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22 September 2017 9:20 AM Selfies and self-reflection mark New Zealand election race

TAUPO, New Zealand — Sitting on his campaign bus as it rattles through some of New Zealand’s struggling smaller towns, Prime Minister Bill English says the meteoric rise of his young opponent, Jacinda Ardern, took the nation by surprise and made him question himself. “It tests your faith in your product and your faith in your approach,” English says during 2

21 September 2017 5:15 PM Trump orders new sanctions to tighten screws on North Korea nuclear program

NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump ordered new sanctions on Thursday that open the door wider to blacklisting people and entities doing business with North Korea, including its shipping and trade networks, further tightening the screws on Pyongyang’s nuclear and missile program. Trump stopped short of going after North Korea’s biggest trading

21 September 2017 7:40 AM NH Primary Source: Democratic Senate committee hits Trump election panel

SHAHEEN TESTIFIES. U.S. Senate Democrats blasted President Donald Trump’s Presidential Advisory Commission on Election Integrity earlier this week in a 90-minute hearing focusing on voting rights. The venue was the Democratic Policy and Communications Committee, an advisory panel to the Senate Democratic leadership. Sen. Debbie Stabenow of Michigan 2

20 September 2017 6:04 PM Davao City mayor: No classes in all levels

DAVAO City Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio suspended classes on Wednesday, September 20, on all levels for private schools as Malacañang already suspended classes on all levels for public schools. The two separate proclamations thus means there will be no classes on all levels in both public and private schools in Davao City on Thursday, September 21. "Since 3

20 September 2017 2:16 AM The Latest: Chinese expert says Trump speech sounded warlike

A Chinese expert on North Korea was surprised by the vehemence of President Donald Trump’s speech at the U.N. General Assembly, saying “his rhetoric is full of military force.” Cheng Xiaohe of Renmin University said in an interview Wednesday, “When I first listened to his remarks last night, it sounded as if the U.S. had nearly declared war on North

20 September 2017 2:11 AM The Latest: Buildings tumbled in Mexican town near epicenter

Buildings collapsed, including the town hall and local church, in the town of Jojutla in southern Morelos state, which was close to the epicenter of Tuesday’s magnitude 7.1 quake. Twelve people died in the town. The Instituto Morelos secondary school partly collapsed, but school director Adelina Anzures said the earthquake drill the school held in the morning

19 September 2017 9:46 PM In Trump’s U.N. speech, emphasis on sovereignty echoes his domestic agenda

President Trump took a domestic agenda that has emphasized nationalism and sovereignty and in his first address to the United Nations on Tuesday made it the foundation of his foreign policy. The speech before the global body was notable for its tone, which largely sidestepped the statesmanlike language of his other foreign policy addresses. In his attacks

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

19 September 2017 7:00 PM Hawke’s Bay a microcosm of NZ’s growth and skill stresses

Famous for its wineries and orchards, Hawke’s Bay has a regional economy that is cyclical and heavily reliant on immigration. Shane Cowlishaw explores what effect a potential change of government could have - and what’s being done to get local young workers into jobs. Despite its sunshine and wine, Hawke’s Bay has always struggled with a relatively high unemployment 3

19 September 2017 9:15 AM Myanmar's Suu Kyi condemns abuses in Rakhine, but rights groups critical

NAYPYITAW (Reuters) - Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi condemned on Tuesday human rights violations in Rakhine state and said violators would be brought to book, but she did not address U.N. accusations of a campaign of ethnic cleansing by the military. The Nobel Peace laureate’s remarks came in her first address to the nation since attacks by Rohingya 1