With just hours into the midterm election, several states are unprepared and ill-equipped to handle the mass voter turnout.
“At my voting location in Brooklyn, they just announced that only ONE MACHINE is working. 300 of us in line. Two people just left and said they couldn’t wait. This is ridiculous,” he tweeted.
At my voting location in Brooklyn they just announced that only ONE MACHINE is working. 300 of us in line.
Two people just left and said they couldn’t wait.
This is ridiculous.
— Shaun King (@shaunking) November 6, 2018
Multimedia Journalist Jennifer Hsu for WNYC tweeted a video of an election worker encouraging people to stay.
“I don’t want you to leave, I want you to come back,” the worker said.
People are leaving because it’s a 2 hour wait at PS 316 in Crown Heights, Brooklyn.
— Jennifer Hsu (@jennhsu) November 6, 2018
Israel’s ‘most vulnerable’ hit by political stalemate
Israel's grinding political deadlock has squeezed funding for programmes helping troubled youths, disadvantaged communities and the disabled, forcing state-backed social organisations to rely on crowd-funding to get by.
Polls indicate the country's March 2 election, the third in less than a year, will not produce a clear win for right-wing Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu or his main rival Benny Gantz of the centrist Blue and White party.
That result could force more fraught coalition talks, prolonging the stalemate that has kept lawmakers from passing a budget for this year.
‘America First’ vs ‘Make in India’ as Modi hosts Trump
Trade ties between the United States and India have long been problematic but under "America First" President Donald Trump and "Make in India" Prime Minister Narendra Modi, they have worsened.
While eclipsed by his trade war with China, Trump's tussle with India, and New Delhi's prickly reaction, has made a major pact unlikely during the American president's visit to the world's fifth-largest economy from Monday.
"They've been hitting us very, very hard for many, many years," Trump said of India ahead of the 36-hour trip to Ahmedabad, Agra and New Delhi accompanied by Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross and others.
Chinese restaurants starved for cash as virus hits industry
It is lunch time in Beijing, but the only diner in Cindy's Cafe is an employee having a staff meal -- it has been closed for more than three weeks as China battles a deadly virus epidemic.
Restaurants are taking a huge hit as many people across the country of 1.4 billion have been either under some form of quarantine or are reluctant to venture outside since late January over fears of contagion.
At Cindy's Cafe in Beijing's Roosevelt Plaza, dine-in revenue has fallen to zero, and relying on deliveries hardly makes up the shortfall, said manager Cai Yaoyang.
"On a good day in the past, we could earn over 1,000 yuan ($143) a day from deliveries," Cai told AFP. "Now, it's just around 200 to 300 yuan a day. The impact is especially big."