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Indonesia president vows to rebuild after volcano eruption as death toll rises to 34

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Indonesia’s president has visited areas devastated by a powerful volcanic eruption that killed at least 34 people and left thousands homeless, and vowed that communities would be quickly rebuilt. Clouds of hot ash sho...

Pécresse attacks ‘zigzagging’ Macron as French right goes after president

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Emmanuel Macron came under fire from the French right at the weekend as Valérie Pécresse was chosen as the presidential candidate for Les Républicains, while the far-right TV pundit Éric Zemmour launched a new party a...

Valérie Pécresse: the ‘bulldozer’ who would be France’s first female president

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When Valérie Pécresse crossed rural France this summer, visiting farms and villages to escape what she called her grotesquely unfair image as a “blond bourgeoise” from Versailles, she promised to smash the French Repu...

Honduras to get first female president after ruling party concedes defeat

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Honduras’s ruling party has conceded defeat in presidential elections, giving victory to the leftist opposition candidate Xiomara Castro and easing fears of another contested vote and violent protests. Tegucigalpa may...

Omicron variant is vaccine inequality wake-up call, says South Africa’s President Ramaphosa – video

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South Africa's president, Cyril Ramaphosa, has expressed disappointment at countries that have imposed travel bans on southern African countries after the emergence of a new Covid-19 variant.Omicron, named a 'variant ...

Czech president appoints new PM in ceremony behind glass

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The Czech president, Milos Zeman, has appointed the leader of a centre-right alliance, Petr Fiala, as prime minister in a ceremony he performed from a plexiglass cubicle after testing positive for Covid-19. Fiala lead...

Interpol’s president: alleged torturer rises as symbol of UAE soft power

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Maj Gen Ahmed Nasser al-Raisi’s ascent through the ranks of the interior ministry in Abu Dhabi is associated with the United Arab Emirates’ transformation into a hi-tech surveillance state. His personal achievements i...

UK will press governments to stick to climate pledges, says Cop26 president

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The UK will continue to press governments around the world to cut greenhouse gas emissions urgently in the next year to limit global heating to 1.5C, after the UN climate talks that concluded last week, the president ...

Succession recap: series three, episode six – so that’s how you pick a president

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Spoiler alert: this recap is for people watching Succession season three, which airs on HBO in the US and Sky Atlantic in the UK. Do not read on unless you have watched episode six. The shareholders’ meeting was done....

Joe Biden reportedly telling allies he will run for president again in 2024

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Joe Biden has reportedly been letting allies know he’ll be running for president again in 2024. Amid sliding approval ratings, Biden is reported to be keen to dash any assumption in Democratic circles that he’ll be st...

Colombian president condemns police academy’s Nazi costume event

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Colombia’s president, Iván Duque, has issued a rebuke after cadets at a police academy caused outrage by dressing up as Nazis for a cultural exchange event in honour of Germany. Photos of the ceremony were shared on a...

Turkey arrests suspect in assassination of Haitian president

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Turkish authorities have arrested a man considered a suspect of “great interest” in the assassination in July of the Haitian president, Jovenel Moïse, Haiti’s foreign minister, Claude Joseph, has said. The suspect, Sa...

Chilean president Piñera impeached over Pandora papers revelations

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Chile’s President Sebastián Piñera has been impeached by the lower house of congress, setting up a trial in the nation’s senate over allegations he favored the sale of a family property while in office. The vote to im...

‘It is what girls need’: the FGM activist hoping to be the Gambia’s president

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Jaha Dukureh was a young mother of three with little campaigning experience when she started a movement in the Gambia to end female genital mutilation, backed by the Guardian. In the seven years that followed she advi...

Czech parties agree coalition deal as president remains in hospital

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Czech centrist and centre-right parties reached an agreement on forming a majority coalition government and its key agenda, the chairman of the strongest party in the new coalition said. The five-party coalition face...

Despite Nigeria’s problems, President Buhari is building a legacy of hope

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Nigeria has faced challenges for as long as anyone can remember. But one problem Nigerians don’t talk about is our collective inability to acknowledge where progress is being made. Fixating only on what is not working...

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