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Merkel rolls dice with Germany's new immigration law

/ Sep 18, 2018

Merkel rolls dice with Germany's new immigration law

German Chancellor Angela Merkel hopes a new immigration law will make it easier for foreign workers to find jobs, but her push to fill a record number of vacancies risks angering voters who still resent her open-door refugee policy. With an aging population and a ...

Barack Obama's return: Good or bad for Democrats?

/ | Sep 17, 2018

Barack Obama's return: Good or bad for Democrats?

Nearly two years out of the White House, former President Barack Obama is facing another political test. To the delight of many Democrats, he's stepped back into the fray that former presidents often try to avoid, campaigning for Democratic candidates ahead of the midterms and ...

Mattis condemns Russia for influence-peddling in Macedonia

/ Sep 17, 2018

Mattis condemns Russia for influence-peddling in Macedonia

U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis arrived in Macedonia Monday, condemning Russian efforts to use its money and influence to build opposition to an upcoming vote that could pave the way for the country to join NATO — a move Moscow opposes. Mattis told reporters traveling ...

Egypt says it fights fake news, critics see new crackdown

/ Sep 17, 2018

Egypt says it fights fake news, critics see new crackdown

Echoing some of U.S. President Donald Trump's rhetoric, authorities in Egypt are taking aim at an alleged barrage of "fake news" they say is meant to sow division and undermine the rule of general-turned-president Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi. Under a new law, the state's top media regulatory ...

Stabbed Brazil election front-runner leaves intensive care: hospital

/ Sep 17, 2018

Stabbed Brazil election front-runner leaves intensive care: hospital

Brazil's far-right presidential front-runner Jair Bolsonaro was released from intensive care Sunday after undergoing surgery for complications from a stab wound he suffered while campaigning. The candidate, who had surgery to remove an intestinal blockage on Wednesday, has been moved to a "semi-intensive care unit," ...