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Smog Tracker Highlights Pollution Hotspots

(VOA): In Rome, residents concerned about air quality may soon be able to use a smog tracker to monitor pollution levels as they travel around the city. A device is being tested that indicates which parts of the city have good or bad air quality. VOA's Deborah Block has more. (This story..

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France Ready for Sunday’s Ballot Box ‘Revolution’

(VOA): Voters in France prepared to go to the polls Sunday, ending what observers describe as the country’s most contentious and divisive presidential campaign since the founding of the Fifth Republic. Sunday also could mark the start of a new path for France and its relationship with the rest..

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France Ready for Sunday’s Ballot Box ‘Revolution’

(VOA): Voters in France prepared to go to the polls Sunday, ending what observers describe as the country’s most contentious and divisive presidential campaign since the founding of the Fifth Republic. Sunday also could mark the start of a new path for France and its relationship with the rest..

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Kosovo Border Crisis Deepens Into No-Confidence Vote

(VOA): Opposition parties in Kosovo have filed a motion of no confidence in the government, potentially deepening an 18-month political crisis over legislation to draw a border with Montenegro that is needed to ease travel to the EU. More than 40 deputies, including 12 from parties that are part..

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US, Russian Generals Revive Agreement on Syrian Airspace

(VOA): Top U.S. and Russian military officials say they have agreed to revive a previous agreement intended to prevent midair incidents by warplanes from the two countries flying over Syria. Statements in Washington and Moscow on Saturday said General Joseph Dunford, chairman of the U.S. Joint..

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Moscow Protest Marks Five Years Since Bolotnaya Crackdown

(VOA): Thousands of Russian opposition activists held a rally in Moscow on May 6 to mark five years since the 2012 Bolotnaya Square antigovernment protest in Moscow. Moscow authorities approved the rally on a section of Sakharov Avenue in the city center. But city authorities refused to allow..

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France Elects Macron, Rejects Le Pen

(VOA): Voters in France have elected pro-EU centrist Emmanuel Macron as the country’s new president, rejecting the anti-EU, anti-immigrant policies of nationalist Marine Le Pen. Preliminary results released immediately after polls closed Sunday showed Macron won 65 percent support compared to..

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France Elects Macron

(VOA): Voters in France have elected centrist Emmanuel Macron president, rejecting the anti-EU, anti-immigrant policies of rival Marine Le Pen. With nearly all votes counted, France's Interior Ministry put Macron's lead at 66.06 percent, with Le Pen coming in at 33.94 percent.   “A..

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50,000 Evacuated in Germany After WW II-era Bombs Found

(VOA): More than 50,000 residents of the northern German city of Hannover have been asked to leave their homes, as authorities prepare to mount a large-scale operation to defuse World War II-era bombs. City officials say two bombs were found at a construction site and three more nearby. The..

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Creative Anti-Nazism Friday, August 18th, 2017

The people of Durham , N.C., have the right idea. Not only have they taken down a Confederate war statue themselves, but they’ve lined up en masse to turn themselves..