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Democrat Congressional Candidate Exceeds Expectations

Democrat Congressional Candidate Exceeds Expectations

The president also recorded a robo call against the "Liberal Democrats". "And when they're following the ALEC playbook of the far right, they make it harder for people to vote", Perez said, referring to the conservative American Legislative Exchange Council.


North Korea parades combat weapons in a show of strength

North Korea parades combat weapons in a show of strength

North Korea is thought to have a small arsenal of atomic bombs and an impressive array of short- and medium-range missiles. Adding to speculations about using military force against North Korea, the USA deployed its largest conventional bomb in Afghanistan yesterday, in a move interpreted as a warning to Pyongyang.


Theresa May criticised for ruling out live TV debates

Theresa May criticised for ruling out live TV debates

The poll comes as Theresa May said she will not participate in any TV debates - prompting an angry reaction from leaders in rival parties. Within hours of the Prime Minister announcing her June 8 snap election, Labour leader Mr Corbyn threw down the gauntlet to Mrs May to agree to televised debates, which he said were "what democracy needs and what the British people deserve".


United Nations votes to close Haiti peacekeeping mission

United Nations votes to close Haiti peacekeeping mission

A smaller United Nations mission will support the Haitian police force as it takes over the task of ensuring stability and its staff will monitor human rights. But it also recognizes the need for global support to strengthen, professionalize and reform the police — and to help the country promote economic development and face the "significant humanitarian challenges" following Hurricane Matthew which struck last October.


How Zuma camp mocked junk status, foreign investors

How Zuma camp mocked junk status, foreign investors

Speaking about requests for Zuma to step down, Xasa said that "the ANC remains the organisation for the people and we look forward to seeing more women participate in the economy through programmes introduced by the president". The political uncertainty caused by Mr Zuma's cabinet changes led ratings agency Standard and Poor Global to downgrade South Africa's sovereign credit rating to junk status on Monday.


Venezuelans gear up for major march against Maduro

Venezuelans gear up for major march against Maduro

The defence minister claimed this was ordered in response to an external threat following the declaration from the USA that Venezuela was being considered a "national security threat". Venezuela has been hit by violent demonstrations sparked by the Supreme Court's ruling to annul the legislature. They dissolved the sitting parliament and passed all legislative powers to itself and, therefore, to Maduro.