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Ireland's main parties hold steady as Sinn Fein slumps in local vote

Ireland's two largest parties held their own in local elections on Sunday in a bad day for left-wing Sinn Fein, whose political ascent in the republic suffered its first major setback.

Fragmented parliament complicates EU leadership contest

The job of picking the five names that will hold the European Union's top jobs and help shape its future just got a lot more difficult after EU assembly elections highlighted the deepening political fragmentation of the 28-country bloc.

EU's Vestager eyes top job, breaking centre-right hold on power

The European Union's top competition official, Margrethe Vestager, called on Sunday night for an end to the centre-right's hold on power in the bloc after European election, and for a first gendered-balance European Commission.

Center-left EU lead candidate rules out coalition with far-right

The center-left candidate to head the next European Union's executive on Sunday ruled out building a coalition with far-right forces, calling for a "progressive" majority in the next European Parliament.

Venezuela's opposition leader Guaido plays down prospects for Oslo mediation

Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido on Sunday played down the prospects for success at a new round of mediation with the government to be hosted by Norway next week, saying protests would continue until President Nicolas Maduro resigned.

Italy's League should now set government priorities: League parliamentary leader

Italy's far-right League should decide the government's priorities if EU election results confirm it has overtaken its coalition partner the 5-Star Movement, the League's parliamentary leader said on Sunday.

Spain's Socialists win EU, local ballots in boost for Sanchez

Pedro Sanchez's Socialists on Sunday won their second set of elections in a month, boosting their ambition to form a government at home in Spain and target a top EU job in Brussels.

Centre-right lead EU candidate calls for broad coalition

The centre-right German candidate to head the next European Union's executive called for a broad alliance of pro-EU forces among socialists, liberals and greens after a continent-wide vote on Sunday.

Pro-Europe vote fragments but limits nationalist gains in EU election

Parties committed to strengthening the European Union held on to two-thirds of seats in the EU parliament, official projections from the bloc's elections showed on Sunday, though far-right and nationalist opponents saw strong gains.

Utah police hunt for missing 5-year-old girl; uncle named 'main suspect'

By Talia Kaplan

Police in Utah resumed their search for a missing 5-year-old girl on Sunday, saying her uncle is "the main suspect" in her disappearance. 

Nigel Farage's Brexit Party in the lead in EU election in Britain

Nigel Farage's Brexit Party was set to storm to victory in a European election, riding a wave of anger at the failure of Prime Minister Theresa May to take Britain out of the European Union, early results showed.

Health minister Hancock says general election before Brexit bad for UK and party: The Times

A general election before Brexit would be bad for the UK and catastrophic for the ruling Conservative party, British health minister Matt Hancock told the Times newspaper on Monday.

Hungary's Fidesz wins 52% of vote; Orban vows to halt immigration

Hungary's ruling right-wing Fidesz party won 52.14% of votes in the European parliamentary election on Sunday on a hardline anti-immigration platform, scoring a big victory over a divided opposition.

Pagenaud holds off Rossi to win Indianapolis 500

Simon Pagenaud steered clear of trouble on the track and in the pits, then out-duelled Alexander Rossi in a final lap shootout to win the Indianapolis 500 on Sunday and give team owner Roger Penske a second consecutive victory in the "The Greatest Spectacle in Racing".

Dutch buck European trend – PVV out of European parliament

By robin
The Netherlands has bucked the trend in most of Europe by electing fewer Eurosceptics to the European parliament in this...

French Open: New Courts See Upsets on First Day

By The Associated Press

Fifth-seeded Angelique Kerber lost to Anastasia Potapova, and 16th-seeded Marco Cecchinato, a semifinalist last year, fell to Nicolas Mahut.

Greek PM calls snap vote after drubbing for ruling Syriza

Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras called snap national elections after suffering a heavy defeat by the opposition conservatives in European Parliament elections on Sunday.

Austrian Social Democrats say they will vote against Kurz in parliament

Austria's opposition Social Democrats will submit a parliamentary motion of no-confidence on Monday against Chancellor Sebastian Kurz and his government, the party's leader Pamela Rendi-Wagner told broadcaster ORF on Sunday.

Nxivm Branding Ritual Was Scripted by Cult Leader to Be β€˜Like a Sacrifice’

By Colin Moynihan

Keith Raniere helped design the ceremonies, according to recordings introduced during his federal trial. Women should be “completely nude,” he suggested, and held to the table.

β€˜Aladdin’ Gives Disney Another Live-Action Hit

By Gabe Cohn

The studio’s latest remake, with Will Smith as the blue genie, beat expectations at the box office over the holiday weekend.

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