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Italy’s Democrats vote for new leader to revive faded party

ROME (AP) — Members of Italy’s Democratic Party voted for a new leader Sunday in hope of reversing their party’s slumping popularity. The primary vote by rank-and-file Democrats comes a year after the party lost its five-year hold on the Italian government amid leadership squabbles. Whoever is chosen as Democratic Party secretary needs to woo … Continue reading Italy’s Democrats vote for new leader to revive faded party

The Latest: Trudeau denies ex-AG’s claim of interference

TORONTO — The latest on questions in Canada over whether Prime Minister Justin Trudeau‘s office tried to wrongly influence the former attorney general on whether to prosecute a major Canadian engineering company (all times local): 8:25 p.m. Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says he completely disagrees with his former attorney general and says that he … Continue reading The Latest: Trudeau denies ex-AG’s claim of interference

OMAHA, Neb | Buffett encourages investors to bet on American economy

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Billionaire Warren Buffett says the company he built through decades of acquisitions continues to perform well even though he hasn’t found any major deals at attractive prices recently. Buffett released his annual letter to Berkshire Hathaway Inc. shareholders on Saturday. He wrote that investors should continue betting on the American economy … Continue reading OMAHA, Neb | Buffett encourages investors to bet on American economy

PARIS | Macron visits French farm fair amid rural anger, decline

PARIS (AP) — French President Emmanuel Macron pledged Saturday to protect European farming standards and culinary traditions threatened by aggressive foreign trade practices that see food as a “product like any other.” Macron’s speech at his country’s premier agriculture fair was aimed at assuaging French farmers’ anger at government policies seen as favoring urban elites … Continue reading PARIS | Macron visits French farm fair amid rural anger, decline

WASHINGTON | US ambassador to Canada emerges as favorite for UN post

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. Ambassador to Canada Kelly Craft is emerging as the front-runner to be the next U.S. ambassador to the United Nations. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is backing Craft for the post, and she also has the support of Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and national security adviser John Bolton, according to … Continue reading WASHINGTON | US ambassador to Canada emerges as favorite for UN post

No surprise: Beijing’s pick Lam chosen as Hong Kong leader

HONG KONG/March 26, 2017 (AP)(STL.News) — A committee dominated by pro-Beijing elites chose Hong Kong’s next leader Sunday in the first vote since huge pro-democracy protests erupted over the election system in 2014. Carrie Lam, the government’s former No. 2 official and Beijing’s favored candidate, received 777 votes and will become the first female leader … Continue reading No surprise: Beijing’s pick Lam chosen as Hong Kong leader