France votes in final round of parliamentary elections

June 18, 2017

… party. Instead, his En Marche! movement helped carry him to a convincing election victory over far-right candidate Marine Le Pen. How the elections work The final results of the legislative elections will be confirmed after Sunday’s second round of voting. What to know about Emmanuel Macron Both the Republican and Socialist parties, which have traditionally governed during the time of the Fifth Republic, struggled with turnout. Le Pen’s right wing …


Election 2017: What you want to know about the result – BBC News

June 11, 2017

… along with together with some options for reform and encouraged further work on the project. Image copyright Empics Could there be another election? It is possible to have another election but as Theresa May has learned, forcing the public into another round of voting is not always a good idea. Voter fatigue could set in as the electorate may feel it cannot face going through a fourth UK-wide vote (including the EU referendum) in three years. Another vote could backfire with a drop in …


New NSA hacking report is basically a ‘House of Cards’ episode

June 6, 2017

Russian hacking in the U.S. election isn't just a TV plot point.Image: ambar del moral/mashable New top secret National Security Agency (NSA) documents reportedly surfaced Monday, and they brought with them the alarming suggestion that Russian military intelligence officials attempted to hack into the U.S. voting system ahead of the November election. The report, which was dated May 5 and obtained by The Intercept, details how hackers from the GRU, or the Russian General Staff Main …


URGENT: The Latest: 3 Australians Among Injured in London Attacks

June 5, 2017

… killed seven people. Marielle de Sarnez expressed her condolences to the families affected and "absolute solidarity" with the British in a statement on Sunday. Meanwhile, French Prime Minister Edouard Philippe visited a crisis center at the French Foreign Ministry that fields calls from anxious citizens after attacks. Philippe noted the attack came as French living overseas begin voting in advance of June 11 first-round legislative elections. He said voting in London would continue …


Burger King pisses off the king of Belgium with ad

… monarch’s likeness without their approval. As of Saturday evening, the ad remained live at the domain Visitors who vote for the real-life king are prompted to reconsider. “Are you sure? He won’t be the one to cook your fries.” The campaign is meant to plug the chain’s first-ever store in the country, which will open its doors in late June. voting closes shortly beforehand, but it’s not clear what exactly Burger King plans to do with the …

May 28, 2017

Has the North East forgotten Margaret Thatcher? – BBC News

… difficult it is to break the voting habits of a lifetime in this part of the world when she stood for election in North West Durham in 1992. (By a strange coincidence, Lib Dem leader Tim Farron was also standing for Parliament for the first time that year in the same constituency.) They still remember Mrs May at Consett Working Men’s Club – because, claims the barman, they wouldn’t let her through the door. It had nothing to do with her politics, he adds, it’s just that …

May 21, 2017