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MEXICO CITY (Reuters) – For 13 years, Mexico’s perennial political outsider Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador has covered tens of thousands of miles crisscrossing the nation in dogged pursuit of its highest office. FILE PHOTO: Leftist front-runner Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador of the National Regeneration Movement (MORENA) gestures while addressing supporters during a campaign rally in
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ANKARA (Reuters) – Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan won sweeping new executive powers on Monday after his victory in elections that also saw his Islamist-rooted AK Party and its nationalist allies secure a majority in parliament. Erdogan’s main rival, Muharrem Ince of the Republican People’s Party (CHP), conceded defeat but branded the elections unjust and said
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MOSCOW (Reuters) – The Kremlin on Monday shrugged off a rare fall in President Vladimir Putin’s popularity ratings caused by plans to raise the retirement age sharply, saying there was no need to dramatize the situation. FILE PHOTO – Russian President Vladimir Putin attends an awarding ceremony, marking the Day of Russia, at the Kremlin
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PARIS (Reuters) – France’s minister for European affairs said international law obliged Italy to let the stranded migrant rescue vessel Lifeline dock in an Italian port and that Rome was in no position to tell Paris how to behave. FILE PHOTO – Nathalie Loiseau, French Minister attached to the Foreign Affairs Minister, attends the questions
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TOKYO (Reuters) – Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s support rose 10 points to outstrip his disapproval rating for the first time since February, a survey showed on Monday, boosting his chance of weathering a series of scandals to become Japan’s longest-serving premier. FILE PHOTO – Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe address Japan Self-Defense Force’s senior members
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MEXICO CITY (Reuters) – Leftist candidate Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador has consolidated his commanding lead over rivals in the race to become Mexico’s next president with just a week to go, a voter survey by polling firm Consulta Mitofsky showed on Sunday. FILE PHOTO: Mexico’s presidential front-runner Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador of the National Regeneration
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BRUSSELS (Reuters) – German Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Sunday she would seek direct deals with separate European Union states on migration, conceding that the bloc has failed to find a joint solution to an issue threatening her government. Since Mediterranean arrivals spiked in 2015, when more than a million refugees and migrants reached the
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