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Swiss voters reject curbs on EU immigration - TV projection
ZURICH (Reuters) - Swiss voters have overwhelmingly rejected a right-wing party's attempt to scrap a pact allowing the free movement of people from the European Union, according to a projection of results by broadcaster SRF on Sunday. The Swiss ...
Belarusian police detain at least 10 people at opposition rally: Ifx
MOSCOW (Reuters) - Belarusian police detained at least 10 people at the start of an opposition rally in the capital Minsk on Sunday, Interfax news agency reported. The opposition is contesting official results of Belarus's Aug. 9 presidential ...
With classroom time reduced, U.S. college students demand tuition cuts
By Brendan O'Brien CHICAGO (Reuters) - Full-time students at Chicago's Columbia College spend $14,000 a year for professional, hands-on training in dance, film and music that the school normally offers in studios and classrooms scattered across the ...
Swiss voters reject proposal to curb immigration from EU: TV
ZURICH (Reuters) - Swiss voters rejected by a 63-37% margin a right-wing party's proposal to annul a pact with the European Union allowing the free movement of people, broadcaster SRF projected on Sunday. Opinion polls had found most voters opposed ...
Minister sees strengths in BBC critics eyed for top UK media jobs
LONDON (Reuters) - Britain's culture minister said on Sunday that two prominent critics of the BBC who have reportedly been offered important roles in the British media had "strengths". Prime Minister Boris Johnson has asked Charles Moore, a former ...
From Kennedy-Nixon to Trump-Biden: 60 years of U.S. presidential debates
(Reuters) - Republican President Donald Trump and Democrat Joe Biden face off on Tuesday in a televised presidential debate, part of a 60-year-old tradition marked by some of the most memorable moments of modern U.S. political history: - 1960: The ...
The missing grandparents: families mourn elder generation lost to COVID-19
By Makini Brice, Lauren Young, Maria Caspani and Andrew Hay (Reuters) - Mel Solomon loved to sing. He knew the lyrics to entire Broadway musicals and shared them with his granddaughters Zoe and Madeline during their annual summer visits from ...
U.S. Supreme Court nominee Barrett would have final say on recusal calls
By Lawrence Hurley WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Democrats are urging U.S. Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett to recuse herself from any election-related cases because of President Donald Trump's comments that he expects the justices to potentially ...
Senate Republicans ready quick push on Trump's Supreme Court pick Barrett
By Lawrence Hurley and Steve Holland WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Senate Republicans on Sunday prepared a concerted push toward quickly confirming President Donald Trump's third Supreme Court nominee, Amy Coney Barrett, despite strenuous objections by ...
Lebanese politician Bassil infected with coronavirus, his party says
BEIRUT (Reuters) - Leading Lebanese politician Gebran Bassil has been infected with a "mild" case of the coronavirus, his party said, as cases surge throughout the country. Bassil, the son-in-law of Lebanese President Michel Aoun and a former ...