Bavarian politician was under pressure after party's poor showing in regional electionsHorst Seehofer, a longtime bitter rival of Angela Merkel, has confirmed he will step down as leader of the Bavarian Christian Social Union (CSU) in the latest in a series of high-profile resignations to shake German politics.The move leaves both of Germany's traditional conservative camps simultaneously searching for new leadership. It comes a fortnight after Merkel heralded a new era in German politics when [...]
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Trump Demands Florida Recount Be Cut Short
President Trump said Monday that the ongoing recounts in the Florida gubernatorial and senate elections should be cut short due to missteps on the part of elections officials. The Florida Election should be called in favor of Rick Scott and Ron DeSantis in that large numbers of new ballots showed up out of nowhere, and many ballots are missing or forged. An honest vote count is no longer possible-ballots massively infected. [...]
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As more than 8,000 fire crews battle the Camp and Woolsey fires and hotels fill in Chico, residents find refuge in unofficial sheltersThe Camp Fire has become the most destructive wildfire in California history, incinerating the town of Paradise, in the northern part of the state. It is also among the deadliest, with at least 29 killed, and it has displaced more than 50,000 people. Related: 'Only bones and fragments': California wildfire toll at 31 [...]
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Timelapse footage captures Malibu wildfire as seen from Venice Beach
Timelapse video shows the destructive Woolsey Fire spreading into Malibu as seen from Venice Beach, about 20 miles away. [...]
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Here's How to Help the Victims As Wildfires Rage Across California
Charities are helping the hundreds of thousands of displaced Californians [...]
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US-based ‘band' embarked on a tour of empty venues in the UK – having been booked on the basis of a fake online fanbaseOne of the greatest art rock pranks of all time – or a hugely expensive exercise in vanity? That's the question some music venues across the UK are wrestling with after US-based “band” Threatin came over to the continent to play a string of gigs in well-known venues – to absolutely nobody.Jered [...]
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Fire officials warn it could take weeks to fully contain deadly wildfires raging across Northern, Southern California [...]
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PM is first western leader to confirm Turkey has shared audio with other countriesCanada's prime minister, Justin Trudeau, has become the first western leader to confirm Turkish claims that an audio recording of Jamal Khashoggi's murder exists and has been passed to intelligence agencies.The Turkish president, Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, said on Sunday he had given recordings “to Saudi Arabia, to America, to the Germans, the French, to the British, to all of them,” but initially [...]
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