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EU voters elect new Parliament

by Kent Covington
Posted 5/27/19, 02:07 pm

Voters in large numbers from Thursday through Sunday in 28 European Union countries elected a new shared Parliament. Results indicate that mainstream parties will hold onto their majority in the 751-seat assembly. But populist parties calling for more sovereignty from the EU, including some calling for tighter immigration controls made big gains.

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Associated Press/Photo by Farid Abdulwahed

A new disaster in Mosul

International | Ferry boat sinks during Kurdish New Year celebration
by Mindy Belz
Posted 3/22/19, 12:00 pm

IRAQ: Protesters in Mosul Friday confronted President Barham Salih, as he attempted to visit the site of Thursday’s ferry sinking on the Tigris River, with 91 people confirmed dead and 112 missing.

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Associated Press/Photo by Ben Curtis

Nigeria’s election delay gets testy

International | Plus, the media’s romance with ISIS brides continues and other news from around the world
by Mindy Belz
Posted 2/20/19, 11:49 am

NIGERIA: With a last-minute delay of presidential elections, the leading challenger to incumbent President Muhammadu Buhari accused Buhari’s party of using the postponement to create “the space to perfect their rigging plans.” Young voters are pushing for change, though the main contenders are well-known public figures in their 70s.

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