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650 seats, 46 million voters: The UK election in numbers

Monday, 11 November 2019, 08:00 Last update: about 14 hours ago Associated Press

There's just over a month to go until Britain's Dec. 12 election, and the country's political parties are battling over funding promises, policy priorities and Brexit plans. Here is a look at...

Russian professor questioned after severed arms found in backpack

Sunday, 10 November 2019, 18:41 Last update: about 1 day ago Associated Press

Police in the Russian city of St. Petersburg plan to interrogate a prominent professor who has been detained on suspicion of killing a female student after he was pulled from a frigid river with a...

Floods become UK election issue as parties spar over funding

Sunday, 10 November 2019, 07:02 Last update: about 1 day ago Associated Press

British political leaders swapped blame Saturday over floods that have drenched parts of England as the deluge became an issue in the campaign for the Dec. 12 election. Opposition Labour Party...

Germany, allies mark 30 years since Berlin Wall fell

Saturday, 9 November 2019, 13:11 Last update: about 2 days ago Associated Press

Germany marked the 30th anniversary Saturday of the opening of the Berlin Wall, a pivotal moment in the events that brought down Communism in eastern Europe. Leaders from Germany,...

Global debate gets underway over married Catholic priests

Saturday, 9 November 2019, 10:37 Last update: about 2 days ago Associated Press

Germany's Catholics reacted enthusiastically when bishops from across the Amazon called for the ordination of married men as priests to address the clergy shortage in that region. Such reforms have...

'End of history'? 30 years on, does that idea still hold up?

Saturday, 9 November 2019, 09:15 Last update: about 2 days ago The Conversation

Months before the Berlin Wall fell on Nov. 9, 1989, with the Soviet stranglehold over the Eastern Bloc crumbling, a young political scientist named Francis Fukuyama made a declaration that quickly...

French paper: French woman claims rape by Polanski in 1975

Saturday, 9 November 2019, 07:35 Last update: about 2 days ago Associated Press

A French woman in her early 60s claims she was violently raped at age 18 by Oscar-winning filmmaker Roman Polanski, a fugitive from the U.S. for more than four decades since pleading guilty to a sex...

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