France’s Far-Right Eyes Big Gains in Regional Vote

By Ingrid Melander PARIS, Dec 6 – France began voting in high-stakes regional elections on Sunday, just three weeks after deadly Daesh militant attacks in Paris that could bring strong gains for the far-right National Front. Security was beefed up at polling stations in the capital where militants killed 130 people by shootings and suicide

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Egyptians Vote in Second Round of Parliament Poll

CAIRO, Nov 22 – Egyptians vote on Sunday in the second phase of parliamentary elections which have so far attracted just a quarter of the electorate in a process critics say has been undermined by widespread repression. The elections, which will restore parliamentary life to Egypt after a more than three-year hiatus, have been hailed

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Clinton’s Iraq Vote Slammed at Democratic Debate

By John Whitesides and Amanda Becker DES MOINES, Iowa, Nov 14 – U.S. Democratic presidential front-runner Hillary Clinton came under heavy criticism in a debate on Saturday for her 2003 vote backing the U.S. invasion of Iraq, with rival Bernie Sanders linking it to regional chaos that aided the rise of Daesh militants. Sanders and

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