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Ecuador’s president declares state of emergency over drug trafficking

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Ecuador’s president has decreed a state of emergency to confront drug trafficking and other crimes in Ecuador, saying the military and police will take to the streets to provide security. In a national broadcast on Mo...

Colin Powell: the man who might have been America’s first Black president

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Colin Powell wrote a speech in November 1995 announcing a run for US president. He wrote another speech announcing a decision not to run. When he faced reporters in a hotel in Alexandria, Virginia, Powell delivered th...

Czech hospital angered by unauthorised visit to see ailing president

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Police in the Czech Republic will stop unauthorised hospital visits to the country’s ailing president, Miloš Zeman, after doctors treating him in intensive care complained that a leading political figure had called on...

Largest US union federation’s first female president takes charge at critical moment

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Vir 12 jare, Liz Shuler was No 2 to Richard Trumka, president of the AFL-CIO, main union federation in the US, but after Trumka’s unexpected death in August, Shuler became the its first-ever female president at a tim...

Die president van Chili, Piñera, word beskuldig nadat Pandora -papiere gelek het

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Opposisiepolitici het vervolgingsverrigtinge teen die president van Chili begin, Sebastian Piñera, oor moontlike ongerymdhede in die verkoop van 'n mynmaatskappy, nadat nuwe besonderhede oor die ooreenkoms onthul is ...

Czech president still in hospital as analysts ponder PM’s election defeat

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The populist Czech president remained in hospital on Monday as news sank in that Andrej Babiš, the billionaire prime minister, had suffered a shattering general election defeat days after the release of the Pandora pa...

Tunisia’s president names new government as fiscal crisis looms

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Tunisia’s president, Kais Saied, has appointed a new government by decree, 11 weeks after he ousted the prime minister and suspended parliament to assume near total control. The prime minister, Najla Bouden, appointed...

Former Iranian president Abolhassan Bani-Sadr dies aged 88

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Abolhassan Bani-Sadr, who became Iran’s first president after the 1979 Islamic revolution before fleeing into exile in France, is oorlede op ouderdom 88. He died on Saturday at the Pitié-Salpêtrière hospital in Paris following...

Tony Abbott tells Taiwan’s president democracies must ‘stand shoulder to shoulder’ against China

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The former Australian prime minister Tony Abbott has told the president of Taiwan he hopes his visit to the democratically ruled island will help end its isolation from the international community. Abbott met Tsai Ing...

Son of ex-dictator Ferdinand Marcos to run for Philippines president

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The son of the Philippines’ former dictator Ferdinand Marcos has announced he will run for president in the 2022 verkiesing. Ferdinand Marcos Jr, known as Bongbong, who has defended President Rodrigo Duterte’s controver...

Taiwan president warns of ‘catastrophic consequences’ if island falls to China

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Taiwan is committed to defending its democracy against an increasingly aggressive China, the island’s president has vowed, warning of “catastrophic consequences” for the region should it fall. The comments from Tsai I...

Tunisia’s president names Najla Bouden as country’s first female PM

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Tunisia’s president named geologist Najla Bouden as the country’s first ever female prime minister-designate on Wednesday, to form a government with limited executive clout after the president seized wide-ranging powe...

South Korean president suggests ban on eating dog meat

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The South Korean president, Moon Jae-in, has raised banning the eating of dogs in the country, his office said, a traditional practice that is becoming an international embarrassment. The meat has long been a part of ...

Vrees vir demokrasie in El Salvador nadat president beweer dat hy 'die coolste diktator' is

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Die top Amerikaanse diplomaat in El Salvador het gewaarsku teen ''n afname in demokrasie' in die land, wie se president, Hier is om te kyk, het onlangs sy Twitter -profiel verander om te lees “die coolste diktator ter wêreld”. Praat agterna ...

Will she run for president? Duterte’s daughter keeps the Philippines guessing

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It was a decade ago, before her father had become Philippine president, that Sara Duterte attracted national attention. A local sheriff had ignored orders issued by her, the mayor of Davao City, to delay the demolitio...

Abdelaziz Bouteflika, ousted Algerian president, sterf bejaardes 84

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Algeria’s longest-serving president, Abdelaziz Bouteflika, who was ousted in 2019 amid pro-democracy protests after two decades in power, is oorlede op ouderdom 84. The state television announcement on Friday, citing a stateme...

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