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UK voters biased against minority candidates: Study

British voters tend to avoid voting for candidates with foreign-sounding or ethnic minority names, an academic survey has found. Data from UK elections over the past four decades shows that the trend could play a role in swinging around 200 council seats every year, according to a study published in ...

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Where is Trump’s hug and cry for Syrian children?

The Pentagon launched a missile strike against a Syrian military air base in the western province of Homs last week, after which US President Donald Trump claimed that the picture of children killed in an earlier alleged chemical attack in the country had prompted him to order the strike. The ...

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Yes’ vote leads in Turkey’s referendum on executive presidency

The ‘Yes’ vote on constitutional referendum aimed at increasing Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s executive powers and changing the country’s political structure into a presidential one is leading in a tight race that will determine the country’s future. The ‘Yes’ campaign has won 51.20 percent of the votes during Sunday’s referendum, ...

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Philippines to continue joint drills with US: Manila

Military officials in the Philippines have announced that joint annual drills with the United States will continue although the mission would mostly focus on humanitarian and counter-terrorism operations rather than live-fire exercises. The military said Sunday that annual military exercises, known as Balikatan (Shoulder-to-Shoulder), will now go ahead in May, ...

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No final verdict issued on Ahmadinejad, Baqaei cases: Iran Judiciary

The Iranian Judiciary spokesman says lawsuits filed against the country’s former president, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, and his vice president, Hamid Baqaei, with regard to administrative violations are open and no final verdicts have been still given on them. Speaking to reporters on Sunday, Gholam Hossein Mohseni-Ejei said the lawsuits were filed against ...

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