The Feds: We begin today in the United States, where the first general election presidential debate is shaping up to be the most watched thing on television. Expectations are higher for former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, the Democratic nominee, thus leaving real estate tycoon
…And the World: We begin today in Syria, where the latest cease-fire between the government of an emboldened Bashar al-Assad and rebel groups has come into effect. The pact is one of many negotiated between the United States and Russia and many fear will be
…And the World: We begin today in Ukraine, where secret ledgers maintained by the country’s former president, Viktor Yanukovych, have been uncovered. They show huge cash payments that were meant for Paul Manafort according to The New York Times. Manafort is real estate tycoon, provocateur and
Dear Readers: Due to technical difficulties, we are unable to publish as we normally do. These problems have inhibited our ability to publish as we normally do. Consequently, the manic Monday markup has been cancelled for June 6 and posts will feature less multimedia for
…And the World: We begin today in Ireland where a hung Dála (Parliament) seems the likeliest result after the senior partner in the governing coalition, Fine Gael, won the most seats, but suffered big losses. Their coalition partners, Labour, were nearly annihilated in the Dála.
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…And the World: We begin today in Austria, where border checks have backed up traffic for hours following last week’s ghastly discovery of dozens of dead migrants in a truck on the side of the road. Europe is struggling to deal with this influx of people,
…And the World: We begin today in Turkey, where a series of attacks have occurred. Among the places targeted is the US Consulate in Istanbul. Shortly before the shooting at the consulate a bomb went off at a police station on the other side of the
…And the World: We begin today in Canada, where Prime Minister Stephen Harper, who leads the Conservative party, formally ordered the dissolution of parliament, which the country’s governor-general (the Queen’s formal representative) did, touching off what might be one of the nastiest and longest election campaigns ever for