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The verdict comes less than a month after Ahok lost his bid for re-election as Jakarta governor, a result some experts attributed to his ongoing trial. Jakarta's outgoing Christian governor has been found guilty of blasphemy and sentenced to two years in prison. He lightheartedly accused his opponents of using a Koranic verse to trick people into voting against him.
  • US Soldiers Killed in ISIS Fight

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    It is believed to be the deadliest by the Taleban on an Afghan military target since they were driven from power in 2001, and marked yet another psychological blow by the resurgent militants. Authorities have arrested 35 soldiers as fears grow the Taliban had inside help. The top USA commander in Afghanistan says more troops are needed to break the "stalemate" with the Taliban.
  • Warren Buffet regrets missing out on Google and Amazon

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    Warren Buffett continues looking for major acquisitions for Berkshire Hathaway. A good portion of the marathon question-and-answer session on Saturday focused on two things: Buffett's death and Berkshire's misses. He said the company had too much cash it could not reasonably deploy. The scandal has spurred millions of dollars in fines and legal costs and dented Wells Fargo's standing as one of the country's best run banks.
  • Kulbhushan Jadav's death sentence stayed

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    Jadhav was arrested on March 3 past year in Balochistan for his alleged involvement in espionage and sabotage against Pakistan as a Research and Analysis Wing (R&AW) agent. On April 25, External Affairs Ministry Spokesperson Gopal Baglay had said that government was yet to receive a copy of any chargesheet against Jadhav and did not even know who had defended him in the military court that sentenced him the death sentence.
  • Health care bill opposed by doctors and hospitals gets through the House

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    Lamar Alexander, R-Tenn., chairman of the Senate health committee, said in an interview. Premiums would only drop to levels 10% lower than under Obamacare in 2026, according to the CBO's estimate of the original bill. Both say it comes down to patient care. And on a more subjective note , don't you get the impression that Donald Trump gets some positive pleasure out of taking people who make the mistake of trusting him for a ride? Jim Hilk, Lance's campaign manager, said the ...
  • Unbowed Le Pen looks to parliamentary votes

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    National Front vice president Florian Philippot said Marine Le Pen remains the "uncontested" leader of the party even after her heavy defeat in Sunday's French presidential election. While Marine is estranged from him, Marion has closer ties. Le Pen's success was by far the strongest showing that the National Front has ever received.
  • Cambodian UN peacekeeper killed in Central African Republic

    Cambodian UN peacekeeper killed in Central African Republic

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    United Nations spokesman Stephane Dujarric said eight fighters from the anti-Balaka rebel group were also killed in the firefight on Monday night. The Mission said it will do everything possible to ensure that the perpetrators of the attack -who fled into the bush - are arrested so that they can be brought to justice.
  • Venezuela raises minimum wage again

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    It is the third minimum wage increase in Venezuela this year, and the 15th such increase since Maduro became president in 2013 following his predecessor Hugo Chavez's death. "Venezuela's problem is that an empire in extremists' hands wants to take our oil and carry out a coup", Maduro said. Borges encouraged Venezuelans to shut down Caracas' streets for two hours Tuesday and to mobilize for intensified demonstrations on Wednesday.
  • Le Pen's niece will not seek re-election as French MP

    Le Pen's niece will not seek re-election as French MP

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    She is one of the best known figures in the party and one of only two FN lawmakers in the outgoing parliament. But Ms Le Pen's challenge was different because French history is different. A National Front headed by Marion would have pleased Marine's father and Marion's grandfather, Jean-Marie Le Pen, whom Marine Le Pen dethroned as party head in 2011, and who reportedly said ahead of the presidential election that he wished Marion had been the candidate.
  • Voters in South Korea choosing new president after corruption scandal

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    South Koreans went to the polls Tuesday to choose a new president after Park Geun-Hye was ousted and indicted for corruption , against a backdrop of high tensions with the nuclear-armed North. "I will be president for all South Koreans", he told cheering supporters on Gwanghwamun Square in Seoul , where vast crowds gathered over several months to demand the removal of his predecessor over a huge corruption scandal.
  • More unrest in Venezuela as president seeks new constitution

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    Caracas residents blocked streets with broken concrete and twisted metal and flaming piles of trash Tuesday to protest the socialist president's bid to rewrite the constitution amid a deepening political crisis. On Monday, Mr. Maduro announced his most radical response yet: the calling of a constituent assembly to rewrite the constitution, a maneuver clearly meant to avoid future elections and formally convert Venezuela into an authoritarian state.