A Norway gift that would move mountains
Norway is weighing an unusual gift to Finland to honor its neighbor’s 100th anniversary of independence: a mountain peak. Yes, Norway might move its border next year so that Finland can have the highest point on Halti mountain. Much of the fear in foreign affairs today centers on recent land grabs by two large nations, China and Russia.

Clinton secures Mark Cuban's endorsement in Pittsburgh

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton speaks at Johnstown Wire Technologies in Johnstown, PennsylvaniaBy Amanda Becker PITTSBURGH, Pa. - Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton toured the U.S. Rust Belt on Saturday, promising to reject bad international trade deals during a factory visit and securing the endorsement of investor Mark Cuban at a Pittsburgh rally. The Dallas Mavericks owner, who said as recently as last month that there was a "good chance" he would vote for Donald Trump, instead criticized the Republican nominee's leadership in front of an energetic crowd. "You know what we call a person like that in Pittsburgh?



Erdogan says to close military schools, rein in armed forces

Turkey's President Tayyip Erdogan addresses the audience as he visits the Turkish police special forces base damaged by fighting during a coup attempt in AnkaraBy Yesim Dikmen ANKARA, Turkey (Reuters) - Turkey will shut down its military academies and put the armed forces under the command of the defense minister, President Tayyip Erdogan said on Saturday in a move designed to bring the military under tighter government control after a failed coup. The changes, some of which Erdogan said would likely be announced in the government's official gazette by Sunday, come after more than 1,700 military personnel were dishonorably discharged this week for their role in the abortive July 15-16 putsch. Erdogan, who narrowly escaped capture and possible death on the night of the coup, told Reuters in an interview last week that the military, NATO's second-biggest, needed "fresh blood".



Exclusive: Clinton campaign also hacked in attacks on Democrats

U.S. Democratic presidential candidate Clinton looks at a computer screen during a campaign stop at Atomic Object company in Grand RapidsBy Mark Hosenball, Joseph Menn and John Walcott WASHINGTON/SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - A computer network used by Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton’s campaign was hacked as part of a broad cyber attack on Democratic political organizations, people familiar with the matter told Reuters. The latest attack, which was disclosed to Reuters on Friday, follows two other hacks on the Democratic National Committee, or DNC, and the party’s fundraising committee for candidates for the U.S. House of Representatives. A Clinton campaign spokesman said in a statement late on Friday that an analytics data program maintained by the DNC and used by the campaign and a number of other entities "was accessed as part of the DNC hack." "Our campaign computer system has been under review by outside cyber security experts.



Bill would prevent LGBT discrimination at religious schools

In this photo taken Thursday, July 21, 2016, Anthony Villarreal ties his running shoe at his home in Citrus Heights, Calif. Villarreal had been a long distance runner for William Jessup University's country and track teams, before he was expelled in 2013, which, he says, was because the school found out he is gay. Sen. Ricardo Lara, D-Bell Gardens introduced SB1146 which would expand state LGBT protections by removing the state's exemption for religious colleges and universities for anti-discrimination policies. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — The conflict between religious freedom and gay rights has a new battleground — California's religious colleges and universities.



For 8 summer nights, 2 starkly different visions of America

In this July 21, 2016 photo, Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump smiles as he addresses delegates during the final day session of the Republican National Convention in Cleveland. For eight summer nights, there were two starkly different visions of America at the Republican and Democratic political conventions. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)WASHINGTON (AP) — For eight summer nights, there were two starkly different visions of America.



Trump, Clinton spar for national security upper hand

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump walks off after speaking during a campaign rally at Wings Over the Rockies Air and Space Museum, Friday, July 29, 2016, in Denver. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)WASHINGTON (AP) — In their struggle for the upper hand on national security, Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump are emphasizing strikingly different themes - he as the bold and cunningly unpredictable strongman who will eliminate terrorism; she as the calm, conventional commander in chief who will manage all manner of crises.



Duke seeks return to political relevance on Trump coattails
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — It would be hard to overstate how much former KKK leader David Duke has attempted to link his 2016 surprise Senate bid to Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump.

Trump's Russia reset ideas alarming allies, many in US

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks during a campaign rally at Wings Over the Rockies Air and Space Museum, Friday, July 29, 2016, in Denver. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Donald Trump's flurry of offhand remarks and abrupt zingers on Russia — praising Vladimir Putin, dismissing NATO — have jolted the world, not to mention the U.S. presidential campaign.



Where Clinton and Trump Stand on Education

Where Clinton and Trump Stand on EducationWhen compared to Donald Trump’s single education policy-related sentence in his acceptance speech at the Republican convention, Hillary Clinton’s remarks on the subject Thursday night were certainly more extensive, as she sought to emphasize a track record of making schools, teachers, families, and students her political—and personal—priorities.



Hacker breaches a computer system Clinton campaign uses

Hacker breaches a computer system Clinton campaign usesWASHINGTON (AP) — Officials say a computer service used by the campaign of Hillary Clinton was hacked as part of a broader breach of the Democratic National Committee, an intrusion for which the Russian government remains the leading suspect.



Trump to Clinton: 'No more Mr. Nice Guy'

Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump kisses a baby at a campaign rally in Colorado SpringsBy Steve Holland COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Reuters) - U.S. Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump said he was taking the gloves off in his battle against Democrat Hillary Clinton in the race for the White House after taking a scorching from speakers at the Democratic National Convention. Trump wrapped up a five-day, seven-state campaign swing in Colorado on Friday, where for a fifth straight day his supporters chanted "lock her up" whenever he brought up Clinton's name. Trump supporters say Clinton deserves to be prosecuted for her handling of U.S. foreign policy as President Barack Obama's first-term secretary of state and for her use of a private email server while in that office.



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