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EU establishment cries ‘Russia!’ in desperate bid to defeat critics

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With European Parliament elections looming, the establishment parties and mainstream media are reaching for the playbook of US Democrats and hyping the specter of ‘Russia’ to drive voters away from the rising tide of populism. One of the most outspoken liberals in the European Parliament, former Belgian PM Guy Verhofstadt, openly accused five populist politicians Read More

Ukraine’s new president dissolves parliament in bold first move

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The new Ukrainian president, Volodymyr Zelenskiy, has dissolved the country’s parliament just moments after being sworn in. The former TV star, who won 73% of the vote last month, said the parliament – controlled by allies of the man he defeated, Petro Poroshenko – had become corrupt. Parliamentary elections had been scheduled for 27 October, Read More

India’s stocks flying high as PM Modi is set to secure second term

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Benchmark Indian indices have closed with gains and came close to their all-time highs after exit polls showed that the country’s ruling alliance led by Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s party is likely to win the general election. Both S&P BSE Sensex and the NSE Nifty 50 were up more than three percent as of Monday’s Read More

Germany spent record €23 BILLION on refugees and migrants in 2018 – report

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Germany spent a record €23 billion ($25.65 billion) last year to integrate more than a million refugees at home and “fight the root causes of migration abroad,” according a government report. Describing the circumstances as “extraordinary,” German Chancellor Angela Merkel rolled out the welcome mat to over a million migrants in 2015, at the height Read More

Zelensky calls for ceasefire in Donbass and return of ‘lost territories’ in inauguration speech

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Volodymyr Zelensky has called for cabinet resignations and the return of “lost” territories after being sworn in as Ukraine’s president. He said that he wants to negotiate peace in Donbass, even if it risks losing his post. The comedian-turned-politician was inaugurated as Ukraine’s president during a ceremony in parliament in Kiev on Monday. In his Read More

In coal we trust: Australian voters back PM Morrison’s faith in fossil fuel

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MELBOURNE (Reuters) – Australia’s re-elected Prime Minister Scott Morrison once brandished a lump of coal in parliament, crying, “This is coal – don’t be afraid!” His surprise win in what some dubbed the ‘climate election’ may have stunned the country, but voters should know what comes next in energy policy – big coal. FILE PHOTO: Read More

Zelensky calls for ceasefire in Donbass and return of ‘lost territories’ in inauguration speech

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Volodymyr Zelensky has called for cabinet resignations and the return of “lost” territories after being sworn in as Ukraine’s president. He said that he wants to negotiate peace in Donbass, even if it risks losing his post. The comedian-turned-politician was inaugurated as Ukraine’s president during a ceremony in parliament in Kiev on Monday. In his Read More

Australian, Indian elections boost Asian shares, trade fears ease

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SHANGHAI (Reuters) – Asian shares clawed back some of last week’s losses as investors cheered apparent election wins for conservative incumbents in Australia and India, while broader global trade worries eased after Washington offered to lift some tariffs in North America. FILE PHOTO: A man looks at an electronic board showing the Nikkei stock index Read More

Indian PM Modi secures 2nd term & stronger majority, exit polls show

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India’s ruling National Democratic Alliance headed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Bharatiya Janata Party is on course to win the general election by a substantial margin, multiple exit polls indicate. The world’s largest democracy, with nearly 900 million eligible voters, finished its complicated, weeks-long, multi-stage election process on Sunday to decide who sits in India’s Read More

India’s PM Modi secures second term & stronger majority, exit polls show

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India’s ruling National Democratic Alliance headed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Bharatiya Janata Party is on course to win the country’s general election by a substantial margin, multiple exit polls suggest. The world’s largest democracy, with nearly 900 million eligible voters, finished its complicated, weeks-long, multi-stage election process on Sunday to decide who sits in Read More