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BELGRADE, Serbia | Thousands brave snow to rally against Serbian leader Vucic

BELGRADE, Serbia — Braving snow and cold weather, thousands rallied on Saturday in Serbia’s capital of Belgrade to express discontent with the autocratic rule of President Aleksandar Vucic and his government. The whistle-blowing crowds marched through central Belgrade, some carrying umbrellas against the falling snow. Some people also wore yellow vests that have become a … Continue reading BELGRADE, Serbia | Thousands brave snow to rally against Serbian leader Vucic

BELGRADE, Serbia | Thousands brave snow to rally against Serbian leader

BELGRADE, Serbia  — Braving snow and cold weather, thousands have rallied in Serbia’s capital of Belgrade to express discontent with the autocratic rule of President Aleksandar Vucic and his government. The whistle-blowing crowds marched Saturday through central Belgrade, some carrying umbrellas against the falling snow. The protesters stopped by the presidency building, urging Vucic to … Continue reading BELGRADE, Serbia | Thousands brave snow to rally against Serbian leader

PARIS | French protesters angry over fuel taxes clash with police

PARIS — French police fired tear gas and water cannons to disperse violent demonstrators in Paris on Saturday, as thousands gathered in the capital and beyond and staged road blockades to vent anger against rising fuel taxes. Thousands of police were deployed nationwide to contain the eighth day of deadly demonstrations that started as protests … Continue reading PARIS | French protesters angry over fuel taxes clash with police

HARARE, Zimbabwe | Zimbabwe court hears opposition party’s election challenge

HARARE, Zimbabwe — Zimbabwe’s capital was under tight security Wednesday as the Constitutional Court began to hear the main opposition party’s challenge to the results of last month’s historic presidential election. Police barricaded the streets around the court in central Harare amid high tensions over the crucial case which will decide if the election of … Continue reading HARARE, Zimbabwe | Zimbabwe court hears opposition party’s election challenge

ISTANBUL | Shots fired at gate of US Embassy in Turkey, but no one hurt

ISTANBUL — Turkish media reports say shots were fired at a security booth outside the U.S. Embassy in the capital, Ankara. Private Ihlas news agency said four to five rounds were fired from a moving white car and targeted security booth outside Gate 6 early Monday. It said one bullet hit a window but no … Continue reading ISTANBUL | Shots fired at gate of US Embassy in Turkey, but no one hurt

ALEXANDRIA, Va. | Another trial looms for ex-Trump campaign chairman Manafort

ALEXANDRIA, Va. — As jurors in Virginia weigh Paul Manafort’s fate in a sprawling financial fraud case, the former Trump campaign chairman still has another, separate trial looming in the nation’s capital. Prosecutors in Washington, D.C., have a whole new set of charges and a huge volume of evidence. Manafort’s trial in Alexandria, Virginia, is … Continue reading ALEXANDRIA, Va. | Another trial looms for ex-Trump campaign chairman Manafort

HARARE, Zimbabwe | Zimbabwe opposition says soldiers search for its supporters

HARARE, Zimbabwe — Zimbabwe’s main opposition party says soldiers in the capital have been searching for opposition supporters to detain after the disputed election. There is no independent confirmation of the allegation. President Emmerson Mnangagwa has said he wants to work with the opposition to rebuild the country after decades of repression under his former … Continue reading HARARE, Zimbabwe | Zimbabwe opposition says soldiers search for its supporters

Ryan Van Wagenen | Overviews how Private Equity is Impacting the Venture Capital Scene

Ryan Van Wagenen has been with Global Private Equity for nearly a decade and is a Director with the firm.  He covers the technology sector and often works with early stage companies in a venture capital capacity.  The private equity and venture capital industry have widely grown in years most especially regarding economies. There has … Continue reading Ryan Van Wagenen | Overviews how Private Equity is Impacting the Venture Capital Scene

MOSCOW | The Latest: Thousands welcome Russian team back to capital

MOSCOW — The Latest on Sunday at the World Cup (all times local): 5:25 p.m. Thousands of fans have gathered in Moscow to welcome back the Russian team after its narrow loss in the World Cup quarterfinals. The fan zone in Moscow, usually used for public screenings of games, was packed as Russia’s squad and … Continue reading MOSCOW | The Latest: Thousands welcome Russian team back to capital

JUBA, South Sudan | In South Sudan, actress Ashley Judd brings spirit of #MeToo

JUBA, South Sudan — In her first visit to civil war-torn South Sudan, actress Ashley Judd had a message for survivors of sexual assault in a country where rape is a widespread weapon. “I see you, I love you and I’m here for you,” she said in an interview with The Associated Press. Seated on … Continue reading JUBA, South Sudan | In South Sudan, actress Ashley Judd brings spirit of #MeToo

Brazil coach rejects trip to capital to avoid politicians

RIO DE JANEIRO/January 27, 2018(AP)(STL.News)— Brazil coach Tite pledged not to take the national team to the capital Brasilia to pose with politicians in this election year due to widespread accusations of corruption against several of them. “I won’t go at all. Neither before the World Cup nor afterward. Neither winning nor losing (the title),” … Continue reading Brazil coach rejects trip to capital to avoid politicians

5 things to know about King Michael’s funeral in Romania

BUCHAREST, Romania / December 16, 2017 (AP)(STL.NEWS) — King Michael, who ruled Romania twice before being forced to abdicate by the communists in 1947, died at age 96 in Switzerland this month. The late monarch’s remains were flown by military plane to Romania this week and received with great fanfare. Romanian politicians, diplomats and tens … Continue reading 5 things to know about King Michael’s funeral in Romania

Governor Abbott Applauds Decision By Trump Administration To Recognize Jerusalem As Capital of Israel

Texas Governor Greg Abbott issues statement supporting President Trump’s decision to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel AUSTIN, TX/December 6, 2017 (STL.News) Governor Greg Abbott today issued the following statement supporting President Donald Trump’s decision to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel and his plan to relocate the American Embassy to Jerusalem. “This … Continue reading Governor Abbott Applauds Decision By Trump Administration To Recognize Jerusalem As Capital of Israel

Boards & Commissions Task Force Delivers Final Report – Recommends Nearly 450 Eliminations and Consolidations

JEFFERSON CITY, MO/November 6, 2017 (STL.News) – The Boards and Commissions Task Force co-chaired by Lieutenant Governor Mike Parson delivered its final report to Governor Eric Greitens on October 31, and recommends nearly 450 eliminations and consolidations to Missouri’s boards and commissions. “The Task Force has done a terrific job of recommending needed change to … Continue reading Boards & Commissions Task Force Delivers Final Report – Recommends Nearly 450 Eliminations and Consolidations

Missouri Propane Education Council to Promote Alternative Fuel Vehicles at the Capitol

Next Week’s Event Part of Nationwide Alternative Fuel Vehicle Day JEFFERSON CITY, MO/April 14, 2017 (STL.News) – The Missouri Propane Education & Research Council (MOPERC) will participate in a nationwide effort to showcase alternative fuel and advanced technology vehicle options at the National Alternative Fuel Vehicle (AFV) Day Odyssey. Scheduled in conjunction with Earth Day, … Continue reading Missouri Propane Education Council to Promote Alternative Fuel Vehicles at the Capitol