An Iranian-backed militia said Monday that the death toll from U.S. military strikes in Iraq and Syria against its fighters has risen to 25, vowing to exact revenge for the 'aggression of evil American ravens.'
As Russian President Vladimir Putin marks two decades in power , he boasts about his achievements but remains coy about his political future ? a reticence that fuels wild speculation about his intentions.
Labor unions’ outsized power and plentiful funds are driving the strikes crippling France to protest the government?s planned revamping of the retirement system. Unions represent less than 10% of salaried workers but have a cozy, if paradoxical, relationship with officialdom that empowers them to block change.
A Sri Lankan court granted bail Monday to a former Cabinet minister who was arrested for participating in a news conference about abductions of critics under the government of the current president’s brother.
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