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Goodbye Lenin? Russian lawmakers introduce law to get him buried

Apr 21, 2017

Goodbye Lenin? Russian lawmakers introduce law to get him buried

The embalmed corpse of Vladimir Lenin has lain in a mausoleum on Red Square since his death in 1924 but now, a century after the revolution he spearheaded, legislation designed to turf him out has been introduced into the Russian parliament. The communist party, ...

Ahmadinejad disqualified from running in Iran's presidential election

/ Apr 21, 2017

Ahmadinejad disqualified from running in Iran's presidential election

Iranian state TV said Thursday that the body charged with vetting candidates has disqualified former hard-line President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad from running in next month’s presidential election. It carried an Interior Ministry statement saying that President Hassan Rouhani has been approved to run for re-election, ...

Obama calls France's Macron, offers advice ahead of election

/ Apr 21, 2017

Obama calls France's Macron, offers advice ahead of election

Former President Barack Obama waded into France’s closely watched presidential election on Thursday, offering centrist candidate Emmanuel Macron his best wishes — and even a bit of campaign advice. In a phone call three days before France’s first round of voting, Obama stopped short ...

U.N.: Fighting in cholera-hit part of South Sudan forces 100,000 to flee

Apr 21, 2017

U.N.: Fighting in cholera-hit part of South Sudan forces 100,000 to flee

A South Sudanese government offensive in the Jonglei region has displaced roughly 100,000 civilians, the United Nations said Thursday, causing aid workers to relocate from an area that has dire humanitarian problems. A report from the U.N’s office of humanitarian affairs said that fighting ...