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23 September 2017 12:44 AM Mexico school collapse spurs doubts over building code for quakes

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - The school collapse this week that killed at least 19 children during an earthquake has prompted many Mexicans to question whether building codes developed after a devastating 1985 temblor are too easily flouted. Stringent codes enacted after a massive temblor killed thousands three decades ago minimized damage this week across 1

23 September 2017 12:38 AM The Latest: Trump blasts NFL players who kneel during anthem

The Latest: Trump blasts NFL players who kneel during anthem President Donald Trump says NFL owners should fire players who kneel during the national anthem. And he's encouraging spectators to walk out in protest. He's also bemoaning that football games have become less violent, complaining, "They're ruining the game." Several athletes, including NFL players 1

22 September 2017 8:50 PM New Zealand votes in tight general election

New Zealand is heading to the polls in a tightly-fought general election. Polls are showing a slight lead for incumbent Bill English of the ruling National Party over his main challenger Jacinda Ardern of the Labour Party. Labour saw a major surge after the July appointment of the 37-year-old leader but has fallen back slightly since. The vote is expected 2

22 September 2017 7:14 AM Antony Green's Election Blog

When Prime Minister Bill English announced in February New Zealand would go to the polls on September 23, it was with the expectation his Government should be re-elected. Mr English became Prime Minister in December last year following the retirement of his popular predecessor, John Key, a three-time election winner and prime minister since 2008. Despite 2

21 September 2017 9:02 AM Trudeaumania down under? A New Zealand election primer

On the outside, New Zealand's government looks much like Canada's – a Westminster-style legislature, a governor-general representing the Queen – but their elections are decided very differently. Canada still uses the first-past-the-post system, which means whichever candidate wins the most votes in their riding gets a seat in Parliament. When Canadians 3

20 September 2017 11:37 AM Retain buy on LIC Housing, see stable loan growth; asset quality to improve: Axis Cap

Broking and financial services firm Axis Capital has maintained a buy on LIC Housing Finance and expects a target price of Rs 790. The broking firm is of the view that loan growth of the company will remain stable at 15 percent while its asset quality is set to improve. Margin of LIC Housing Finance is likely to bottom out in Q2FY18 with pressure on yields 5

20 September 2017 4:33 AM Election 2017 Live: National’s poll puts it at 43 to Labour’s 39

With three days to go, the election debate focused on infrastructure stresses in the midst of a jet fuel crisis, although officials said this afternoon the crisis was easing. Jacinda Ardern campaigned on homelessness and low wages in South Auckland and warned Bill English against using "fake news" in tonight's debate. Bill English spoke to lawyers in Auckland 4

20 September 2017 1:55 AM Seymour: 'I can't afford my own house in Auckland'

Act Party leader and Epsom MP David Seymour says he can't afford to buy his house in Auckland. Seymour told NZ Herald Focus' Tristram Clayton that the fact he can't afford to buy the house where he lives shows how deep the housing crisis is in Auckland. Seymour earns about $190,000 a year as an MP (plus benefits) and was questioned by Clayton about his previous

19 September 2017 11:09 PM David Seymour says National have 'failed' on vision and housing

ACT leader David Seymour says the National party have failed when it comes to vision and the housing crisis. "The average house in my electorate is 10 times what I earn, no one can afford a house that's 10 times what they earn…I think that shows we've got a real problem," he told the AM Show on Wednesday. Mr Seymour said the election was on a "knife

19 September 2017 9:40 PM Socialist Equality Group statement on the election

The New Zealand election on September 23 poses the urgent need for an internationalist and socialist movement of the working class. Whatever its outcome, the election will not address the great issues of the day that confront workers and young people: the failure of capitalism as an economic system; growing international tensions and the undeniable danger