual consent 15 after a public outcry over two high-profile cases of rape involving 11-year-old girls, the country's Equality Minister Marlene Schiappa said Monday. "The ban on incest must exist and the ban on sexual relations of an adult with a child must exist". In another similar case, a 28-year-old man was charged simply with sex ... [Full Article...]

Italy votes amid surge by far right

Italy votes amid surge by far right A centre-right coalition was set to win most seats in parliament ahead of the anti-establishment 5-Star Movement, with the centre-left third, according to the polls. Projections from Italy's election indicate that the populist 5-Star Movement was the top party but has not received the majority it would need to govern alone. [Full Article...]

Saudi Arabia defends 'just' Yemen war ahead of United Kingdom visit

Saudi Arabia defends 'just' Yemen war ahead of United Kingdom visit However his visit is likely to be greeted by widespread protests over Saudi Arabia's human rights abuses, including fuelling a war in Yemen that has killed more than 100,000 people and persecuting religious minorities. Saudi Arabia wants to attract more European tourists to its Red Sea coast, and in August past year announced another ambitious plan to create a new global tourism destination on... [Full Article...]

Megan Barry: Nashville mayor resigns in the wake of sex scandal

Megan Barry: Nashville mayor resigns in the wake of sex scandal The bodyguard later accompanied her on trips to Paris, Athens, Washington, New York, Denver, Oakland and numerous other cities. Barry pleaded guilty to a charge of felony theft of more than $10,000. Barry has said she doesn't want the affair to muddy the "Me Too" women's movement, since her affair was about middle-aged, consenting adults who had feelings for each other. [Full Article...]

Former Russian spy critically ill in Salisbury after exposure to toxic substance

Former Russian spy critically ill in Salisbury after exposure to toxic substance Boris Johnson , speaking to lawmakers in the House of Commons on Tuesday, said it would be "very hard to imagine that United Kingdom representation to [the World Cup] could go ahead in the normal way". It quoted Russia's Federal Security Service (FSB) as saying Skripal, a former Russian military intelligence colonel, was convicted for "treason in the form of espionage" and that he had been recruit... [Full Article...]

Fresh Ethics Trouble for Kellyanne Conway

Fresh Ethics Trouble for Kellyanne Conway The interviews were broadcast on CNN's " New Day " and Fox News' "Fox & Friends, according to the report". The United States Office of Special Counsel (OSC) has released their findings into possible violations of the Hatch Act by Kellyanne Conway , Counselor to President Donald Trump . [Full Article...]

N. Korea says will not use nuclear arms against South

N. Korea says will not use nuclear arms against South North Korea's leader Kim Jong-un has told envoys from the South that his country is willing to begin negotiations with the USA on giving up its nuclear weapons. But, Mr Chung said, Mr Kim is willing to discuss denuclearisation in talks with Washington - which could be the crucial concession needed to enable a dialogue to happen. [Full Article...]

Republicans 'extremely worried' by Trump's metal tariffs plan

Republicans 'extremely worried' by Trump's metal tariffs plan The President opened the door to exempting the two countries from the planned tariffs, telling reporters, "that would be, I would imagine, one of the points that we'll negotiate". Our own PM may want to reflect on Mr Trump's behaviour, the implications for the U.S. dollar, USA stocks and treasuries, as well as any promise his secretary of state made when he passed through the other day. [Full Article...]

Populism, immigration in spotlight as Italy goes to polls

Populism, immigration in spotlight as Italy goes to polls It was also clear that Italian voters rejected the ruling Democratic Party's message that the economy had improved under its government. Italy voted in general elections on Sunday. The center-left failed to convince voters with its pro-European message of gradual economic recovery while the anti-immigrant and euro skeptic League party of Matteo Salvini gained huge ground. [Full Article...]


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