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Far-right National Front triumphs in French Euro elections

A woman embraces French President Francois Hollande as he leaves the polling station after voting in the European elections in Tulle, central France, Sunday, May 25, 2014. The far right National Front topped the polls in elections to the European Parliament in France. Voters of 21 nations are casting ballots to decide the makeup of the next European Parliament and help determine the European Union's future leaders and direction.  AP PHOTO/BOB EDME

The far right National Front topped the polls in elections to the European Parliament in France with a record score of around 25 percent of votes cast, according to exit polls published as ballots closed at 20:00 (1800 GMT).

Posted: May 26th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Egypt’s interim president urges Egyptians to vote

A billboard supporting presidential candidate Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi, the country's former military chief, is seen lighten in front of the television building in Cairo, Egypt, Saturday, May 24, 2014. AP

Egypt’s interim president has urged Egyptians to come out and vote in this week’s presidential election, saying the vote will shape the nation’s future.

Posted: May 25th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Europeans voting to choose new parliament

A man casts his ballot for the European elections and a local referendum on the Tempelhof field in a polling station in Berlin, Germany, on Sunday, May 25, 2014. AP

From Portugal to Finland, voters of 21 nations are casting ballots to decide the makeup of the next European Parliament and help determine the European Union’s future leaders and direction.

Posted: May 25th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

France’s far right on the rise ahead of EU vote

Demonstrators with French flags gather outside the town hall in Mantes la Ville, north west of Paris, Friday, May 16, 2014, in protest of the ban of a new mosque. AP

For the National Front party, French towns should look French. That means no more new mosques or kebab shops.

Posted: May 18th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Lithuania’s ‘Iron Lady’ poised for victory amid Russia fears

Lithuania's President Dalia Grybauskaite, a presidential candidate, casts her ballot at a polling station during the first round presidential elections in Vilnius, Lithuania, Sunday, May 11, 2014. Grybauskaite is widely expected to win a second term in Lithuania's presidential election.  AP PHOTO/MINDAUGAS KULBIS

Lithuanians voted Sunday to elect their president, with incumbent “Iron Lady” Dalia Grybauskaite the odds-on favorite to win because of her hard line against a resurgent Russia during the Ukraine crisis.

Posted: May 12th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

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