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MOSCOW (Reuters) - At least 10,000 people marched in the Russian far eastern city of Khabarovsk on Saturday, demanding the release of a popular regional governor detained last week on suspicion of murder, the in the second week of protests.
(Reuters) - U.S. flags were flown at half-staff on Saturday at the White House, federal properties and several states as politicians and activists voiced an outpouring of grief and appreciation for civil rights career of U.S. Representative John Lewis, who died on Friday of pancreatic cancer at age 80.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - John Lewis, who died on Friday at age 80, was a hero of the U.S. civil rights movement of the 1960s who endured beatings by white police and mobs and played an outsized role in American politics for 60 years.
WARSAW (Reuters) - The European Union must act against Poland's nationalist government for undermining democracy, a European Parliament committee said on Thursday after the re-election of a conservative president in the ex-communist country.
The crisis election comes at a time of anxiety, and pain, felt by voters, which could cause swings, writes Zakir Hussain.
SINGAPORE (The Straits Times/ANN): Controversies have erupted and shots have been fired over the campaign period, as political parties worked to convince voters to lend support to their goals.
A less emotive election campaign this time around sees intense focus on issues, with parties offering voters a rich buffet of ideas to chew over, writes Chua Mui Hoong.
For years, Facebook Inc brushed off complaints from civil rights groups that it didn’t do enough to combat racism, discrimination and voter suppression flourishing on its site. Now, pressure from a boycott by major advertisers is forcing the social media giant to address their concerns.
Parties make plain they will be fighting to win every vote in all the seats they are contesting in the Singapore general election on July 10, writes Zakir Hussain.
SINGAPORE (The Straits Times/ANN): Singaporeans will go to the polls on July 10, in a general election that will see the contest for hearts and minds waged on a drastically different battleground due to the coronavirus pandemic.