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High-profile Georgia congressional race heads to a runoff

John Ossoff, the Democratic candidate, won about 48% of the vote, while Karen Handel , his closest Republican challenger, secured roughly 20% in a more crowded GOP field. "And while Republicans have their backs against the wall, Democrats will keep their foot on the gas through Election Day because the residents of Georgia's 6district deserve a representative who will fight for them", he said. Continua a leggere...

Malcolm Turnbull Spends ANZAC Day With Troops in Afghanistan and Iraq

Malcolm Turnbull Spends ANZAC Day With Troops in Afghanistan and Iraq Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has travelled to Iraq and Afghanistan to meet Australian troops ahead of Anzac Day and to assess Australia's contribution to the wars raging in both countries. He also held a meeting with US Secretary of Defence James Mattis, where he reiterated Australia's commitment to defeating terrorism and working alongside US, NATO and Afghan partners to build Afghanistan's se... Continua a leggere...

Markets Right Now: Global stocks rally after French vote

She also has tried to distance herself numerous times from a string of controversial comments by her father, Jean-Marie Le Pen, who founded the party before being kicked out in 2015. Fillon, a former prime minister, bested the former Trotskyist Melenchon by just 94,998 votes. "Some of the angst around political stability in the European Union and Eurozone should dissipate" if Macron wins, as pol... Continua a leggere...

Russia complains to US over exclusion from Syria chemical probe

Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu Friday praised what he termed "a great change in the direction of American strategy" which he said had been "made clear by Mattis' clear and forthright words. Since then, the USA and its allies have provided no substantive evidence that the Syrian government launched the attack, which served no rational motive, given the militarily inconsequential nature ... Continua a leggere...

Pence says US will honor Obama-era refugee deal with Australia

Pence says US will honor Obama-era refugee deal with Australia Under the deal , agreed with former president Barack Obama late past year, the United States would resettle up to 1,250 asylum seekers held in offshore processing camps on South Pacific islands in Papua New Guinea and Nauru. Turnbull and Pence both spoke of the two countries' long history of military cooperation. Pence said Saturday that the US would honor the agreement even if it didn't agree w... Continua a leggere...

Senate Russia investigation to add 2 more staffers after pace criticized

A Democrat on the Senate Intelligence Committee says he has "serious concerns" about how his panel is investigating Russia's 2016 presidential election meddling. The full committee also has its two weekly closed hearings in which it gets updates on all intelligence matters, and on Wednesday, the committee will hold a hearing into the confirmation of the CIA chief counsel. Continua a leggere...

Grundy County deputies participate in "Distracted Driving Awareness Week"

Grundy County deputies participate in The North Carolina Governor's Highway Safety Program and AT&T held a Distracted Driving Awareness Month campaign event at Ashley High School on Monday. Just as disturbing, even as fatalities go up, fewer drivers seem concerned about texting while driving. "If you're driving your vehicle, you are already multitasking", he wrote. Continua a leggere...

Stephen Colbert and 'Stephen Colbert' bid farewell to Bill O'Reilly

The Times article prompted protests and an advertiser boycott, which led to Fox News' parent company, 21st Century Fox , reviewing the allegations against O'Reilly and severing ties. Bill O'Reilly has spoken out following his departure from Fox News amid harassment allegations. The actual, real-life Colbert addressed O'Reilly's firing during the monologue of Wednesday night's Late Show and ... Continua a leggere...

French election results catapult Wall Street higher; Nasdaq, global stocks set record

Spot silver was down 0.2 percent at $17.85 an ounce after touching a one-month low of $17.65. The S&P financial sector climbed 2.2 per cent, its best day in nearly two months. Blue chips aside, shares in Kennedy Wilson Europe Real Estate (KWE) jumped 14.1 percent after USA parent company Kennedy Wilson said it would buy back KWE in an all-share transaction with a combined enterprise value of $8.... Continua a leggere...

Trump urges new United Nations sanctions against N Korea

During his phone call with Chinese President Xi Jinping, Trump "criticized North Korea's continued belligerence and emphasized that Pyongyang's actions are destabilizing the Korean Peninsula", according to the White House. The Nimitz-class aircraft carrier was rerouted toward North Korea earlier this month, after initial confusion over its strike group's deployment - including a statement by P... Continua a leggere...

Mexico border wall very important tool to stop drugs

Mexico border wall very important tool to stop drugs Senate Democratic leader Chuck Schumer on Monday called the wall "a pointless waste of taxpayer money". Over the weekend, he jabbed at Democrats, who vigorously oppose wall funding. King told Fox News on Sunday. Should Americans be bracing for another government shutdown, or is this just some last-minute drama from an administration struggling to assert itself in Congress? Republican aides... Continua a leggere...

Blasphemy trial Christian governor loses vote but may avoid Indonesian jail

Hardline groups had pledged to station monitors at polling booths. The eyes of Indonesia's national leaders are fixed on the vote as well, and who will be in the powerful position of Jakarta governor during the next national election in 2019. Continua a leggere...

Elezioni Francia, al ballottaggio Macron e Le Pen dimensione font +

Guardando le percentuali dei primi risultati, la sinistra moderata sembra essere scomparsa, annientata. " Macron , invece, ha capito la lezione e tutto il suo movimento è basato sull'idea di tenere insieme sia la destra che la sinistra ". L'analisi del voto, per quanto era possibile fare nella notte, conferma che nelle zone rurali e in quelle dove più ha colpito la crisi economica e industriale, ... Continua a leggere...

WEATHER - Sun and clouds mixed. High 72F

WEATHER - Sun and clouds mixed. High 72F The West Branch of the Susquehanna River and area streams are running high for anglers too, with more rain today not helping matters. As of just before 10 a.m. High near 79. Winds could gust as high as 35 miles per hour. Highs on Tuesday will be in the 60s. Wednesday - Mostly sunny, with a high near 80. Continua a leggere...

China calls for calm on Korean Peninsula

China calls for calm on Korean Peninsula Security Council ambassadors, including China and Russian Federation, at the White House. Washington has become increasingly concerned at North Korean missile and nuclear tests and threats to its neighbours and the US. Navy said. Tensions with North Korea have escalated again in the run-up to Tuesday's anniversary of the founding of the North's military amid fears Pyongyang could mark the holi... Continua a leggere...

What does French result mean for Brexit?

That will be determined on May 7th. It's Macron vs Le Pen in the final round of the French presidential election , and while the polling was accurate in the first round, John J Hardy, Head of FX Strategy at Saxo Bank, explains that the second round might not be so cut and dry... Continua a leggere...

Christians as bellwether in Egypt's anti-terror campaign

Christians as bellwether in Egypt's anti-terror campaign The Islamic State affiliate in Egypt claimed responsibility for the attack. "He was like an angel", he said. In Tanta a man wearing concealed explosives passed through a security check at St. Amnesty International later said more than 200 Christian-owned properties were attacked and 43 churches seriously damaged, with at least four people killed. Continua a leggere...

France presidential election final tally

France presidential election final tally The National Front's image has been tarnished by the reputation of her father, Jean-Marie Le Pen, who led the party until his daughter took it over in 2011. National Front vice president Louis Aliot insisted that Le Pen offers an alternative for anyone skeptical of the European Union and France's role in it. Continua a leggere...

Jimmy Kimmel Tears into Spicer's Astounding Holocaust Gaffe

Jimmy Kimmel Tears into Spicer's Astounding Holocaust Gaffe Shock jock Howard Stern on Wednesday ridiculed Sean Spicer over his "crazy" comparison of Adolf Hitler and Syrian dictator Bashar al-Assad, insisting the blunder proves Donald Trump's White House press secretary speaks "fluent moron." "You know, you had someone as despicable as Hitler who didn't even sink to using chemical weapons". Continua a leggere...

North Korea says its 'swords drawn'

North Korea says its 'swords drawn' According to reports, two US Navy destroyers - capable of shooting Tomahawk cruise missiles in the region - are now just 300 miles from the North Korean nuclear test site. Other senior officials joining Kim at the podium included Kim Won Hong, who the South Korean government had said earlier this year was sacked from his job as state security minister, presumably over corruption. Continua a leggere...


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