Thursday , February 21 2019

Politics

Macron’s top aides face possible probe in bodyguard case

Bloomberg Pressure on Emmanuel Macron’s top three aides intensified after a French Senate committee recommended a probe, saying the officials may have misled lawmakers while testifying under oath in a scandal about the president’s rogue bodyguard. Citing “withholding, incoherence and contradictions,” a parliamentary investigation committee recommended that the president of ...

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Pakistan vows retaliation if India launches military action

Bloomberg Pakistan’s Prime Minister Imran Khan said his nation would retaliate if attacked by India, following New Delhi’s strongest accusations yet that its nuclear-armed neighbour was responsible for a major terrorist attack in Kashmir. “Pakistan will not think of retaliation, Pakistan will retaliate,” Khan said in a televised speech on ...

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Brazil’s Bolsonaro fires political ally

Bloomberg Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro fired a key political ally and cabinet member amid a campaign funding scandal, raising doubts over his government’s unity and the prospect of economic reforms. Secretary-General Gustavo Bebianno’s dismissal was confirmed by the presidential spokesman, after days of intense speculation. The ruling PSL party that ...

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