Taiwan Tsai Ing-wen appoints a new PM

Taiwan: Tsai Ing-wen appoints a new PM

Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen said on Friday that he has chosen former leader of his pro-independence Progressive Democratic Party (PDP), Su Tseng-chang, as the new prime minister the day after William Lai’s resignation his entire government. William Lai, the second head of government to resign since the start of Tsai Ing-wen’s presidency in 2016, took […]

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Demonstration against Mauricio Macri austerity measures

Argentina : Demonstration against Mauricio Macri austerity measures

Several thousand people protested Thursday in the center of the Argentina capital Buenos Aires to protest against rising prices for electricity and public transport as part of the austerity measures taken by the government of President Mauricio Macri. Mauricio Macri, which last June reached an agreement with the International Monetary Fund (IMF) on a $ […]

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Russian inquiry Moscow asks Washington for explanations

Russian inquiry: Moscow asks Washington for explanations

Moscow has asked the United States for explanations about the charges against a Russian lawyer involved in the investigation into Russian interferences in the 2016 presidential campaign. Natalia Vesselnitskaya was indicted on Tuesday for obstructing justice in a case unrelated to the investigation, which could however demonstrate its links with the Kremlin. During her weekly […]

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Pompeo arrives in Bahrain, first leg of a tour in the Gulf

Pompeo arrives in Bahrain, first leg of a tour in the Gulf

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo arrived in Bahrain on Friday, the first leg of a tour of the Gulf’s petro-kingdoms, an AFP journalist said. According to a spokesman for the State Department, partnerships with these Arab countries are essential for the protection of the world’s energy supply, the fight against “radical Islamic terrorism” and […]

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Sudan calls for new anti-government protests

Sudan: calls for new anti-government protests

Organizers of demonstrations in Sudan since December 19 have called for new anti-government rallies on Friday and next week, putting pressure on President Omar al-Bashir’s regime. “We will launch a week of uprising with demonstrations in all towns and villages,” said Friday the Sudanese Professionals Association which includes among others doctors, teachers and engineers. In […]

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Right and far-right Party ruling in Andalusia

Right and far-right Party ruling in Andalusia

Juan Manuel Moreno will most certainly become the next president of the Andalusian government. The Popular Party candidate is expected to end 36 years of socialist hegemony over the region following the inaugural vote on Jan. 16. The PP has the absolute majority after the agreement reached Wednesday with Ciudadanos, a center-right formation, and with […]

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Trump claims the absolute right to declare a state of emergency

Trump claims the “absolute right” to declare a state of emergency

Donald Trump said Wednesday have the “absolute right” to declare a state of emergency, failing agreement with the Congress on the financing of the wall he requires construction on the Mexican border. The US president, who was speaking before a meeting with the presidents of the parliamentary groups, said he did not do so the […]

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In Germany, violence against elected officials is increasing

In Germany, violence against elected officials is increasing

Germany : In recent years, and particularly since the massive influx of refugees in 2005, the attacks of politicians have increased significantly. Criticism, taunts, insults, sometimes an egg on the collar of the jacket (Helmut Kohl) or a spray of paint in the neck (Joschka Fischer) … Doing politics in Germany has never been without […]

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