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Oklahoma rejects Russian request to monitor election in state
12:12 - 22.10.2016 -

Oklahoma voting officials have denied a request from the Russian consulate in Houston to monitor the Nov. 8 general elections in the state, saying foreign delegates are not allowed into polling stations, an official said on Friday. The move comes as the U.S. government this month formally accused Russia of a campaign of cyber attacks

Iraq storms main Christian town near Mosul as Carter arrives in Baghdad
12:12 - 22.10.2016 -

The Iraqi army on Saturday stormed a Christian town that had been under control of Islamic State since 2014 as part of U.S.-backed operations to clear the entrances to Mosul, the militants’ last major city stronghold in Iraq. The advance took place as U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter arrived on a visit to Baghdad to

Hillary Clinton’s campaign HQ evacuated over white substance
12:12 - 22.10.2016 -

The campaign headquarters for U.S. Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton was evacuated on Friday night after a white substance was discovered in an envelope, police said. The substance was first discovered by two interns at a campaign office in Manhattan and was taken to Clinton’s Brooklyn headquarters, triggering the evacuation of the 11th floor, a

In Miami, Obama to diagnose what ails Obamacare
15:15 - 20.10.2016 -

President Barack Obama will head to the election battleground state Florida on Thursday to offer his prescription for fixing the Affordable Care Act, his signature healthcare law, but any remedies will be left up to his successor and the next Congress. Battling a barrage of negative headlines about rising health insurance premiums and shrinking doctor

Debate gives Trump his last big chance to make a mark before Nov. 8
14:14 - 19.10.2016 -

Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump faces a formidable challenge on Wednesday when he and Democrat Hillary Clinton face off in their third and final debate as Trump tries to reverse his standing in an election that appears to be tilting away from him. Damaged by accusations that he made unwanted sexual advances toward women –

Russia rules out extending bombing pause in Syria’s Aleppo unilaterally: Interfax
14:14 - 19.10.2016 -

Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov said on Wednesday that Russia ruled out extending a pause in bombing of Syria’s Aleppo unilaterally, Russia’s Interfax news agency quoted him as saying. Ryabkov also said Moscow did not yet see any point in a meeting between Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov and U.S. Secretary of State John

20:20 - 18.10.2016 -

The movement to require employers to offer retirement plans to their workers just took a big leap forward. California Governor Jerry Brown signed legislation last week launching the state’s Secure Choice plan – a government-sponsored retirement savings vehicle that would be offered to employees of most companies that do not have their own workplace retirement

Congressional Republicans want to talk Tehran, not Trump
20:20 - 18.10.2016 -

Republican U.S. congressional candidates worried that Donald Trump’s struggling White House bid will damage them too have seized on one of President Barack Obama’s signature foreign policy initiatives to try to ward off Democrats in the Nov 8 elections. With control of the Senate and perhaps even the House of Representatives in the balance, millions

Obama to Trump: No evidence U.S. election rigged; ‘Stop whining’
20:20 - 18.10.2016 -

U.S. President Barack Obama on Tuesday scolded Donald Trump over his repeated claims that the upcoming Nov. 8 election was “rigged” against him, telling the Republican presidential candidate to “stop whining.” At a joint news conference in the White House Rose Garden following meetings with Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi, Obama was asked about Trump’s

Vietnam gives thumbs-up to U.S. regional role as pivot stumbles
20:20 - 18.10.2016 -

Vietnam supports U.S. “intervention” in the Asia-Pacific if it helps keep peace and stability, the defense ministry said, in a timely endorsement of a continued U.S. presence amid uncertainty over Washington’s faltering “pivot”. Vice defense minister, Senior Lieutenant-General Nguyen Chi Vinh, met on Monday with Cara Abercrombie, the U.S. Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for

Syria rebels reject Aleppo withdrawal after Russian statement
20:20 - 18.10.2016 -

Syrian rebels said on Tuesday they rejected any withdrawal of fighters from Aleppo after Russia announced a halt in air raids which it said was designed to allow insurgents to leave and to separate moderate fighters from extremist militants. “The factions completely reject any exit – this is surrender,” said Zakaria Malahifji, the political officer

Trump? Clinton? Many young Americans prefer giant meteor, poll finds
19:19 - 18.10.2016 -

Young Americans are so dissatisfied with their choices in this presidential election that nearly one in four told an opinion poll they would rather have a giant meteor destroy the Earth than see Donald Trump or Hillary Clinton in the White House. The tongue-in-cheek question was intended to gauge young Americans’ level of unhappiness about

19:19 - 18.10.2016 -

Clinton campaign officials grouped potential vice presidential running mates by race and gender, according to a recently leaked email, further suggesting the degree to which their run for the White House appeared to be scripted. Campaign chairman John Podesta — whose hacked emails have been published in regular installments by WikiLeaks, a site devoted to

US election 2016: ‘Quit whining,’ Obama tells Donald Trump
19:19 - 18.10.2016 -

US President Barack Obama has said Donald Trump’s “continued flattery” of Russia’s president and claims of election rigging are “unprecedented”. At a White House press conference, Mr Obama said he has never seen any US presidential candidate try to discredit a poll before it has even taken place. “I’d advise Mr Trump to quit whining,”