Voice of America: Thais Voting in First Election Since 2014 Coup

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Voters in Thailand were heading to the polls Sunday in the country’s first election since the military ousted an elected government in a 2014 coup.

Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha, the army chief who led the coup, is hoping to extend his hold on power after engineering a new political system that aims to stifle the influence of big political parties not aligned with the military.

About 51 million Thais are eligible to vote. Leaders of political parties opposed to military rule have…

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Reuters: World News: Thailand votes in face-off between coup leader and ‘democratic front’

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Thai voters went to the polls on Sunday in a long-delayed election following a 2014 coup, in a race that pits a military junta chief seeking to retain power against a “democratic front” led by the populist party he ousted.

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Reuters: World News: Over 100 Central American migrants detained in northern Mexico

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Mexican police and federal officials on Saturday detained 107 Central American migrants seeking to enter the United States in the border city of Reynosa, the government of the northeastern state of Tamaulipas said.

Reuters: World News


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Top stories – Google News: Michigan State basketball pounds Minnesota, 70-50: Observations – Detroit Free Press

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Voice of America: Poll: Spain’s Socialists Lead but Are Short of Majority

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Spain’s Socialists led in a poll published Sunday in the daily El Pais, but fell short of a majority with its main ally ahead of a general election next month. 

The Socialists would win 27.1 percent of the vote, or 122 seats in the 350-seat parliament. Together with far-left ally Podemos they would have 162 seats in parliament. 

That is exactly the same number that a coalition of three right-wing parties — People’s Party (PP), Ciudadanos and…

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