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Nigeria’s Vice President Survives Chopper Crash in Central Kogi

Nigeria’s Vice President Survives Chopper Crash in Central Kogi

Nigerian Vice President Yemi Osinbajo survived a helicopter crash in central Kogi State on Saturday while campaigning, his spokesman Laolu Akande said on Twitter.
EU Nations May Recognize Guaido as Venezuela Leader Amid Split

EU Nations May Recognize Guaido as Venezuela Leader Amid Split

Spain, the U.K. and Germany are among nations pushing the European Union to recognize Juan Guaido “as president ad interim of Venezuela,” according to a draft communique obtained by Bloomberg, in the
Venezuelans March as Guaido and Maduro Vie for Legitimacy

Venezuelans March as Guaido and Maduro Vie for Legitimacy

Venezuelans marched in dueling protests Saturday, with the two men who claim to be the divided nation’s president each exhorting followers to hold firm and that victory was certain.
Huawei Chairman Says Company Won't Do Harm: Globe and Mail

Huawei Chairman Says Company Won't Do Harm: Globe and Mail

The chairman of Huawei Technologies Co. says the company would “never do anything to harm any country, any organization or any individual,” according to an interview in the Globe and Mail published on
Venezuelan General Breaks With Maduro Ahead of Street Protests

Venezuelan General Breaks With Maduro Ahead of Street Protests

A top Venezuelan air force officer broke with embattled President Nicolas Maduro and called on the military to back U.S.-supported opposition leader Juan Guaido.
Jair Bolsonaro's Son Joins Steve Bannon's Nationalist Alliance

Jair Bolsonaro's Son Joins Steve Bannon's Nationalist Alliance

Brazil President Jair Bolsonaro’s son is joining former Donald Trump-adviser Steve Bannon’s Europe-based right-wing group, The Movement, as its representative in South America.
Italy's Finance Executives Urge Public Investment: Assiom Update

Italy's Finance Executives Urge Public Investment: Assiom Update

Two days after Italy’s slide into a recession was confirmed, banking executives meeting in Rome called on the government to speed up investment in order to counter the risk of an economic slump.
Malema Eyes King-Maker Role in South Africa's May Election

Malema Eyes King-Maker Role in South Africa's May Election

South Africa’s Economic Freedom Fighters, the country’s second-largest opposition party, is positioning itself as king-maker in this year’s general election, promising to nationalize all land, banks
Belgium to Accept Ivory Coast Ex-President Pending Appeal: Belga

Belgium to Accept Ivory Coast Ex-President Pending Appeal: Belga

Belgium has agreed to receive former Ivory Coast President Laurent Gbagbo after his conditional release by the International Criminal Court, pending an appeal of his acquittal on charges of crimes
Virginia Governor Refuses to Quit Over Racist Yearbook Photo

Virginia Governor Refuses to Quit Over Racist Yearbook Photo

In an editorial, the Richmond Times-Dispatch said the governor “must resign.” And two Democrats running for president -- Senator Kamala Harris of California and former Housing and Urban Development
Maduro’s Bid to Fly Gold Out of Venezuela Is Blocked

Maduro’s Bid to Fly Gold Out of Venezuela Is Blocked

The embattled Nicolas Maduro regime halted plans to ship 20 tons of Venezuelan gold overseas as a growing international push to ring-fence the country’s dwindling hard assets unnerved those handling
Russia Suspends Cold-War Nuclear Treaty After Trump's Withdrawal

Russia Suspends Cold-War Nuclear Treaty After Trump's Withdrawal

Russia withdrew from a landmark 1987 nuclear disarmament treaty as President Vladimir Putin signaled he’s open to new talks, the Kremlin said, a day after Donald Trump announced the U.S. is pulling
White House Says U.S. Could See Zero Growth This Quarter With Shutdown

White House Says U.S. Could See Zero Growth This Quarter With Shutdown

White House Council of Economic Advisers Chairman Kevin Hassett said that if the partial government shutdown extends through March, there’s a chance of zero economic expansion this quarter, though
Merkel Calls for Swift Return to ‘Normal’ Monetary Policy

Merkel Calls for Swift Return to ‘Normal’ Monetary Policy

Angela Merkel told an audience of global business leaders how she yearned for a resumption of conventional monetary policy.
African Borrowers Face Risk of Debt ‘Tipping Point’

African Borrowers Face Risk of Debt ‘Tipping Point’

A third of African countries have unsustainable debt positions and the continent must reduce its reliance on foreign funding for projects that don’t help them service loans, Zimbabwean Finance
Venezuelans Heed Call to Hit the Streets With Maduro Under Pressure

Venezuelans Heed Call to Hit the Streets With Maduro Under Pressure

Venezuelans took to the streets Wednesday in what’s expected to be the biggest opposition rally in more than a year as critics of President Nicolas Maduro’s regime push for change on a symbolic day
Italy’s Conte Rules Out Budget Adjustment Despite Fears of Recession

Italy’s Conte Rules Out Budget Adjustment Despite Fears of Recession

Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte ruled out a budget adjustment despite fears Italy is headed for a recession, insisting growth will instead overshoot targets.
Trudeau Envoy Sees Strong Case Against Huawei CFO’s Extradition

Trudeau Envoy Sees Strong Case Against Huawei CFO’s Extradition

A Huawei Technologies Co. executive facing extradition to the U.S. has “strong arguments” to make against extradition in part because of comments by U.S. President Donald Trump, Canada’s ambassador to
Russia, Turkey Offered Sudan Economic Assistance, Minister Says

Russia, Turkey Offered Sudan Economic Assistance, Minister Says

Russia and Turkey have offered Sudan economic assistance, the African nation’s oil minister said, as the government tries to salve a fiscal crisis that’s sparked a month of protests.
Trump Says Republicans to Focus Border Wall Sales Pitch on Crime

Trump Says Republicans to Focus Border Wall Sales Pitch on Crime

President Donald Trump offered his fellow Republicans a new slogan in their fight for border wall funding that has shut down parts of the government for 33 days.