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Clinton Cleans Up in S. Carolina

Frontrunner Hillary Clinton claimed nearly 75 percent of the vote in South Carolina's Democratic presidential primary on Saturday. With 100 percent of precincts reporting, Clinton received 73.5 percent of the vote and Senator Bernie Sanders received 26 percent.

By |February 28th, 2016|Americas, News in Brief|

Christie Throws Weight Behind Trump

New Jersey Governor Chris Christie, who recently dropped out of the U.S. presidential race, endorsed leading Republican candidate Donald Trump on Friday. Christie became the first prominent, currently-seated U.S. politician to endorse Trump’s campaign for president.

By |February 27th, 2016|Americas, News in Brief, United States|

U.S. Justice Scalia Dies

Conservative U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia was found dead on Saturday. He was 79. Scalia died in a presidential election year, leaving it up in the air who will appoint his successor.

By |February 14th, 2016|News in Brief, United States|

Christie, Fiorina Exit Race

New Jersey Governor Chris Christie and former Hewlett-Packard CEO Carly Fiorina have bowed out of the race for the 2016 Republican nomination for president. Donald Trump, Ted Cruz, Marco Rubio, Jeb Bush and John Kasich are among the leading contenders left in the Republican field.

By |February 12th, 2016|News in Brief, United States|

Trump, Sanders Take New Hampshire

The polls closed and Trump and Sanders were already declared the winners by AP, NBC and CNN.  Kasich has the early lead for 2nd place followed by Bush on the GOP side. NBC's exit polling showed Sanders with 85% of the millennial vote, leading Clinton in the women's vote and also winning the gun rights vote.

By |February 10th, 2016|News in Brief, United States|

EU Translators Go Crazy

Secretary General of the European Parliament Kluass Welle is instructing parliament members to slow down while they speak and to talk in their mother tongues, EU Observer reports. MEPs must do so to prevent interpreters from going crazy, Welle said.

By |February 8th, 2016|Europe, European Union, News in Brief|

Merkel Approval Drops

German Chancellor Angela Merkel's job approval fell from 58 percent to 46 percent in the monthly "Deutschlandtrend" polls commissioned by public broadcaster ARD, Deutsche Welle reports. Also, 81 percent of those polled said the German government does not have the refugee situation under control.

By |February 4th, 2016|Europe, European Union, Germany, News in Brief|

Republican Field Narrows

U.S. presidential candidates Rand Paul, Rick Santorum and Mike Huckabee have dropped out of the race for the Republican nomination. Santorum has endorsed Florida Sen. Marco Rubio, who finished third in the Iowa Caucus and has the backing of major Republican donors. So thankful & grateful for your support. Just not our year. So today

By |February 4th, 2016|Americas, News in Brief, United States|
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