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Archive for February 2016

Balance of power at stake in Iran dual election

February 26, 2016 - IRAN

The election for the 290-seat unicameral Islamic Consultative Assembly (Majlis) and 86-member Assembly of Experts, the body that supervises Iran’s leadership, will be held on the same day for the first time.

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Early Irish general election no romp home for governing party

February 26, 2016 - IRISH REPUBLIC

Though the country has seen a strong economic recovery, the Fine Gael-Labour government cannot count on victory in the country’s early election. The problem, from all accounts, is that many people in Ireland still don’t feel the benefits of recovery.

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Governing Likud Party holds early primary elections

February 23, 2016 - ISRAEL

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s conservative Likud Party holds its primary election early. Netanyahu argued that moving the vote forward would stabilise the governing coalition, which has a razor-thin majority, and increase the party’s readiness for the next election.

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Man linked to terror attack in California goes on trial

February 23, 2016 - UNITED STATES

Enrique Marquez, the man accused of supplying the two assault rifles used by husband and wife, Syed Rizwan Farook and Tashfeen Malik to kill 14 people in San Bernardino, California, in December, goes on trial in federal court in the same city. The attack convulsed the country and has been taken up in the presidential election campaigns as a national security issue.

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Friends reunion

February 21, 2016 - UNITED STATES

February 21, UNITED STATES United States: The cast of Friends, one of the most popular television shows of all time, come together on NBC for the first time since the series ended in 2004. They will be part of a tribute to director James Burrows.

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