Friday, September 12, 2014

#CANADA: #Toronto Mayor Rob Ford Drops Re-Election Bid, Cites Health

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Controversial Toronto Mayor Rob Ford dropped out of the mayoral race today after doctors found a tumor in his abdomen. He says his brother Doug will enter the race in his place.

Thursday, September 11, 2014

#URUGUAY: Oppo Ptys Polling 5 Pts Ahead of Ruling Coalition Ahead of Oct 26 Vote

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The Governing Leftist Broad Front coalition of parties, headed by former Pres. Tabaré Vázquez is losing ground ahead of Oct. 26 presidential and legislative elections, in which he'll face the sons of two former presidents. A run-off in November is now expected.

#UKRAINE: Conflict in East Ukraine Present Challenges for Oct. 26 Election

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Wednesday, September 10, 2014

#UK: #AlexSalmond Says Independent #Scotland Won't Pay Back UK Debt

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#TUNISIA: #Ennahda Pty Won't Run Pres. Cand. Because it Doesn't Want to "Extend its Dominance" Over Society

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Tunisia's Ennahda movement won't compete in the upcoming presidential election because it says it's unwilling to extend its dominance over more state institutions. The Islamist party and its rival party, the secular Call for Tunisia, are expected to win the largest number of seats in next month's parliamentary elections.

#UK: Foreign Investors Rapidly Pulling Funds From UK, Fearing "Yes" Vote in Scotland

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#NEWZEALAND: PM #JohnKey's National Pty Suggests Possibility of Tax Cuts Ahead of Election

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Monday, September 08, 2014

#SOMALIA: New Al-Shabaab Ldr Umar Said to Be "Hardliner" Who Survived Purge

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An Al-Shabaab attack in Mogadishu in 2013.

The new leader of Somalia's Al-Qaeda-linked Al-Shabaab rebels, Ahmad Umar (aka Abu Ubaidah) is thought to be a devout and ruthless hardliner who was one of the most trusted lieutenants of the group's late chief who survived a major purge last year, say reports.

#UK: France Has "Lost Control Of Its Borders" Says Former UK Home Secretary

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