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Cuba marks end of an era as Castro hands over to Diaz-Canel

Cuba marks end of an era as Castro hands over to Diaz-Canel Thu, 19 Apr, 2018

 Cuba marked the end of an era Thursday as Miguel Diaz-Canel was formally elected as the country's new president, becoming the first leader of the Caribbean island in six decades who is not named Castro.
France's Sarkozy to face trial for influence peddling

France's Sarkozy to face trial for influence peddling Thu, 29 Mar, 2018

Former French President Nicolas Sarkozy was ordered on Thursday to stand trial for influence peddling over accusations he offered to help a prosecutor get promoted in return for leaked information about a separate criminal inquiry.
Talks resume between Togo govt and opposition

Talks resume between Togo govt and opposition Fri, 23 Mar, 2018

Talks between Togo's ruling party and the opposition resumed on Friday after a month-long pause, with Ghana's President Nana Akufo-Addo acting as a mediator.
Trump fires top diplomat Tillerson, names Pompeo successor

Trump fires top diplomat Tillerson, names Pompeo successor Tue, 13 Mar, 2018

Donald Trump Tuesday sacked his top diplomat Rex Tillerson and named current CIA chief Mike Pompeo to succeed him, ending a rocky tenure by the Texas oilman who had been sidelined on the world stage by the mercurial president.
Thousands protest possible change of Macedonia's name

Thousands protest possible change of Macedonia's name Sun, 04 Mar, 2018

Several thousand protesters in Macedonia have demanded that the government call off ongoing talks with neighboring Greece over a decades-long name dispute.
Salvadorans vote in key legislative and municipal elections

Salvadorans vote in key legislative and municipal elections Sun, 04 Mar, 2018

Salvadorans cast ballots Sunday in legislative and municipal elections that will serve as a test of strength of leftist President Salvador Sanchez Ceren in his final year of office.
Zuma quits as President of South Africa

Zuma quits as President of South Africa Wed, 14 Feb, 2018

Jacob Zuma resigned as President of South Africa on Wednesday, heeding orders by the ruling African National Congress (ANC) to bring an end to his nine scandal-plagued years in power.
Merkel clinches German coalition govt deal, hurdle remains

Merkel clinches German coalition govt deal, hurdle remains Wed, 07 Feb, 2018

Chancellor Angela Merkel finally reached a deal Wednesday to form a new German coalition government, handing the powerful finance ministry to the country's main center-left party in an agreement aimed at ending months of political gridlock.
Maldives president back in control as court reverses ruling

Maldives president back in control as court reverses ruling Wed, 07 Feb, 2018

Maldives President Abdulla Yameen appeared Wednesday to have gained the upper hand in a bitter power struggle after a diminished Supreme Court reinstated the convictions of high-profile political dissidents including the exiled leader of the opposition.
Russian police detain opposition leader Navalny at protest

Russian police detain opposition leader Navalny at protest Sun, 28 Jan, 2018

Russian police wrestled opposition leader Alexei Navalny into a patrol wagon moments after he appeared at a rally on Sunday to urge voters to boycott what he said would be a rigged presidential election in March.
Congo's Kabila denies violence against protesters, silent on election date

Congo's Kabila denies violence against protesters, silent on election date Fri, 26 Jan, 2018

Congolese President Joseph Kabila on Friday rejected charges that his forces had violently broken up pro-democracy protests, stirred by his refusal to step down at the end of his mandate.
Egypt to hold presidential election March 26-28

Egypt to hold presidential election March 26-28 Mon, 08 Jan, 2018

Egypt will hold a presidential election on March 26-28, with the incumbent Abdel Fattah al-Sisi widely expected to seek a second term in office.
Iran president goes all-in on reform push after unrest

Iran president goes all-in on reform push after unrest Mon, 08 Jan, 2018

President Hassan Rouhani went all-in on Monday with a push for greater civil liberties in the wake of the deadly unrest that rocked Iran in recent days.
Venezuela says Brazilian, Canadian diplomats not welcome

Venezuela says Brazilian, Canadian diplomats not welcome Sun, 24 Dec, 2017

Venezuela on Saturday said two diplomats from Canada and Brazil were no longer welcome, in an escalating showdown over their criticism of President Maduro's socialist government.
Robert Mugabe resigns as Zimbabwe's president after 37 years

Robert Mugabe resigns as Zimbabwe's president after 37 years Tue, 21 Nov, 2017

Robert Mugabe resigned as Zimbabwe's president on Tuesday, swept from power as his 37-year reign of autocratic control and brutality crumbled within days of a military takeover.

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