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  • Bulgaria’s Socialists Pick New Leader As Election Looms

    Bulgaria’s Socialists Pick New Leader As Election Looms

    Bulgaria’s scandal-tainted Socialist Party picked a new leader on Sunday with the task of winning back disaffected voters before an early parliamentary election set for October 5 in the European Union’s poorest member state. The new chairman, Mihail Mikov, was the speaker of Bulgaria’s parliament during the outgoing Socialist-led coalition, which lasted barely a year before resigning after the BSP’s poor performance in European Parliament elections in May.

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  • Border Surge Complicates GOP Pitch to Hispanics

    Border Surge Complicates GOP Pitch to Hispanics

    Republicans’ efforts to reach out to Hispanic voters may be complicated as a surge of children crossing the southwestern border prompts the party to take a tough line on border security and illegal immigration. WSJ’s Laura Meckler joins Simon Constable on the News Hub with more on this. Photo: Getty Source: The Wall Street Journal

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  • Jerry Seib: Has Putin Overplayed His Hand?

    Jerry Seib: Has Putin Overplayed His Hand?

    After the downing of Malaysian Airlines Flight 17 in Ukraine allegedly by Russian separatists, much pressure has grown on President Vladimir Putin of Russia to back off his support of the rebels. WSJ’s Jerry Seib explains the politics of opinion in the region and what options Putin has from here. Photo:AP Source: The Wall Street Journal

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  • Unforgettable Workplace Safety Videos

    Unforgettable Workplace Safety Videos

    For decades, companies have used films and videos to promote workplace safety. Now employers are taking them to the next level. Source: The Wall Street Journal

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  • D.C. Metro Opens New Silver Line Rail in Virginia

    D.C. Metro Opens New Silver Line Rail in Virginia

    The long awaited Silver Line sent its inaugural train running between Northern Virginia and downtown Washington DC. There to celebrate the event were DC Mayor Vincent Grey and Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe. Source: The Wall Street Journal

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  • Hamas Fires Rockets On Israel, Ending 12-hour Lull

    Hamas Fires Rockets On Israel, Ending 12-hour Lull

    Hamas said it fired five rockets at Israel late Saturday after rejecting Israel’s offer to extend a 12-hour humanitarian cease-fire by four hours, casting new doubt on international efforts to broker an end to 19 days of fighting. Two of the rockets were aimed at Tel Aviv. Police in Israel’s second-largest city dispersed a peace rally attended by several thousand people because of the threat.

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  • Israel Says Soldier Missing In Gaza Confirmed Dead

    Israel Says Soldier Missing In Gaza Confirmed Dead

    The Israeli military says an Israel soldier Hamas claimed to have captured in the Gaza Strip earlier this week was in fact killed in battle on that day. The Islamic militant Hamas announced late Sunday that it was holding Oron Shaul and gave his purported military ID. An Israeli soldier in the hands of Hamas could have been a game changer in the current round of Israel-Hamas fighting and efforts to end it. The military said in an announcement Friday

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  • Palestinians Visit Ravaged Gaza Areas During Cease-Fire

    Palestinians Visit Ravaged Gaza Areas During Cease-Fire

    Israeli officials have reportedly agreed to a four-hour extension of its military’s cease-fire with Hamas, after foreign ministers from seven countries, including France and the United States, urged them to consider lengthening the temporary truce. The original agreement began Saturday at 8 a.m., local time, during which displaced Gaza residents trekked back to their homes, many of which have been destroyed by Israeli air and rocket strikes since the conflict began in early July.

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  • Despite Clinton: O’Malley In Iowa Amid 2016 Talk

    Despite Clinton: O’Malley In Iowa Amid 2016 Talk

    Martin O’Malley’s latest foray into Iowa begins, appropriately, in a place called Clinton. The Maryland governor is filling the void in Iowa, New Hampshire and beyond during the early stages of the 2016 presidential race, campaigning for fellow Democrats and making personal appeals while former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton remains the prohibitive — if yet undeclared — favorite. Source: wochit politics

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  • Voting In Turkey’s Presidential Election Begins At Borders

    Voting In Turkey’s Presidential Election Begins At Borders

    Turkish nationals living abroad began casting their ballots on Saturday at border customs offices, launching the voting cycle in the country’s first direct presidential election. Election officials set up 42 polling stations at land crossings, airports and sea harbors that will remain open for arriving Turks until Aug. 10, the date that voters living in Turkey will go to the polls for a first round of the election. Most of those traveling to the border to vote are Turkish citizens

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  • Israel Says Soldier Missing In Gaza Confirmed Dead

    Israel Says Soldier Missing In Gaza Confirmed Dead

    The Israeli military says an Israel soldier Hamas claimed to have captured in the Gaza Strip earlier this week was in fact killed in battle on that day. The Islamic militant Hamas announced late Sunday that it was holding Oron Shaul and gave his purported military ID. An Israeli soldier in the hands of Hamas could have been a game changer in the current round of Israel-Hamas fighting and efforts to end it. The military said in an announcement Friday

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  • Egypt Says Summons Turkish Envoy Over Erdogan Comments On Palestinians

    Egypt Says Summons Turkish Envoy Over Erdogan Comments On Palestinians

    Egypt will summon the Turkish charge d’affaires in protest at comments by Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan, who accused Egypt of lacking a sincere approach to the Palestinian issue, the Egyptian Foreign Ministry said in a statement on Saturday. Erdogan made the comments in a recent interview with broadcaster CNN. The most senior Turkish diplomat in Egypt was already summoned earlier this month after Erdogan called Egypt’s President an “illegitimate tyrant”. Relations between Egypt and Turkey have soured since the Egyptian

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