BOGOTA (Reuters) – Right-wing candidate Ivan Duque won Colombia’s presidential election on Sunday, beating leftist Gustavo Petro in a victory that will reassure investors but raised the prospect of changes to a landmark peace accord with Marxist rebels. With 99.9 percent of polling stations counted, Duque comfortably won the ballot with 54.0 percent of votes
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ELIZABETH, N.J. (Reuters) – Democratic lawmakers joined hundreds of protesters outside an immigration detention facility in New Jersey on Sunday for a Father’s Day demonstration against the Trump administration’s practice of separating children from their parents at the U.S.-Mexico border. “This must not be who we are as a nation,” said Representative Jerrold Nadler, one
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ANKARA (Reuters) – The jailed presidential candidate for Turkey’s pro-Kurdish opposition made his first television appearance in over a year and a half on Sunday, giving a campaign speech ahead of next week’s elections. Supporters of Turkey’s main pro-Kurdish Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) watch the jailed former leader and presidential candidate Selahattin Demirtas as his
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LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) – The opening weekend of “Incredibles 2” was, well, incredible. Actor and director Brad Bird, and actors Craig T. Nelson, Holly Hunter and Samuel L. Jackson pose at the premiere for the movie “Incredibles 2” at El Capitan theatre in Los Angeles, California, U.S., June 5, 2018. REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni The Disney-Pixar movie
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DOKSY, The Czech Republic (Reuters) – Spears crossed, swords touched and arrows flew in a Czech forest over the weekend as hundreds of fans of J.R.R. Tolkien’s The Hobbit reenacted a major battle. Participants dressed as characters such as elves, dwarves, goblins and orcs from J.R.R. Tolkien’s novel “The Hobbit” re-enact the “Battle of Five
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NIZHNY NOVGOROD, Russia (Reuters) – South Korea coach Shin Tae-yong on Sunday shrugged off spying by World Cup opponents Sweden, who apologized on the eve of their Group F clash after initially trumpeting their subterfuge. Soccer Football – World Cup – South Korea Training – Nizhny Novgorod Stadium, Nizhny Novgorod, Russia – June 17, 2018
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LONDON (Reuters) – Britain’s Home Secretary, Sajid Javid, said on Sunday that his phone had been stolen by moped-riding thieves several months ago and that he was seeking changes to police rules to help tackle the growing problem. Britain’s Home Secretary Sajid Javid arrives in Downing Street in London, Britain, June 12, 2018. REUTERS/Simon Dawson
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MANAGUA, Nicaragua (Reuters) – Eight people died on Saturday in a shoot-out and fire that shattered a truce struck hours earlier between President Daniel Ortega and protesters, and civic leaders condemned the violence while vowing to continue talks with the government. A man stands inside a burned house where, according to local media, six people
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(Reuters) – Theranos Inc founder Elizabeth Holmes and the embattled blood-testing company’s former president were indicted on charges that they engaged in schemes to defraud investors, doctors and patients, the U.S. Justice Department announced on Friday. The charges against Holmes, 34, and Ramesh “Sunny” Balwani, 53, were announced shortly after the privately held company said
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