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Former US president George H.W. Bush dead at 94

Former US president George H.W. Bush dead at 94 Sat, 01 Dec, 2018

Former U.S. President George H.W. Bush, who presided over the end of the Cold War and routed Saddam Hussein's Iraqi army but lost a chance for a second term after breaking a no-new-taxes pledge, died on Friday at the age of 94.
Former Croatian PM convicted of war profiteering

Former Croatian PM convicted of war profiteering Mon, 22 Oct, 2018

Croatia's former premier Ivo Sanader was convicted on Monday of war profiteering, in a re-trial that found him guilty of taking a bribe from an Austrian bank during the country's 1990s conflict.
Swedish parliament ousts PM in vote of no-confidence

Swedish parliament ousts PM in vote of no-confidence Tue, 25 Sep, 2018

Sweden's centre-right opposition and the far right ousted Prime Minister Stefan Lofven in a vote of no-confidence on Tuesday, as the left and right blocs wrangle over who can form a new government after neither won a majority in September 9 elections.
Anti-graft activists march against Malawi president

Anti-graft activists march against Malawi president Fri, 21 Sep, 2018

Several hundred anti-graft activists took to the streets of Malawi on Friday to protest against alleged corruption in the government of President Peter Mutharika.
King's absolute rule towers over eSwatini election

King's absolute rule towers over eSwatini election Fri, 21 Sep, 2018

Voters in the African kingdom of eSwatini, previously known as Swaziland, cast ballots Friday in an election where political parties are banned and winning candidates are sidelined by a monarch who wields absolute power.
Ethiopia, Eritrea reopen border points for first time in 20 years

Ethiopia, Eritrea reopen border points for first time in 20 years Tue, 11 Sep, 2018

The leaders of Ethiopia and Eritrea re-opened crossing points on their shared border for the first time in 20 years on Tuesday, cementing a stunning reconciliation and giving Addis Ababa a direct route to its former foe's Red Sea ports.
German far-right protesters clash with leftists after Chemnitz stabbing

German far-right protesters clash with leftists after Chemnitz stabbing Mon, 27 Aug, 2018

 Far-right demonstrators clashed with leftist protesters in the eastern German city of Chemnitz on Monday after an Iraqi and a Syrian were arrested over a fatal stabbing that had triggered violent demonstrations.
America mourns John McCain, war hero and political icon

America mourns John McCain, war hero and political icon Sun, 26 Aug, 2018

America paid tribute Sunday to John McCain, the Vietnam War hero and two-time presidential candidate with a legendary temper whose personal courage and insistence on treating even his foes with respect earned him near-universal admiration.

Counting begins in Zimbabwe's first post-Mugabe election

Counting begins in Zimbabwe's first post-Mugabe election Mon, 30 Jul, 2018

Counting was underway in Zimbabwe's first election since Robert Mugabe was ousted after 37 years in power as observers warned of possible shortcomings in Monday's landmark poll.
Malians vote for president amid worsening insecurity

Malians vote for president amid worsening insecurity Sun, 29 Jul, 2018

 Malians voted on Sunday to decide whether or not to give President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita a second term, amid widespread ethnic and jihadist violence that has dramatically worsened since he came to power five years ago.
Pakistan's Imran Khan wins vote but no majority

Pakistan's Imran Khan wins vote but no majority Fri, 27 Jul, 2018

Imran Khan has won a disputed Pakistan election but has fallen short of an outright majority, according to official results announced Friday that indicate he will need to enter into a coalition to form a government.

Counting ongoing in suspenseful Pakistan election

Counting ongoing in suspenseful Pakistan election Wed, 25 Jul, 2018

Vote-counting was ongoing Wednesday in a knife-edge Pakistan general election as former cricket hero Imran Khan sought power on a day marred by a bloody suicide bombing and allegations of military interference.

Ethiopia hopes Eritrea peace will bring prosperity

Ethiopia hopes Eritrea peace will bring prosperity Sat, 21 Jul, 2018

Eighteen years after the guns fell silent following Ethiopia's bloody border war with Eritrea, the frontier town of Zalambessa is a quiet, rubble-strewn outpost crossed by a road to nowhere.
Bitter foes Ethiopia, Eritrea hold historic peace talks

Bitter foes Ethiopia, Eritrea hold historic peace talks Sun, 08 Jul, 2018

The leaders of bitter foes Ethiopia and Eritrea met on Sunday, hugging and smiling for cameras in Eritrea's capital as officials on both sides heralded an end to a near 20-year military standoff.
Haiti tense after unpopular fuel price hike

Haiti tense after unpopular fuel price hike Sat, 07 Jul, 2018

At least one person was killed amid protests in the capital of impoverished Haiti Friday, following the announcement of a fuel price rise to comply with an International Monetary Fund agreement.
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