Pennsylvania, North Carolina, Kentucky, Idaho and Oregon Primary Developments

Primaries were held Tuesday night in Pennsylvania, North Carolina, Kentucky, Idaho, and Oregon, with results from the most important races still pending. In Pennsylvania, John Fetterman has emerged as the front-runner for the Democratic Senate candidacy. Although votes are still …

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Colombian Rebels Announce Election Ceasefire

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Colombia’s last recognized rebel group called a 10-day truce on Monday to allow for calm presidential elections later this month. The Marxist National Liberation Army (ELN) in a statement published in the Buenos Aires Times said the ceasefire would begin …

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Albania Fails to Elect President

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Albania failed to elect the country’s next president after its parliament made no nominations for the first round of voting on Monday. The Albanian Parliament said that the first round to elect the new head of state took place at …

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UN Calls For Swift Formation Of ‘Inclusive Government’ After Elections in Lebanon

UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres has called on Lebanon to form an “inclusive government” to tackle the country’s economic crisis, and lauded authorities for conducting elections this week despite the challenging circumstance. Guterres said he is looking forward to the …

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Lebanon Holds Parliament Elections Since Economic Collapse

Lebanon held its parliament elections on Sunday amid fallouts from consecutive political and economic crises. According to the Lebanese Interior Ministry, 41.04% of registered voters cast their ballots by 5 P.M. for the parliamentary election across the country. Polls opened …

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Somali Lawmakers Elect Hassan Sheikh Mohamud as New President

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Somali legislators elected Hassan Sheikh Mohamud as the new president for a second time after a final vote on May 15. Mohamud, who was voted out of power in 2017, won the presidency again after receiving 214 votes in the …

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Lebanon Votes in First National Election Since Beirut Blast, Economic Crisis

Lebanon held its first national election on May 15 since the Beirut explosion and a disastrous economic crisis. According to the Lebanese Interior Ministry, about 32% of registered voters cast their ballots by 5 p.m. for the high-stakes parliamentary election. …

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Long Lost Picasso Painting Spotted in Marcos Residence Valuated at $153m

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A former chairman of the Presidential Commission on Good Governance reacted to photos showing a missing Pablo Picasso painting in the living room of former first lady Imelda Marcos on Friday. The PCGG has supposedly already seized the Femme Couche …

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Joe Biden Makes Congratulatory Call to Philippine Dictator’s Son after Landslide Victory

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U.S. President Joe Biden called Ferdinand (Bongbong) Marcos Jr. on Thursday to congratulate him on his resounding victory after the preliminary results of the recent Philippine elections. Biden is one of the first heads of state to reach out to …

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JPMorgan Drops Philippines to Worst ASEAN Investment Confidence as Dictator’s Son Leads Polls

JPMorgan dropped the Philippines to the bottom of an investment preference list of Southeast Asian countries as the son of a late dictator appears to be headed for a landslide win to the nation’s presidency. The U.S. investment bank did …

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