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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 ...

Trump meets Italian leader, talks trade and security

/ Apr 21, 2017

Trump meets Italian leader, talks trade and security

Weeks before President Donald Trump’s first official overseas trip, trade and security matters were top items of discussion going into his meeting Thursday with the prime minister of Italy, one of the two European countries set to welcome Trump in May. Talks with Italian ...