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Thousands gather for second straight day of Women's Marches

Added: 21.01.2018 18:20 | 0 views | 0 comments

Thousands of demonstrators gathered in cities across the United States Sunday for a second day of Women's Marches, calling for equality and respect while urging supporters to make their voices heard by voting in this year's midterm elections.


Haley's reception for countries that backed US on Jerusalem resolution

Added: 04.01.2018 3:00 | 6 views | 0 comments

US Ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley hosted a "Friends of the US" reception Wednesday night, inviting those who had voted against or abstained from voting on a resolution condemning the United States for officially recognizing Jerusalem as the capital of Israel.


Catalonia votes in knife-edge election

Added: 21.12.2017 8:08 | 7 views | 0 comments

Voting will get underway Thursday morning in the Spanish region of Catalonia to elect a new government, in a litmus test of the independence movement's legitimacy after its provocative attempt to break away from Spain.


Republicans overhaul US tax code for first time in 30 years

Added: 20.12.2017 22:37 | 4 views | 0 comments

The House of Representatives gave final approval Wednesday afternoon to its major rewrite of the US tax code, voting a second time on the package after the Senate stripped out a couple of items early on Wednesday morning and sent the legislation back to the lower chamber.


Poland faces being stripped of EU voting rights

Added: 20.12.2017 15:31 | 5 views | 0 comments

The European Union has triggered an unprecedented disciplinary process against Poland for a "serious breach" of its values, in a dispute over judicial reforms that could lead to Warsaw being stripped of its EU voting rights.

Tags: EU, Voting, Reforms

The millennials voting for Catalan independence

Added: 19.12.2017 12:29 | 4 views | 0 comments

When Catalonia in northeastern Spain held an independence referendum on October 1, Alexandra Galceran Latorre, 29, went to her local polling station at dawn "to protect the ballot boxes," she said with pride.

Tags: Voting, SPA

US stands alone, defiant at UN over Jerusalem veto

Added: 18.12.2017 21:36 | 7 views | 0 comments

Exercising its veto power at the United Nations for the first time, the Trump administration torpedoed a Security Council resolution critical of the White House's unilateral recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. US Ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley cast the veto, blocking the resolution, introduced by Egypt, despite the 14 other members of the Security Council voting in favor.


Why Middle East is looking to Putin, not Trump

Added: 26.11.2017 7:10 | 7 views | 0 comments

CNN looks at why the Middle East is pivoting away from Donald Trump and the US and toward a new ally - Russia.


It's too soon to celebrate Australia's vote for LGBT freedom

Added: 20.11.2017 22:40 | 8 views | 0 comments

Earlier this month, Australia released the long-awaited results of its national postal survey on marriage equality, with almost 62% of the public -- and a majority in every one of Australia's states and territories -- voting "Yes" on the question of extending same-sex marriage rights. Lawmakers have pledged to swiftly codify that result into law, with Sen. Dean Smith introducing a bill to legalize marriage equality almost immediately after the results were announced.


Australians say 'yes' to same-sex marriage

Added: 15.11.2017 6:09 | 10 views | 0 comments

Results released by the Australian Bureau of Statistics revealed 61% of the population voted to allow same-sex marriage, with 38% voting against.


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