Thursday , January 24 2019


Italy’s populists make France nemesis ahead of European elections

Bloomberg Italy’s populists looking for an arch enemy to concentrate their nationalist rhetoric ahead of European Parliamentary elections have found one: France and its Europhile president Emmanuel Macron. France has summoned the Italian ambassador over comments by Deputy Premier and Five Star Movement leader Luigi di Maio that France “never ...

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Mutiny attempt tests Maduro’s grip on power

Bloomberg It was still dark, but Venezuela’s army had already smothered a mutiny and turned to tear-gassing protesters supporting the rebels. The loyalist Supreme Court announced that it would depose the National Assembly’s head and nullify its motion declaring President Nicolas Maduro’s rule invalid. Then, Brazil’s president predicted a speedy ...

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Congo’s Fayulu urges protest as rival handed presidency

Bloomberg Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC)’s Constitutional Court confirmed opposition leader Felix Tshiskedi as the next president, while rival Martin Fayulu rejected the ruling and declared himself the rightful head of state. The court judgment of Sunday in Kinshasa, the capital, clears the way for the first transfer of power ...

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