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Italy’s Renzi likely to win Democratic Party election

Former Italian prime minister Matteo Renzi is poised to win the leadership of Italy’s ruling Democratic Party (PD) in a primary election Sunday, propelling him back to the forefront of the national political scene.

Polar opposites: The issues that divide Le Pen and Macron

Centrist candidate Emmanuel Macron and far-right candidate Marine Le Pen, who go head-to-head in the second round of France’s presidential election on May 7, are diametrically opposed on issues ranging from immigration to Europe to gay marriage.

Pall remains over Canadian oil sands after wildfires

One year after massive wildfires swept through Alberta province in Canada’s worst natural disaster in history, the future of the oil sands — which contain a third of the world’s oil reserves — remains bleak.

Opposition presses for fresh marches in Venezuela

A top Venezuelan opposition figure called on Saturday for more marches aimed at taking back the courts and the National Electoral Council that he said had been “hijacked” by President Nicolas Maduro.