Government And Politics

Moroccan police crack down on protesting teachers

Feb 20, 2019

Moroccan police are firing water cannon at protesting teachers and beating people back with truncheons amid demonstrations around the capital

South Africa to loan $5 billion to ailing state power firm

Feb 20, 2019

South Africa's minister of finance says that the government will loan the troubled state power company, Eskom, 69 billion rand ($4.9 billion) to help it service its debts

Algerian opposition figures hope to find joint candidate

Feb 20, 2019

Sectors of Algeria's diverse political opposition are meeting to secure a joint candidate to face incumbent President Abdelaziz Bouteflika in the April 18 presidential elections

Egypt executes 9 over 2015 assassination of top prosecutor

Feb 20, 2019

Egyptian security officials say nine suspected Muslim Brotherhood members have been executed after being convicted of involvement in the 2015 assassination of the country's top prosecutor

Britain urges Germany to ease curbs on arms sales to Saudi

Feb 20, 2019

Britain's top diplomat is demanding that Germany relax its ban on arms sales to Saudi Arabia because they are affecting UK sales of weapons to the oil-rich kingdom

Kim or Trump? Hanoi barber offers leaders' hairdos for free

Feb 20, 2019

Donald Trump and Kim Jong Un have become the latest style icons in Hanoi, a week before their second summit in Vietnam's capital

French court hits Swiss bank UBS with $4.2 billion fine

Feb 20, 2019

A French court has ordered Swiss bank UBS to pay more than 3.7 billion euros ($4.2 billion) in fines for helping wealthy French clients evade tax authorities

EU slams Romanian govt for diluting anti-corruption fight

Feb 20, 2019

The European Union appeals to Romanian authorities to not roll back efforts to fight high-level corruption after the government enacted a contentious measure that critics say will exert more political control over the judiciary

Ruling party endorses Uganda's Museveni for 6th term

Feb 20, 2019

Uganda's ruling party has endorsed president as its flag bearer for the 2021 elections

Putin sternly warns US against putting missiles in Europe

Feb 20, 2019

President Vladimir Putin has sternly warned the United States against deploying new missiles in Europe, saying that Russia will retaliate by fielding new weapons that will take just as little time to reach their targets

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