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France

In France, it’s Macron vs. Le Pen, again, for presidency

Photo: French President and centrist presidential candidate for reelection Emmanuel Macron gestures  Incumbent Emmanuel Macron will face far-right nationalist Marine Le Pen in a winner-takes-all runoff for the French presidency, after they both advanced Sunday in the first round of voting in the country’s election to set up another head-to-head clash of their sharply opposing

France

In France, a nail-biting election as Macron’s rival surges

Photo: Electoral posters of French far-right presidential candidate Eric Zemmour with the writing “facho” (fascist) on his face are displayed in Genay, outside Lyon, central France From the market stall outside Paris that she’s run for 40 years, Yvette Robert can see first-hand how soaring prices are weighing on France’s presidential election and turning the

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Hungary’s pro-Putin PM Orban claims victory in national vote

Hungary’s nationalist Prime Minister Viktor Orban declared victory in Sunday’s national elections, claiming a mandate for a fourth term as a still incomplete vote count showed a strong lead for his right-wing party. In a 10-minute speech to Fidesz party officials and supporters at an election night event in Budapest, Orban addressed a crowd cheering

Afghanistan

Taliban hard-liners turning back the clock in Afghanistan

Photo: Education Ministry spokesman Mawlvi Aziz Ahmad Rayan speaks during an interview in Kabul, Afghanistan Taliban hard-liners are turning back the clock in Afghanistan with a flurry of repressive edicts over the past days that hark to their harsh rule from the late 1990s. Girls have been banned from going to school beyond the sixth

International

Peru court orders ex-President Fujimori freed from prison

Photo: Demonstrators hold a banner that reads in Spanish “No pardon. Fujimori murderer and thief. The people do not forget,” during protest against the decision of Peru’s Constitutional Court in approving the release from prison of former President Alberto Fujimori in Lima, Peru, Thursday, March 17, 2022. Peru’s Constitutional Court on Thursday approved the release

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IS leader blows up self, family as US attacks Syria hideout

The leader of the Islamic State group blew himself up along with members of his family as American forces raided his Syria hideout Thursday, the U.S. said — the second time in three years the United States has taken out a leader of the violent group that has been struggling for resurgence with deadly attacks

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