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    Francois Fillon wins conservative presidential primary in France
    Nov28

    Francois Fillon wins conservative presidential primary in France

    (Charles Platiau/Reuters) PARIS — Francois Fillon won France’s first-ever conservative presidential primary Sunday after promising drastic free-market reforms and a crackdown on immigration and Islamic extremism, beating a more moderate rival who had warned of encroaching populism. “President! President!” chanted the former prime...

    Fillon Wins France’s Conservative Presidential Primary
    Nov27

    Fillon Wins France’s Conservative Presidential Primary

    PARIS—Francois Fillon won France’s first-ever conservative presidential primary Sunday after promising drastic free-market reforms and a crackdown on immigration and Islamic extremism, beating a more moderate rival who had warned of encroaching populism. “President! President!” chanted the former prime minister’s supporters as he...

    Trudeau defends Castro tribute, calls him a dictator
    Nov27

    Trudeau defends Castro tribute, calls him a dictator

    Prime Minister Justin Trudeau stood by the comments he made eulogizing Cuba’s former leader Fidel Castro, but in the face of backlash acknowledged he was a dictator. Trudeau’s initial statement praised Castro, whose death at the age of 90 was announced on Friday, as a “legendary revolutionary” and a “remarkable leader.” “While a...

    Iran Will Be the First Beneficiary From Trump’s Policies in Syria
    Nov27

    Iran Will Be the First Beneficiary From Trump’s Policies in Syria

    Raghida Dergham The US President-elect Donald Trump has caused different kinds of reactions so far: an international keenness to follow up news of his decisions and cabinet appointments, an optimistic surge in the New York stock markets, and deep apprehension among a segment of Americans and others regarding the possibility of the US turning its...

    French conservatives vote to choose presidential nominee
    Nov27

    French conservatives vote to choose presidential nominee

    PARIS — French conservatives voted Sunday for their nominee in next year’s presidential election, choosing between two former prime ministers with some similar ideas on the economy but divergent views on how to prevent further terror attacks on French soil. The contenders in the primary runoff — Francois Fillon, 62, and 71-year-old Alain...

    Vladimir Putin: Russia’s borders ‘do not end anywhere’
    Nov27

    Vladimir Putin: Russia’s borders ‘do not end anywhere’

    Russian President Vladimir Putin told a nine-year-old boy this week that Russia, effectively, has no borders, according to news reports: Vladimir Putin has said Russia’s borders “do not end anywhere” during a live televised awards ceremony for students in Moscow. On stage, the Russian president asked a nine-year-old boy: “Where does...

    Eastern Ukraine Separatists Ban Czech Aid Group
    Nov27

    Eastern Ukraine Separatists Ban Czech Aid Group

    A Czech-based humanitarian organization, People In Need, says it has been banned from operating in the Donetsk area of eastern Ukraine by Russia-backed separatists there. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Saakashvili Holds Rally In Support Of New Political Movement In Ukraine
    Nov27

    Saakashvili Holds Rally In Support Of New Political Movement In Ukraine

    A diverse crowd of about 1,000 people turned out in central Kyiv for a rally in support of a new political movement headed by Mikheil Saakashvili, the reformist former Georgian president who has launched a second political career in Ukraine. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Green Recount Effort Poised To Explore Whether Russia Hacked The Vote For Trump
    Nov27

    Green Recount Effort Poised To Explore Whether Russia Hacked The Vote For Trump

    Click here for reuse options! The stakes and lines of inquiry became clearer on Friday and Saturday, as Clinton campaign joined effort. Investigating Russia’s role in interfering and possibly hacking the 2016 presidential election vote is at the center of the Green Party-led recount effort. The recount entered a new phase on Saturday, when...

    Chess Rivals Carlsen, Karjakin Tied Entering Last Game Of World Championship Match
    Nov27

    Chess Rivals Carlsen, Karjakin Tied Entering Last Game Of World Championship Match

    Reigning champion Magnus Carlsen of Norway and Russian challenger Sergei Karjakin are in a dead heat with one game left in their World Chess Championship match in New York City. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...