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    Malaysian politics

    The recent elections in Malaysia have led to the second coming of Mahathir Mohamad, the father of modern Malaysia, at the age of 92. This time he has ... Read More

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    Palestinian bodies

    On Tuesday, tens of thousands of Palestinians attended the funerals of 58 of their own who were killed in (yet) another brazen display of armed forces... Read More

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    Palestinian resistance

    It is surely no coincidence that the US has planned the inauguration of its Israeli embassy in Jerusalem just one day before Palestinians mark the 70t... Read More

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    As Palestine protests

    Tensions in occupied Palestine have been rising as Israel has continued to barricade the entry of thousands of Palestinians past the Gaza fence. Pales... Read More

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    Lebanon elections

    The results are in after the first election in Lebanon in nine years. While it is still unclear who will form government, the coverage has focused on ... Read More

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    A disastrous departure

    The nuclear deal with Iran of 2015 was the signature diplomatic achievement of the last decade. It required years of negotiation between Iran, the US,... Read More

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    Continuous intolerance

    Captain Safdar has never disguised his bigotry. The PML-N parliamentarian has a long history of making inflammatory statements against minority groups... Read More

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    Fata reforms

    For all its talk about finally giving the people of Fata equal rights and protection under the constitution, the PML-N government has spent precious l... Read More

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    Another IS attack

    The Islamic State once again struck the capital of Afghanistan, after at least 31 people were killed on Monday in twin suicide bombings in a central p... Read More

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    Deals and deadlines

    Only a day after issuing a joint call with US President Donald Trump for a more wide-ranging deal with Iran, French President Emmanuel Macron backtrac... Read More

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    Making history

    For almost 65 years, North and South Korea have been each other’s sworn enemies. The Korean War, little known in our context, never ended despit... Read More

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    Korea?s path to peace

    Less than a week before North Korean leader Kim Jong Un is scheduled to hold a historic meeting with South Korean President Moon Jae-in at the DMZ, he... Read More

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    Warm waters

    The problem of climate change is one the world is growing increasingly familiar with, even if there continues to be a lack of awareness and even denia... Read More

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    Security of judges

    Reports of gunfire outside the home of Supreme Court Justice Ijazul Ahsan in Lahore separately on Sunday morning and the night before serve as a chill... Read More

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    As Syria spirals

    The Syria crisis is spiralling out of control in terms of its impact on global politics. Not that it will get any better or worse for the Syrian peopl... Read More

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    Justice for Asifa

    It is a truism of war that the aggressor ends up dehumanising the occupied. They see those who they are brutalising as lesser beings who exist only to... Read More

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    The cost of clarity

    The Supreme Court judgment on Friday, ruling that any person disqualified under Article 62 (1)(f) would be barred for life will inevitably have a cruc... Read More

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    Perpetual war

    The Syria question is one that keeps coming back to the international community. This time, there are serious concerns that a chemical weapons attack ... Read More

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    Budget forecasts

    With the next year’s fiscal budget coming closer by the day, speculation is rife on how the outgoing government will set the terms for it. What ... Read More

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    Trade wars

    When US President Donald Trump announced – via a tweet, as is his wont – that he would be imposing tariffs on steel and aluminum imports h... Read More

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    Amnesty questions

    Will the new tax reform policy announced by Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi on Thursday be the panacea the country needs? The question will be ans... Read More

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    Kunduz attack

    The air attack at a religious school in the northern Afghanistan province of Kunduz is yet another heartbreaking example of why it has become impossib... Read More

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    Israel and the prince

    In the midst of a US PR tour, where he has met with Hollywood executives and the Wall Street elite, Saudi Arabia’s crown prince and de facto rul... Read More

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    Freedom under threat

    It seems the shadows have struck the Jang/Geo group once again, leading to what is essentially a blackout of the news channel around the country. For ... Read More

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    No one?s people

    One of the world’s biggest humanitarian crisis – the Rohingya genocide and exodus from Myanmar – continues to be forgotten behind th... Read More

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    Deadly occupation

    On Friday, the people of Gaza began what was meant to be a six-week protest called the Great Return March. It was meant to raise international awarene... Read More

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    Carnage in Kashmir

    India’s brutally violent occupation of Kashmir took yet another deadly turn on Sunday as at least 20 people were killed and another 200 injured ... Read More

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    Votes for women

    After over four years of being deprived of their right to vote, women in Upper Dir were able to cast their ballots in local government by-elections he... Read More

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    Questions of nationality

    A recent Supreme Court hearing into government officials who hold dual nationality has found that at least 758 civil servants hold passports of a fore... Read More

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    Dangerous data

    The recent revelations of the Cambridge Analytica files have brought out the troubling relationship between politics and social media in our world tod... Read More

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    March for life

    The wave of anti-gun protests following February’s deadly Parkland school shooting in Florida that left 17 dead is unprecedented in US history. ... Read More

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    Ahed the brave

    Seventeen-year-old Ahed Tamimi will serve a jail sentence for resisting Israeli military aggression. The eight-month jail sentence has been agreed und... Read More

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    Russia and the world

    Ever since Vladimir Putin was anointed as the successor to Boris Yelstin in 1999, elections in Russia have become a fait accompli. Putin has won every... Read More

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    More surcharges

    The government has ceded to another IMF demand, which is set to negatively impact citizens once again. Following on from allowing the rupee to devalua... Read More

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    Screens of deception

    The case of Dr Shahid Masood, on whose television show the Supreme Court has placed a three-month ban, illustrates to all of us the depth to which jou... Read More

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    The fire in Syria

    When fighting first broke out in Syria in April 2011, no one could have predicted the trajectory it would take. At the time, it looked like another lo... Read More

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    A beautiful mind

    Stephen Hawking was barely out of his teens when he was given a virtual death sentence. Diagnosed with a rare motor neurone disease, he was given just... Read More

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    Inflated bills

    Not only are power consumers being charged exorbitant rates to keep a flailing power sector afloat, there have been reports that electricity distribut... Read More

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    Pre-poll warning and more

    A forceful farewell speech given by outgoing Senator Farhatullah Babar of the PPP on Tuesday summed up the political crisis the country faces today. B... Read More

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    The right to be safe

    The Florida high school shooting might become a landmark moment for the US and its famously lax gun policies. Students have refused to let things cont... Read More

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    Perpetual war

    “Hell on earth” – this is how UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has referred to the rebel-held suburb of Eastern Ghouta while ca... Read More

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    Towards balance

    Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi’s speech to the National Assembly on Monday, asserting the institutional right of parliament to shape and ex... Read More

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    Israeli impunity

    The trial of Ahed Tamimi, a Palestinian teenager, began in an Israeli military court this week. The case has become an international rallying point fo... Read More

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    Justice for Zainab

    The verdict in the Zainab rape and murder case has been as expected, with the anti-terrorism court sentencing her murderer Imran Ali to death on four ... Read More

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    Florida shooting

    Another mass shooting in a school in the US has left people reeling with another tragedy. With over 17 dead, the shooting at the St Douglas High Schoo... Read More

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    An overreach

    The power given to the state to restrict citizens’ freedom of movement under the Exit Control List is meant to be used only sparingly in cases w... Read More

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    Killing fields

    After almost half a decade of persecution, the pleas of Myanmar’s Rohingya have continued to go unheard. There has been compelling evidence of a... Read More

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    Reconstructing Iraq

    Since it first sent troops into Iraq in 1991, the US has waged constant war in the country and has spent tens of billions of dollars on ground invasio... Read More

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    Beyond the past

    Amid growing talk of a trade war between China and the US, the two countries seem to have had a bit of a verbal spat. After the US announced a new nuc... Read More

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    The Mashal Khan verdict

    Nearly 10 months after Mashal Khan was lynched to death by a mob in Mardan on the false pretext of blasphemy, a verdict handed down by an Anti-Terrori... Read More

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    Uniform restraint

    Naturally, all institutions of the country need respect in order to function correctly. This is most true of the judiciary, given its responsibility o... Read More

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    Meddling in Syria

    The decision by the Americans to build a border security force of 30,000 personnel with Syrian militia allies threatens to further destabilise a regio... Read More

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    A devastating toll

    As a reality check to claims that lives are being ‘saved’ in Yemen, a report released by Unicef has said that at least 5,000 children have... Read More

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    No headway yet

    A week after the brutal rape and murder of 7-year old Zainab in Kasur, there is no suggestion that police are any closer to apprehending the culprit. ... Read More

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    The Assange standoff

    The world’s most wanted hacker has been hiding away in the Ecuador embassy in London for over five years. The standoff over the head of WikiLeak... Read More

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    Europe and the Silk Route

    With French President Emmanuel Macron on a three-day official visit to China, attention has begun to focus on the scale of China’s One Belt, One... Read More

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    Brutal occupation

    The immediate effects of US President Donald Trump recognising Jerusalem as the capital of Israel are now being felt as the Israeli parliament passed ... Read More

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    Hudaibiya judgment

    The detailed judgment of a three-member Supreme Court bench on the Hudaibiya Paper Mills case, where Nawaz Sharif and his family were accused of laund... Read More

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    The Yemen crisis

    The conflict in Yemen continues to remain a low priority for the global media. This is a war that hit the 1,000-day mark this week. The situation rema... Read More

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    The UN says no

    On Thursday, the UN General Assembly delivered a strong message to the US: bullying will no longer work. This is the second time in a week that the US... Read More

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    Failing humanity

    Will the world sit aside and watch as the Rohingya are killed in what can easily be said to be a genocide? This is the only question left to ask as th... Read More

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    Tragic reality

    Just one day after the country observed the third anniversary of the Army Public School attack, terror struck the country again after a suicide attack... Read More

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    OIC summit

    President Donald Trump’s surprise announcement that the US was formally recognising Jerusalem as the capital of Israel and beginning the process... Read More

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    Lighting a fuse

    US President Donald Trump, like all his predecessors, has shown he has no intention of being an honest broker for peace between Palestine and Israel w... Read More

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    Chaos in Yemen

    The reality of the brutal civil war in Yemen is grim. The country has seen chaotic alliances between groups, alliances that have turned into deadly sp... Read More

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    American hubris

    Palestinian officials were in for a rude shock last week when they discovered that the US State department had decided to close the Palestinian Libera... Read More

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    Tragedy in Sinai

    Egypt has largely escaped global attention amidst all the chaos in the Middle East. The country’s struggle with terrorism has gone unnoticed. Bu... Read More

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    Tragedy in Sinai

    Egypt has largely escaped global attention amidst all the chaos in the Middle East. The country’s struggle with terrorism has gone unnoticed. Bu... Read More

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    Exit Mugabe

    The streets of Harare were flooding with celebrations after Zimbabwean president Robert Mugabe resigned on Tuesday. The optimism on display is rather ... Read More

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    A long road ahead

    Since his disqualification as prime minister by the Supreme Court, Nawaz Sharif has refused to go quietly into the night. Starting with his GT Road ra... Read More

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    Ominous signs

    The realignment of forces in the Middle East is becoming more and more complex. With the Lebanon debacle still unresolved, an unlikely alliance might ... Read More

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    Unfortunate trend

    We appear to be witnessing a distinct trend within the PTI. Apparently, the PTI is unwilling to tolerate any debate within its ranks – a policy ... Read More

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    Waiting for closure

    It has been over five years since the Baldia factory fire killed 260 people. But the families of the victims are yet to receive justice. Since then, t... Read More

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    The Hariri case

    The chaos in the Middle East has also involved a country that has been mostly remained out of the focus in recent years. On November 3, Lebanon’... Read More

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    Plight of the powerless

    The incident that took place in Dera Ismail Khan two weeks ago in which a young girl was paraded naked through the streets of the town on the orders o... Read More

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    Rohingya misery

    As concern about the fate of the 600,000 Rohingya people, who lived in Myanmar’s northern Rakhine state before an exodus began in the wake of st... Read More

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    The verdict

    The twin legal setbacks suffered by former prime minister Nawaz Sharif after the Supreme Court rejected his review petitions against his disqualificat... Read More

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    Saudi corruption crackdown

    During his swift rise to power in the last two years, Saudi Prince Mohammed bin Salman has been promising major changes in how the kingdom is ruled. F... Read More

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    Accountability ambit

    Over the years the one lesson we have learnt is of the need for an accountability mechanism that can tackle corruption at all levels and within all in... Read More

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    FIR reforms

    In theory, the law is supposed to provide certain protections to defendants to ensure their rights are not being violated. They cannot be held indefin... Read More

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    the case of overbilling

    That the National Assembly unanimously passed an amendment to the Nepra Act which empowers the power regulator to initiate cases against, fine and eve... Read More

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    Arresting students

    Any hope that the dispute between student groups and administrators at the Quaid-e-Azam University would be settled without further incident proved mi... Read More

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    Raqqa?s ruins

    The city of Raqqa in Syria has been liberated from the Islamic State. Raqqa was the so-called ‘head of the serpent’ in the fight against I... Read More

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    Blowback in Afghanistan

    This week has been among the bloodiest in Afghanistan since the US invasion in 2001. On Friday, at least 60 people were killed after militant attacks ... Read More

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    Terror in Somalia

    One of the deadliest terrorist attacks in the last decade struck Somalia’s capital Mogadishu    this past Saturday. At least 300 ... Read More

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    Threatening peace

    The Trump presidency is set to be the biggest US diplomatic disaster since the days of the cold war. After undoing the rather tense peace arrangement ... Read More

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    Respite for Gaza?

    The reconciliation between Fatah and Hamas after a political tussle that has lasted more than a decade gives some hope to the two million residents of... Read More

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    With new Af-Pak policy, US downfall has begun: Senator Mushahid Hussain

    Says the US, with its new policy and reliance on India, is sowing the seeds of a fresh cold war in the region The post With new Af-Pak policy, US down... Read More

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    Words and venom

    PML-N leader Captain Muhammad Safdar’s incendiary speech against Ahmadis on the floor of the National Assembly has drawn near-universal condemna... Read More

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    Plea-bargain: Govt opposes NAB chief’s powers

    SC bench seeks written replies from AGP, AGs by Nov 8 The post Plea-bargain: Govt opposes NAB chief’s powers appeared first on The Express Tribu... Read More

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    Reforms for Fata

    The people of Fata have been told that reforms to bring the tribal areas into the mainstream are right around the corner for much of the PML-N governm... Read More

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    Unbundling power

    With unbundling the gas sector already under discussion, a performance report for electricity distribution companies (Discos) should offer a chance to... Read More

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    NAB?s new chief

    The National Accountability Bureau now has a new chief, Justice (r) Javed Iqbal, agreed upon by the government and the opposition. Justice Iqbal&rsquo... Read More

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    Electronic edicts

    The dangers inherent in edicts made by self-proclaimed religious clerics or random groups and posted on social media have been pointed out by Interior... Read More

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    Vegas attack

    Las Vegas – 59 dead, 527 injured. This is what the deadliest mass shooting that has been seen on US soil ever resulted in. The culprit: Stephen ... Read More

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    Holiday Notice

    The offices of The News remained closed on Sunday (October 1) on account of Ashura. Therefore, there is, no issue of the newspaper and internet e... Read More

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    The right to drive

    It seems rather strange to be congratulating – in 2017 – women from another country from attaining a basic freedom. But certainly, the 16 ... Read More

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    Still seeking justice

    We all know who murdered Mashal Khan. His lynching was captured on video and most of those party to it were quickly identified. Yet in the five months... Read More

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    Third time?s a charm?

    US president Donald Trump has imposed a third version of his travel ban as his rhetoric at home becomes more and more divisive. The new travel restric... Read More

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    Germany votes

    Another major European democracy has gone to the voting booth. Another major European democracy has had a significant portion of its vote bank veer to... Read More

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