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Myanmar’s Suu Kyi convicted in further blow to democracy

UPDATED: Mon., Dec. 6, 2021

Aung San Suu Kyi, the civilian leader of Myanmar who was ousted in a de facto coup this year, was convicted on two charges Monday and handed a four-year sentence that was quickly cut in half — in proceedings widely criticized as a further effort by the country’s military rulers to roll back the democratic gains of recent years.
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Violence as French far-right TV pundit holds campaign rally

UPDATED: Sun., Dec. 5, 2021

VILLEPINTE, France — Anti-racism activists were beaten up Sunday as far-right former French TV pundit Eric Zemmour held his first presidential campaign rally near Paris, a few days after he formally declared his candidacy in a video that highlighted his anti-migrant and anti-Islam views.
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Pope chides Europe, comforts migrants on return to Lesbos

UPDATED: Sun., Dec. 5, 2021

LESBOS, Greece — Pope Francis returned Sunday to the Greek island of Lesbos to offer comfort to migrants at a refugee camp and blast what he said was Europe's indifference and self-interest “that condemns to death those on the fringes.”
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Death toll rises to 13 in Indonesia volcano eruption

UPDATED: Sat., Dec. 4, 2021

LUMAJANG, Indonesia – The death toll following the eruption of the highest volcano on Indonesia’s most densely populated island of Java has risen to 13, with seven people still missing, officials said Sunday as smoldering debris and thick mud hampered search efforts.
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France to work with Saudis to resolve crisis with Lebanon

UPDATED: Sat., Dec. 4, 2021

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — France’s president and Saudi Arabia’s crown prince held a joint phone call with Lebanon’s prime minister during Emmanuel Macron’s visit to the kingdom on Saturday, in a significant gesture amid an unprecedented crisis between Lebanon and Saudi Arabia.
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Gambia counts marble votes in first post-Jammeh election

UPDATED: Sat., Dec. 4, 2021

BANJUL, Gambia — Election officials started counting marble votes Saturday in Gambia after the polls closed in the country's first presidential election in decades that does not include former dictator Yahya Jammeh, a milestone seen as a test of democracy in the West African country.
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Protesting Orthodox priest heckles Pope on Greece visit

UPDATED: Sat., Dec. 4, 2021

ATHENS, Greece — Pope Francis was heckled by an elderly Greek Orthodox priest Saturday as he arrived for a meeting with the head of the country’s Orthodox Church, evidence of the lingering distrust between some Orthodox and Catholics 1,200 years after Christianity was cleaved in half.
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France’s Republicans pick a woman as presidential candidate

UPDATED: Sat., Dec. 4, 2021

PARIS — Valérie Pécresse, the head of the Paris region and a former conservative minister, has been chosen to run in France's presidential race next year as The Republicans party candidate, a decision that could significantly shape April’s election.

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