Russia fails

UNITED NATIONS – Russia failed to win re-election to the Geneva-based United Nations Human Rights Council, beaten by Hungary and Croatia in a vote by the 193-member UN General Assembly.

Biden says no

WASHINGTON – US Vice President Joe Biden said he was not interested in serving under Democrat Hillary Clinton if she was elected president.

Rights case

WASHINGTON – The US Supreme Court agreed for the first time to rule on transgender rights in a case in which a Virginia public school district is fighting to prevent a female-born transgender high school student from using the boys’ bathroom.

FBI probe

ABOARD AIR FORCE ONE – The White House on Friday said it was not given any prior notice on the FBI’s announcement that it was investigating additional emails relating to Hillary Clinton’s use of a private email system.

Fed meeting

NEW YORK – The Federal Reserve meets next week and the US Government releases an important report on jobs, but investors could be forgiven for having something else on their minds.

Maduro ruling

CARACAS – Venezuela’s top court ruled that President Nicolas Maduro is indeed Venezuelan, responding to years of opposition speculation that the socialist leader was in fact born in neighbouring Colombia and has dual citizenship.

Tribe’s vow

DAKOTA – A Native American tribe and other activists opposed to a multibillion-dollar oil pipeline project in North Dakota vowed to continue their fight after police arrested 141 of their members.

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