Tag Archives: Politicians

22Nov/17

Mugabe is gone but his repressive system remains, activist

HARARE, ZIMBABWE (NOVEMBER 22, 2017) (REUTERS) – Zimbabwean activist Patson Dzamara said on Wednesday (November 22) said he is relieved that Robert Mugabe resigned as president after close to four decades in power, but said the “Mugabe system” remains.
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15Nov/17

Zimbabwe army launches takeover against ‘criminals’ around Mugabe, says president ‘safe’

HARARE, ZIMBABWE (REUTER) – Zimbabwe’s military seized power early on Wednesday (November 15) targeting “criminals” around President Robert Mugabe but gave assurances on national television that the 93-year-old leader and his family were “safe and sound”. Continue reading

13Nov/17

Human rights, killings not addressed in Duterte-Trump talks: Philippine spokesman

MANILA, PHILIPPINES (NOVEMBER 13, 2017) (REUTERS) – The issue of human rights and alleged extrajudicial killings in the Philippines was not discussed during a meeting on Monday (November 13) between U.S. President Donald Trump and counterpart Rodrigo Duterte, a Philippine spokesman said. Continue reading

12Nov/17

Trump says agrees with U.S. intelligence assessment of Russian meddlin

HANOI, VIETNAM (NOVEMBER 12, 2017) (REUTERS) – U.S. President Donald Trump said on Sunday (November 12) that he agreed with the U.S. intelligence community’s assessment on Russian meddling in last year’s U.S. election. Continue reading

09Nov/17

China says its people can contact the outside world, after Trump skirted country’s firewall to tweet on trip

BEIJING, CHINA (NOVEMBER 9, 2017) (REUTERS) – Chinese Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Hu Chunying said on Thursday (November 9) there were plenty of channels for people in China to communicate with “the outside world”. Hua’s comments were a response to a journalist’s question about whether China sees U.S. President Donald Trump’s open use of twitter during his trip in Beijing to be in breach of Chinese law. Continue reading

07Nov/17

Sex scandals did not stop Berlusconi’s political resurrection

MILAN, ITALY (‪‪NOVEMBER 6, 2017) (FORZA ITALIA) – Four-time former prime minister Silvio Berlusconi was once more stealing newspaper headlines on Tuesday (November 7) after his right-wing bloc relished a huge political victory in regional elections in Sicily. Continue reading

23Oct/17

Widow of U.S. soldier says Trump call ‘made me cry’

The widow of a U.S. Army sergeant killed in Niger this month said on Monday a condolence call from President Donald Trump “made me cry even worse” when he said that her husband “knew what he signed up for.” Continue reading

26Sep/17

U.S. Republicans tweak Obamacare repeal bill, support tepid

WASHINGTON, D.C., UNITED STATES (SEPTEMBER 25, 2017) (SENATE TV) –
Republican senators struggled to gather more support for a last-ditch attempt to repeal Obamacare on Monday (September 25), despite revising funding provisions of their bill to make it more attractive to a handful of undecided lawmakers.
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25Sep/17

Split emerges in German far right as co-leader storms out of news conference

BERLIN, GERMANY (SEPTEMBER 25, 2017) (REUTERS) – Divisions emerged in the far-right Alternative for Germany (AfD) on Monday (September 25), a day after it took third place in a national election, as its co-leader said she would not sit in parliament with AfD members. Continue reading

24Sep/17

Anglea Merkel wins fourth term – exit polls

German Chancellor Angela Merkel has been re-elected for a fourth term in federal elections, exit polls suggest. Pascale Davies reports. Continue reading