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Hoyer affirms House will vote Sept. 27 on bipartisan infrastructure bill

USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here Cristina Marcos House Majority Leader Steny HoyerSteny Hamilton HoyerGOP leader taking proxy voting fight to Supreme Court Lobbying world Overnight Energy & Environment — Presented by the American Petroleum Institute — Feds target illegal gas practices MORE (D-Md.) on......

FDA advisers to vote on Pfizer’s COVID-19 booster shots

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CBS News – For more and to sign up click here A panel of the Food and Drug Administration’s vaccine advisers is meeting Friday to discuss third doses of Pfizer-BioNTech’s COVID-19 vaccine, a key first step towards the Biden administration’s plans to initiate the U.S.’ first booster shots later this......

Google, Apple remove Navalny app from stores as Russian elections begin

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The Russian opposition politician Alexei Navalny’s Smart Voting app is seen on a phone, in Moscow, Russia September 16, 2021. REUTERS/Shamil Zhumatov MOSCOW, Sept 17 (Reuters) – Alphabet’s Google (GOOGL.O) and Apple (AAPL.O) have removed jailed Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny’s tactical voting app from their stores, his team said on......

Russian election: Opposition smart app removed as vote begins

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Until now, relatively small fines have been imposed on non-Russian tech companies, including Twitter and Facebook, for not deleting content considered illegal by the Russian government. But the media watchdog has now threatened to target their turnover too. BBC – For more and to sign up click here To Return......

West African bloc resorts to sanctions over Guinea and Mali coups

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ACCRA, Sept 16 (Reuters) – West Africa’s main regional bloc on Thursday imposed sanctions against the junta in Guinea and those slowing Mali’s post-coup transition – its toughest response yet to a run of military takeovers. The move was agreed at an emergency summit of the Economic Community of West......

Russia’s authoritarianism and political crackdown could get worse after weekend vote, experts say

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here A bus drives past a United Russia campaign poster put up ahead of the elections to the Russian State Duma of the 8th convocation scheduled for September 17-19. Vladimir Smirnov | TASS | Getty Images Russia will hold elections to......

Canada’s Trudeau hammers main election rival’s COVID-19 approach

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MONTREAL, Sept 16 (Reuters) – Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, seeking to carve out a lead ahead of Monday’s election, accused his main rival on Thursday of showing weak leadership in the fight against COVID-19. Opinion polls show Trudeau’s center-left Liberals effectively tied with the right-of-center Conservatives led by Erin......

As Russians Vote, Resignation, Anger and Fear of a Post-Putin Unknown

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New York Times – For more and to sign up click here Many in Russia say they are fed up with corruption, stagnant wages and rising prices. But they worry, as one man said, that “if things start to change, there will be blood.” By Anton Troianovski Photographs by Sergey......

UK PM Johnson reshuffles his top team to focus on post-COVID rebuild

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Reshuffle has been in focus for weeks Raab demoted but appointed deputy prime minister Johnson targets gaffe-prone ministers LONDON, Sept 15 (Reuters) – British Prime Minister Boris Johnson reshuffled his senior ministers on Wednesday, appointing his party’s first female foreign secretary, as he urged his government to get on with......

California Governor Newsom defeats Republican recall effort

Reuters
SACRAMENTO, Calif., Sept 15 (Reuters) – California Governor Gavin Newsom on Tuesday handily beat back a Republican campaign to oust him from office, sending a decisive message that voters in the deeply Democratic state supported his policies for tackling COVID-19, immigration and crime. Newsom, who won his first term in......

Norway 2021 licensing round attracts bids from 31 oil firms

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General view of Equinor’s Johan Sverdrup oilfield platforms in the North Sea, Norway, December 3, 2019. REUTERS/Ints Kalnins/File Photo OSLO, Sept 15 (Reuters) – A total of 31 oil companies have submitted bids for exploration acreage offshore Norway in a so-called predefined areas (APA) licensing round, the country’s energy ministry......

California voters deciding governor’s fate in Republican-led recall

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SACRAMENTO, Calif., Sept 14 (Reuters) – California voters on Tuesday were deciding whether to recall Governor Gavin Newsom in a special election that will test the power of a Republican Party still dominated by former U.S. President Donald Trump in a deeply Democratic state. Newsom – a first-term governor and......

‘Amazon won’t change without a union’: Canadian warehouse files for union vote

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The logo of Amazon is seen at the company logistics centre in Boves, France, August 8, 2018. REUTERS/Pascal Rossignol/File Photo Sept 14 (Reuters) – Workers at one of Amazon.com Inc’s (AMZN.O) Canadian facilities have filed a request with a local labor board to hold a vote to form a union,......

Starbucks tells labor board to allow all Buffalo, New York workers to vote on union effort

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Coffee giant Starbucks has told the National Labor Relations Board that all 450 workers in its Buffalo, New York market should be allowed to vote on whether to unionize, according to a memo Starbucks sent to its partners that was......

California recall election: Live results, updates and news on the Newsom vote

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USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here Larry Elder takes questions from the media during a campaign stop outside the Hall of Justice downtown Los Angeles Thursday, September 2, 2021. Damian Dovarganes/AP Polls suggest California voters are poised to defeat an effort to recall the state’s Democratic governor,......

Proxy advisor Glass Lewis recommends Cabot shareholders vote for Cimarex deal

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NEW YORK, Sept 14 (Reuters) – Influential proxy advisory firm Glass Lewis has recommended that shareholders of Cabot Oil & Gas Corp (COG.N) vote for its proposed merger with Cimarex Energy Co (XEC.N), according to a statement seen by Reuters on Tuesday. The assent of Glass Lewis for Cabot will......

Biden campaigns with California governor before recall vote

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CBS News – For more and to sign up click here Biden campaigns with California governor before recall vote – CBS News Watch CBSN Live President Biden is hoping to boost California Governor Gavin Newsom, a key political ally, ahead of the state’s recall vote. Major Garrett has the details......

California recall election: Biden campaigns with Newsom ahead of rare vote

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Joe Biden’s first trip to the state as president comes on the eve of a gubernatorial recall vote. BBC – For more and to sign up click here To Return to the Main Aggregate News Page – click here GoCoin – Latest Cryptocurrency News and Trading...

California Farmers, Worried About Water, May Be a Force in Recall Vote

New York Times
State officials had to make grueling, but necessary, decisions about water use, he said. “They didn’t have the options. We know this is going to hurt. We’re always optimistic in farming, but we have a lot of things going against us right now, and without water, we can’t farm.” Bryce......

Norway’s leftist opposition set for landslide win, complex talks

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The three candidates for Norway’s prime minister Erna Solberg from the Conservatives, Jonas Gahr Stoere from Labour Party and Trygve Slagsvold Vedum from the Centre Party attend a debate in central Oslo, Norway August 9, 2021. Picture taken August 9, 2021. REUTERS/Gwladys Fouche Conservatives seen losing power after 8 years......

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