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Putin reveals primary objective of new presidential term

Russian President Vladimir Putin says that raising the standard of living will be a key task in the coming years, but also acknowledged the importance of strengthening the nation’s defenses. Read more “The main thing that we will be working on is of course the internal agenda. First of all we must ensure the growth rate for the economy and ...

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‘Poor’ Dem takes on billionaire party fellows in Illinois gubernatorial primary

An ex-math professor and Democrat who earned less than $ 35,000 in 2017 is taking on millionaires and billionaires in the Illinois governor’s race. Daniel Biss hopes to oust ‘ultra-wealthy’ Democrats from the primary. Biss represents the 9th District in the Illinois State Senate and is running in the 2018 gubernatorial election. According to Biss, he donated just $ 25 ...

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Moscow views mending relations with Washington as primary task – ambassador

Russia’s ambassador to the US has stated the importance of overcoming the negative tendencies in mutual relations and called proper cooperation between the two nations crucial to overcoming global threats, such as terrorism. “It is important to guide our American partners to understanding of the objective necessity of repairing the bilateral dialogue. Russian-American cooperation remains a decisive factor that influences ...

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Iran bans English in primary schools after calls to end Western ‘cultural invasion’

Published time: 8 Jan, 2018 11:39 Iran has banned teaching English in primary schools, a top education official says. The move comes amid repeated calls from Tehran to put an end to the Western “cultural invasion” of the Islamic Republic. “Teaching English in government and non-government primary schools in the official curriculum is against laws and regulations,” Mehdi Navid-Adham, head ...

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Primary school curriculum should include transgender books, teachers told

Published time: 13 Dec, 2017 11:56 Books about transgender parents should be on the primary-school curriculum, according to a new guide on diversity for teachers. It adds that dress codes should be modified to allow trans pupils and staff to wear clothes suited to their preferred gender. The guidance from the National Association of Head Teachers (NAHT), billed as the ...

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Quizzing primary school girls on hijabs is ‘institutional Islamophobia’ (VIDEO)

A move to ask Muslim girls in British primary schools why they wear hijabs has been branded institutional Islamophobia. “When are we going to be accepted as British… with the freedom to practice our faith?” human rights barrister Aisha Alvi told RT. Ofsted’s chief inspector Amanda Spielman announced the intervention after meeting Muslim and secular campaigners who want a ban ...

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Here are the takeaways from primary election's sad turnout

A day after the sleep-inducing primary election that five out of six registered city Democrats avoided Tuesday, the hangover has set in. Mayoral candidate Sal Albanese said the lesson was “money matters” — but low turnout did too. Here are some takeaways: *On Tuesday the Board of Elections preliminary estimate found just 439,963 people voted — a mere 14% of ...

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De Blasio wins low-turnout Democratic mayoral primary

Mayor de Blasio easily won the Democratic nomination for mayor Tuesday — but few even bothered to vote. Turnout was light as Hizzoner cruised past several challengers, the best known being former City Councilman Sal Albanese. The Associated Press declared him the victor about 20 minutes after the polls closed at 9 p.m. Valerie Vazquez-Diaz, a Board of Elections spokeswoman, ...

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Mayor de Blasio votes in primary amid landslide win predictions

Predictions of a landslide victory didn’t stop Mayor de Blasio from voting in the Democratic primary Tuesday morning. Hizzoner, flanked by First Lady Chirlane McCray, arrived at the Park Slope public library in Brooklyn just before 8 a.m. to cast his ballot. A group of protesters calling on de Blasio to speed up his planned 10-year timetable for shuttering Rikers ...

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Schumer says he’s already cast his vote for de Blasio in primary

Mayor de Blasio got Sen. Chuck Schumer’s vote in this week’s primary, New York’s senior senator said Sunday. Schumer — while declining to offer a formal endorsement because he prefers to stay out of primary fights — revealed that he had already voted via absentee ballot and chose de Blasio. “I voted for him,” Schumer told reporters Sunday at his ...

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