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North Carolina's 2013 voter ID law was struck down on appeal for being passed with "racially discriminatory intent," on Friday. At the same time, in Wisconsin, a similar ruling was handed down in U.S. District Court.

Putin avoids politics on historical Slovenia visit

Russian President Vladimir Putin avoided any public mention of current tensions with the West as he paid a visit Saturday to EU and NATO member Slovenia, focusing on history not politics.

Turkey intercepted Gulen followers' encrypted messages: Official

Turkey intercepted encrypted messages sent by followers of US-based Fethullah Gulen well before the July 15 coup attempt, giving Ankara names of tens of thousands within the preacher's network, a senior official said on Saturday.

Merkel's asylum policy under fire again from key ally

German Chancellor Angela Merkel's key ally in Bavaria distanced himself again on Saturday from her welcoming policy towards migrants in the wake of a series of brutal attacks in the country.

Activists rally for Scottish independence after Brexit vote

Around 3,000 people rallied in Glasgow on Saturday demanding a second referendum on Scottish independence in the wake of Britain's vote to leave the EU.

Ortega tightens grip on Nicaragua

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.

Brazil impeachment must be settled by Aug 26: Temer

Brazil's political uncertainty must be resolved by the end of August -- its Olympic-hosting month -- by reaching a verdict in the impeachment trial of suspended President Dilma Rousseff, her interim replacement said Friday.

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

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan 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.

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.

Turkey detains three top businessmen in probe after coup

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.

Clinton, Trump take gloves off in White House slog

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.

Clinton to make economy her 'primary mission'

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.

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

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.

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

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

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.

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.

All eyes on Hillary as she readies landmark speech

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.

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.

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.

Israel to build 770 new housing units in settlements

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.

Trump backtracks on Russia hack appeal as sarcasm

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.

Zimbabwe war veterans' spokesman arrested after Mugabe rebuke

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.

Hollande tells Trump: 'France will always be France'

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.

Poland says EU threats over top court changes illegal

The leader of Poland's governing conservative Law and Justice (PiS) party on Thursday lashed out at an EU disciplinary process that is piling pressure on Warsaw, saying the European Commission is acting illegally.

Assad offers amnesty to Syria rebels who surrender

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad on Thursday offered an amnesty to armed rebels battling his forces if they surrender, the official SANA news agency reported. "Everyone carrying arms... and sought by justice...

Turkey reshuffles military top brass in wake of coup

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.

Key quotes from the Democratic party convention, day 3

President Barack Obama delivered a powerful endorsement of his onetime rival Hillary Clinton at the Democratic National Convention, saying she is the most qualified person to succeed him at the White House.

Turkey shakes up military, closes media after coup bid

Turkey's top military commanders will decide Thursday on one of the most radical shake-ups in the history of the country's armed forces, as authorities shut down dozens of media outlets in a widening crackdown after a failed coup.

Op-Ed: How some in the press spin Trumps' remarks on Clinton's emails

Donald Trump says many bizarre things, and often reverses his positions on matters, or even lies. Nevertheless some in the press are so anxious to make him look bad that they interpret what he says in the worst possible light.

Peru's new president takes office amid economic woes

Former Wall Street banker Pedro Pablo Kuczynski takes office as Peru's president Thursday, seeking to kick-start a slowing economy and unite a country deeply torn by a photo-finish election.

Obama to frame election as 'commander-in-chief' test

US President Barack Obama will spearhead a Democratic effort to paint Donald Trump as unfit to be commander-in-chief Wednesday, contrasting the Republican nominee with his vastly more experienced rival Hillary Clinton.

US Democrats nominate Tim Kaine as VP pick

Democrats gathered in Philadelphia formally selected Tim Kaine as their US vice presidential candidate Wednesday, completing the party's ticket for the November election.

Catalan parliament defies court in secession drive

Catalan lawmakers defied Spain's Constitutional Court Wednesday and approved a text calling on the region to push ahead with its bid to forge a separate state with or without Madrid's approval.

Turkey has chance to end polarisation after coup: Opposition chief

The failed coup in Turkey offers a unique chance to end the dangerous levels of polarisation in the country, the main opposition leader told AFP Wednesday.

Venezuela police block opposition march for recall vote

Venezuelan police blocked a march Wednesday by opposition protesters demanding a referendum on removing President Nicolas Maduro, a prospect looking less likely as the leftist government digs in its heels.

May cautious on Brexit route as Rome urges clear timeline

Prime Minister Theresa May on Wednesday said Britain would take the time needed to steer its way towards the EU exit as Italian counterpart Matteo Renzi urged a clear timeline to deliver Brexit.

Tireless Poles stage sit-in to condemn government's court reforms

Outside the Polish prime minister's office, on an elegant tree-lined avenue, a makeshift village of government opponents has sprung up to condemn the reforms to the country's top court, changes they see as a "violation of democracy".

Trump encourages Russia to hack Clinton emails

Donald Trump sensationally challenged Russia on Wednesday to hack into Hillary Clinton's emails as a furious Democratic campaign accused the Republican nominee of inviting foreign spies to meddle in the US presidential election.

Turkey was planning anti-Gulen army purge before coup: Minister

Turkish authorities were planning a major shake-up of the military to remove elements linked to US-based preacher Fethullah Gulen just ahead of the failed coup, a key minister said Wednesday.

Obama warns Democrats to 'stay worried' about Trump

US President Barack Obama warned Democrats Wednesday that anything was possible in the US elections and to "stay worried until all the votes are counted.
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