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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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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Sri Lanka MP Kills Protester Then Self, Shoot on Sight Orders Issued

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An MP from Sri Lanka’s ruling party shot and killed an anti-government protester and then took his own life during a confrontation in Nittambuwa. According to police, United National Party MP Amarakeerthi Athukorala shot and critically wounded two people blocking …

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Dictators Son Leads Unofficial Count of Philippine Polls

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The son and namesake of deposed dictator Ferdinand Marcos took a commanding lead in the unofficial tally of the presidential election in the Philippines. According to the Philippine Commission on Elections (COMELEC)’s partial and unofficial results of the Philippine National …

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France’s Macron Inaugurated For Second Term

Fourth EstateFrench President Emmanuel Macron was inaugurated on Saturday for a second term, making him France's first head of state to serve a second tenure since 2002.

French President Emmanuel Macron was inaugurated on Saturday for a second term, making him France’s first head of state to serve a second tenure since 2002. The ceremony was held at the Elysee Palace, where Laurent Fabius, head of the …

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Donald Trump Agrees to Pay $750,000 to Settle D.C. Lawsuit Involving Funds Used in 2017 Trump Inauguration

Former United States President Donald Trump agreed to pay $750,000 as settlement in a case with the Washington, D.C. attorney general’s office over allegations that his business and inaugural committee improperly spent nonprofit funds. According to an eight-page filing in …

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Leftist Colombian Presidential Candidate Claims Assassination Plot Against Him

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Gustavo Petro, Colombia’s election frontrunner, stated he will cancel rallies in the coffee region owing to an alleged assassination plot. Petro said in a tweet that the organized crime group “La Cordillera” was organizing an assassination attempt on the progressive …

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Germany, Portugal, Spain Urge the French to Vote for Macron

German, Portuguese, and Spanish leaders urged France Thursday to vote for Emmanuel Macron in the elections this weekend, saying the choice of the French will be crucial for all of Europe. France will have its second round of the presidential …

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Macron More Convincing Than Le Pen in French Presidential Debate, Poll Shows

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More French people found President Emmanuel Macron convincing than his far-right rival Marine Le Pen in a television debate ahead of Sunday’s presidential runoff vote, an opinion poll showed. A flash survey by Elabe showed that 59 percent of polled …

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France’s Far-Right Candidate Le Pen Calls Rival Macron Most ‘Authoritarian’ President

French far-right presidential candidate Marine Le Pen retorted against her rival Emmanuel Macron’s remark on her authoritarian and extremist views, calling Macron the country’s most authoritarian French president. “This [criticism] makes me smile because we have never had a president …

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