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People outside the US hate Trump. Will they punish their leaders for working

Special to The Washington Post. Pity the leaders of U.S. allies. They must please two very different audiences: Donald Trump, the thin-skinned president of the global superpower, and their own publics, who largely detest that man. (A poll conducted in 45 countries during the presidential campaign...


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World War II still casts shadow over France amid campaigning

France Election

PARIS (AP) — The darkest moment in France’s modern history ended seven decades ago with the Nazis’ defeat, yet still casts a lingering shadow of shame — one now clouding the race to elect a new president. HOW FRANCE COLLABORATED WITH THE NAZIS Hitler’s forces marched into France in 1940 and had...


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Pope Francis begins Egypt trip in outreach to embattled Christians

(c) 2017, The Washington Post. CAIRO - Pope Francis arrived in Cairo on Friday for a two-day visit intended to show unity with Egypt’s beleaguered Christian minority and to improve ties between the Roman Catholic Church and Muslim leaders. The trip comes just three weeks after Islamist militants...


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AP Explains: Who are Egypt's Coptic Christians?

AP Explains Egypts Coptic Christians

CAIRO (AP) — Pope Francis meets Friday with the leader of Egypt’s Coptic Orthodox Church, part of a two-day trip to the Arab world’s most populous country that comes as Islamic State group militants have been increasingly targeting its Christian minority. The meeting with Pope Tawadros II, the head...


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Macron's youth is no lure for France's first-time voters

(c) 2017, Bloomberg. Emmanuel Macron’s youth hasn’t made him the candidate of the young in France. If the polls are right, Macron, 39, may become the youngest president in French history. But it’s unlikely to be because of voters in the 18-to-24 age group. More than half such voters picked either...


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Thai police say arrest warrant issued for Red Bull heir

Thailand Red Bull

BANGKOK (AP) — A Bangkok court on Friday approved an arrest warrant for an heir to the Red Bull energy drink fortune accused of a deadly hit-and-run accident, Thai police said, moving the case forward after almost five years without charges being pressed. Vorayuth “Boss” Yoovidhya is accused of...


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National Front replaces party leader quoted as saying Nazi use of poison gas

(c) 2017, The Washington Post. PARIS - Once again, allegations of Holocaust denial have landed on the doorstep of France’s far-right National Front. When Marine Le Pen stepped down Tuesday as the head of France’s far-right party - in what analysts described as a calculated move to broaden her...


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Marine Le Pen rarely mentions gender issues, unless she's talking about Muslims

(c) 2017, The Washington Post. PARIS - In less than two weeks, Marine Le Pen could become the first woman to win the French presidency. But she sells herself that way only some of the time. When Le Pen took to the stage to claim her victory in the first round of the vote, there was no talk of the...


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The Latest: Thai police get arrest warrant for Red Bull heir

Thailand Red Bull

BANGKOK (AP) — The Latest on the investigation into a Red Bull energy-drink heir accused in a fatal 2012 hit-and-run in Thailand (all times local): 5:50 p.m. Police in Thailand say they’ve obtained an arrest warrant for an heir to the Red Bull energy drink fortune accused of a deadly hit-and-run...


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UK man dressed as gorilla crawls through London Marathon

Britain Gorilla Marathon

LONDON (AP) — The London Marathon started five days ago, and Tom Harrison is nearly done. It’s not that he’s a slow runner. It’s that he’s a slow crawler, particularly wearing his gorilla suit. The man dubbed Mr. Gorilla is raising money for the Gorilla Organization — so far more than 22,000 pounds...


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