Nov. 7, 2018


Donald Trump faced greater restraints on his presidency after Democrats won control of the U.S. House of Representatives and pledged to hold the Republican accountable after a tumultuous two years in the White House.

Now that the Democrats have won control of the U.S. House of Representatives, they need to choose a leader and that means solving one of their toughest puzzles: Nancy Pelosi.

A brothel-owning, evangelical Christian-backed Republican candidate who died last month won his race for the Nevada state legislature late on Tuesday, according to state election officials.

Warsaw's mayor has banned a nationalist march planned for Sunday to mark the centenary of Polish independence, citing the risk of violence and expressions of hatred.

The United States said on despite Moscow's supply of the S-300 air defense system to the Syrian government.

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Last night's election means that as the party in control of the House of Representatives, the Democrats will chair all 21 of that chamber's committees. With that control comes the power to launch investigations.

There will be Muslim women in Congress for the first time in history, as Ilhan Omar and Rashida Tlaib easily won their House races.

Rising left-wing rock star Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez made history on Tuesday as the youngest woman elected to Congress, in a safe Democratic Party stronghold in New York

Kim Davis, the Kentucky county clerk who was jailed in 2015 for declining to grant same-sex marriage licenses, lost her bid for re-election Tuesday

German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas said he will press China to embrace arms controls during upcoming meetings in Beijing, citing the need to regulate robotic and space-based weapons that could soon shift from "science fiction" to reality.

French President Emmanuel Macron is calling for the formation of a "real European army" to protect the continent "with respect to China, Russia and even the United States of America."

Turkey takes a positive view of a U.S. move to offer rewards for information on three members of the outlawed Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK), the foreign ministry said on Wednesday, adding it expected to see concrete steps in the fight against the militia.

Israel's parliament will renew debate next week on a bill that would make it easier to sentence Palestinian attackers to death, Defence Minister Avigdor Lieberman said Tuesday while vowing to have it passed.

Venezuela's government said Monday that it is fortifying a remote stretch of border with Colombia after three of its soldiers were killed in an ambush that also wounded 10 others.

The European Union has recalled its ambassador to Tanzania, citing "the deterioration of the human rights and rule of law situation" in the East African country where one regional official last week called for the outing and arrests of homosexuals.

President Donald Trump's administration asked the U.S. Supreme Court on Monday to allow it to end a program introduced by former President Barack Obama that protects thousands of young immigrants who live in the United States without legal status.

With the roll-out of Trident Juncture 18, the largest NATO exercise since the Cold War, NATO members are at long last upping the ante in the Arctic.

The Italian Senate on Wednesday cleared the way for far-right Interior Minister Matteo Salvini's tough anti-migrant and security decree to become law following a confidence vote.


Students kidnapped from a boarding school in Cameroon's North-West region have been freed, officials said. The 78 students and three others were seized early on Sunday in the region's capital, Bamenda. A driver was also released, but the school's principal and a teacher are still being held.

A landmark agreement has been reached in Athens that will end the status of priests and bishops as civil servants and bring Greece a step closer to separation of Church and state. Some 10,000 Church employees will come off the payroll, although their wages will still be paid as a state subsidy.

The Girl Scouts of the United States of America have filed a lawsuit against the Boy Scouts of America for dropping "boy" from the scout group's name. The Boy Scouts of America announced in May they would rename the Boy Scouts program Scouts BSA as they prepare to allow girls as members. But the Girl Scouts say the change could erode their brand, calling the move "uniquely damaging" to them.

Police in Peru say they have busted a suspected baby trafficking ring in the southern city of Arequipa.

Police in Zanzibar, Tanzania, have arrested 10 men for allegedly conducting a same-sex marriage ceremony.


The state of Colorado made history Tuesday night after voters elected Democratic U.S. Rep. Jared Polis, 43, the first openly gay governor.

A female inmate in California ripped out her own eye and swallowed it in her cell after prison guards ignored her screams for four hours.

A porn star named Nina Hartley lectured students at the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse about liking and being comfortable with their sexuality.

That hot cup of joe you require each morning may be doing more for your brain than giving it a burst of energy. A new study finds that drinking coffee also shields us from the development of Alzheimer's and Parkinson's disease.

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