Obama breaks twitter record with Charlottesville tweet

INTERNET (RECENT-AUGUST 12, 2017) (SOCIAL MEDIA) – A tweet by former President Barack Obama soon after the outbreak of violence at nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia on Saturday (August 12) garnered 2.8 million “likes” to become the most liked Twitter message ever by Tuesday (August 15), the social media network said. Continue reading

19Sep/17

Buildings shake as strong 7.4 quake hits Mexico on anniversary of deadly 1985 tremor

MEXICO CITY, MEXICO (SEPTEMBER 19, 2017) (MUTE) (REUTERS) – A 7.4 magnitude earthquake hit Mexico on Tuesday (September 19), shaking buildings in the capital of Mexico City and sending people fleeing into the street. Continue reading

19Sep/17

A look at the reign of Angela Merkel: from Helmut Kohl’s little girl to mother of the nation

ROEVERSHAGEN, GERMANY (REUTERS) – With German elections looming, polls indicate that Europe’s longest-serving female Chancellor Angela Merkel is likely to emerge triumphant for a fourth term.
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19Sep/17

Germany: economy propels Merkel towards 4th term

German investor sentiment has improved by more than expected in September in readings that bode well for Chancellor Angela Merkel as she seeks a fourth term in Sunday’s national election. As David Pollard reports, an opposition campaign to highlight inequality appears to be gaining little traction with voters. Continue reading

19Sep/17

Cohen, close Trump business adviser, to testify before Senate committee

WASHINGTON D.C., UNITED STATES (SEPTEMBER 19, 2017) (NBC) – Michael Cohen, one of President Donald Trump’s closest business advisers, told reporters on Tuesday (September 19) his scheduled testimony before the U.S. Senate Intelligence Committee, was postponed. Continue reading

19Sep/17

U.N. chief seeks to avoid war with N.Korea, takes digs at Trump

UNITED NATIONS (SEPTEMBER 19, 2017) (UNTV) – United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres appealed on Tuesday (September 19) for statesmanship to avoid war with North Korea and criticized world leaders stoking resentment over refugees for political gain, two apparent digs at President Donald Trump. Continue reading

19Sep/17

Trump campaign adviser was wiretapped: CNN

U.S. investigators wiretapped former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort under secret court orders before and after the 2016 election, CNN reported on Monday. Alva French reports. Continue reading