Spanish Premier Accused of Plot Against Monarchy in Toxic Debate
Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez was accused of seeking to abolish the Spanish monarchy, undermining the rule of law and leading an illegitimate government as a two-day no-confidence debate got under way in Madrid on Wednesday.
The motion is set to be comfortably defeated because the nationalist group Vox, which proposed it, has failed to rally much support among other parties. But the event will put the growing bitterness in Spanish politics on full public display.
“Pedro Sanchez’s government is the worst government in 80 years of history,” Santiago Abascal, Vox’s leader and its candidate for prime minister, said as he opened his speech. “It has handled the coronavirus pandemic worse than any government in the world.”
But the political resentment is dragging in an increasing range of topics from the management of the coronavirus to immigration.
Unlike in most countries, a no-confidence vote under Spanish parliamentary rules require the opposition to nominate an alternative candidate, making it harder for opponents to rally support.
Since the restoration of Spanish democracy in 1978, the only successful vote was brought by Sanchez in 2018, leading to the removal of conservative Mariano Rajoy. Vox has 52 lawmakers and needs 176 votes to win.
Live Updates: 2020 presidential race revs up with Election Day less than two weeks away
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The presidential race is entering the final stretch between President Trump and Democratic nominee Joe Biden, as Election Day is now less than two weeks away.
Both candidates are set to square off Thursday during a highly anticipated final debate in Nashville, Tenn.
Following a contentious previous debate Sept. 29, the Commission on Presidential Debates (CPD) plans to mute the microphone of the other candidate whenever a candidate is delivering an initial two-minute response to his opponent.
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Hillary Clinton Shares Chilling Warning From 4 Years Ago: ‘Speech For Everything’
President Donald Trump may have a tweet for everything.
Hillary Clinton, however, used a whole speech to remind Americans of what she’d warned a Trump presidency would entail.
The former secretary of state on Tuesday slammed Trump for his coronavirus pandemic failings with lines from an address she gave in Ohio some five months before she won the popular vote, but lost the electoral college, in the 2016 election.
“In my case, there’s a whole speech for everything,” Clinton tweeted:
Twitter users interpreted the tweet as one big “I told you so.”
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Baker Hughes Company Q3 adjusted earnings Inline With Estimates
Below are the earnings highlights for Baker Hughes Company (BKR):
-Earnings: -$170 million in Q3 vs. $57 million in the same period last year.
-EPS: -$0.25 in Q3 vs. $0.11 in the same period last year.
-Excluding items, Baker Hughes Company reported adjusted earnings of $27 million or $0.04 per share for the period.
-Analysts projected $0.04 per share
-Revenue: $5.05 billion in Q3 vs. $5.88 billion in the same period last year.
Interpublic Group Of Companies Inc. Q3 adjusted earnings Beat Estimates
Interpublic Group Of Companies Inc. (IPG) reported earnings for its third quarter that advanced from the same period last year.
The company’s bottom line came in at $279.7 million, or $0.71 per share. This compares with $165.6 million, or $0.42 per share, in last year’s third quarter.
Excluding items, Interpublic Group Of Companies Inc. reported adjusted earnings of $207.1 million or $0.53 per share for the period.
Analysts had expected the company to earn $0.33 per share, according to figures compiled by Thomson Reuters. Analysts’ estimates typically exclude special items.
The company’s revenue for the quarter fell 12.7% to $2.13 billion from $2.44 billion last year.
Interpublic Group Of Companies Inc. earnings at a glance:
-Earnings (Q3): $207.1 Mln. vs. $190.8 Mln. last year.
-EPS (Q3): $0.53 vs. $0.49 last year.
-Analysts Estimate: $0.33
-Revenue (Q3): $2.13 Bln vs. $2.44 Bln last year.
No plans for new coronavirus lockdown measures, says Kremlin
MOSCOW (REUTERS) – The Kremlin said on Wednesday (Oct 21) it was not planning any new lockdown measures to contain the novel coronavirus, even as deaths in Russia from Covid-19 hit a record daily high of 317.
Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said Russia’s health system is now better equipped than earlier in the pandemic to cope with the rise in cases.
Russia reported another 15,700 new coronavirus infections on Wednesday.