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americunts interfere into democracy of other country again

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The Trump administration is discussing whether to press the Afghan government to suspend coming presidential elections, according to people briefed on the discussions, as the U.S. seeks to engage the Taliban in talks to end the 17-year war.

The possibility of such a step, one of several options being considered by U.S. officials, is a sign of the urgency the administration sees in trying to broker a political breakthrough in a conflict that has bedeviled three successive American presidents, according to these people.

To urge a suspension of the April election, an idea these people said was raised by U.S. special envoy Zalmay Khalilzad in talks with various stakeholders and intermediaries, would be a contentious move after the U.S. has long promoted democracy in Afghanistan. Mr. Khalilzad’s office declined to comment on his efforts.

Crowds gather for Poland's independence march

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Most of the people in the crowd held the national white-and-red flag. But flags could also be seen belonging to the National Radical Camp, a far-right group that is one of the key organizers. The flag shows a falanga, a far-right symbol dating to the 1930s of a stylized hand with a sword.

Also visible are the flags of Forza Nuova, an Italian group whose leader Roberto Fiore unabashedly describes himself as fascist.

Sunday's march is part of celebrations marking Poland's 100th anniversary of statehood regained at the end of World War I after more than a century of foreign rule.

President Andrzej Duda and government had agreed to march with the nationalists on the condition participants only carried the national flag.
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Osaka severs ties with san francisco

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Osaka, Japan, Ends Ties With San Francisco In Protest Of 'Comfort Women' Statue

The mayor of Osaka, Japan, is ending its "sister city" relationship with San Francisco this week, following a dispute over a statue that honors women and girls who were sexually enslaved by Japan's Imperial Army during World War II.

The Column of Strength memorial consists of three women in bronze who are holding hands in a circle as they look into the distance. An older woman stands to the side.

The statue commemorates "comfort women," a euphemism for thousands who were forced, coerced and deceived into serving men at brothels near the front lines.

But the monument's inscriptions about the comfort women "present uncertain and one-sided claims as historical facts," Osaka Mayor Hirofumi Yoshimura contended in a 10-page letter dated Tuesday to Mayor London Breed of San Francisco.

Sexual Assault And Harassment May Have Lasting Health Repercussions For Women
Sexual Assault And Harassment May Have Lasting Health Repercussions For Women
Yoshimura called the information an "interpretation" that has yet to be proved — adding that the number of women who were enslaved and how they were treated during their time in captivity were embellished
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Scotland adds LGBT history to its curricilum

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Scotland will now "teach pupils about the history of LGBTI equalities and movements"

What do you think of this ?

Are you against it or not ?
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Florida Senate Race - Ballot Error or Russian Hacking?

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Bill Nelson is currently only down by 13,000 votes

In Broward, there has been at least 20,000 votes where no vote for the senate race was made on the ballot.

Is this a result of:

(a) Confusing ballot
(b) Russian GRU efforts
(c) Other criminal efforts
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Fascism faces a set back in America - Democrats win House

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The Democrats' hopes for a tidal wave to rebuke President Donald Trump have been tempered by early returns, Polls have closed in most states, including Indiana and Tennesse, where Republicans won two key Senate contests, suggesting the GOP may be on their way ousting more vulnerable Democratic incumbents in yet-to-be-called races and padding their majority in the upper chamber.

In the battle for the House, Democrats have so far picked up a handful of Republican-held House seats in including against some battle-tested incumbents, while losing ones in Eastern Kentucky and Central Virginia where wins would have signaled a tsunami for Democrats.

"This is not going to be the wave election that people like me hoped for, but it could still be a good election," Democratic strategist James Carville said on MSNBC.

Most key House races remain outstanding, including in California where counting votes can take days because voters are allowed to submit absentee ballots as long as they are postmarked by Election Day.

But Democrats have preformed well in some suburban areas that Hillary Clinton won, such as a Northern Virginia district where Republican Rep. Barbara Comstock had fended off well-funded challengers in past elections.

The first rounds of NBC News exit polls show a majority of Americans, 54 percent, do not approve of Trump, with a substantial number — 47 percent — expressing strong disapproval.

Heath care, which Democrats emphasized throughout the campaign, was the top issue for Americans, with 41 percent selecting it, followed by immigration and the economy, two issues seen as favoring Republicans, which were selected by 23 and 21 percent of voters, respectively.

Overall, Americans expressed a fairly dim view of the state of politics, with 56 percent saying the country is on the wrong track and three-quarters of Americans saying the country is becoming more divided.
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Dutch Man Sues to Legally Change His Age from 69 to 49

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A 69-year-old Dutch man who claims to feel much younger than his actual age has gone to court to make himself legally 20 years younger.

Emile Ratelband, a media personality and self-described “positivity guru”, recently told a court in Arnhem, Holland, that he did not feel comfortable with his true age and compared his desire to have it legally changed with that of people who identify as transgender. Ratelband said that he would gladly renounce his pension to ensure that there were no unforeseen consequences, and tried to convince the judges that slashing two decades from his real age would have a hugely positive impact on all aspects of his life.

“We live in a time when you can change your name and change your gender. Why can’t I decide my own age?” the Dutch man asked. “When I’m 69, I am limited. If I’m 49, then I can buy a new house, drive a different car, I can take up more work. When I’m on Tinder and it says I’m 69, I don’t get an answer. When I’m 49, with the face I have, I will be in a luxurious position.”
Mr Ratelband’s case against his local authority after they refused to legally change his birth date from 11 March 1949 to 11 March 1969 has caused controversy in his home country. Even the judges conceded that a few years ago legal gender changes were considered impossible, while these days they are common in many developed countries, but at the same time pointed out that his request does raise some questions, like what happens to the 20 years that would be erased.
The court is expected to deliver their ruling in this case in the next four weeks.
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Stan Lee, the Marvel Comics legend who co-created some of its most famous heroes like Spider-Man, Iron Man, and the Fantastic Four, died Monday in Los Angeles at the age of 95. Lee was reportedly rushed to Cedars-Sinai Medical Center where he later died, according to TMZ. The cause of death has not been immediately released.
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North Korea possibly hiding missile operating bases despite denuclearization pledge, think tank says

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>North Korea is conning the United States, building up secret, smaller missile bases even after publicly touting the dismantling of its main launch site, according to a new review of satellite images by a top think tank.
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