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Trump, Democrats Face Different Political Landscape Ahead of Midterms

In less than three months, U.S. voters will cast ballots in midterm congressional elections that could alter the course of Donald Trump’s presidency. Results from recent primary and special elections reveal a political landscape highlighted by energized Democrats, dedicated Trump supporters and a sense in both parties that a polarized country is ...

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Amputee bride walks down the aisle

Against all odds, Amanda Flores not only walked down the aisle on her wedding day, but also danced.

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Keïta Gets 2nd Term as Mali President With Runoff Victory

President Ibrahim Boubacar Keïta was declared the victor after a second round of voting and despite his opponents’ claims of electoral fraud.

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11-Year-Old Bride of Malaysian Man Is Returned to Thailand

The girl’s marriage to a man 30 years her senior highlighted the prevalence of child brides in Malaysia, which belies the country’s modern outlook.

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New Paraguayan President Abdo Benítez sworn in

Right-wing politician Mario Abdo Benítez is sworn in as president after victory in April elections.

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South Korea’s #MeToo Movement Dealt Blow by Politician’s Acquittal

Ahn Hee-jung was the most prominent public figure to be accused of sexual misconduct since the #MeToo movement gained force in South Korea.

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14-Year-Old Boy Uses Legal Quirk to Run for Vermont Governor

One of the four Vermont Democrats seeking the party nomination to run for governor in the fall election isn't old enough to vote, let alone drive. Ethan Sonneborn, 14, of Bristol, met the requirements to be on the primary ballot and is taking his ...

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U.K. Reversal Opens Door for Chess Prodigy, 9, to Stay in Country

Shreyas Royal’s father said the British authorities had decided to allow him to apply for a new work visa based on his son’s talent.

At least four killed in Canada shooting, 1 suspect in custody

Fredericton is the capital of New Brunswick, where a mass shooting in 2014 led to the deaths of three Royal Canadian Mounted Police officers.

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Malaysian minister orders removal of LGBT portraits from exhibition

A Malaysian minister said the portraits of two activists promoted gay culture and broke social norms.

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Tendai Biti: Zambia denies Zimbabwe politician asylum

The opposition's Tendai Biti hoped Zambia would help him avoid charges over post-election violence.

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Venezuela cracks down on opposition in wake of 'attack'

An opposition politician is arrested and moves are under way to lift the immunity of two lawmakers.

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India funeral: Deadly stampede among Karunanidhi mourners

Two people die and 41 are injured in a crush of mourners for Chennai politician Muthuvel Karunanidhi.

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M Karunanidhi: Veteran Indian politician dies at 94

The 94-year-old was a political force in the southern state of Tamil Nadu for more than six decades.

In Yemen, UAE tries to manage optics as well as its military offensive

More than ever, the UAE feels it must manage the optics of its more muscular approach to regional politics, including the war in Yemen.

Mahathir Mohamad on Islam, politics and the love of his life

At 93, Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad is the oldest leader in the world. He talks about his wife, his beliefs, and why he made his ...

Swedish royal jewels stolen by thieves who fled by speedboat

Jewels belonging to former Swedish monarchs were stolen from a church in a daring boat heist Tuesday, police said.

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Mali’s President Forced Into Runoff Election

President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita failed to get enough votes to win a second term outright, according to preliminary figures.

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The perils of the 'out of touch' politician

Donald Trump told a rally that Americans needed photo ID to buy groceries. It's not the first time a politician has been accused of being out of touch.

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Insecurity Shadows Mali’s President. It May Also Help Him Get Re-Elected.

Ibrahim Boubacar Keïta, with a flush campaign fund and a raft of challengers, is likely to be re-elected, in part because violence could keep people from the polls.

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