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Ex-Paris mayor sentenced over vote rigging

A court handed former Paris mayor Jean Tiberi a suspended 10-month prison sentence Tuesday for vote rigging and declared him ineligible to contest for public office for three years. The appeals court also gave his wife Xaviere a nine-month suspended sentence and a 5,000-euro ($6,533) fine for her part in…

Afghan president will not seek third term

President Hamid Karzai, who has been the only leader in Afghanistan since the 2001 US-led invasion brought down the Taliban, will not seek a third term in office, his palace said Thursday. “The constitution of Afghanistan does not allow anyone to run for the presidency for more than two terms,”…

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