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Le Pen hails huge gains in French parliament as a ‘seismic event’

PARIS — Far-right leader Marine Le Pen said on Monday that her party’s extraordinary surge in the country’s parliamentary election is a “historic victory” and a “seismic event” in French…

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Far-right ‘tsunami’ in France sees Macron lose parliament majority

PARIS — French President Emmanuel Macron on Monday lost his parliamentary majority after major election gains by a newly formed left-wing alliance and a surge from the far right, in…

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Lebanon’s newly elected and divided parliament holds first session

BEIRUT (AP) — Lebanon’s newly elected parliament was holding its first session Tuesday, with lawmakers expected to choose the country’s longtime parliament speaker, Nabih Berri, for a seventh four-year term.…

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