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Putin mocks claims of Russian meddling in US polls

Russia’s President Vladimir Putin has mocked allegations of Moscow’s meddling in the 2016 US presidential election, saying the American Democratic politicians are playing a blame game to justify their defeat in the vote. Putin said Friday that the claims of Russian hacking into the Democratic National Committee in the lead-up ...

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Corruption-hit Malta goes to vote in snap general election

Malta votes Saturday in a snap general election called against a backdrop of corruption allegations that have tarnished Joseph Muscat’s government and clouded the otherwise sunny outlook for the island nation. Final opinion polls pointed to 43-year-old Muscat’s Labor Party (PL) retaining power with a reduced majority four years after ...

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Morocco’s north hit by protest, general strike

A general strike has gripped Morocco’s restive northern city of al-Hoceima, which has witnessed a week of anti-government demonstrations. Nearly all of the shops in the city center were shuttered on Thursday in protest to corruption, repression and unemployment. Hoceima, a city of 56,000 inhabitants in the neglected Rif region, ...

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Corbyn, others attack May in UK election debate

British party leaders vying for the upcoming June 8 general election have used their first televised debate of this year to attack Prime Minister Theresa May, who decided to skip the face-off. Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn, Liberal Democrats leader Tim Farron, Green Party co-leader Caroline Lucas, Plaid Cymru Leanne Wood, ...

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1000s protest arrest of activist in Morocco

Thousands of protesters in the North African kingdom of Morocco have staged night rallies to demand the release of a leader of an uprising in the restive northern Rif region. The rallies were held on Tuesday to demand the freedom of Nasser Zefzafi, the leader of the grassroots Popular Movement ...

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