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North Macedonia’s election: a victory for Western diplomacy?

The newborn Republic of North Macedonia is unique in a part of the world where nationalist strongmen, religious extremists, and organized criminals are amassing ever greater influence. “We are the most successful story in the region,” says Bujar Osmani, deputy prime minister for European affairs. Less partisan observers point to flaws in North Macedonia’s democratic credentials, but there is no ...

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In a series of late-night tweets, Trump says Republicans' health care plan will go to vote after 2020 election

President Trump provided the first clue about the GOP's’ timetable to introduce a replacement for former President Obama’s signature health care law.           GANNETT Syndication Service

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In Ukraine’s presidential election, one big issue: corruption

Between presidential election posters on the streets of Ukraine, one billboard shows a well-dressed arm reaching out menacingly toward a soldier. It’s part of a campaign to raise awareness about how much the citizens of Ukraine pay in taxes and to create a deeper understanding of how grand corruption works. Five years since Ukraine’s revolution brought thousands of people out ...

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How India’s Election Could Impact Crypto Regulation

India’s impending general election could affect the government’s process of regulating the crypto industry. A local lawyer has explained to news.Bitcoin.com how the election can impact regulations. According to the Indian Election Commission’s code of conduct rules, no new law can be passed during the election. Also read: Indian Supreme Court Postpones Crypto Case at Government’s Request Election Could Delay ...

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In Israeli election, a scramble for swing voters. Who are they?

The produce stalls in the Hatikvah open-air market are adorned with pictures of bearded rabbis, soccer jerseys, and occasionally banners for Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his Likud party. Located in the hardscrabble working-class neighborhood of south Tel Aviv inhabited largely by Sephardic Jews whose families immigrated from across the Middle East, the Hatikvah market is regarded as an unwavering ...

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This 21-year-old tweeted lies about Robert Mueller and Ruth Bader Ginsburg. Now, he’s eyeing the 2020 election

Jacob Wohl, 21, who left a career in finance amid allegations of fraud, specializes in deceitful schemes and spreading false claims in support of President Trump.           GANNETT Syndication Service

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Ahead of election, Nigerians reassess an old promise of safety

Maryam Abubakar was bent in prayer when she heard the first blast crack over Kano’s central mosque, a sound so loud it felt like the stately building had cracked in two. It was Nov. 28, 2014, and in the nerve center of Nigeria’s largest Muslim-majority city, the terror group Boko Haram was sending a message: Nowhere is safe. “You saw ...

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Voting after Shelby: How a 2013 Supreme Court ruling shaped the 2018 election

Surrounded by a partial crew of her 18 grandchildren and great-grandchildren, Nola Cunningham’s seat in the recliner at the hearth of her humble house on Yazoo Street only heightens the dignity of the septuagenarian’s authority. Ms. Cunningham reminisces about picking butter beans as a teenager, partly for money but also to get away “from really strict parents.” Now this is ...

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