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'The people have spoken,' Calgary will not host 2026 Olympics

Calgary - Calgary’s bid to host the 2026 Winter Olympics was rebuffed on Tuesday when 56.4 percent of local voters said “no” in a nonbinding referendum.

Germany says EU majority vote may force members to take migrants

Berlin - German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier said Friday that EU members reluctant to accept migrant quotas may have to be outvoted and overruled in the 28-member bloc.

Greece's leader resigns, calls for new elections next month

Athens - Leftist prime minister Alexis Tsipras resigned Thursday and called for new elections he hopes will bolster his support and ratify his decision to accept tougher austerity to keep Greece in the shared European currency.

White students to no longer be majority in U.S. public schools

Public schools in the United States are projected to have more minority students than non-Hispanic whites, which is a first.

India's BJP wins first majority in 30 years

New Delhi - India's opposition Bharatiya Janata Party has won a majority in parliament after official results showed Saturday it had crossed the crucial 272-seat mark in the 543-member parliament.

Poll: 80% of Japanese against restart of nuclear plants

Calling the plan to restart Japan's 48 nuclear plants "irresponsible," two former prime ministers and a nuclear power insider have responded to Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's announcement, pointing out the Fukushima situation is still far from ideal.

Website follows politicians and celebrities wanting pot legalized Special

San Francisco - A new website is allowing people who visit it to see just how mainstream the longing for marijuana law reform has become. MarijuanaMajority.com is a site where quotes from prominent people from all walks of life share their thoughts on legalizing pot.

Who speaks for the majority of Americans in poverty?

An overwhelming support of New Yorkers for the Occupy Wall Street movement shows that only 11% of New Yorkers blame Obama for the current economic problems.

Newfoundland, Yukon voters give Tories majority governments

Whitehorse - Voters in the province of Newfoundland and Labrador and in the territory of Yukon have re-elected their incumbent conservative parties to majority governments for the third straight election year.

Majority of people in United Kingdom still against Afghan war

A new survey carried out by the BBC indicates that most people in the United Kingdom are still against the war in Afghanistan.

Op-Ed: Give Harper a Break, He's the Only Voice of Reason in Ottawa

When Liberal Party mouthpiece Gerrard Kennedy accuses Steven Harper of being partially responsible for the current economic crisis, you know that the depth of the once capable and powerful party has become too shallow to find perceptive talent.
 

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