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Russian parliament backs changes allowing Putin to run again for president

Russian parliament backs changes allowing Putin to run again for president

MOSCOW (Reuters) – Constitutional changes allowing Vladimir Putin to run for president again in 2024 sailed through Russia’s lower house of parliament on Wednesday, opening the way for him to potentially stay in power until 2036. Screens display the vote results during a session of Russia’s lower house of parliament, …

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Netanyahu election lead shrinks, raising prospect of another Israel vote

Netanyahu election lead shrinks, raising prospect of another Israel vote

JERUSALEM (Reuters) – Israel appeared headed into another political stalemate on Wednesday after nearly-complete results indicated Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu had failed to secure a clear majority for a right-wing bloc in parliament, despite his claim of victory. FILE PHOTO: Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu gestures as he speaks to …

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Iran’s ‘cup of poison’? Hardline win may point to eventual U.S. talks

Iran's 'cup of poison'? Hardline win may point to eventual U.S. talks

DUBAI (Reuters) – Anti-Western hardliners are set to sweep Iran’s parliamentary elections and appear favorites to clinch the presidency next year, but an economic crisis could force them to engage with the United States despite their tightening grip on power. Poll workers empty full ballot boxes after the parliamentary election …

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‘From bad to worse’ – Dashed hopes may deter many Iranians from polls

'From bad to worse' - Dashed hopes may deter many Iranians from polls

DUBAI (Reuters) – Confrontation with America, economic hardship and an airline tragedy have battered Iranians’ confidence in their leaders, posing a potential problem for the authorities in a parliamentary election this week. FILE PHOTO: People protest against increased gas price, on a highway in Tehran, Iran November 16, 2019. Nazanin …

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‘Take him down on the economy, stupid’ – quotes from the Democratic presidential debate

'Take him down on the economy, stupid' - quotes from the Democratic presidential debate

MANCHESTER, N.H./WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Seven candidates vying for the Democratic nomination to take on President Donald Trump in November participated in the eighth presidential debate on Friday. Democratic 2020 U.S. presidential candidates entrepreneur Andrew Yang, former South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg, Senator Elizabeth Warren, former Vice President Joe Biden, Senator …

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