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Karnataka crisis: Cong leaders speak in divergent voices on SC verdict        MLAS Karnataka crisis: SC says rebel MLAs not to be compelled to take part in Assembly proceedings        US House votes to condemn Prez Trump over his ''racist'' tweets against four non-white Congresswomen        JuD chief Hafiz Saeed arrested on terror financing charges        Israel inks USD 50 mn deal with India to supply complementary Naval MRSAM systems        ICJ orders Pakistan to review Kulbhushan Jadhav''s death sentence; PM hails verdict        Inzamam-ul-Haq will end his term as the chief selector Pakistan's men side        Anish wins 25m rapid fire pistol gold, silver for Esha at Junior World Cup        Dev-led panel frontrunner to pick coach, but no decision before SC hearing        HC pulls up Kerala govt over Munnar encroachments        189 new rail lines under construction: govt        Karnataka crisis: SC says rebel MLAs not to be compelled to take part in Assembly proceedings        Air India passengers travelling to UAE can now carry 40 kgs of check-in luggage        Former PM Chandra Shekhar''s son Neeraj Shekhar joins BJP        11 killed, over 40 feared trapped as Mumbai building collapses        Karnataka political crisis: SC to deliver order Wednesday on pleas of rebel MLAs        ''The world was watching'': US commemorates Apollo mission 50 years on        China gifts warship to Sri Lanka        ICJ to deliver verdict in Kulbhushan Jadhav case on Wednesday        Will look into allegations of Google-China ties: Trump        
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Entertainment News
I am not going to get into politics: George Clooney
 
London: George Clooney has ruled himself out of the 2020 US presidential race, saying he does not have the appropriate "skill" for politics.

The actor-activist's frequent and public criticism of US President Donald Trump ever since he assumed the post in 2016 had led people to believe he could run for office in the 2020 elections.

However, the 58-year-old star said politics does not seem to be a logical place for him.

"I am not going to get into politics. It doesn't seem like a very logical place for me to be able to apply what skills I have. I don't have to make compromise for the things that I stand for and the things I believe in like politicians do. So it is not something that interests me," Clooney said.

According to FemaleFirst, he was speaking at the "Catch 22" press conference in Rome on Tuesday. He has starred in, co-directed and produced the Hulu series.

Clooney said he is "nervous" about people rotating towards "authoritarianism" in present times.

"It is a very nervous time around the world. People sliding towards authoritarianism, it is something that is nerve-wrecking and that we should constantly monitor. The press do a very good job with that. I happen to be an optimist and I think that things turn around and it will hopefully head that way in the next election cycle."

The "Ocean's Eleven" star has served as one of the United Nations Messengers of Peace since 2008 and is also a member of the Council on Foreign Relations.

He is married to human rights lawyer Amal Clooney.


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INTERNATIONAL NEWS
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NATIONAL NEWS
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 New Delhi: Congress leaders Wednesday spoke in divergent voices on the Supreme Court verdict in the
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