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Armenia’s opposition leader named prime minister, and his supporters erupt in cheers

Nikol Pashinyan led weeks of protest against a government many saw as corrupt.

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How Moqtada al-Sadr went from anti-American outlaw to potential kingmaker in Iraq

The onetime rabble-rouser may now choose Iraq’s next leader.

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Iraqi election seen as a contest between Iran’s challenger and America’s incumbent

Hadi al-Ameri has fought for and most recently commanded a militia armed and trained by Iran.

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As votes come in, Iraqi PM's hold on power looks shaky

Votes are being counted after Iraq's weekend parliamentary election, and at first glance it appears that Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi's coalition ...

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Iran nuclear deal: Khamenei lists demands for European powers

Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei says European powers mustmake up for the US exit from the agreement.

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Burundi Signals Readiness to Lift Ban on VOA, BBC Broadcasts   

Burundi said it is ready to lift a six-month ban on VOA and BBC broadcasts, but after it meets with delegations from the two global media ...

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Trump Wants Aid Cut to Nations Not Helping US Stem Illegal Immigration

President Donald Trump called Wednesday for a "radical change" to the structure of U.S. aid to countries deemed not sufficiently assisting the United States in keeping violent illegal immigrants from heading here. "We're going to work out something where every time someone comes from a certain country, we're going to deduct a rather large amount ...

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High Hopes But Tough Road for Black Woman in Georgia Governor's Race

She’s a Yale-educated attorney and a romance novelist who served a decade in the Georgia legislature. Now Stacey Abrams has gained a shot at becoming the first black woman elected governor in U.S. history. Abrams, 44, easily won the Democratic ...

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US Think Tank Takes Heat for Hosting Putin-Linked Oligarchs

A dozen prominent anti-Kremlin thinkers and activists have published an open letter condemning a major Washington research organization for hosting an off-the-record round-table dinner for two oligarchs listed on a U.S. Treasury-issued registry of 210 wealthy Russians identified as close to President Vladimir Putin. The Atlantic Council, which ...

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Macron Vowed to Make France a ‘Start-Up Nation.’ Is It Getting There?

France has quickly become one of the hottest destinations in Europe for technology investment, but it faces big challenges in its mission to become a leader.

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Trump: We'll Know Fate of N. Korea Summit by Next Week

President Donald Trump says the U.S. will know by next week whether his summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un will be held on June 12 in ...

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Trump Calls Informant on His 2016 Campaign 'Spygate'

U.S. President Donald Trump on Wednesday called the FBI's use of an informant to talk to three of his 2016 campaign associates "SPYGATE," saying it ...

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Pompeo: US Won't Tolerate Russian Meddling in 2018 Vote

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo vowed Wednesday the Trump administration would take "appropriate countermeasures" against any Russian interference in the November congressional elections, but acknowledged officials have yet to figure out what ...

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Syrian Official Rejects US Demand for Iranian Withdrawal

Syria on Wednesday dismissed American calls for the withdrawal of Iranian troops and Lebanese Hezbollah militants from the war-torn country. Syrian Deputy Foreign Minister Faisal Mikdad told Russia's Sputnik news agency that "this topic is not even on the agenda of discussion, since it concerns the sovereignty of Syria." U.S. Secretary of ...

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S. Korea Tries to Ease Trump’s Doubts Over N. Korea Summit

South Korean President Moon Jae-in was more optimistic than U.S. President Donald Trump about prospects for the U.S.- North Korea nuclear summit, following their meeting in Washington on Tuesday. President Trump said there was a "substantial chance" his June 12 meeting with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un in Singapore would not take place over ...

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Black bishop delivers passion and soul in powerful address

In a stirring royal wedding address, the African-American leader of the Episcopal Church quoted Martin Luther King, Jr., and spoke passionately about the power of love.

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Jacob Zuma resigns as South Africa’s president, ending standoff with ruling party

Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa, who replaced Zuma as ANC leader in December, becomes country’s acting leader.

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Populist cleric Muqtada al-Sadr's coalition wins Iraq's election

Anti-American cleric Muqtada al-Sadr's political coalition has won Iraq's parliamentary election, the election commission announced late Friday.

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