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The Czech Republic’s Trump is in the lead for Prime Minister

Dubbed the “Czech version of Trump” by Forbes, the wiry, grey-haired, Slovak-born farming, media and chemicals mogul is the Czech Republic’s second-richest man. Andrej Babis set up the populist ANO (Yes) party in 2011 as a political outsider determined to lure voters with promises of clean politics in the EU country of 10.6 million ranked […]

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North Korean Official Says US Must ‘Put Up” with Pyongyang’s Nuclear Weapons

A senior North Korean official said in Moscow Friday that Pyongyang does not plan to discuss its nuclear program with the U.S., insisting Washington would have “have to put up” with the reality it possesses nuclear weapons. “This is a matter of life and death for us,” North Korean Foreign Ministry official Choe Son-hui told […]

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CIA chief: if Kim Jong-Un should disappear… uh, let’s not talk about it

The US Central Intelligence Agency thinks that North Korea’s Kim Jong-un is a rational actor who is focused on staying in power and “waking up in his own bed” each day. But if Kim should suddenly not show up for work, well, don’t ask US spy chief Mike Pompeo about it. “With respect to, if […]

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Robert Mugabe is appointed a WHO goodwill ambassador, stunning critics

The new head of the World Health Organization has named Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe a goodwill ambassador for the agency, a move that has startled public health experts. The WHO director-general, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, made the controversial announcement on Wednesday in a speech at a global conference on non-communicable diseases in Montevideo, Uruguay. Tedros, as […]

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Mexico jumps into battle over Texas ‘sanctuary city’ law

WASHINGTON — The government of Mexico has aligned itself with municipalities suing the state of Texas over a new law that, if implemented, would crack down on sanctuary cities, arguing that the state’s action hurts Mexico’s relationship with Washington. Lawyers for the Mexican government argue that Texas Senate Bill 4 creates unnecessary tension in relations […]

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Ancient Greek theater unearthed near Kalamata in ‘excellent condition’

Greek archaeologists have unearthed a large part of an ancient theater in Thouria, near the current-day port town of Kalamata in the Peloponnese, the country’s Ministry of Culture announced on Thursday. The ruins are, for the most part, in excellent condition. Summer excavation works at the Thouria site have revealed most of the city’s ancient […]

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Afghanistan Mosque Bombings Kill 60

Officials in Afghanistan say a suicide blast inside a crowded Shi’ite Muslim mosque in Kabul has killed at least 40 worshippers and wounded dozens more. Eyewitnesses and security officials told VOA the bomber walked into the Imam Zaman Mosque on Friday evening in the western Dashti Barchh area of the capital city and blew himself […]

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‘Underwear bomber’ sues over prison treatment

Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab, the Nigerian who tried to blow up a US-bound aircraft in 2009 with explosives hidden in his underwear, has sued the US Justice department for alleged mistreatment in prison. Sentenced to life in a hyper-secure Colorado “Supermax” prison, Abdulmutallab said in a suit filed Wednesday that he had been denied contact with […]

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Viktor Orban: Europe’s New Strongman

Before Sándor Márai left Budapest in 1948, the author and journalist said that one of the biggest threats to his nation was loneliness: Invaded and occupied by everyone from the Mongols to the Turks to the Soviets and isolated by its unique and impenetrable language, the Hungarian learned that “there wasn’t a people in Europe […]

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Catalonia threatens to overshadow EU summit

In Brussels, amid a crisis at home. Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy arrives for a two-day EU summit – with Catalonia weighing heavy on his mind. His government locking horns, as the region threatens to go ahead with a formal declaration of independence. 15’‘ – 36’‘ SOT Angela Merkel, German Chancellor “We are taking a […]

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This Is The Meaning Behind The Día De Los Muertos Altar

Día De Los Muertos is one of the most important traditions celebrated throughout Mexico and by Mexicans around the world. The tradition focuses on celebrating and remembering friends and family who have passed away. One of the most important elements of Día De Los Muertos is the altar, elaborate constructions to celebrate those family members […]

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Putin Tells U.S. to Stop Making Fun of Trump

Russian President Vladimir Putin has called on U.S. citizens to stop disrespecting President Donald Trump, a trend that the Russian leader called a symptom of a poor political system in the U.S. Putin, who U.S. officials have accused of swaying the 2016 U.S. presidential race in Trump’s favor, broke a streak of hostile diplomatic exchanges […]

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Toxic relations: the chaotic family of a French jihadist

Violence, crime, anti-Semitism and seething resentment of France: the toxic family life that shaped the notorious French jihadist Mohamed Merah has been vividly exposed in court this week. Merah was killed by police in 2012 after gunning down seven people including three Jewish schoolchildren in southwest France, an attack that marked the start of a […]

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Iran Will ‘Shred’ Nuclear Deal if U.S. Leaves It

Iran’s supreme leader has warned that his country would “shred” the landmark 2015 nuclear deal if the U.S. withdraws from it. His remark followed President Donald Trump decertifying the deal last Friday, kicking to Congress the decision on whether to remain in the accord. “I don’t want to waste my time on answering the rants […]

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