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French President Emmanuel Macron appeared on the political stage in 2017 as a bold, young leader offering to revive France through radical pro-business, pro-European policies. He wanted voters to … more
The Islamic State group declared its caliphate a decade ago. IS is now defeated but it still carries out deadly attacks around the world. The group that shocked the world with its brutality and once … more
Mauritania’s President Mohamed Ould Ghazouani — who is seeking a second term in office in a vote on Saturday  — is promising more economic growth and social programs to eradicate poverty and … more
South African President Cyril Ramaphosa has announced that Parliament will open on July 18 as he remains locked in negotiations with other parties to form a Cabinet well before then amid rifts in the … more
With their own and France’s fates in the balance, candidates are making their last campaign pushes for the first round of voting in a pivotal and polarizing French legislative election. The … more
Britain's National Health Service faces myriad problems. It is creaking under the weight of an aging and growing population, years of funding constraints, and fallout from the COVID-19 pandemic. … more
Slovakia’s transport minister says a collision between a EuroCity train with a bus in the south of the country that left seven people dead might have been caused by human error. The minister, Jozef … more
The Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency is delaying its planned launch of a satellite on its new flagship H3 rocket due to expected bad weather at the launch site in southwestern Japan. The launch was … more
Japan’s government has protested to the U.S. Embassy in Tokyo over at least two sexual assault cases involving American servicemembers on the southern Japanese island of Okinawa which have only … more
A ship traveling through the Red Sea has come under repeated missile fire in a likely attack launched by Yemen’s Houthi rebels. Five missiles landed near the vessel as it traveled off the coast of … more
Five women who say they were psychologically, spiritually and sexually abused by a famous ex-Jesuit artist are asking Catholic bishops around the world to remove his mosaics from their churches. … more
When New Zealand established a national day for Matariki, the Māori new year, in 2022, making it the country's first Indigenous public holiday, many New Zealanders didn't know what it was. Now in … more
French voters are called to the polls this weekend for an exceptional moment in their political history. Sunday is the first round of snap parliamentary elections that could see the country’s first … more
Iranians have started voting in a presidential election to replace late President Ebrahim Raisi. The voting on Friday follows the May helicopter crash that killed Raisi, the foreign minister and … more
Ukraine has spent years trying to build a Western-style democracy, although not without some bumps along the way. Shedding bad habits from the Soviet past are crucial to to Ukraine’s goal of … more
The man behind the attempted coup that has rocked Bolivia remains a mystery to much of the country. Little known before bursting into Bolivia’s presidential palace tailed by tanks and armored … more
Voters in Mongolia are electing a new parliament on Friday in the landlocked democracy that is squeezed between China and Russia, two much larger authoritarian states. At stake are 126 seats in an … more
European Union leaders have agreed on the officials who will be holding key positions at the European Commission, Council, and foreign policy service in the wake of the EU Parliament elections. The … more
Hundreds of ultra-Orthodox  Jewish men have blocked a major highway in central Israel for two hours. They're protesting a recent decision by the country's high court ordering young religious men to … more
Officials in Slovakia says that a train traveling from the Czech capital of Prague to the Hungarian capital of Budapest collided with a bus in southern Slovakia, leaving at least six people dead and … more
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