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What to watch at Hungary's elections

What to watch at Hungary's elections

BUDAPEST (Reuters) – Hungary’s right-wing nationalist Prime Minister Viktor Orban seeks a third consecutive term in parliamentary elections on Sunday after scoring two landslide victories in 2010 and 2014. Most opinion polls show that the best Orban’s Fidesz party can achieve is winning a simple majority, which is also the likeliest outcome as Fidesz has […]

Mountaintops Are In Bloom Thanks To Climate Change, But There Could Be Consequences

Mountaintops Are In Bloom Thanks To Climate Change, But There Could Be Consequences

Mountaintops Are In Bloom Thanks To Climate Change, But There Could Be Consequences  Forbes Climate change makes mountain tops bloom, for now  Space Daily Shell threatened with legal challenge unless it acts now to stop climate change  The Ecologist Nearly a third of Canadians don’t believe humans, industry ‘mostly’ cause climate change: poll  CBC.ca Full coverage Source link

As Trump talks of leaving Syria, his top commander in the Middle East emphasizes the need to stay

As Trump talks of leaving Syria, his top commander in the Middle East emphasizes the need to stay

President Trump on Tuesday repeated his desire to quickly “get out” of Syria, even as his top commander for the Middle East outlined the need for an ongoing military presence there. “A lot of very good military progress has been made over the last couple of years, but the hard part, I think, is in […]

May deadline: a nail in the coffin of Iran's new oil contracts

May deadline: a nail in the coffin of Iran's new oil contracts

Baku, Azerbaijan, April 3 By Farhad Daneshvar – Trend: Expectations that Washington could re-introduce sanctions against Iran have cast shadow over the Middle Eastern nation’s efforts to renew its aged oil industry through the Iran Petroleum Contract (IPC). While a May 12 deadline, on which US President Donald Trump must sign a presidential waiver on […]

Eli Lake: Don't expect Trump's new hawks to help rescue Syria

Eli Lake: Don't expect Trump's new hawks to help rescue Syria

President Donald Trump himself pines for military parades and asserts that torturing terrorists “works.” Like most conventional wisdom in the Trump era, however, this is all wrong — for a number of reasons. But the first and most important one is Syria. Trump actually wants to cut and run from this tragic country. This is […]

In fallout from Russia mall fire, a longtime governor in Siberia resigns

In fallout from Russia mall fire, a longtime governor in Siberia resigns

People visit a makeshift memorial to the victims of the Kemerovo shopping mall fire. (Dmitry Serebryakov/AFP/Getty Images) By Matthew Bodner By Matthew Bodner April 1 at 12:48 PM MOSCOW — In the political fallout from a mall fire in Siberia that killed 64 people, 41 of them children, a longtime regional governor resigned on Sunday. […]

Eddie Redmayne Speaks at Stephen Hawking's Funeral

Eddie Redmayne Speaks at Stephen Hawking's Funeral

A public funeral for famed physicist Stephen Hawking was held at Great St. Mary’s Church in Cambridge, England, on Saturday, with Eddie Redmayne, who won an Oscar for playing Hawking in “The Theory of Everything,” among those who paid their respects. Redmayne gave a reading from the Book of Ecclesiastes during the service near the […]

Saudi crown prince tours Boeing on secretive Seattle visit

Saudi crown prince tours Boeing on secretive Seattle visit

Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman of Saudi Arabia visited Boeing’s Everett jet assembly plant Friday and announced a military deal with the jetmaker. He plans to meet other business leaders during his secretive visit to the Seattle area The crown prince of Saudi Arabia is in town Friday and Saturday on a very secretive visit […]

Palestinians mass in thousands for protest at Gaza-Israel border

Palestinians mass in thousands for protest at Gaza-Israel border

Image copyright AFP Image caption Palestinians march to mark Land Day east of Gaza City Palestinians in Gaza have marched in their thousands to the Israel border at the start of a six-week-long protest. Palestinian officials say dozens have been wounded by Israeli gunfire, after earlier reporting the death of a farmer due to tank […]

Poland signs deal to buy Patriot missile defense system

Poland signs deal to buy Patriot missile defense system

Poland on Wednesday signed off on a deal to buy Raytheon’s latest Patriot air and missile defense system, a move to upgrade the country’s air defenses that took years to negotiate.  The Polish government signed a letter of offer and acceptance (LOA) with the United States for the first phase of Warsaw’s Wisla program, a two-part procurement […]