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Ortega tightens grip on Nicaragua

Managua - Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega won even more control over the levers of his nation when 28 opposition lawmakers were ousted from parliament by electoral authorities.

What do Internet searches have to say about the DNC and RNC?

With all of the hype and media coverage surrounding both the Democratic and Republican National Conventions, many Americans who could not attend themselves may be wondering about the chanting, flag-waving, and occasionally booing crowds they saw on T.V.

Erdogan tells West 'mind your own business' as journalists jailed

Ankara - Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Friday told the EU and US to "mind your own business" after the West expressed alarm over the growing crackdown against suspected coup plotters, as a court placed 17 journalists under arrest.

New federal pay system has a backlog of 80,000 problem cases

Ottawa - A meeting will be held today to question senior Canadian government officials about the controversial new Phoenix payroll system, after ruling Liberal members of the government operations committee approved further study of the new program.

Clinton, Trump take gloves off in White House slog

Philadelphia - Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump traded insults at opposite ends of the country, taking their fight for the White House to rival battleground states and portraying starkly different visions of America.

Turkey detains three top businessmen in probe after coup

Ankara - Turkish authorities on Friday widened their post-coup crackdown to the business sector, detaining three top tycoons as part of investigations into the activities of US-based preacher Fethullah Gulen.

MP Adam Vaughan talks Canada's new direction and more Special

Amid the United States' polarizing presidential race and the uncertainty around Brexit, Digital Journal spoke with Adam Vaughan, the member of parliament for Toronto's Spadina—Fort York riding, about Canada's place in all of this and much more.

Op-Ed: The Internet transforms Tim Kaine into countless jokes

Night three of the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia was a doozy. Peaceful protestors collected outside the Wells Fargo Center while some of the biggest characters in American politics took the stage, and the Internet did something strange.

Clinton to make economy her 'primary mission'

Philadelphia - Hillary Clinton will promise Americans her "primary mission" in the White House would be to lift up those left behind by an uneven economy, as she becomes the first woman to accept the Democratic nomination.

Zimbabwe war veterans' spokesman arrested after Mugabe rebuke

Harare - Police have arrested a senior official from Zimbabwe's war veterans' association after it accused President Robert Mugabe of "dictatorial" behaviour in a shock rupture with the 92-year-old leader, lawyers said Thursday.

British PM seeks to reassure Poles, Slovaks in UK post-Brexit

Varsovia - British Prime Minister Theresa May travelled to Warsaw Thursday in a bid to reassure the Polish government that the hundreds of thousands of Poles living in Britain still had a post-Brexit future there.

From 'liar' to 'dear Boris': new British FM eases way in France

Paris - France's top diplomat Jean-Marc Ayrault may have called him a "liar" over his Brexit campaign, but Boris Johnson's command of French helped ease his way through his first official visit to Paris as Britain's foreign minister.

Israel to build 770 new housing units in settlements

Jerusalem - Israel's Jerusalem Municipality local planning and construction committee has presented the plans for 770 new settlement housing units according to an Israeli news website.

All eyes on Hillary as she readies landmark speech

Philadelphia - Hillary Clinton faces the test of a lifetime Thursday as she accepts the Democratic White House nomination in a defining speech aimed at prying voters away from Donald Trump -- and convincing America to entrust her with the world's biggest job.

Ex-banker Kuczynski sworn in as Peruvian president

- Former Wall Street banker Pedro Pablo Kuczynski was inaugurated as Peru's new president Thursday, vowing to kick-start the economy and unite a country torn by a photo-finish election.

Trump backtracks on Russia hack appeal as sarcasm

New York - Donald Trump on Thursday sought to douse the outcry provoked by his challenge to Russia to hack into Hillary Clinton's emails, by saying he was being sarcastic.

Pedro Pablo Kuczynski: Peru's new president an old Wall Street hand

- Pedro Pablo Kuczynski, Peru's new president, says he will hit the ground running after a long career as a Wall Street banker that earned him the moniker "El Gringo.

Turkey reshuffles military top brass in wake of coup

Ankara - Turkey on Thursday reshuffled key military commanders sacking almost half of its generals in the wake of the failed coup, as authorities shut down dozens of media outlets in a widening crackdown.

Hollande tells Trump: 'France will always be France'

Rivesaltes - French President Francois Hollande on Thursday brushed aside comments by White House hopeful Donald Trump that France was "no longer" the country it was because of a string of deadly jihadist attacks.
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