Guatemalan Comedian Leads Presidential Vote
A comedian could be Guatemala's next president.
Jimmy Morales, a comedic actor and political novice is leading the pack of three candidates, according to early results, headed for a presidential runoff after Sunday's election in Guatemala.
With about half of the votes counted, Morales has 26 percent of the ballots. His campaign slogan "not corrupt, not a thief" resonated with voters after a corruption scandal rocked Guatemala late last week, ending in the resignation of President Otto Perez Molina.
"I planted love in my homeland and now I'm harvesting that love," Morales said Sunday after casting his vote.
Conservative businessman Manuel Baldizon trailed Morales with 18 percent of the ballots, while former first lady Sandra Torres had 17 percent of the the votes.
奥朗德说：“我已经告诉国防部，可以从明天开始对叙利亚展开空中侦查，让我们能够计划对达伊沙目标的空袭。” 奥朗德使用了首字母缩写达伊沙 (达伊沙源于阿拉伯语，意指伊斯兰国)。
France to Begin Syria Surveillance Flights Ahead of Possible Islamic State Airstrikes
France will begin surveillance flights over Syria ahead of possibly joining the U.S.-led coalition of countries conducting airstrikes against Islamic State militants there, President Francois Hollande said Monday.
French warplanes have been taking part in airstrikes targeting the militants in Iraq, but would be the first Western country other than the U.S. to participate in bombing targets in Syria.
"I have asked the Defense Ministry that from tomorrow surveillance flights can be launched over Syria, allowing us to plan airstrikes against Daesh," Mr. Hollande said, using an acronym for the Islamic State group.
He also made it clear that he is not considering sending French ground troops into Syria, where government troops, rebel fighters, al-Qaida-linked forces and Islamic State militants are all battling for territory.