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December 16, 2018

Politics

Spain's ousted PM Rajoy to quit as conservative party leader

Spain's ousted PM Rajoy to quit as conservative party leader

Mariano Rajoy, a major figure of Spanish politics over the past 14 years, announced Tuesday he will quit as head of the conservative Popular Party (PP) after being ousted as prime minister last week."I think the time has come to put a final full stop to this

Calls grow in Germany for expulsion of disputed US envoy

Calls grow in Germany for expulsion of disputed US envoy

Leading politicians of Germany's left-wing parties on Tuesday called for the US ambassador to be expelled, after the staunch defender of Donald Trump was accused of meddling in domestic politics and aggravating already tense ties.Richard Grenell had taken up

Punk rockers NOFX apologize for Vegas shooting remarks

Punk rockers NOFX apologize for Vegas shooting remarks

Punk rockers NOFX have apologized as they faced a backlash for making light of last year's mass shooting at a country music festival in Las Vegas.The band, known for generally left-leaning politics but mostly for irreverent humor, quipped about the October 1

US graduate quotes Trump in speech; oops, it was Obama

US graduate quotes Trump in speech; oops, it was Obama

A high school student giving a graduation speech in the US state of Kentucky offered a lesson in politics over the weekend with a well-timed bait-and-switch.Ben Bowling, valedictorian of his class at Bell County High School in Pineville -- a tiny outpost in Ke

Bavaria order to put crosses on public buildings kicks in

Bavaria order to put crosses on public buildings kicks in

A controversial decree requiring Christian crucifixes to be put up at entrances of most public buildings in Bavaria came into force Friday, sparking accusations of identity politics ahead of elections in the southern German state.Markus Soeder, Bavaria's cons

Bavarian order to put crosses on public buildings kicks in

Bavarian order to put crosses on public buildings kicks in

A controversial decree requiring Christian crucifixesto be put up at entrances of most public buildings in Bavaria came into force Friday, sparking accusations of identity politics ahead of elections in the southern German state.Markus Soeder, Bavaria's conse