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Ruling party sweeps to landslide victory in South Korean elections

Ruling party sweeps to landslide victory in South Korean elections

World
SEOUL, April 16 (UPI) -- South Korea's ruling Democratic Party won a landslide victory in parliamentary elections held on Wednesday, a result which reflects the government's handling of the COVID-19 pandemic and leaves it poised to implement its agenda moving forward. The liberal Democratic Party, along with its affiliated Platform Party, is estimated to have won 180 seats in the 300-seat National Assembly, South Korea's legislative body, according to the National Election Commission. The victory marks the largest number of seats any party has won since direct elections were first held in 1987. The main opposition United Future Party and its affiliated party are estimated to have picked up 103 seats. President Moon Jae-in said that he felt a "heavy responsibility" from the election resul...
Ten-man Leicester get draw at Wolves as marginal VAR call denies hosts victory

Ten-man Leicester get draw at Wolves as marginal VAR call denies hosts victory

Sports
Wolves and Leicester played out an exciting goalless draw at Molineux on Friday night but the hosts will feel they could and probably should have got the three points. Willy Boly though he’d given Wolves the lead just before the break but his goal was ruled out following a very marginal call by VAR. Foxes midfielder Hamza Choudhury was sent off late in the second half but Nuno Espirito Santo’s men were unable to find the precious winning goal. More follows… Let's block ads! (Why?) talkSPORT
Superb Liverpool go 13 points clear at top of Premier League with dominant victory at Leicester

Superb Liverpool go 13 points clear at top of Premier League with dominant victory at Leicester

Sports
Liverpool sent out a hugely emphatic message to anyone who believes the Premier League title race is still alive as they tore second-placed Leicester apart on their own back yard, winning 4-0 at the King Power Stadium.Two goals from Roberto Firmino, a James Milner’s penalty and a delicious Trent Alexander-Arnold strike sees the Reds go 13 points clear at the top of the table. AFP or licensors Liverpool well and truly put Leicester to the sword at the King Power Stadium The visitors could have scored more as they lacked composure in the final third for large parts of the game. Before three strikes in three second-half minutes produced a scoreline which fairly reflected the balance of play. The game’s standout player was Reds right-back Alexander-Arnold, who

Climate activists final victory in Dutch court ruling

Technology
Climate activists have won a final victory in their long-running battle through Dutch courts to force the government to cut greenhouse gas emissionsByThe Associated PressDecember 20, 2019, 10:08 AM1 min readTHE HAGUE, Netherlands -- Climate activists won a final victory Friday in their long-running battle through Dutch courts to force the government to cut greenhouse gas emissions. The country’s highest court upheld two earlier rulings ordering the government to cut emissions by at least 25% by the end of 2020 from benchmark 1990 levels. Activists in the packed courtroom clapped and cheered as Presiding Judge Kees Streefkerk said the court had rejected the government's appeal.Let's block ads! (Why?) ABC News: Technology
General election: Markets surge on Tory election victory

General election: Markets surge on Tory election victory

Business
The pound and the FTSE 100 have surged higher as the Conservatives secured a majority in the general election.Sterling climbed three cents against both the dollar and the euro as the result emerged overnight while UK-focused stocks helped the FTSE 100 rise by about 1.5%, or more than 100 points, in morning trading. That was partly held back by the performance of dollar and euro earning companies whose values were depressed by the pound's strength.The more domestically-focused FTSE 250 rocketed by about 5% to hit fresh record highs.It came as the election result seemed to ease some of the uncertainty over Brexit. Advertisement Image: The pound hit a three and a h...