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Comedian Jimmy Morales Wins Guatemala's Presidential Election

GUATEMALA CITY — A former TV comedian who has never held office swept to power in Guatemala's presidential election on Sunday after milking public anger over a corruption scandal that deepened distrust of the country's political establishment.<p>Jimmy Morales, 46, overwhelmingly beat center-left rival …

Latin America

Weeks of Violence Between Israelis and Palestinians

Several weeks ago, an eruption of new violence began across Israel, the West Bank, and the Gaza Strip, fueled in part by disagreements and rumors about restricted access to the Al-Aqsa Mosque in Jerusalem. Militant groups, including Hamas, have called for “Days of Rage,” encouraging a surge in …

U.S. adds charges against Macau billionaire in U.N. bribe case | Reuters

NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. prosecutors unveiled more charges against a billionaire Macau real estate developer and three others accused of engaging in a bribery scheme involving a former president of the United Nations General Assembly.<p>John Ashe (R), a former U.N. ambassador from Antigua and Barbuda …

Corruption

U.S. and Pacific Nations Reach Landmark Trade Deal

The United States reached an historic trade agreement with 11 Pacific Rim nations on Monday, setting global commerce and worker standards that would …

DONALD TRUMP: Syrian refugees could be ISIS 'Trojan horse'

Donald Trump. AP Photo/Mark Zaleski<p>Real-estate tycoon Donald Trump has recently been sounding the alarm over a potential Islamic State-led "military coup" in the US.<p>The possible future culprit, according to Trump: Syrian refugees and migrants.<p>"It could be one of the greatest coups of all time," …

Yemen severs diplomatic ties with Iran: state media | Reuters

ADEN (Reuters) - The Saudi-backed Yemeni government of President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi has decided to sever diplomatic relations with Iran, state media reported.<p>State news agency Saba, citing an unidentified person at the Yemeni presidency, said Yemen “has taken the decision to expel the Iranian …

South Asia

Iran Deal: Diplomacy Defeats War

By Kevin Zeese, www.PopularResistance.org<p>| Resist!<p><i>Above: On July 30, 2015 activists delivered more than 400,000 petition signatures to Congress on</i> …

How Obama Swindled Americans on Iran

Congress is finally having its say on the Iran deal. It will be an elaborate charade, however, because, having first gone to the U.N., President …

Republican squabble on Iran nuclear deal plays in Obama's favour

Infighting among Republicans has raised the possibility that US lawmakers opposed to the Iran nuclear deal might throw away their chance to stop it going ahead.<p>At rally against Iran deal, Tea Party finds itself trumped by Trump<p>Read more<p>The House of Representatives was supposed to vote on a …

South Asia

Low oil price forces Saudi Arabia to cut spending amid record budget shortfalls

The world's largest oil explorer is facing an unprecedented budget crunch after crude prices dropped by more than half in a year to below $50 a barrel<p>Saudi Arabia will cut spending and issue more bonds as it faces a record budget shortfall due to falling oil prices, the finance minister said on …

Over 100,000 signatures on U.K. petition to arrest Netanyahu in London

A petition calling for the arrest of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu when he visits the United Kingdom later this week has gained more than 100,000 …

Colin Powell defends Iran nuclear deal

Former Secretary of State Colin Powell offered a measured defense of the Iran nuclear deal on Sunday, saying it would "stop this highway race they were going down" toward Iran building a nuclear weapon.<p>"People are saying, 'No, you can't trust them,'" Powll said on NBC's "Meet the Press." "I don't …

South Asia

Bernie Sanders Leads Hillary Clinton by 9 in New Hampshire, Gains in Iowa: Poll

Bernie Sanders has jumped out to a nine-point lead over front-runner Hillary Clinton in New Hampshire, and he’s gained ground on her among Iowa voters in the Democratic presidential race, according to a pair of brand-new NBC News/Marist polls.<p>In New Hampshire, the Vermont senator gets the support …

Government

Jobless Rate in U.S. Drops to Seven-Year Low, Reaching Fed Goal

As far as the Federal Reserve is concerned, the American workforce is now fully employed.<p>The jobless rate dropped to 5.1 percent in August, the …

Economy

Wall Street's biggest fear could be earnings, not China

The market’s profit pothole may not be as big as it seems.<p>China, and its economic slowdown, has been the biggest worry among U.S. investors for the …

The Only State Where Everyone Gets Free Money

This year, Alaska will give each of its residents over $2,000 in cash, no questions asked. Advocates of a basic income want to expand its model around the world.<p>Every year, the state of Alaska hands each of its citizens hundreds to thousands of dollars, no strings attached. The only requirement for …

Why it’s so much easier for Congress to vote for war than peace

<b>By Laicie Heeley and Daniel Wirls</b>Republican presidential candidate Senator Ted Cruz waits to speak at an event protesting against the Iran nuclear deal in Lafayette Park, across from the White House in Washington, July 23, 2015. REUTERS/Jim BourgThough a majority in the Senate may vote against the …

George W. Bush

Cannabis not Camels: College students now consume more marijuana than cigarettes – study

College students in the United States are now more likely to smoke marijuana than cigarettes on a daily basis, according to a study released …

Pornhub wants to give you $25,000 for college (and you can keep your clothes on)

Pornhub doesn't just care about your — ahem — leisure activities, it also cares about your education.<p>The adult website's latest endeavor involves …

14 of the most famous kids in college this semester

Hidden among the masses are these 14 celebrities who prove that you're never too famous (or too old!) to be a college student.<p>From Victoria's Secret Angel Karlie Kloss to Olympic swimmer Missy Franklin, here are some of the most famous students in college this semester.

Is Wall Street Bowing to the Shemitah?

A look at where Senate Democrats stand on the Iran deal

Congress will vote this month on a resolution to disapprove of the White House-backed nuclear deal struck with Iran by the U.S., Russia, China, …

Bernie Sanders

Obama just secured victory on his signature foreign-policy achievement

Sen. Barbara Mikulski (D-Maryland) on Wednesday announced support for the Iranian nuclear deal.<p>It brings the number of senators supporting the deal to 34, the key threshold to make sure it survives congressional opposition.<p>Obama needed pledges of at least 34 senators to stave off a potential veto …

Gov. Marvin Mandel, who fell from political grace, has died

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Marvin Mandel, a former Maryland governor whose 26-year career in state government ended with his 1977 conviction on political …

Corruption

Brazil falls deep into recession

Brazil is going bust.<p>Its currency is plummeting, unemployment is rising, its stock market is down 20% from a year ago and its president, Dilma Rousseff, has an 8% approval rating -- the lowest since 1992 when Brazil's president was impeached.<p>Once a major economic success story, Brazil sank into …

Brazil