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October 21, 2017 7:54 PM Far-right scores surprise success in Czech election

PRAGUE (Reuters) - A far-right party whose leader wants to quit the EU and urged Czechs to walk pigs near mosques and stop eating kebabs, performed surprisingly well in an election, potentially giving it a chance to influence how the next government is formed. The Freedom and Direct Democracy (SPD) party rode a wave of far-right sentiment in Europe in an election 5

October 21, 2017 6:40 PM Critics urge WHO to reverse choice of Mugabe as goodwill envoy

GENEVA/LONDON (Reuters) - The World Health Organization (WHO) should overturn its decision to appoint Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe as a goodwill ambassador, global health leaders said on Saturday, describing the move as unjustifiable and wrong. Britain said Mugabe’s appointment was “surprising and disappointing” and added that it risked overshadowing 6

October 21, 2017 5:16 PM Donald Trump to allow release of secret JFK assassination files

Congress ruled in 1992 that all assassination documents should be released within 25 years. However Mr Trump has the power to block them on the grounds that making them public would harm intelligence or military operations, law enforcement or foreign relations. Larry Sabato, director of the University of Virginia Centre for Politics and author of a book about 15

October 21, 2017 4:37 PM ‘This is a coup!’ Catalonia chaos erupts with calls for independence NOW as Spain steps in

CATALONIA erupted into chaos today amid calls for immediate independence after Spain announced it would begin the implementation of Article 155. Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy's Cabinet in Spain met this morning to agree to roll out hardline rules to penalise the breakaway region and impose direct rule. Elections could be held in just six months as the government 14

October 20, 2017 12:10 PM 'Britons didn't know what Brexit meant!' Jean-Claude Juncker MOCKS 17.4million UK voters

JEAN-CLAUDE JUNCKER took a swipe at the UK insisting nobody explained what Brexit meant to Brits before they voted to leave the bloc. Speaking at the European Council summit in Brussels, the President of the European Commission took a dig at Britain. Mr Juncker claimed that “no one explained to British voters what Brexit meant” as he answered questions 5

October 20, 2017 6:04 AM 'Don't interrupt me!' John Redwood shreds Campbell for 'falsifying' Brexit in heated clash

ALASTAIR CAMPBELL was shredded live on air as a Tory MP told him he was spending all his time trying to “re-run Project Fear” in rejection of the Brexit referendum. Brexiteer John Redwood accused Tony Blair’s former spokesman of “once being a spin doctor, always being a spin doctor” and said he was spreading “falsities” about the UK leaving the European 18

October 20, 2017 2:48 AM South Korea to push ahead with nuclear power plants

South Korea on Friday decided to push ahead with the construction of two new nuclear reactors after months of heated debate over whether the country should start weaning itself off atomic energy. A state commission, based on a survey of 471 jurors selected across the country, recommended finishing construction of the Shin Kori-5 and Shin Kori-6 reactors 5

October 19, 2017 11:29 PM Rio 2016 leader Nuzman to be released from jail

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) - Carlos Nuzman, the head of last year's Rio de Janeiro Olympics, will be released from jail following a decision in a top Brazilian court. The 75-year-old Nuzman was arrested two weeks ago amid an investigation into a vote-buying scheme to bring the 2016 Games to Rio. He is expected to leave prison on Friday. Members of Brazil's 2

October 19, 2017 10:10 PM 3 months in jail for businessman in crash that killed priest

CINCINNATI (AP) - A businessman who pleaded guilty in an Ohio crash that killed a priest who was a passenger in his car has been sentenced to three months in jail. The Cincinnati Enquirer reports Savor Seasonings LLC president Jeffrey Higgins was sentenced Thursday in Hamilton County. Higgins pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor vehicular homicide charge 3

October 19, 2017 9:44 PM Putin says Russia has 'caught up with US missile capabilities' and will respond if America quits Cold War arms treaty

Russian President Vladimir Putin said today that Moscow has 'caught up with US missile capabilities' and will respond if America quits a landmark Cold War nuclear treaty. Speaking to international policy experts at the Valdai forum in Sochi, Putin said Russia will respond immediately and symmetrically if the United States quits the 1987 Intermediate-range 5