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France's Macron faces test in parliamentary elections

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Paris, Jun 11 (AP) - French voters are choosing lawmakers in the lower house of parliament on Sunday in a vote that is crucial for newly-elected president Emmanuel Macron.
A total of 7,882 candidates are running for 577 seats in the National Assembly in Sunday's first round of the two-stage legislative elections. Top vote-getters advance to the decisive second round June 18.
Polls suggest the elections will strongly favor Macron's party and dramatically shake up French politics, punishing the...
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'The Grand Tour' host Richard Hammond injured in car crash

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Geneva, Jun 10 (AP) - Richard Hammond, a presenter of Amazon's car-themed TV show "The Grand Tour," escaped serious injury Saturday in a fiery crash while filming in Switzerland.
Program-makers said Hammond was airlifted to hospital with a fractured knee. The Rimac Concept One electric supercar...
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UK prime minister's top aides resign after election fiasco

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London, Jun 10 (AP) - The two top aides to British Prime Minister Theresa May resigned Saturday, sacrificed in a bid to save their leader from being toppled by a furious Conservative Party after a disastrous election wiped out May's majority in Parliament.
The ballot-box humiliation has seriously...
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Turkey arrests Amnesty International’s country chairman

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Istanbul, Jun 10 (AP) - A Turkish court has formally arrested Amnesty International's chairman in the country pending trial on charges of membership in a terror organization, Turkey's official Anadolu news agency said Saturday. The rights group called it a "mockery of justice."
Taner Kilic was...
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Iran arrests 8 suspected of supporting Tehran attacks

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Tehran, Jun 10 (AP) - Iranian authorities have arrested eight suspects for allegedly supporting the Islamic State-claimed attacks on Iran's parliament and the shrine of Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini that killed 17 people in Tehran, the state-run IRNA news agency reported Saturday.
The report quoted...
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