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September 24, 2017 8:40 AM Germans warned against apathy as Merkel heads for fourth term

BERLIN: Germans were urged to vote in a national election on Sunday in which a seemingly assured fourth term for Chancellor Angela Merkel risks being overshadowed by a far-right party entering parliament in more than half a century. After shock election results last year, from Britain's vote to leave the European Union to the election of U.S. President 3

September 23, 2017 2:34 AM Who Is Bill Cassidy? How a Doctor for the Poor Became the Senator Leading the Obamacare Repeal Charge

Talk show host Jimmy Kimmel has said Senator Bill Cassidy “lied” to his face, and President Donald Trump has tweeted that Cassidy “is a class act who really cares about people and their Health(care), he doesn't lie-just wants to help people!” But most Americans would still have a hard time picking the Louisiana Republican out of a police lineup. So who is Bill Cassidy 3

September 23, 2017 1:55 AM US Senator McCain opposes Obamacare repeal bill, a possible fatal blow

WASHINGTON: U.S. Senator John McCain said on Friday he opposes the latest Republican bill to dismantle Obamacare, dealing the measure what could be a fatal blow given the party's slim Senate majority. With several other Republicans still undecided on the measure, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said earlier this week he intended to bring it to the Senate 3

September 22, 2017 7:19 PM If Republicans Revive Health Care Again, This Is What It Could Mean For Your State

All eyes are on Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C. (third from left), and his Republican colleagues as they pitch yet another Obamacare repeal-and-replace plan. John McCain on Friday imperiled Republicans' latest Affordable Care Act repeal and replace effort when he said he "cannot in good conscience" support the so-called Graham-Cassidy bill. But McCain did also say he could 3

September 22, 2017 1:59 PM Facebook Ads Aren't a Threat to Democracy

Political pressure is gradually forcing Facebook executives to take responsibility for the content that appears on the social network, at this point mainly for the advertising. So far, they are doing a good job of avoiding the real subject. On Wednesday, Chief Operating Officer Sheryl Sandberg addressed the recent discovery that ads on Facebook could 3

September 22, 2017 12:35 PM May seeks Florentine renaissance for deadlocked Brexit talks

FLORENCE, Italy (Reuters) - British Prime Minister Theresa May will try to rescue stalled Brexit talks on Friday and set out a vision for future ties in a speech in the Italian city of Florence she hopes will convince the European Union she is ready to cut a fair divorce deal. Europe’s capitals and boardrooms will be watching to see if May can offer 3

September 21, 2017 3:36 PM Philippines' Duterte Promises to Kill His Own Son If Drug Rumors True

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has publicly vowed to have his own son killed if rumors about his involvement in drugs turned out to be true. Since taking office last year, Duterte has responded to the archipelago nation's drug crisis by waging a violent war against those who deal in or use drugs. The campaign has resulted in at least 7,000 deaths 3

September 20, 2017 2:55 PM Graham-Cassidy and fuzzy math

Powerful health-care groups continued to rail against the bill, including AARP and the American Hospital Association, both of which urged a no vote. But it was unclear whether the opposition would ultimately derail the attempt, as key Republican senators including Lisa Murkowski of Alaska said they had yet to make up their minds. The measure marks the last gasp of Republican 3

September 20, 2017 12:39 PM The German Elections Can be Crucial for Europe’s Future

Unlike the general elections in Spain, Austria, the Netherlands and, most recently, France, the lead-up to the German general election has been a more silent affair, which is perhaps surprising when considering the ramifications of a Populist Party victory in the Deutschland and the likely impact on the German economy and geopolitical stability within 1

September 19, 2017 11:32 PM Trump's 'sovereignty' pitch at UN could be good news for autocrats

Experts debate whether U.S. president gave 'rhetorical gift' to world's most brutal leaders Threatening to "totally destroy" North Korea. Prophesying that some nations in the room are "going to Hell." Warning diplomats they "haven't heard the last of" his attacks against the Iran nuclear deal. Beyond the dark picture of the world U.S. President Donald 4