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Mexico presidential front-runner plans steps to halt ‘corrupt’ new airport

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - The leftist front-runner for the Mexican presidency said on Thursday he would file legal challenges to block future work on the capital’s new $13 billion airport, lashing out at the project and its corporate defenders as “corrupt.” Leftist front-runner Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador is interviewed by journalists after a floral tribute…

Presidential Vote in Russia Sure to Give Putin 6 More Years
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Presidential Vote in Russia Sure to Give Putin 6 More Years

Voters at Polling Station No. 148, in a red brick school building in central Moscow, appeared largely to agree. “He is a strong politician, a strong president, who led Russia to rebirth,” said Vitaly T. Tretyakov, the dean of the faculty of television journalism at Lomonosov Moscow State University. The years under President Boris N.…

Egypt’s 2018 presidential ‘election’: What you need to know
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Egypt’s 2018 presidential ‘election’: What you need to know

Experts have already dubbed Egypt's presidential election this month as a "sham", and predict that President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi will undoubtedly win a second presidential term after eliminating any real political opposition. Widespread condemnation over the decline of the economy and Sisi's internal policies led many to call for a boycott of this year's election, which is the…

Venezuela presidential hopeful wants Wall Street economist on team

CARACAS (Reuters) - Venezuelan presidential candidate Henri Falcon said on Wednesday he would like a Wall Street economist, who sees dollarization as the solution for hyper-inflation in Venezuela, to play a big role on his team if he wins the upcoming election. Falcon said Francisco Rodriguez, a Venezuelan who is chief economist at Torino Capital…

Past episodes of presidential wrongdoing have provoked a reaction
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Past episodes of presidential wrongdoing have provoked a reaction

PEOPLE who worry about Donald Trump’s presidency worry especially about how he might respond to a national-security crisis. Now they know. American intelligence chiefs have long viewed Russia’s campaign to discredit and influence America’s elections as a security threat. And the 16 indictments unveiled by Robert Mueller, the special counsel in the case, imply that…