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Close Special House Elections Attract Big Spending

It's true that late polling had Estes underperforming, having dropped into a virtual tie with Thompson with just a +1 edge. Thompson portrayed Estes, the state's treasurer, as a close Brownback ally even though the governor never publicly endorsed Estes. Read More »

Refugee camp in France destroyed by fire

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Residents and local officials reported that the fire had been started after fights between Kurdish and Afghan nationals. As many as 1,600 people were in the camp when the blaze broke out, according to the mayor of Grande-Synthe and the prefect for the region. Read More »

Georgia's 6th Congressional District To Have A Runoff Election

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Whatever the outcome, the race highlights Republican candidate's challenge in dealing with the president: He still engenders intense loyalty among his core supporters, but alienates many independents and some Republicans. "There is no doubt that this is already a victory for the ages", he told supporters before the race was called, according to CNN. Among other top Republicans in the race, technology executive Bob Gray and two former state senators, Dan Moody and Judson Hill, are battling ... Read More »

US Republicans shaken by electoral setback in Georgia

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Ossoff's performance there, which appears likely to exceed Clinton's numbers against Trump in 2016, potentially represents a major political shift in American politics as Democrats increasingly try to woo voters in prosperous suburbs like Georgia's Sixth District. Read More »

Airlines take shots at United after passenger removal controversy

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Airlines do have legal protection if they act in a reasonable way when refusing to transport a passenger that is a threat to himself or other passengers, Harakas said. local time Sunday, bound for Louisville International Airport, when the incident occurred. Likewise, the Chicago Aviation Department has said only that one of its employees who removed Dao did not follow proper procedures and has been placed on leave. Read More »

Ivanka Trump Is Making Off Like a Bandit Under the Trump Administration

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Despite boycotts and several stores limiting her merchandise, Ivanka's brand is flourishing , according to the AP. While trademarks do not directly confer financial gains, they protect the use of logos and other intellectual property, making them valuable tools for companies looking to build new ventures or expand existing operations. Read More »

US VP Mike Pence says to North Korea: 'The sword stands ready'

Choi. Pence reassured Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Tuesday that the USA considers its alliance with Japan to be a cornerstone of security in the region. "The Prime Minister Abe and Deputy Prime Minister Aso share our goal of a mutually beneficial economic relationship and we look forward to working with them through the U.S. Read More »

Bangladesh PM pitches for more trade channels with India

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Hasina said 11 deals and 24 Memoranda of Understanding (MoU) were signed between India and Bangladesh during her visit. On the Teesta issue, Hasina said that Prime Minister Modi has assured that his government will conclude the water sharing treaty at the soonest. Read More »

NHL Playoffs 2017, Pittsburgh Penguins Vs. Columbus Blue Jackets Game 4

Tortorella, are you and your players thinking ahead of Game 4? I want them to be able to put that on and just jam with it so they can feel good about themselves. "We have to match that". Defenseman Zach Werenski , of course, is out for the season with a fractured cheekbone. On a night where the Penguins struggled with puck management, specifically in their own zone, no one struggled more than the top line of Sidney Crosby , Jake Guentzel and Conor Sheary. Read More »

'Reluctant' May seeks early elections in UK

May is capitalising on her runaway lead in the opinion polls. She had said in her announcement "there can be no turning back" on Britain's decision to leave the European Union, something she herself had campaigned against before last year's referendum. Read More »

CM congratulates Erdogan on referendum success

His tendency has been to not to co-opt the opposition but to crush it". On Monday, Erdogan slammed his critics at home and overseas. "The crusader mentality in the West and its servants at home have attacked us", he told flag-waving supporters on arrival in the capital Ankara where he was due to chair a cabinet meeting, in response to the monitors' assessment. Read More »

United Kingdom call for snap general election not a surprise

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Prime Minister Theresa May has accused her opponents of "political game-playing" and undermining the country in the upcoming talks to exit the European Union. In 2015, David Cameron took part in one TV debate alongside the leaders of six other parties including Ed Miliband. "The prime minister's attempt to dodge scrutiny shows how she holds the public in contempt", he said. Read More »

US VP Pence warns North Korea: 'The sword stands ready'

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Al Jazeera's Wayne Hay, reporting from Tokyo, said North Korea is dominating Pence's visit in Japan, although they he is also holding economic and trade talks with Japanese officials. "Pence insisted that the U.S.is finished with the Trans-Pacific Partnership agreement". Abe said Japan likewise hopes for peaceful dialogue with Pyongyang, "but at the same time , dialogue for the sake of dialogue is valueless". Read More »

Japan says differences with USA on economic talks

North Korea's nuclear and missile development dominated the agenda on his first stop in South Korea. The Pentagon has not discussed which missile blew up after its launch Sunday from a base near Sinpo on the North's east coast, and the White House has said only that it was a medium-range device. Read More »

Imam: Fresno suspect not part of Islam center

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All three shooting locations were close to each other in the downtown area. The gunman, who was also on foot, fired at another individual, but missed. "These individuals who were chosen today did not do anything to deserve what they got", he said earlier in the day. "If there were ways to prevent tragedies like this in the future, I would not hesitate in using them". Read More »

U.S. carrier heading toward Korean Peninsula

Pence, during an address in Seoul, said this is a "challenging time " for everyone. " President Trump is determined to work closely with Japan, with South Korea, with all our allies in the region, and with China, to achieve a peaceable solution and denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula", Pence said. Read More »

Pence to South Korea: 'Our trade relationship is falling short'

During an interview with the BBC on Monday, North Korea's Deputy Foreign Minister Han Song-ryol stressed that any manner of military action by the U.S. The United Nations is clearly anxious. The battle of Kapyong was a turning point in the Korean War, but as tensions escalate anew in the Korean Peninsula, Bishop isn't sure Canadians could play such a pivotal role in the region again. Read More »

Demonstrators stage anti-Le Pen protest in Paris suburb

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As Oliver points out, there are four candidates who have anything close to a realistic chance of winning. That's well below the 79.5 percent turnout in the first round of the 2012 presidential election. Like Trump, she has described undocumented immigrants as rapists, and has said burkas, head scarves and yarmulkes should be outlawed in public. The potential for last-minute switching appears greatest among Socialist voters. Read More »

General Election: Snap poll set to be approved by MPs

The news sent sterling up more than 0.6 per cent against the USA dollar to trade at 1.264, recovering from a 0.3 per cent drop just hours earlier, and marking its highest level since the start of February. But May said Tuesday she had "reluctantly" changed her mind. Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon, who is pressing for an independence referendum, said May was making a "huge political miscalculation" that would bolster her Scottish National Party. Read More »

Turkey's Referendum Fell Short Of Democratic Standards, International Observers Say

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But even before the referendum, a crackdown by Erdogan since a failed coup last July has alienated the bloc that prides itself on human rights and the rule of law. The proposed switch from a parliamentary to a presidential system in Turkey had sparked a debate in European countries, with several politicians arguing that such a change would weaken the independence of the judiciary, and other necessary checks and balances of a democratic system. Read More »

Pence: US will work with Japan for North Korea solution

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And Anthony, first, how was Mike Pence's message invoking Syria and Afghanistan received in the region? (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon, Pool). With the USA already considering " all options", Hwang said a North Korean violation of its United Nations commitments would be met with "a corresponding consequence". Read More »

Melania gives Donald Trump subtle reminder during national anthem

The first lady also took part in another traditional aspect of the Easter event, reading portions of " Party Animals ", written by Kathie Lee Gifford, to the kids. "I don't know if people are going to be successful , but I know a lot of people down there are going to be successful", the real estate mogul, 70, continued. Read More »

Japan backs tougher U.S. stance on North Korea

Mike Pence is hoping to reassure Tokyo , a key ally, amid rising tensions over North Korea. "Just in the past two weeks, the world witnessed the strength and resolve of our new president in actions taken in Syria and Afghanistan", said Mr Pence. Read More »