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Spain's Conservatives Swing Right With New Leader

(VOA): Spain's conservatives shifted to the right Saturday, electing a traditionalist as leader as they seek to re-establish a clear political identity less than two months after being removed from government. Pablo Casado won a clear victory in the ballot of People's Party (PP)..

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Russia, France Cooperate on Aid to Syria's Civilians

(VOA): The Kremlin says Russian President Vladimir Putin and French President Emmanuel Macron spoke by phone on Saturday to discuss joint humanitarian efforts in Syria, a day after France sent 50 tons of medical aid. France sent the aid after Russia agreed to facilitate transport of the aid to..

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German Industry: US Tariffs Risk Hurting US

(VOA): German industry groups warned Sunday, ahead of a meeting between European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker and U.S. President Donald Trump, that tariffs the United States has recently imposed or threatened risk harming the U.S. itself. The U.S. imposed tariffs on EU steel and..

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Minister Under Fire in Macron Security Aide Scandal

(VOA): The most damaging scandal of Emmanuel Macron’s presidency deepened Saturday with his interior minister to face a grilling in parliament over his response to a top security aide of Macron caught on video beating up a young man at a Paris protest in May. Opposition lawmakers have demanded..

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Brexit Secretary: No Brexit Payment Without Trade Deal

(VOA): Britain will only pay its EU divorce bill if the bloc agrees to the framework for a future trade deal, the new Brexit secretary warned in an interview published Sunday. Dominic Raab, who replaced David Davis after he quit the role earlier this month in protest over the government’s..

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Unusual Pop-up Museum Promises to Keep Visit Sweet

(VOA): An unusual pop-up museum in Lisbon is delighting social media-focused visitors with colorful and dreamy displays of giant ice creams, marshmallow pools and all things sweet. As VOA's Mariama Diallo reports, the museum's founders say its an attraction that strives to put a smile on..

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VOA's Interview With Mike Pompeo

(VOA): U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo says the United States will not send any Americans to Russia for questioning on allegations of money laundering. Russian President Vladimir Putin offered to let U.S. investigators question officials in Moscow about Russia's interference in the 2016..

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US Seen Receiving Frosty Reception at G-20 Meeting

(VOA): The financial leaders of the world's 20 biggest economies meet in Buenos Aires this weekend for the first time since long-simmering trade tensions burst into the open when China and the United States put tariffs on $34 billion of each other's goods. The United States will seek..

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America’s Feeble Indo-Pacific Strategy Tuesday, November 12th, 2019

With the global geopolitical center of gravity shifting toward Asia, a pluralistic, rules-based Indo-Pacific order is more important than ever, including for America’s..