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Venezuela's President Maduro takes oath as president-elect

Venezuela's President Maduro takes oath as president-elect Thu, 24 May, 2018

 Nicolas Maduro has been sworn in as Venezuela's president-elect, months before he's due to formally take the oath of office next year for a second term.
Prison riot in Venezuela leaves 11 dead, 28 wounded

Prison riot in Venezuela leaves 11 dead, 28 wounded Sat, 19 May, 2018

A prison riot in northern Venezuela has left at least 11 people dead and 28 others wounded, a rights group said Friday, the latest tragedy to hit the country's desperately overcrowded detention facilities.
Maduro seeks second term in isolated, ruined Venezuela

Maduro seeks second term in isolated, ruined Venezuela Fri, 18 May, 2018

Shrugging aside his country's economic ruin and growing international isolation, Venezuela's socialist President Nicolas Maduro seeks a second six-year term in controversial elections Sunday that are being boycotted by the opposition.
Malaysia's Mahathir wins shock election victory, toppling 61-yr-old regime

Malaysia's Mahathir wins shock election victory, toppling 61-yr-old regime Wed, 09 May, 2018

Malaysia's veteran ex-leader Mahathir Mohamad, 92, won a shock election victory Thursday, in a political earthquake that toppled the country's scandal-plagued premier and ousted a regime that has ruled for over six decades.
Divisions resurface as Germany fetes Marx at 200

Divisions resurface as Germany fetes Marx at 200 Sat, 05 May, 2018

Germany marked the 200th anniversary of Karl Marx's birth on Saturday, but the event was marred by protests against the revolutionary philosopher who remains a divisive figure almost three decades after the fall of the Berlin Wall.
Tens of thousands march for Scottish independence

Tens of thousands march for Scottish independence Sat, 05 May, 2018

Tens of thousands of people, many waving the Saltire flag and beating drums, marched through the streets of Glasgow on Saturday in support of Scottish independence.
Colombia, ELN rebels say peace talks will be moved to Cuba

Colombia, ELN rebels say peace talks will be moved to Cuba Sat, 05 May, 2018

Colombia and the ELN rebels said on Saturday they will move peace negotiations to end more than five decades of war to Cuba, after original host Ecuador pulled its support for the talks.
Russian opposition leader and activists held before Putin inauguration

Russian opposition leader and activists held before Putin inauguration Sat, 05 May, 2018

Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny and more than 1,000 anti-Kremlin activists were detained by police on Saturday during street protests against Vladimir Putin ahead of his inauguration for a fourth term as president.
Armenia celebrates as veteran leader quits amid protests

Armenia celebrates as veteran leader quits amid protests Mon, 23 Apr, 2018

Armenia's veteran leader Serzh Sarkisian resigned on Monday after mass protests against his election as prime minister with sweeping powers, sparking celebrations across the impoverished country.
Madagascar leader urges end to unrest amid protests over deaths

Madagascar leader urges end to unrest amid protests over deaths Mon, 23 Apr, 2018

Madagascar's president on Monday demanded an end to unrest he said was intended to divide the country after two demonstrators were killed in a confrontation between police and anti-government protesters at the weekend.
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.
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