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    Putin’s party dominates at Russia parliament vote
    Sep19

    Putin’s party dominates at Russia parliament vote

    Russian President Vladimir Putin casts ballots as he votes at a polling station during parliamentary elections in Moscow/AFP MOSCOW, Russian Federation, Sep 18 – President Vladimir Putin’s ruling United Russia party on Sunday cruised to an easy victory at parliamentary elections, exit polls showed, despite the longest economic crisis of his...

    Pro-Putin party wins Russian parliamentary election
    Sep19

    Pro-Putin party wins Russian parliamentary election

    Allies of Russian President Vladimir Putin comfortably won a parliamentary election, early results showed on Monday. The ruling United Russia party won 51 percent in Sunday’s election, according to a preliminary central election commission tally after a quarter of the votes had been counted. Putin, speaking a few minutes after polling...

    After 1,192 days, Brazil mega-event run ends at Paralympics
    Sep19

    After 1,192 days, Brazil mega-event run ends at Paralympics

    Fireworks around the rim of the arena at the end of the closing ceremony of the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games at the Maracanã Stadium in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil on Sunday, Sept. 18, 2016. Photo: AP RIO DE JANEIRO: After 1,192 days, Brazil’s run of hosting mega-sports events came to an end Sunday at the Paralympic Games. It began with...

    Rio Paralympics stages closing ceremony
    Sep19

    Rio Paralympics stages closing ceremony

    Ricardinho, star of Brazil’s gold medal winning five-a-side Paralympic football team, who brings out the national flag at the closing ceremony by Sebastian Smith and Jessica Lopez | AFP photo RIO DE JANEIRO: Rio said farewell to the Paralympics in a closing ceremony showcasing Brazil’s love for music and celebrating what many consider...

    Nicolas Sarkozy, end of the dream
    Sep19

    Nicolas Sarkozy, end of the dream

    PARIS — A few days before Nicolas Sarkozy announced he would run for reelection as French president next year, he fielded an unusual question from a caller on a radio show: Could Sarkozy, the caller asked, ever make him dream again? The man on the line, named Régis, said he had voted for Sarkozy for president in 2007 on the basis of his uplifting...

    After 1,192 days, Brazil’s run of mega-sports events came to an end at the Paralympic Games
    Sep19

    After 1,192 days, Brazil’s run of mega-sports events came to an end at the Paralympic Games

    RIO DE JANEIRO — After 1,192 days, Brazil’s run of hosting mega-sports events came to an end Sunday at the Paralympic Games. In this photo released by the IOC, musician Johnatha Bastos plays a guitar with his feet during the closing ceremony of the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games at the Maracan’ Stadium in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil , Sunday,...

    Pro-Putin party wins Russian parliamentary election
    Sep19

    Pro-Putin party wins Russian parliamentary election

    Russian President Vladimir Putin greets Prime Minister and Chairman of the United Russia party Dmitry Medvedev during a visit to the party’s campaign headquarters following a parliamentary election in Moscow, Russia, on Sunday, September 18, 2016. Photo: Reuters MOSCOW/UFA: Allies of Russian President Vladimir Putin comfortably won a...

    Clinton, Trump to both meet with Egyptian president at UN
    Sep19

    Clinton, Trump to both meet with Egyptian president at UN

    WHITE PLAINS: An adviser to US Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump’s campaign said on Sunday that Trump will meet with Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi on Monday during the United Nations General Assembly, just as Hillary Clinton, the Democratic presidential nominee, is also scheduled to do. Clinton, who faces Trump in the...

    Putin’s party dominates in Russia parliament vote
    Sep19

    Putin’s party dominates in Russia parliament vote

    MOSCOW: Russia’s ruling United Russia party cruised to an easy victory in parliamentary polls that could pave the way for President Vladimir Putin to glide to a fourth term in 2018 elections, partial results showed. The ballot for the 450-seat State Duma was smooth sailing for authorities desperate to avoid a repeat of mass protests last...

    Putin’s party dominates in Russia parliament vote
    Sep19

    Putin’s party dominates in Russia parliament vote

    MOSCOW (AFP) – Russias ruling United Russia party on Sunday cruised to an easy victory in parliamentary polls that could pave the way for President Vladimir Putin to glide to a fourth term in 2018 elections, partial results showed.The ballot for the 450-seat State Duma was smooth sailing for authorities desperate to avoid a repeat of mass...