Belgian king asks separatist chief to lead coalition talks

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BRUSSELS (Reuters) – Belgium’s King Philippe appointed Flemish separatist leader Bart De Wever on Tuesday to lead talks to form a government although his chances of getting French-speaking parties to work with him look limited. De Wever’s N-VA was the big winner in a parliamentary election on Sunday, securing a third of the vote in the Dutch-speaking region of Flanders,…

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Russia seeks life sentences for men convicted of killing Anna Politkovskaya

By Steve Gutterman MOSCOW (Reuters) – Russian prosecutors asked a judge on Tuesday for life sentences for two men convicted of the 2006 murder of journalist Anna Politkovskaya, whose killing deepened Western concerns about the rule of law under President Vladimir Putin. Life became the maximum sentence for murder in […]

Belgian king asks separatist chief to lead coalition talks

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BRUSSELS (Reuters) – Belgium’s King Philippe appointed Flemish separatist leader Bart De Wever on Tuesday to lead talks to form a government although his chances of getting French-speaking parties to work with him look limited. De Wever’s N-VA was the big winner in a parliamentary election on Sunday, securing a third of the vote in the Dutch-speaking region of Flanders,…

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Russia seeks life sentences for men convicted of killing Anna Politkovskaya

By Steve Gutterman MOSCOW (Reuters) – Russian prosecutors asked a judge on Tuesday for life sentences for two men convicted of the 2006 murder of journalist Anna Politkovskaya, whose killing deepened Western concerns about the rule of law under President Vladimir Putin. Life became the maximum sentence for murder in […]