Bolivia: UN urges calm, ahead of Sunday’s general elections

UN Secretary-General António Guterres urged the country’s political and social actors, as well as State institutions, to commit to the holding of peaceful elections, his spokesperson said on Friday.  He encouraged all actors to respect the electoral process, in particular the final results of the vote.  The UN chief “reaffirms his support to the aspiration of […]

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Florida attorney general asks for investigation of Bloomberg’s efforts to reinstate felon voting rights

Republican Attorney General Ashley Moody said she requested that the agencies investigate “potential violations of election laws.” Bloomberg, a former New York mayor and 2020 Democratic presidential candidate, and his political operation have raised more than $16 million from supporters and foundations over the last week to pay the court fines and fees for more […]

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Trump Heads Into General Election He Casts as a Crusade for Law and Order

President Trump accepted the Republican Party’s nomination for a second term on Thursday, joining a general-election contest against Joseph R. Biden Jr. that he and his party cast this week as a crusade against left-wing ideology and violent social disorder, fought against the backdrop of a virus that Republicans largely described as a temporary handicap […]

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So it wasn’t ‘by the book’? Strzok notes reveal Obama & Biden were involved in FBI going after General Flynn

New evidence shows that the decision to send the FBI after General Michael Flynn, president-elect Donald Trump’s top adviser, came from President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden and wasn’t “by the book” at all. Biden was the one to raise the Logan Act, while Obama instructed FBI Director James Comey and Deputy Attorney […]

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‘Russian president has more powers than tsar, pharaoh & Soviet general secretary combined’ – Communist Party leader

First, Vladimir Putin accused Russia’s largest opposition party of seeking to recreate a one-party state, and now its top official has hit back by blasting the power concentrated in the Kremlin under a “hyper-presidential” system. Gennady Zyuganov, speaking on the ‘Krasnaya Liniya’ (Red Line) YouTube channel, said his party (the KPRF) cannot back the Kremlin’s […]

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Live Updates on George Floyd Protests: Top General Apologizes for Role in Trump Photo Op

‘I should not have been there,’ Milley says of Trump photo op. The country’s top military official apologized on Thursday for taking part in President Trump’s walk across Lafayette Square for a photo op after authorities used tear gas and rubber bullets to clear the area of peaceful protesters. “I should not have been there,” […]

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Solicitor General Noel Francisco Expected to Step Down

WASHINGTON — Solicitor General Noel J. Francisco, the Justice Department official responsible for defending the Trump administration before the Supreme Court, has told the department that he plans to leave, a person familiar with his decision said late Wednesday. Mr. Francisco’s top deputy, Jeff Wall, will most likely step in as acting solicitor general as […]

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Iran to execute man who allegedly spied on US-slain general – Times of India

Representative image TEHRAN: Iran announced on Tuesday that it will execute a man convicted of allegedly providing information to the US and Israel about prominent Revolutionary Guard Gen. Qassem Soleimani, who was killed in an American drone strike in Baghdad in January. Judiciary spokesman Gholamhossein Esmaili offered little information about the convicted man, beyond giving […]

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Milley, America’s Top General, Walks Into a Political Battle

WASHINGTON — Gen. Mark A. Milley was never meant to be President Trump’s top military adviser. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis had sent him to the White House in late 2018 to interview for the top American military post across the Atlantic, with its grand title: supreme allied commander Europe. Mr. Mattis wanted someone else, the […]

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General Lee statue to be removed from Virginia’s capital, Richmond

Virginia Governor Ralph Northam has announced the removal an iconic statue of General Robert E. Lee from Monument Avenue in the state’s capital, Richmond, which has been gripped by protests over racism and police brutality. “Yes, that statue has been there for a long time. But, it was wrong then and it is wrong now. […]

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