Politics

Ahead Of Sept. 17 Elections, Ayelet Shaked Lays Out Right-Wing Vision For Israel

Jerusalem - While many Israelis might already feel fatigued by the upcoming elections on Sept. 17, former justice minister Ayelet Shaked, who heads the newly formed right-wing Yami...

US Diplomat Urges Merkel To Take ‘Firm Stance’ In China

Berlin - The U.S. ambassador to Germany says "now is not the time for business as usual with China" as Chancellor Angela Merkel prepares to make her 12th visit to the country as Ge...

Pentagon Will Shift Military Funds To Pay For Border Wall

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Washington - Defense Secretary Mark Esper's decision to shift $3.6 billion from military construction projects to build 175 miles of President Donald Trump's wall along the Mexican...

Hong Kong Protestors Victorious As Government Withdraws Extradition Bill

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Hong Kong - Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam announced Wednesday the government will formally withdraw an extradition bill that sparked months of demonstrations, bowing to one ...

Attorney General Allows Publication Of Netanyahu Investigation Leaks

Mandelblit recommends rejecting a Likud petition to ban publication of leaks ahead of the September election, arguing such leaks do not constitute campaign propaganda. Israeli A...

Major Defeat For British PM As Lawmakers Seize Brexit Agenda

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London - On a day of humiliating setbacks, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson suffered a major defeat in Parliament on Tuesday night as rebellious lawmakers voted to seize contro...

Biden Doesn’t Keep His Word On Lobbyist Pledge

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Washington - Joe Biden entered the Democratic primary promising "from day one" to reject campaign cash from lobbyists. "I work for you — not any industry," he tweeted. Yet ho...

McConnell Says He’s Waiting On Trump To Chart Path On Guns

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Washington - Congressional Republicans are waiting for the White House to chart a path forward on gun violence legislation, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said Tuesday, eff...

UK Currency Volatile As Investors Try To Gauge Brexit Risks

London - The pound on Tuesday touched its lowest level against the dollar since 1985, excluding a brief "flash crash" in 2016 that may have been caused by technical glitches, as in...

Democrats Face Identity Crisis In Next Phase Of 2020 Race

New York - Doug Ogden doesn't know what to do. The 75-year-old retired law enforcement officer is disgusted by President Donald Trump. But he can't imagine voting for a Democrat...

Guatemala Arrests Former First Lady, Presidential Runner-Up

Former Guatemalan first lady and presidential runner-up Sandra Torres was arrested Monday on charges of campaign finance violations, the latest high-profile political figure to fac...

PM Netanyahu Welcomes Ethiopian PM Abiy Ahmed To Jerusalem

Jerusalem - Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, this afternoon (Sunday, 1 September 2019), at the Prime Minister's Office in Jerusalem, welcomed Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed....

UK Prime Minister Tells Lawmakers To Back His Brexit Plan

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London - British Prime Minister Boris Johnson shot down the notion that he wanted an early election to secure Brexit, insisting Monday that it wasn't the way to get a deal done. ...

Biden, Buttigieg Say No Compromises On Overhauling Gun Laws

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Cedar Rapids, IA - Democratic presidential candidates Joe Biden and Pete Buttigieg (BOO'-tuh-juhj) are taking a no-compromise approach on overhauling the nation's gun laws after th...

High-Capacity Magazines Get New Scrutiny As Congress Returns

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Seattle - Lawmakers around the country are making a renewed push to ban high-capacity magazines that gunmen have used in many recent massacres, allowing them to inflict mass casual...

Bernie Sanders Calls For Americans To Stand Together In Appearance At Largest Muslim Convention [VIDEO]

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Sen. Bernie Sanders got a standing ovation at the Islamic Society of North America annual convention in Houston. Sanders spoke on Saturday to the conventions some 6,000 attendee...

Official: US Envoy Meets Afghan Leader Over US-Taliban Talks

Kabul - An Afghan official says U.S. envoy Zalmay Khalilzad has met with President Ashraf Ghani in the capital, Kabul, to brief him on the latest round of talks with the Taliban on...

UK’s Reputation Takes Global Hit With Parliament Shutdown

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London - It's long been known that Britain's Parliament building must be vacated for urgent repairs that will take years and cost billions, but the problem now goes beyond the wate...

Big Tech Or Big Labor? 2020 Democrats Line Up With Unions

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Sacramento - Thousands of miles from the union halls of Pennsylvania and Michigan, organized labor is flexing its muscles in a pitched battle with Big Tech. And the Democratic P...

Far-Right Surges In 2 East German Elections But Doesn’t Win

Berlin - A far-right party made strong gains in a pair of state elections in eastern Germany on Sunday, but opponents from the political mainstream won both votes — salvaging their...