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Slovak Protests Shrink After Fico Quits; Thousands Still Want New Elections

BRATISLAVA, SLOVAKIA —  Thousands of Slovaks rallied in Bratislava and other towns for a fourth consecutive Friday over the slaying of an investigative journalist, althoughnumbers were sharply lower after veteran prime minister RobertFico was forced to quit. Some protesters repeated demands for new elections despite Fico’s departure following the fatal …

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Having cheated death five times, Colonel Gaddafi’s son is reportedly planning to run for the Libyan presidency

The son of Colonel Muammar Gaddafi is thought to be planning to stand for election as president of Libya, seven years after his father was overthrown and killed. Saif al-Islam Gaddafi has already survived being sentenced to death by firing squad for alleged crimes that included incitement to murder and …

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Progressive Russia Analysts See 2024 Putin Succession Battle — or Lifetime Rule

WASHINGTON —  With the results of Russia’s presidential elections now nearly a week old, Russia’s domestic political analysts and foreign observers alike have largely arrived at the same conclusion: The March 18 contest brought few surprises for Russians and Westerners alike. While the Kremlin insists the elections were fair and …

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Ex-Officer Charged in Shooting of Unarmed Woman in Minnesota Is Released on Bail

A former Minneapolis police officer charged in the fatal shooting of an unarmed Australian woman has been released from jail. Mohamed Noor, a Somali-American, posted a $400,000 bail late Wednesday. He is charged with third-degree murder and second-degree manslaughter in the fatal shooting of Justine Ruszczyk Damond, 40, in July …

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French ex-Leader Sarkozy Says he Is Accused Without Evidence

PARIS —  Former French President Nicolas Sarkozy has reportedly denied all allegations that he accepted millions of euros in illegal campaign funding from the late Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi. “I am accused without any physical evidence” Sarkozy said in his statement to the investigating judges, according to Le Figaro newspaper, …

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