France’s Republicans Set To Elect Leader To Challenge Macron

France’s Republicans Set To Elect Leader To Challenge Macron

 President Emmanuel Macron has faced little opposition in his first 7 months in office. But come Sunday, the once-dominant Republicans elect a new leader they hope might recover the party’s voice. The front-runner to lead the party of former presidents Jacques Chirac and Nicolas Sarkozy is Laurent Wauquiez, an ambitious 42-year-old who, like Macron, passed…

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Iran Sentences Fugitive Ex-bank Chief To Jail in Absentia

Iran Sentences Fugitive Ex-bank Chief To Jail in Absentia

According to the Iran’s judiciary, the former head of the country’s largest state-controlled bank who fled to Canada amid a massive embezzlement case has been handed a lengthy prison sentence in absentia. Mahmud Reza Khavari, the former head of Bank Melli Iran, was sentenced to 20 years in prison for “disrupting the economic system,” Iranian…