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How a secret backchannel helped free Joshua Holt from Venezuelan prison

WASHINGTON — A secret backchannel led by a veteran Republican Senate staffer and a flamboyant Venezuelan official nicknamed “Dracula” broke through hostile relations between the two governments to secure the release of American prisoner Joshua Holt, who traveled to the South American country for love and ended up in jail, without a trial, for two […]

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Thousands protest “pro-business” politics of French president Emmanuel Macron

Protesters hold placards during a demonstration by French unions and the France Insoumise” (France Unbowed) political party to protest against government reforms, in Paris, France, May 26, 2018. GONZALO FUENTES / REUTERS PARIS — Thousands of protesters marched under tight security in eastern Paris on Saturday after French labor unions, left-wing political parties and civil […]

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Ireland votes to end abortion ban

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Ireland’s landslide victory to legalize abortion called “quiet revolution”

DUBLIN — In Ireland, it’s being called a quiet revolution and a victory for women. The once conservative nation voted “yes” to repeal a constitutional ban on abortion. The landslide vote, celebrated outside Parliament Saturday, shows an overwhelming desire for change in a country once so closely entwined with Catholic tradition. Prime Minister Leo Varadkar […]