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Germany: Merkel wins 4th term
Sun, 24 Sep 2017 22:05:48 +0000
(BBC News) German Chancellor Angela Merkel has been re-elected for a fourth term while nationalists have made a historic surge in federal elections, exit polls show. Her conservative CDU/CSU bloc has seen its worst result in almost 70 years but will remain the largest in parliament. Its current coalition partner, the social democratic SPD, says [...]
Catalan separatists take to streets ahead of referendum
Sun, 24 Sep 2017 22:03:17 +0000
(Reuters) Demonstrators calling for Catalan independence gathered in hundreds of towns across the region on Sunday following Madrid’s actions last week to try to block a referendum on self rule that it considers illegal. Spanish police have arrested Catalan officials who were involved in organizing the Oct. 1 vote and they also seized electoral material, [...]
China: 3.4-magnitude N.Korea quake caused by explosion at surface
Sun, 24 Sep 2017 22:02:00 +0000
(London Independent) China’s earthquake administration has said it detected a magnitude 3.4 earthquake in North Korea, which it suspects was caused by an explosion. The report has raised fears that the isolated state has tested another nuclear bomb. The Chinese administration said in a statement on its website that the quake was recorded at a [...]
Auditor says forced to quit Vatican after finding irregularities
Sun, 24 Sep 2017 22:00:44 +0000
(Reuters) The Vatican’s first auditor-general, who resigned without explanation in June, has broken his silence, saying he was forced to step down with trumped-up accusations after discovering evidence of possible illegal activity. Speaking to reporters from four media organizations including Reuters in the office of his lawyers in Rome, Libero Milone also said he believed [...]
2nd video shows suspect punching officer prior to gunfire
Sun, 24 Sep 2017 21:55:34 +0000
(Fox News) A second video emerged Saturday from Friday’s police-involved fatal shooting outside a convenience store in Southern California. The new video, posted on Facebook and YouTube on Saturday, appears to show the still-unidentified suspect throwing punches at a police officer during a physical confrontation, prior to the gunfire. The video shows the officer appearing [...]
Nazis vs. Jews beer-pong party of Catholic schoolgirls
Sun, 24 Sep 2017 21:16:09 +0000
(Jerusalem Post) Furious alumnae of an all-girls Catholic high school in Kansas City bombarded their alma mater this week calling for more severe punishment for a group of girls who played beer pong with cups in the shape of a swastika. But the president of St. Teresa’s Academy said Friday that expulsion for the students [...]
What if huge asteroid is about to hit Earth?
Sun, 24 Sep 2017 21:08:41 +0000
(International Business Times) Conspiracy theorists have claimed in the past that the world would come to an end after an asteroid hits the Earth but this has fortunately not happened in recent times. However, one can’t rule out the possibility of a meteoroid causing untold destruction as around 2,000 asteroids are reportedly being monitored by [...]
'If you like your Obamacare, you can keep it'
Sun, 24 Sep 2017 20:54:44 +0000
By Keith Smith, M.D., member of the Association of American Physicians and Surgeons The policy experts can’t seem to agree on whether Graham-Cassidycare, the latest Republican effort labeled “repeal and replace,” is an improvement over Obamacare. I would argue that all of the wonk-discussion is downstream of the false premise that government can meddle in [...]
Mainstream media's appalling coverage of Trump speech
Sun, 24 Sep 2017 20:54:12 +0000
I am not a Trumper. I voted in the primary for Bernie Sanders and in the general election for Hillary Clinton. But as a liberal, I am appalled by the news media’s coverage of President Donald Trump’s U.N. speech. They gave him and his speech no credit. Yes, Trump went off the rails by calling [...]
Dear 'Rocket Man': Back off – or your days are numbered
Sun, 24 Sep 2017 20:54:09 +0000
If I didn’t know any better, I would think this whole international, political brouhaha of name-calling and threats between North Korea and the United States was just some kind of political joke. On one level – as stupid as it is – it is a joke. But realistically, it isn’t a joke because the leader [...]

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