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Democracies facing crisis of faith: survey

COPENHAGEN (Reuters) – The world’s democracies are facing a severe crisis of public faith, according to the conclusions of a large study published on Thursday. A man leaves a booth during Hungarian parliamentary election at a polling station in Budapest, Hungary, April 8, 2018. REUTERS/Leonhard Foeger The report by German …

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Supreme Court deems SEC in-house judge hiring unconstitutional

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday expanded presidential control over pivotal jobs in federal agencies, ruling that the way the Securities and Exchange Commission selected its in-house judges to enforce investor-protection laws was unconstitutional. FILE PHOTO: The U.S. Supreme Court is seen in Washington, U.S., June 11, …

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U.S. slams rights groups, says aided its withdrawal from U.N. body

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) – U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley slammed rights groups on Wednesday for thwarting Washington’s attempts to reform the Geneva-based U.N. Human Rights Council and said they had contributed to the Trump administration’s decision to withdraw. U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley delivers …

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U.S. lawmakers want Google to reconsider links to China's Huawei

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Some Republican and Democratic U.S. lawmakers asked Alphabet Inc’s (GOOGL.O) Google on Wednesday to reconsider its work with Chinese telecommunications firm Huawei Technologies Co Ltd, which they described as a security threat. FILE PHOTO: The logo of Google is pictured during the Viva Tech start-up and technology …

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Michael Bloomberg to spend $80 million to help elect Democrats: NYT

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, a frequent critic of Republican President Donald Trump, intends to spend $80 million helping Democratic candidates in November’s U.S. congressional elections, the New York Times reported on Wednesday. The report said that Bloomberg, a political independent, has directed aides to …

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