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    France hopeful climate accord takes effect in November
    Sep20

    France hopeful climate accord takes effect in November

    UNITED NATIONS: France’s environment minister on Monday voiced optimism that the Paris global accord on fighting climate change will come into force by November. Segolene Royal, who is president of the so-called COP21 conference behind last year’s far-reaching agreement in Paris, said the goal was to put it in place before the next...

    After bomb blasts, Clinton, Trump trade charges on national security
    Sep20

    After bomb blasts, Clinton, Trump trade charges on national security

    File- Republican US presidential candidate Donald Trump (left) speaks to supporters at a Super Tuesday campaign rally in Louisville, Kentucky and (right) US presidential candidate Hillary Clinton addresses supporters at her Super Tuesday primary night party in Miami, Florida, on March 1, 2016. Photos: Reuters PHILADELPHIA: Democrat Hillary...

    What the big win for Putin’s party at Russia vote tells us
    Sep20

    What the big win for Putin’s party at Russia vote tells us

    MOSCOW: The crushing victory of Russia’s ruling party has been welcomed as a vote for “stability” by President Vladimir Putin, but slammed as a catastrophe by the marginalised opposition. The record win for Putin’s party came despite the country suffering the longest economic crisis of the strongman’s 16-year rule, but the low...

    Pro-Putin Party Wins Duma Elections Decisively Despite Low Turnout
    Sep20

    Pro-Putin Party Wins Duma Elections Decisively Despite Low Turnout

    Russian President Vladimir Putin’s United Russia party pulled off a landslide victory in Sunday’s elections for seats in the State Duma, the lower house of Russia’s parliament. Putin’s party won 54 percent of the vote with a historically low voter turnout — just 48 percent. The victory gives United Russia an additional 105...

    Syria declares ceasefire over; US, Russia seek extension
    Sep20

    Syria declares ceasefire over; US, Russia seek extension

    BEIRUT — Syria’s military declared a week-long ceasefire over on Monday and vowed to continue fighting, even as officials from the United States and Russia met behind closed doors in Geneva to try to extend it. What is likely to be the final attempt by the US administration of President Barack Obama to find a negotiated solution to the...

    Latvian foreign minister says next US president must combat Russian aggression
    Sep20

    Latvian foreign minister says next US president must combat Russian aggression

    NEW YORK — Regardless of who wins this November, the next U.S. president should stand united with Europe against Russian aggression, including Moscow’s interference in other countries’ elections, Latvia’s foreign minister said Monday. Edgars Rinkēvičs’ comments to POLITICO come as Americans face two stark choices in the...

    Pro-Kremlin Party Wins Big Majority in Russian Parliament
    Sep20

    Pro-Kremlin Party Wins Big Majority in Russian Parliament

    MOSCOW — President Vladimir Putin sees the governing party’s huge gain in parliamentary elections as a vote of confidence in his government, despite a low voter turnout which suggests broad public apathy and dismay with the political process. United Russia, the main party supporting Putin, expanded its grip on parliament, winning...

    ‘Mission accomplished’
    Sep20

    ‘Mission accomplished’

    RIO DE JANEIRO — Rio said farewell to the 2016 Paralympics Sunday in a closing ceremony showcasing Brazil’s passion for music and celebrating what many consider to have been a surprisingly successful Games. The famous Maracana football stadium was packed, with the Paralympians themselves seated across the field, as proceedings kicked off...

    French teen Dodin nabs first WTA title in Quebec City
    Sep20

    French teen Dodin nabs first WTA title in Quebec City

    MONTREAL — France’s Oceane Dodin, ranked 132nd in the world, won her first WTA title Sunday in her first final, defeating American Lauren Davis 6-4, 6-3 in Quebec City. Dodin, 19, fired eight aces in the one-hour, 38-minute contest to cap a dream week. She had twice reached the second round of major tournaments in 2015, but until this week...

    Responding To Today’s Global Refugee Crisis: How Will History Judge Us?
    Sep20

    Responding To Today’s Global Refugee Crisis: How Will History Judge Us?

    As the UN General Assembly gathers in New York for its first-ever High Level Meeting on Large Movements of Migrants and Refugees and the Obama Administration hosts a Leaders’ Summit on Refugees, a diplomatic spotlight is on the scale and severity of the current global refugee crisis. In the face of unprecedented levels of forced...