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A Surprising Result in the Primary Elections in Iowa

A surprising result of the primary election in Iowa. Technology problems and reporting "inconsistencies" kept Iowa Democratic Party officials from releasing results from Monday's caucus, the much-hyped kickoff to the 2020 primary, AP reported. Contrary to expectations, former South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg has come to the fore.

Trump won, Democrats lost: "They can't even run a caucus, let alone the government"

"Big WIN for us in Iowa tonight. Thank you!", Donald Trump wrote on Twitter.
Trump campaign used yesterday's contest to test its organizational strength, deploying Cabinet secretaries, top Republican officials and Trump family members to the state, as AP reports.
It's unusual for Iowa to even be holding a GOP contest with an incumbent in the White House.

Tatoi estate poses challenges for conservators

The documentation and storage of some 50,000 objects and heirlooms at the former royal estate of Tatoi in northern Athens between 2004 and 2012 was an operation of titanic proportions.

Packed for the time being into three closed rooms, around 10,000 of them needed expert attention before they could be moved, but the remaining 40,000 are still waiting to be tended to.

Michael Bloomberg: I’m Spending all my Money to Get Rid of Trump

Democratic presidential candidate billionaire Michael Bloomberg said in an interview with Reuters that he was spending his money to get rid of current US leader Donald Trump.

"Number one priority is to get rid of Donald Trump. I'm spending all my money to get rid of Trump." he said.

Pelosi: Trump impeachment articles to be sent 'soon'

U.S. President Donald Trump's articles of impeachment will likely be transmitted "soon" to the Senate, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said on Jan. 9.

The top House Democrat did not offer a more concrete timeline but said only that she would do so "when I'm ready."

"And that will probably be soon," she told reporters at the Capitol.
"I'm not withholding them indefinitely."

World Defense Expenditure: Bulgaria with a Record Jump in 2019

Bulgaria's defense spending rose significantly in 2019 - by 125%, according to a report released by the information-analytical agency Jane's, world agencies and BTA reported.

Exprets explained that the reason for the rise is the payment for the eight F-16 planes which was made back in August.

Globally, defense spending in 2019 exceeds $ 1.8 trillion.