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India's Modi Eyes Win in World's Biggest Election

ndia starts a mega-election on Thursday with Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his formidable campaign machine taking on not one but two Gandhis in the world's biggest vote.

Tea-seller's son Modi, boosted by February's bust-up with Pakistan, remains popular, but he is vulnerable on the economy and his re-election depends on several key regions.

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Gunshots, Tear Gas Fired at Sudan Protest Site

Sudanese security forces fired tear gas early Tuesday at thousands of anti-government protesters who had been demonstrating outside army headquarters for a third straight night, but soldiers intervened firing in the air, witnesses said.

Thousands of protesters have massed at the Khartoum complex since Saturday, urging the military to back them in demanding the resignation of President Omar al-Bashir and the formation of a transitional government.

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Head of U.S. Secret Service to Quit Job

The head of the Secret Service, which guards President Donald Trump and visiting heads of state, is stepping down, the White House said Monday in the administration's latest sign of turbulence.

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Top Macron Aide Probed over 'False Testimony' in Bodyguard Scandal

Paris prosecutors Monday opened a probe into alleged false testimony in the case of French President Emmanuel Macron's former bodyguard who was filmed hitting protesters at last year's May Day rally.

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Iran Declares U.S. 'State Sponsor of Terrorism'

Iran declared the United States a "state sponsor of terrorism" and its forces in the region "terror groups," in a tit-for-tat response to a similar U.S. move on Monday.

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Putin and Erdogan Discuss S-400 Missile Deal

Russian President Vladimir Putin and his Turkish counterpart on Monday discussed a missile deal slammed by the U.S. as well as closer military cooperation during a visit by Recep Tayyip Erdogan to Moscow.

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Erdogan Sees 'Theft' in Istanbul Vote Results

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Monday questioned the results of Istanbul's mayoral elections which his party candidate narrowly lost, saying there had been "theft at the ballot box".

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U.S. Designates Iran's Revolutionary Guards as Terrorist Organization

President Donald Trump on Monday announced the United States is designating Iran's elite military force, the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps, a terrorist organization.

Trump said in a statement that the "unprecedented" move "recognizes the reality that Iran is not only a State Sponsor of Terrorism, but that the IRGC actively participates in, finances, and promotes terrorism as a tool of statecraft."

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Salvini Appeals for Populist Alliance ahead of European Elections

Italy's Matteo Salvini gathered a handful of European far-right parties in Milan on Monday in a bid to forge an unlikely alliance of nationalists ahead of next month's European parliament elections.

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France Needs Tax Cuts in Response to 'Yellow Vests', Says PM

The French government must implement bold tax cuts, the prime minister said Monday, after a mass public consultation called in the wake of "yellow vest" protests that shook President Emmanuel Macron.

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