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Author: 0 EU gasps as Italian election shows surge of populist power

Meanwhile Forza Italia's Silvio Berlusconi is in alliance with the Northern League party, which is led by far-right politician Matteo Salvini . "It's a total defeat", Renzi said. "I am and I will remain a populist, because those who listen to the people are doing their job, whereas the radical chic who disgust workers are no longer wanted by the people".

Worldwide Officials, voters prepare for the March Primary Elections
Author: 0 Officials, voters prepare for the March Primary Elections

Tuesday is a big day in Texas. "If we squander that, we do not have a voice". While that's less than 9 percent of the state's eligible voters , it still shows an increase of almost 300,000 voters over four years ago. In the Houston region, Republicans are still outvoting Democrats, but not by the margins they did four years ago. The increase comes despite lower Republican primary turnout in the county.

Worldwide China Downplays Lifting of Presidential Term Limit
Author: 0 China Downplays Lifting of Presidential Term Limit

The system is an integration of Marxist theory and China's reality, aiming for fundamental benefits for the widest range of people and avoiding the disadvantages of an old political party system that presents the interests of a small group of people, Xi said .

Worldwide Chief US lawmaker encouraged steel tariff indemnity for NAFTA allies
Author: 0 Chief US lawmaker encouraged steel tariff indemnity for NAFTA allies

At the same event, David MacNaughton, Canada's ambassador to the USA, said there is "no question" that NAFTA needs an "update". Additionally, the Trump administration has accused foreign governments of misappropriating trade deals after finding China often peer pressures US companies - notably tech giants like Apple and Google - to turn over valuable trade secret information in an effort to usurp market dominance.

Worldwide China defense budget swells 8% amid broad buildup
Author: 0 China defense budget swells 8% amid broad buildup

Defense spending is still about a quarter of USA levels, but nevertheless its long-term growth, combined with a more assertive enforcement of China's territorial claims, has rattled some of China's neighbors. China announced Monday that it will boost its defense budget 8.1 percent this year from 2017, a larger increase than in the two previous years as leader Xi Jinping seeks to turn the country's military into a "world-class" force that can venture farther from its shores.

Worldwide Italy's election is the latest rebuke for Europe's flailing center-left
Author: 0 Italy's election is the latest rebuke for Europe's flailing center-left

My other prediction was that the right-wing populist party the Lega, led by Matteo Salvini , would get more votes than its partner in the Coalition of the Right Silvio Berlusconi's centre-right Forza Italia - again contradicting the opinion polls which had the Lega on 14 per cent and Forza Italia on 16 per cent.

Author: 0 'I was being straight with people': Theresa May defends 'blunt' Brexit speech

Speaking after the commission released a 120-page draft withdrawal text, the prime minister said the contingency plans for Northern Ireland would, if implemented, undermine Britain's common market and "threaten its constitutional integrity" by creating a customs and regulatory border between the province and the rest of the UK.

Worldwide Trump execs walked from Panama property as signage stripped
Author: 0 Trump execs walked from Panama property as signage stripped

He moved to pry management of the hotel from the hands of the Trump Organization, which does not own the property but has a contract to manage it until 2031. Mr Fintiklis argued after the deal closed in August that the hotel had been mismanaged by President Trump's staff. In late December, Trump's management team ran off a team of Marriott hotel executives visiting the property at Fintiklis' invitation.

Worldwide China Skips Announcement Of National Defence Budget
Author: 0 China Skips Announcement Of National Defence Budget

China's "moderate" defense spending rises in the past few years have been to make up for past deficiencies and the country's military will not threaten anyone, a senior diplomat said on Sunday ahead of the release of the defense budget. China spent US$151 billion on the PLA previous year, the second largest defence budget in the world but still four times less than the US$603 billion United States outlay, according to the International Institute for Strategic Studies, a London-based think-tank.

Worldwide Officials predict gas prices 'are about to stregthen'
Author: 0 Officials predict gas prices 'are about to stregthen'

While gas prices are 8 cents cheaper than last month, they are 22 cents more expensive than this time a year ago, the motor club said. Several weeks of dropping as prices looks to be over as prices rose a little more than a cent in the last week.

Worldwide Charity in honor of Philando Castile pays school district's entire lunch debt
Author: 0 Charity in honor of Philando Castile pays school district's entire lunch debt

On Tuesday, Fergus handed over a check for a little over $35,000 to the nutritional program at the St. Paul School District to pay off the debt of all students who qualify for reduced lunch programs, she told ABC News Sunday. "I don't know how much it would take to help the whole state of Minnesota", Fergus said. "This fundraiser honoring him and his memory couldn't be more ideal", said Koppen.

Worldwide Beijing says 1.1 trillion yuan for defense 'proves we love peace'
Author: 0 Beijing says 1.1 trillion yuan for defense 'proves we love peace'

Defending the 8.1 per cent hike, a top Chinese defence expert said, a steady and appropriate growth of defense spending is necessary because the Chinese armed forces have been modernising to keep up with the countrys development. U.S. President Donald Trump has proposed a military budget that is the largest since 2011 and focused on beefing up the United States' nuclear defences and countering the growing strength of China and Russian Federation.

Worldwide Kelly questions what Kushner, Ivanka Trump do all day
Author: 0 Kelly questions what Kushner, Ivanka Trump do all day

Now the other side of that is that if it happens, if Jared and Ivanka get kicked out of the White House, is that gonna create any bad blood between them and the president? "Steve Bannon, the sort of not so curious alt-right person that was pushed out of the White House, now nearly appears to have been the smartest person in the White House when he was there", the AM Joy host began.

Worldwide Key US lawmaker urges steel tariff exemptions for NAFTA allies
Author: 0 Key US lawmaker urges steel tariff exemptions for NAFTA allies

Steel imports to the USA market is approximately 35% of the United States demand wherein aluminum imports are more than 90% of domestic demand. "Our steel industry is in bad shape. Since 2000, the U.S. steel industry has suffered, with production dropping and the number of employees in steel work falling. "Millions of people addicted and dying".

Worldwide Trump Questions Why Obama Administration Opened Investigation Before Elections
Author: 0 Trump Questions Why Obama Administration Opened Investigation Before Elections

Trump however has consistently questioned the FBI and Justice Department's investigations into his campaign and has decried efforts as a "witch hunt" to prove collusion with the Russian government. Then-FBI Director James Comey oversaw that investigation until Trump fired him in May 2017. That was weeks before the Federal Bureau of Investigation was presented with a dossier of raw intelligence compiled by former British spy Christopher Steele, whose work was paid for by the Clinton campaign ...

Worldwide Ravi Shankar Prasad Hits Out At Congress Over Non-Performing Assets: Highlights
Author: 0 Ravi Shankar Prasad Hits Out At Congress Over Non-Performing Assets: Highlights

By March 2014, before UPA demitted office, the amount went up to Rs 52.15 lakh crore. "The stressed asset identified out of this was only 36 per cent", ANI quoted the minister as saying. The BJP also sought to know how much cut was given and to whom for the decision. "On 16 May 2014 when UPA govt had lost the general elections, the outgoing FM P.

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