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Finnish Social Democrats and nationalist Finns Party nearly tied in election

HELSINKI (Reuters) - Finland’s leftist Social Democrats and the nationalist Finns Party emerged nearly tied to win Sunday’s general election, reflecting a mounting sense of insecurity in the Nordic nation over immigration, welfare and climate change. Tipped to win, the opposition Social Democrats scored 17.7 percent, while their eurosceptic Finns Party rivals were at 17.5 percent, according to final results from the justice ministry. The co-ruling Centre Party of Prime Minister Juha Sipila and center-right National Coalition stood at 13.8 percent and 17.0 percent, respectively, marking the first time in a century that no party won more than 20 percent in a general election. With a fragmented…

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Finland’s Social Democrats, Finns Party nearly tied in election

Chairman of The Finns Party Jussi Halla-aho and Party Secretary Riikka Slunga-Poutsalo attend The Finns Party parliamentary election party in Helsinki, Finland April 14, 2019. Lehtikuva/Vesa Moilanen via REUTERS ATTENTION EDITORS - THIS IMAGE WAS PROVIDED BY A THIRD PARTY. NO THIRD PARTY SALES. NOT FOR USE BY REUTERS THIRD PARTY DISTRIBUTORS. FINLAND OUT.HELSINKI (Reuters) - Finland’s Social Democrats and the nationalist Finns Party landed nearly tied in first place in a general election on Sunday, with 17.7 percent and 17.5 percent of votes, respectively, justice ministry data showed. The co-ruling Centre Party of Prime Minister Juha Sipila and the center-right National Coalition stood at 13.8 percent…

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Finnish Social Democrat leader Rinne declares victory in election

Chairman of the Finnish Social Democratic Party Antti Rinne and his wife Heta Ravolainen-Rinnes attend the election party in Helsinki, Finland April 14, 2019. Lehtikuva/Antti Aimo-Koivisto via REUTERS HELSINKI (Reuters) - Finland’s leftist Social Democrat party (SDP) leader Antti Rinne has declared victory in Sunday’s general election, after partial results showed his party winning by a tight margin with 17.8 percent. The nationalist Finns Party was in second place with 17.6 percent, after more than 97 percent of votes were counted. “For the first time since 1999 we are the largest party in Finland ... SDP is the prime minister party,” Rinne said. Reporting by Anne Kauranen…

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Millennial ‘Mayor Pete’ Buttigieg makes case for U.S. presidency

(Reuters) - Pete Buttigieg, the millennial-aged mayor of South Bend, Indiana, who has enjoyed a surge in opinion polls and a torrent of media coverage, formally launched a bid on Sunday for the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination. South Bend's Mayor Pete Buttigieg speaks during a rally to announce his 2020 Democratic presidential candidacy in South Bend, Indiana, U.S., April 14, 2019. REUTERS/John Gress“It is time to walk away from the politics of the past and toward something totally different,” he said at a launch event in South Bend. No potential contender in the burgeoning Democratic field has seen as rapid a rise in the early stages of…

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Hints, but no proof of crime, in Mueller’s hunt for a Trump-Russia conspiracy

NEW YORK/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - As recently as February, Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s team dropped hints that the inquiry into Russia’s role in the 2016 U.S. election might unearth evidence of active cooperation between Moscow and President Donald Trump’s campaign. FILE PHOTO: Special Counsel Robert Mueller departs after briefing members of the U.S. Senate on his investigation into potential collusion between Russia and the Trump campaign on Capitol Hill in Washington, U.S., June 21, 2017. REUTERS/Joshua Roberts/File PhotoThat turned out not to be the case, according to Attorney General William Barr, who has said he hopes to release Mueller’s nearly 400 page report this week. Barr told U.S.…

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Facebook, Instagram and WhatsApp working again after outages

(Reuters) - Facebook Inc said it restored services on Sunday after some users could not access its social networking site, photo-sharing network Instagram and messaging app WhatsApp. However, Facebook did not specify the cause or scope of the outages. “Earlier today, some people may have experienced trouble connecting to the family of apps. The issue has since been resolved; we’re sorry for any inconvenience,” a Facebook spokesman told Reuters. The issue comes after Facebook experienced one of its longest outages in March, when some users around the globe could not access Facebook, Instagram and WhatsApp for more than 24 hours. On Sunday, Downdetector.com indicated that there were…

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Woods wins Masters to claim first major in 11 years

AUGUSTA, Ga. (Reuters) - Tiger Woods completed one of sport’s great all-time comebacks to end an 11-year major title drought at the Masters on Sunday by claiming a fifth Green Jacket. Golf - Masters - Augusta National Golf Club - Augusta, Georgia, U.S. - April 14, 2019 - Tiger Woods of the U.S. celebrates on the 18th hole after winning the 2019 Masters. REUTERS/Lucy NicholsonA gritty two-under 70 clinched a one-shot victory over Dustin Johnson, Brooks Koepka and Xander Schauffele and earned the 43-year-old a 15th major title that many thought would never come. Unsurprisingly, the triumph also renewed talks of Woods making a run at Jack…

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Factbox: List of players with most major victories

AUGUSTA, Ga. (Reuters) - List of players with the most victories in the four modern men’s major championships after Tiger Woods won his fifth Masters title on Sunday (U.S. unless stated): Golf - Masters - Augusta National Golf Club - Augusta, Georgia, U.S. - April 14, 2019. Tiger Woods of the U.S. celebrates on the 18th hole to win the 2019 Masters. REUTERS/Jonathan ErnstJack Nicklaus 18 Tiger Woods 15 Walter Hagen 11 Ben Hogan 9 Gary Player (South Africa) 9 Tom Watson 8 Bobby Jones 7 Arnold Palmer 7 Gene Sarazen 7 Sam Snead 7 Harry Vardon (Jersey) 7 Nick Faldo (England) 6 Lee Trevino 6 Compiled…

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Finnish Social Democrats on top in partial election result

HELSINKI (Reuters) - Finland’s leftist Social Democrats won a parliamentary election on Sunday by a slight margin with 18.9 percent of votes, partial results showed, amid mounting concern among voters over the future of the country’s expensive welfare system. The center-right National Coalition of outgoing Finance Minister Petteri Orpo came in second, with 16.7 percent of the advance votes, after 47 percent of ballots were counted. The Centre Party of Prime Minister Juha Sipila scored third, with 15.5 percent. If final results confirm the outcome, Social Democrat leader Antti Rinne could become Finland’s first leftist prime minister in two decades. But the process of putting together a…

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Factbox: List of major championship victories by Woods

AUGUSTA, Ga. (Reuters) - List of the 15 major championships won by Tiger Woods after his victory at the Masters on Sunday: Golf - Masters - Augusta National Golf Club - Augusta, Georgia, U.S. - April 14, 2019 - Tiger Woods of the U.S. on the 8th hole during final round play. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson1997 - Masters 1999 - PGA Championship 2000 - U.S. Open, British Open, PGA Championship 2001 - Masters 2002 - Masters, U.S. Open 2005 - Masters, British Open 2006 - British Open, PGA Championship 2007 - PGA Championship 2008 - U.S. Open 2019 - Masters Compiled by Andrew Both; Editing by Christian RadnedgeOur Standards:The…

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