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Syria's Assad Wins Presidential Election by Landslide

As expected, Syrian President Bashar al-Assad has won a third seven-year term in office, with a reported 89 percent of the vote. Voting took place Tuesday in parts of Syria controlled by the government, but was boycotted by opposition groups in areas they control. Officials say voter turnout was 73 percent. But even as Damascus erupted in celebration, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and the European Union sharply criticized the election.  Kerry called the poll "a great big...

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