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Le Pen's party comes top in Provence in regional election

PARIS (Reuters) - The party of French far-right leader Marine Le Pen came top in the first round of regional elections in the Provence-Alpes-Cote d’Azur region around Marseille, beating the incumbent centre-right into second place, according to an exit poll. The Rassemblement National’s Thierry Mariani garnered 33% of the vote,...
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Suspect arraigned in killing of American student in Russia

MOSCOW (AP) — A court in central Russia on Sunday arraigned a suspect on murder charges in the death of an American woman who was studying at a local university. The body of 34-year-old Catherine Serou was found Saturday in a wooded area near the city of Nizhny Novgorod, 400 kilometers (250 miles) east of Moscow. She had been missing since Tuesday.

Belgium: Body of fugitive far-right Belgian soldier found

The body of a Belgian soldier with far-right views who went missing in mid-May after taking weapons from a military base has been found, officials say. Jürgen Conings, a 46-year-old shooting instructor, was found dead in a wooded area near the Dutch border. Conings, who was on a watch-list for...
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Body found in Belgium is missing far-right soldier

A body found Sunday in eastern Belgium was that of a soldier suspected of extreme-right views who went missing after stealing arms and threatening the country's top virologist, authorities said. - 'Sad news' - Among the people Conings had threatened is Marc Van Ranst, a leading virologist who has become a target for conspiracy theorists, Covid-sceptics and the Flemish far-right in Belgium during the coronavirus crisis.
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I was one of the first American tourists to enter Germany…Here’s what it was like

My journey to Germany was, well… interesting. After the European Union lifted restrictions on American citizens to travel to its 27 member states on June 16, we decided it would be a good idea to get someone from TPG to be there as the borders opened to nonessential travel. Because Germany is a member of the EU, we figured this decision by the EU included Germany. In fact, we were under the impression that as of June 18, Germany’s borders were open.
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Body discovered after search for Belgian far-right soldier

Belgian police have said a body has been found in the search for a fugitive far-right soldier who was the target of a huge manhunt. Hundreds of security forces scoured a swath of north-east Belgium after the disappearance on 17 May of Jurgen Conings, who was on an anti-terrorism watchlist, had threatened a senior virologist involved in the country’s Covid-19 programme and had hoarded heavy weaponry.
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The media bought Vladimir Putin’s flattering lies: Devine

Russian disinformation is so yesterday. Vladimir Putin speaks the gospel truth, now that he’s declared Joe Biden is not the senile old fool he’s been painted to be by a hostile media, especially in Russia. Biden is a “professional” who is “completely knowledgeable on all issues,” the former KGB case...
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Marine Le Pen poised to make gains in France’s regional elections

France is voting in the first round of regional elections that could see Marine Le Pen‘s far-right party make gains and step further into the political mainstream. In Sunday’s election, new assemblies will be elected for mainland France’s 13 regions and 96 departments, with Le Pen’s National Rally (RN) tipped to win at least one region for the first time in what would be a major coup.
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Meet the ‘wild woman’ crossing Europe on foot

Self-proclaimed “wild woman” Manisha Berger has been walking for eight months and is not ready to stop anytime soon. Despite having pet horses with her, Berger has been travelling by foot since September 2020 on a journey through Europe that she says made her mind “more clear”. The 27-year-old says...

Munich wants rainbow-colored stadium for game with Hungary

MUNICH (AP) — Hungary may play its final group game at the European Championship in a stadium lit up in rainbow colors. Munich Mayor Dieter Reiter said Sunday he was going to write to UEFA to ask for permission for Germany’s stadium to be lit up with the colors as a sign against homophobia and intolerance when the team plays Hungary on Wednesday.