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Congo Ruling Coalition Insists Vote to Take Place This Year

Congo Ruling Coalition Insists Vote to Take Place This Year

The Democratic Republic of Congo will hold postponed elections in December, a spokesman for the ruling coalition said in a bid to allay fears of more of the delays that have previously sparked fatal
Nigerian Senate to Decide If Buhari Breached Constitution

Nigerian Senate to Decide If Buhari Breached Constitution

Nigerian lawmakers asked a Senate panel to determine whether President Muhammadu Buhari breached the constitution when he agreed to buy 10 A-29 Super Tucano attack planes from the U.S. without
Trump Says Michael Cohen’s Case Has Nothing to Do With Him

Trump Says Michael Cohen’s Case Has Nothing to Do With Him

President Donald Trump sought to distance himself from his embattled personal attorney, saying Michael Cohen handled a fraction of his legal work and a federal raid on his home and business had

Short-Term Senator Strange Returns to Washington to Help Banks

Former U.S. Senator Luther Strange, who lost a Republican primary race in Alabama last year despite the backing of President Donald Trump, is returning to Washington to advise financial firms.
Trump Says He May Curb Russia Probe as Mueller Bill Advances

Trump Says He May Curb Russia Probe as Mueller Bill Advances

President Donald Trump hinted he may intervene in the Justice Department’s Russia investigation, as a Senate panel advanced a measure to protect Special Counsel Robert Mueller.
Italy's Five Star Pushes Democrats to Start Government Talks

Italy's Five Star Pushes Democrats to Start Government Talks

The anti-establishment Five Star Movement pressured the divided Democratic Party to start government negotiations.
Turkey’s Ruling Party Tells One of Its Own Not to Challenge Erdogan

Turkey’s Ruling Party Tells One of Its Own Not to Challenge Erdogan

Abdullah Gul, the former Turkish prime minister and president who stepped down from both those positions to allow Recep Tayyip Erdogan to take them, is being asked to step aside again.
Key Ally of Theresa May Clings to Office After Digging Herself into a Bigger Hole

Key Ally of Theresa May Clings to Office After Digging Herself into a Bigger Hole

Already fighting for her political survival, Home Secretary Amber Rudd plopped herself into yet another controversy on Thursday, wading into the most contentious Brexit debate and risking the ire of
Kim Urges Frequent Talks After Declaring Korean ‘Era of Peace’

Kim Urges Frequent Talks After Declaring Korean ‘Era of Peace’

Kim Jong Un called for more meetings with his South Korean counterpart after becoming the first North Korean leader to cross the border to hold talks over his nuclear weapons program.
White House Doctor Withdraws Nomination to Be Trump’s VA Secretary

White House Doctor Withdraws Nomination to Be Trump’s VA Secretary

White House physician Ronny Jackson withdrew his nomination to be Veterans Affairs secretary Thursday after a Senate panel delayed a confirmation hearing to review allegations of improper behavior and

UN Says 10 Aid Workers Missing as South Sudan Faces Famine

Ten aid workers have gone missing in South Sudan’s Central Equatoria region, the United Nations said, the latest blow for humanitarian staff in the war-torn nation that’s on the brink of famine.

Morrocan King to Sign Trade, Mining Deals With Congo Republic

Moroccan King Mohammed VI will sign a series of investment agreements in a visit to Congo Republic this weekend, Environment & Tourism Minister Arlette Soudan-Nonault said.

South Africa Halts Social Security Payments Tender Process

South African Social Development Minister Susan Shabangu has suspended the tender process aimed at securing a new distributor for the country’s social security cash payments for millions of people,
Philippines ‘Deeply Disturbed’ After Kuwait Expels Manila Envoy

Philippines ‘Deeply Disturbed’ After Kuwait Expels Manila Envoy

The Philippines has described Kuwait’s decision on Wednesday to expel Manila’s envoy to Kuwait and also recall its own ambassador to the Philippines as “deeply disturbing.”
Armenian Government Sends Envoys to Russia Amid Opposition Push

Armenian Government Sends Envoys to Russia Amid Opposition Push

The Armenian government sent emissaries to Russia for talks on the political crisis that’s convulsing their country as the leader of anti-government protests pressed demands to take power.
EU Won't Adapt Customs Union Rules to Suit Britain, Barnier Says

EU Won't Adapt Customs Union Rules to Suit Britain, Barnier Says

The European Union is giving the U.K. a take-it-or-leave-it offer over customs union membership.
China Won't Match U.S. as Military Power, Malaysia's Najib Says

China Won't Match U.S. as Military Power, Malaysia's Najib Says

China will become the dominant economic power in Asia in the near term but will not displace the U.S. militarily, according to Malaysia’s Prime Minister Najib Razak.
The Battle to Lead Malaysia Gets Personal

The Battle to Lead Malaysia Gets Personal

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Latin America's Most Unpopular Presidency Grinds to Standstill

Earlier this week Brazil’s President Michel Temer called the ten Senate leaders of his ruling coalition to discuss the year’s legislative agenda. Only four showed up.
`Your Company Is the Problem' U.K. Lawmakers Tell Facebook CTO

`Your Company Is the Problem' U.K. Lawmakers Tell Facebook CTO

Tension and voices were high as Facebook Inc. Chief Technology Officer Mike Schroepfer was questioned Thursday by a U.K. parliamentary committee investigating the impact of social media on recent