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French Presidential Runoff Heralds New Political Era

Mon, 24 Apr 2017 09:17:17 EDT

Emmanuel Macron and Marine Le Pen led the first round of voting in France’s presidential election, as voters redrew the political map, placing the European Union at the center of a new divide.image

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How Theresa May's Election Gamble Could Backfire

Mon, 24 Apr 2017 00:33:26 EDT

The U.K. prime minister’s decision last week to call a snap election was a gamble, though not for the reasons that usually lead politicians to avoid unnecessary appointments with voters.image

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Indonesian President Calls for Focus on Policy After Divisive Vote

Mon, 24 Apr 2017 04:22:02 EDT

Indonesian President Joko Widodo spoke out Monday against the divisive identity politics that sparked the largest demonstrations in decades before the recent governor’s election in Jakarta, saying he would meet with religious leaders to push for tolerance in the world’s largest Muslim-majority nation. image

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China's Xi Urges Trump to Be Cautious Over North Korea

Mon, 24 Apr 2017 09:21:05 EDT

Phone calls between the U.S. leader and his counterparts in China and Japan come amid speculation Pyongyang may launch a nuclear test.image

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U.S. Defense Chief Mattis Pays Surprise Visit to Kabul

Mon, 24 Apr 2017 09:32:08 EDT

Defense Secretary Jim Mattis arrived in Afghanistan for a surprise visit, hours after his Afghan counterpart and the army chief of staff resign following Friday’s devastating Taliban attack on an army base.image

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'Apartheid Without the Racism': How China Keeps Rural Folks Down

Mon, 24 Apr 2017 08:19:25 EDT

China’s decades-old ‘hukou’ household registration system binds most Chinese to their place of birth, and denies millions of people outside the country’s booming megacities the right to buy property inside them.image

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Saudi Arabia Reinstates Perks for State Employees as Finances Improve

Mon, 24 Apr 2017 07:32:15 EDT

Saudi Arabia’s King Salman has reinstated allowances and bonuses for state employees as its finances improve, a move aimed at boosting consumer confidence to support growth as the kingdom overhauls its oil-dependent economy.image

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IMF Warns Greece That Additional Economic Overhauls Are Needed

Mon, 24 Apr 2017 06:20:32 EDT

The International Monetary Fund had a sobering message for Greece this weekend: Even if the country secures debt relief from its European creditors, the nation still needs even more painful economic overhauls. image

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Incidents of Piracy on Upswing Off Somalia, Prompting Concern

Sun, 23 Apr 2017 18:28:42 EDT

Piracy has made a worrisome return to the waters off Somalia after a five-year hiatus, U.S. defense officials said, prompting commercial shippers, the military and others to revisit the issue. image

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Duterte's War on Drugs Stumbles in Rehabilitation Effort

Mon, 24 Apr 2017 05:49:11 EDT

The government is giving up on supersize drug rehabilitation centers, shifting the burden of treating more than a million self-confessed addicts to community-level programs with little medical expertise. image

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International Monitor Killed in Eastern Ukraine

Sun, 23 Apr 2017 15:44:13 EDT

The Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe didn’t immediately identify the dead monitor, but Russian news agencies said the person killed as American. image

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