On the campaign trail in the USA, July 2016

Tuesday, August 23, 2016 The following is the third edition of a monthly series chronicling the U.S. 2016 presidential election. It features original material compiled throughout the previous month after an overview of the month’s biggest stories. In this month’s edition on the campaign trail: two individuals previously interviewed by Wikinews announce their candidacies...

Space Shuttle Atlantis landing concludes program

Friday, July 22, 2011 Space Shuttle Atlantis has completed its last journey with a landing at Kennedy Space Center, located in Florida, United States. Two thousand employees, including employees, families and friends, witnessed the landing of Atlantis at 0557 EDT (0957 UTC) yesterday. This landing has brought mission STS-135 to a close, as well...

Retired U.S. vets sue Donald Rumsfeld for excessive service cutbacks

Tuesday, May 31, 2005 One thousand residents of the Defense Department-managed Armed Forces Retirement Home in Washington, D.C. filed a class-action lawsuit on May 24, asserting that the cut-backs in medical and dental services imposed by Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld are illegal. The operating budget for the home was reduced from $63 million...

British Gas announces a hike in energy bills of 14.2%

Saturday, September 10, 2005 One of Britain‘s largest domestic energy suppliers, British Gas, has announced that it is to raise the price of its gas and electricity prices by a record 14.2%. It blames the price rise on increasing wholesale gas prices, which have gone up by over 50% in the past year, the...

Australia Votes 2007: Analysts say Rudd wins TV debate

Monday, October 22, 2007 Wikinews Australia has in-depth coverage of this issue: Election 2007 With Australian Prime Minister, John Howard and Labor leader Kevin Rudd facing off in a leader’s debate on Sunday night, political analysts and body language experts declared Mr Rudd the clear victor. Experts said that Mr Rudd came across as...

Australian governments to meet for first COAG meeting of 2006 today

Friday, February 10, 2006 The Council of Australian Governments (COAG) will meet in Canberra today for its first meeting of 2006. Members of COAG are the Prime Minister, State Premiers, Australian Capital and Northern Territory Chief Ministers, and the President of the Australian Local Government Association. COAG is chaired by the Prime Minister. On...

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