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Ukraine president’s party set for big win in parliamentary polls | Ukraine News | Al Jazeera

Comic-turned-president Volodymyr Zelenskiy’s party took a commanding lead in Sunday’s snap election, exit polls showed. Ukrainians gave their comic-turned-president Volodymyr Zelensky a mandate to reboot the country’s politics on Sunday by handing his party a record score in parliamentary elections, exit polls showed. Zelensky’s Servant of the People party – …

Pope tends to Orthodox ties, Catholic minorities in Balkans

VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis, who opened 2019 with trips to the Muslim world, is shifting gears to tend to Orthodox relations, with a delicate visit starting Sunday to the Balkan nations of Bulgaria and North Macedonia. Francis will also minister to the countries’ tiny Catholic communities and meet …

Steve Bannon’s Roman Holiday | The New Yorker

According to the invitation, printed in Italian, on the letterhead of an arcane association called Lettera22, the topic of Steve Bannon’s European speech would be “Gli algoritmi dell’Informazione”—the algorithms of information. Bannon, formerly of Breitbart and the Donald Trump campaign, had called the European Parliament elections scheduled for the end …

We’re Headed for a Brexit Crashout

We’re on a path to the worst sort of Brexit: no plan, no transition period, and a U.K. financial crisis for which we’re totally unprepared. Worried by gyrating stock markets? Spooked by the ten year anniversary of Lehman’s collapse? Time to stop fixating on emerging economies like Turkey, or Trump’s …