Putin set for election win despite dip in support

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Vladimir Putin’s ruling party is set for victory in Russia’s parliamentary elections despite a dip in support, preliminary results suggest. United Russia received 44.5% of votes, according to an exit poll, compared to 49% in the previous election five years ago. Liberal opposition parties, the only group openly critical of President Putin, reportedly … Read More

Clinton ‘healthy and fit to serve as president’

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Hillary Clinton is “healthy and fit to serve as president” despite her bout of bacterial pneumonia, her doctor has said. Dr Lisa Bardack said the Democratic nominee was recovering well from “mild, non-contagious bacterial pneumonia” and had been prescribed a 10-day course of antibiotics. A detailed letter about her treatment … Read More

Panama Papers: Denmark to buy leaked data

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Denmark will buy data leaked from the law firm at the heart of the Panama Papers scandal, Taxation Minister Karsten Lauritzen has announced. An anonymous offer to sell data involving up to 600 Danish citizens was made to the tax authorities over the summer, he said in a statement. “We … Read More

Donald Trump Agrees To Meet Mexico’s President

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Donald Trump will travel to Mexico later to meet the country’s president, hours ahead of a much-anticipated speech on illegal immigration. “I have accepted the invitation of President Enrique Pena Nieto, of Mexico, and look very much forward to meeting him tomorrow,” Mr Trump posted on Twitter late on Tuesday. … Read More

German Economy Grows By 0.4% In Second Quarter

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Europe’s largest economy grew by 0.4% in the second quarter, a rate that was better than expected but down on the previous quarter’s 0.7%. Economists had forecast growth of just 0.2% for the second quarter but the actual figures surpassed this, due to strong exports and domestic demand. The federal … Read More