Brazil’s Haddad accuses presidential rival Bolsonaro of illegal social media campaigning

BRASILIA/SAO PAULO (Reuters) – Leftist presidential candidate Fernando Haddad accused right-wing front-runner Jair Bolsonaro on Thursday of soliciting mass messaging over social media via WhatsApp, funded by businesses, in an alleged violation of Brazil’s campaign finance law. Fernando Haddad, presidential candidate of Brazil’s leftist Workers’ Party (PT), attends a news conference in Sao Paulo, Brazil October 18, 2018. REUTERS/Paulo Whitaker ...

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Tesla launches new Model 3 with mid-range battery: Electrek

(Reuters) – Tesla Inc is launching a new version of its Model 3 sedan with a “mid-range” battery priced at $45,000, automotive news website Electrek reported on Thursday. A Tesla Model 3 sedan, its first car aimed at the mass market, is displayed during its launch in Hawthorne, California, March 31, 2016. REUTERS/Joe White/File Photo Reporting by Uday Sampath in ...

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Election thumping on the cards for Merkel coalition parties: polls

BERLIN (Reuters) – German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s conservatives and the centre-left Social Democrats (SPD) both face a drubbing in a regional election on Oct. 28 that risks further weakening their crisis-plagued national government, polls showed on Thursday. FILE PHOTO: German Interior Minister and Christian Social Union (CSU) leader Horst Seehofer attends a news conference after Bavaria election loss, in Berlin, ...

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Royal tour: Harry and Meghan brighten up Bondi Beach

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The duke and duchess were greeted by colourful outfits at Bondi Beach It may be a grey day in Sydney but hundreds of people have brought colour to Bondi Beach to meet the Duke and Duchess of Sussex. Harry and Meghan are meeting members of One Wave, a surfing community group, as they take ...

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Mexico’s Walmex third-quarter profit driven by solid sales

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) – Mexico’s biggest retailer, Wal-Mart de Mexico (WALMEX.MX), reported on Thursday a 7.9 percent rise in third-quarter revenue, capitalizing on sales traffic in Mexico that compensated for slow growth in Central America and a tough comparison base. Two people walk outside a Wal-Mart store in Mexico City January 11, 2013. REUTERS/Edgard Garrido The company, known as Walmex, ...

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Evangelicals are the ‘Primary Target’ : Meet the Christian Group Working to Turn You Against Israel

Evangelical Christians are some of Israel’s biggest supporters in the United States. However, there is a movement to turn evangelicals against Israel and it’s coming from other Christians. For the first time in its history, Christ at the Checkpoint (CATC) hosted its bi-annual conference in the United States. The event was created by Palestinian Christian activists in Bethlehem in 2010. ...

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Chile court hears appeal of case seeking damages from Church over abuse claims

(Reuters) – Three men, who have accused Chilean priest Fernando Karadima of sexual abuse, asked a court in Santiago on Thursday to find the Roman Catholic Church in Chile responsible for “moral damages,” claiming the Church had covered up abuse, and to pay them a total of 450 million pesos ($650,000). James Hamilton, Jose Andres Murillo and Juan Carlos Cruz ...

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