Acting PM's party boosted in regional elections in Spain

San Sebastian (Spain) (AFP) – Acting Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy’s conservatives maintained their absolute majority in Galicia and limited their losses in the Basque country in regional elections on Sunday, according to partial official results. The results boost Rajoy’s bid … Continue reading


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Clinton to press Trump to spell out policy plans in presidential debate

By Alana Wise WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Democrat Hillary Clinton will press Republican Donald Trump to provide more specifics on his policies in their presidential debate on Monday, two top Clinton campaign aides said ahead of a face-off that could set … Continue reading


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Divided UK Labour struggles with Brexit

Liverpool (AFP) – Distracted by a bitter leadership contest, Britain’s main opposition Labour party has struggled to present a vision of Brexit to challenge the ruling Conservatives — and many fear the re-election of Jeremy Corbyn will do little to … Continue reading


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William and Kate travel in sea plane on tour of Canada

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have flown by seaplane to Vancouver on the latest leg of an eight-day Canada tour. William and Catherine made the 30-minute journey from Victoria to Coal Harbour in British Columbia. Thousands of people gathered … Continue reading


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UN chief takes on Cyprus challenge

United Nations (United States) (AFP) – UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon pledged Sunday to play a greater role in stepped-up efforts to reach a deal on settling the decades-old conflict in Cyprus before the end of the year. Following a … Continue reading


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Clinton, Trump buff foreign policy bona fides on debate eve

NEW YORK (AP) — Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump were meeting separately with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu Sunday, giving the each candidate fresh bragging rights about their knowledge of foreign policy and readiness to lead the nation on the … Continue reading


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Countryfile One Man and His Dog winner announced

A farmer from the Cotswolds has won the 40th One Man and His Dog competition on BBC One’s Countryfile programme. Dick Roper, who worked with sheepdog Will, said it was “lovely to bring the trophy back to England”. The contest … Continue reading


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Trump tells Netanyahu he would recognize Jerusalem as Israel's capital

By Alana Wise WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump on Sunday told Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu that if elected, the United States would recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, the campaign said, marking a potential dramatic … Continue reading


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EU monitors say Gabon's court failed to rectify 'anomalies' in presidential poll

Libreville (AFP) – EU monitors said Sunday that Gabon’s top court had failed to rectify vote-counting “anomalies” in fiercely-disputed elections in which President Ali Bongo was declared the winner. In a statement, the European Union’s electoral observer mission said it … Continue reading


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GM deal grants $554 million in investment: Canada Unifor union

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Jordanian writer shot dead outside court before trial over cartoon

By Suleiman Al-Khalidi | AMMAN A gunman shot dead Jordanian writer Nahed Hattar on Sunday outside the court where he was to stand trial on charges of contempt of religion after sharing on social media a caricature seen as… Continue … Continue reading


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Syrian journalist accuses UK over passport seizure

London (AFP) – A Syrian journalist on Sunday accused the UK of playing into the hands of Bashar al-Assad’s regime, following the confiscation of her passport at London’s Heathrow airport after it was apparently reported stolen by Damascus. Zaina Erhaim, … Continue reading


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