Ukrainian Troops Routed As Russia Talks Tough
Ukrainian Troops Routed As Russia Talks Tough
Hillary is Seeking the Latino Vote
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The ferocity of the attack on the fleeing Ukrainian troops was clear, days after the ambush by Russian-backed separatist forces. More than 30 military vehicles lay in charred piles Tuesday. Villagers said dozens were killed, and some remained unburied. One soldier was blown out of his armored vehicle — apparently by a shell — his body left dangling from power lines high above. The rout early Sunday near the village of Novokaterynivka marked a major intensification in the rebel offensive, one that the Ukrainian government, NATO and the United States say has been sustained by Russia's direct military support.
Hillary Clinton is making a big push to win Latino voters with a pitch that so far has included early high-profile endorsements from celebrities including actress Selma Hayek and salsa singer Marc Anthony, who’s already campaigning for her on social media. The Clinton campaign recently rolled out its “Latinos with Hillary” initiative, which seeks to attract Hispanic voters in states with large Latino populations including Florida, Texas, Nevada and Colorado. The push was timed to coincide with the start of Hispanic Heritage Month. While Clinton remains the frontrunner for the Democratic Party nomination, she has seen her lead over Senator Bernie Sanders narrow, and the push to consolidate her support among Latinos could be a sign she is looking shore up her base of support.
German city, which is bidding along with LA, Paris, Rome and Budapest, says 2024 Olympic Games will cost $12.bn, with $8.3bn to come from taxpayers Hamburg’s bid to host the 2024 Olympic Games has an estimated budget of 11.2bn euros ($12.6bn), with 7.4bn ($8.3bn) to come from taxpayers. Hamburg mayor Olaf Scholz said at the presentation of the financial plan Thursday that the “Olympic and Paralympic Games 2024 will cost less than the (2012) Olympic Games in London.” Continue reading...
Chaos overtook the Republican party on Thursday, as the election for a new House speaker was postponed after current majority whip Kevin McCarthy backed out of the race. Current House speaker John Boehner told the conference that the election was postponed at a meeting that was supposed to see the House Republicans vote for their nominee for speaker.
Representative Kevin McCarthy has abandoned his bid for House speaker Thursday afternoon. His announcement came only a few minutes before the closed election was to begin. Speaker John Boehner resigned the post last month announced. In the meeting he announced that elections were being postponed. The House Republican Conference is now in a serious crisis. McCarthy was was seen as one of the only people able to garner the 218 requisite votes to become speaker. Now, Republicans will likely have to look for another candidate — and quickly. Get your popcorn ready, because it's going to be a lot of political drama.
A US air force official has confirmed to the Guardian that Spencer Stone, one of three Americans who helped foil an attack on a French train this summer, has been stabbed and is in stable condition. According to a spokeswoman for the US air force Stone, a member of the US air force, was stabbed in Sacramento late on Wednesday night and was immediately transported to a local hospital. In a statement, the US air force has said that the investigation is being handled by local officials.
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