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STRASBOURG, France | European court: Russia’s arrests of Navalny were political

STRASBOURG, France — The European Court of Human Rights ruled Thursday that Russian authorities’ arrests of opposition leader Alexei Navalny were politically motivated, a decision that deals a blow to the Kremlin’s dismissal of Navalny as a mere troublemaker. Navalny hailed the ruling as an example of “genuine justice” and said it is an important … Continue reading STRASBOURG, France | European court: Russia’s arrests of Navalny were political

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. | Possible recounts loom in tight Florida gov, Senate contests

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Razor-thin margins in Florida‘s bitter races for the U.S. Senate and governor are raising the specter of possible recounts, potentially prolonging two of the most closely watched contests of the nation’s midterm elections. In the governor’s race, Democrat Andrew Gillum’s campaign said Thursday it’s readying for a possible recount. He conceded to … Continue reading TALLAHASSEE, Fla. | Possible recounts loom in tight Florida gov, Senate contests

BERLIN | German convicted in Turkey of membership in Kurdish group

BERLIN — A German man has been convicted in Turkey of membership in a banned Kurdish organization and sentenced to six years and three months in prison. Germany’s Foreign Ministry confirmed the verdict was issued by a Turkish court on Friday, the second day of the trial. Ministry spokesman Christoph Burger told reporters in Berlin … Continue reading BERLIN | German convicted in Turkey of membership in Kurdish group

MINNEAPOLIS | Minnesota House hopeful calls marriage, fraud claims ‘lies’

MINNEAPOLIS  — A Minnesota Democratic candidate for Congress who is poised to become the first Somali-American elected to the U.S. House has denounced claims that she married her brother and committed immigration fraud as “disgusting lies,” and says allegations of campaign finance violations are politically motivated. Ilhan Omar, who is running in Minnesota’s liberal 5th … Continue reading MINNEAPOLIS | Minnesota House hopeful calls marriage, fraud claims ‘lies’

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia | Malaysian PM-in-waiting Anwar takes oath as lawmaker

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia  — Malaysian Prime Minister-in-waiting Anwar Ibrahim has taken his oath as a lawmaker, marking his return to active politics three years after he was imprisoned for sodomy in a charge critics said was politically motivated. The swearing-in ceremony in parliament Monday followed Anwar’s huge win in a by-election Saturday in the southern … Continue reading KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia | Malaysian PM-in-waiting Anwar takes oath as lawmaker

PORT DICKSON, Malaysia | Malaysian PM campaigns for successor and former foe Anwar

PORT DICKSON, Malaysia — Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad is campaigning for his designated successor and former foe Anwar Ibrahim, urging voters to support his return to active politics. Mahathir’s appearance at a late night political rally Monday marked the first time in two decades that the two shared the same stage, after setting aside … Continue reading PORT DICKSON, Malaysia | Malaysian PM campaigns for successor and former foe Anwar

JERUSALEM | Palestinian kills 2 Israelis in West Bank industrial zone

JERUSALEM— A Palestinian attacker opened fire inside a West Bank industrial zone Sunday morning where Israelis and Palestinians work together, killing two Israelis and seriously wounding a third, the military said. Military spokesman Lt. Col. Jonathan Conricus said the preliminary finding is that a 23-year-old from a nearby village carried out a “terror attack” in … Continue reading JERUSALEM | Palestinian kills 2 Israelis in West Bank industrial zone