Forum voor Democratie: Why has the Dutch far right surged?

Last week's provincial elections in the Netherlands saw the far-right Forum voor Democratie (FvD), or Forum for Democracy, make significant gains in the upper house of the Senate. Winning most votes and 13 seats - more than Prime Minister Mark Rutte's party - the result surprised observers. FvD previously had no seats in the 75-member…

Scott Walker of the Walker Brothers dies at age 76.

Scott Walker, the influential singer, songwriter and producer whose hits with the Walker Brothers in the 1960s included "The Sun Ain't Gonna Shine Anymore," has died. He was 76. The record company 4AD announced the death on Monday. The company said he died Friday afternoon in London. A cause of death wasn't given. The Walker…

Sugary drink regulations to help curb childhood obesity supported by pediatricians group, American Heart...

Two of the nation’s most prominent health organizations issued a joint policy statement on Monday endorsing widespread public health regulations to help reduce the amount of sugary drinks that kids consume. The statement, issued by the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) and American Heart Association (AHA), will be published in the April issue of Pediatrics.…

Michigan couple dies hours apart after 56 years of marriage, family says

A Michigan couple who rarely spent a day apart after 56 years of marriage died on the same day in the hospital. Judy and Will Webb of Southgate, Michigan, both 77, were holding hands before they died in a hospice center on March 6, their daughter, MaryBeth Webb, told ABC Detroit affiliate WXYZ. They first…

Thailand parties manoeuvre for position amid election confusion

Bangkok, Thailand - Thailand's main political parties were jostling for position on Monday amid confusion about the winner of a weekend poll that was fought under a complicated new voting system including elements of proportional representation. The Elections Commission delayed its announcement on the results from late on Sunday to Monday morning. It was then…

12-year-old girl killed in hit-and-run: Police

A 12-year-old girl was killed and a pregnant woman was hurt when a car plowed into them in a hit-and-run in Maryland, according to police. The suspect fled the scene after the Friday night crash in Catonsville, about 8 miles outside of Baltimore, the Baltimore County Police Department said in a statement Saturday. The victims,…

Yemen: Death from above

Every Saudi coalition air raid on Yemen since 2015.

Severe weather heading east as record flooding continues

Almost 90 reports of damaging storms were recorded over the weekend from Texas to Illinois, including a tornado near St. Louis and golf ball-sized hail that covered the ground near the Dallas-Fort Worth metro area. That storm system is heading east today and expected to deliver more severe weather to the Deep South and Southeast.…

Russian lawmaker cheers findings of Mueller’s report

A senior Russian lawmaker has welcomed the findings of special counsel Robert Mueller's report on Russian involvement in the U.S. presidential election, saying this gives the countries a chance to mend ties. Konstantin Kosachev, chairman of the foreign affairs committee in the upper chamber of the Russian parliament, said in a social media post on…

Gaza rocket strikes home in central Israel, 7 wounded

An early morning rocket fired from the Gaza Strip struck a house in central Israel on Monday, wounding seven people and prompting Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to cut short a trip to Washington. The attack set the stage for a potential major conflagration, shortly before Israel's upcoming elections. The rocket destroyed a residential home in…

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