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Trump on Putin plan to recognize breakaway Ukraine regions: ‘This is genius’


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Putin orders troops to breakaway Ukraine regions


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Kashmir rebels kill 2 Indian soldiers in region’s main city


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Italy Regions Vote in Test of Salvini Surge: Election Day Guide

Italy Regions Vote in Test of Salvini Surge: Election Day Guide(Bloomberg) — Investors are viewing a Sunday regional vote in Italy as a key test on how long the rocky ruling coalition of the Democratic Party and the Five Star Movement can survive.The opposition League party led by Matteo Salvini is looking to snatch control of the center-left stronghold of Emilia Romagna, one of two regions voting over the weekend.A victory there would bolster Salvini’s case for snap national elections he’d likely win. It is a popularity contest that’s become even more significant following the resignation of the leader of Five Star, the biggest party in the government.While Salvini’s party continues to ride high in the polls, opinion surveys show support for Five Star has cratered. Here’s what you need to know.Who is voting?About 3.5 million people in Emilia Romagna and more than 1.5 million in the southern region of Calabria will elect governors and regional assemblies.Who will win?In prosperous Emilia Romagna — a region historically dominated by the left — polls have shown a virtual tie between the League and the center-left, with the latter holding the narrowest of leads in final surveys conducted before an electoral blackout period.Pre-blackout polls have pointed to a clear lead for a center-right coalition in Calabria.Though less symbolic than the leftist bastion in Emilia Romagna, a center-right win in Calabria would still be notable for Salvini, who fronts a party that once denigrated the south and called for northern Italy to secede.Will the government collapse if Salvini wins?Probably not, at least not right away. The parties backing Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte insist that regional votes don’t have any impact on national politics. But a defeat in Emilia Romagna would be particularly hard to swallow for the Democrats, who might then begin rethinking whether their governing alliance with Five Star is really worth it.Brace for more turbulence in case of a League triumph but keep in mind that the government may actually grow stronger if the coalition parties become weaker. The glue holding them together is, after all, their shared desire to avoid snap elections that would put Salvini in power.What do markets say?Most analysts share the sanguine assessment that, in the short term, the government won’t be directly affected by the outcome of this vote. However, they also highlight the concern that a weakened Conte will be even less capable of carrying out reforms that Italy’s stagnant economy desperately needs.When to tune in?Voting is on Sunday, Jan. 26, between 7 a.m. and 11 p.m. Italian time.Once polls close, Italy’s state-run Rai television will publish exit polls, though it’s possible they won’t immediately point to a clear winner. After midnight, projections based on actual vote counts should start giving a clearer picture.The winner will likely be declared in the early hours of Monday morning and full results will come that day.Must readsItaly Coalition Girds for Succession Battle as Di Maio QuitsItaly Prepares for Prime Minister Salvini: Ferdinando Giugliano\–With assistance from Samuel Dodge.To contact the reporter on this story: Alessandro Speciale in Rome at aspeciale@bloomberg.netTo contact the editors responsible for this story: Chad Thomas at cthomas16@bloomberg.net, Jerrold Colten, Caroline AlexanderFor more articles like this, please visit us at bloomberg.comSubscribe now to stay ahead with the most trusted business news source.©2020 Bloomberg L.P.



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Ukraine rebel regions vote in ballot that West calls bogus

Ukraine rebel regions vote in ballot that West calls bogusMINSK, Belarus (AP) — Residents of the eastern Ukraine regions controlled by Russia-backed separatist rebels voted Sunday for local governments in elections denounced by Kiev and the West.



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The 7 U.S. Wine Regions Giving Napa a Serious Run for Its Money

The 7 U.S. Wine Regions Giving Napa a Serious Run for Its Money



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Melania Trump's footwear to visit regions hit by Hurricane Irma turns heads

Melania Trump's footwear to visit regions hit by Hurricane Irma turns headsMelania Trump ditched her stilettos for her latest trip to a hurricane-hit region.



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Ebola map shows people in more African regions at risk of animal infection

Boys stand next to a poster, pertaining to the Ebola virus, during a training session by Sierra Leone's national soccer team at the Felix Houphouet Boigny stadium in AbidjanBy Kate Kelland LONDON, Sept 8 (Reuters) – Scientists have created the newest map of places most at risk of an Ebola outbreak and say regions likely to be home to animals harboring the virus are more widespread than previously feared, particularly in West Africa. The Ebola virus, which can have a human mortality rate of up to 90 percent, is thought to be carried by bats or other wild animals and believed to cross into humans through contact with blood, meat, or other infected fluids. These jumps by viruses from animals into humans are known as "zoonotic events" and were also the cause of major human disease outbreaks such as HIV and the H1N1 swine flu pandemic. The new map, published on Monday as the death toll in the world's largest Ebola outbreak in West Africa's was almost 2,100, found that large swathes of central Africa as well as the western part of the continent, have traits of what the scientists called "the zoonotic niche" for Ebola.



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