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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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Per 12 anni, 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...

Chile president Piñera faces impeachment after Pandora papers leak

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Opposition politicians have launched impeachment proceedings against Chile’s president, Sebastián Piñera, over possible irregularities in the sale of a mining company, after new details about the deal were revealed in...

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. Il primo ministro, 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, has died aged 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 elezione. 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 ...

Fears for democracy in El Salvador after president claims to be ‘coolest dictator’

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The top US diplomat in El Salvador has warned of “a decline in democracy” in the country, whose president, Nayib Bukele, recently changed his Twitter profile to read “the coolest dictator in the world”. Speaking after...

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, muore invecchiato 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, has died aged 84. The state television announcement on Friday, citing a stateme...

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