Tuesday , June 18 2019

Politics

Kim seeks support from Putin in summit amid Trump tension

Bloomberg Kim Jong-un is grappling for a way out of his stalemate in nuclear talks with Donald Trump as he meets Russian President Vladimir Putin for the first time on Thursday, seeking diplomatic support. The North Korean leader is expected to highlight his Kremlin counterpart’s backing for easing international sanctions ...

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S Africa opposition adopts Trump-like immigrant attacks

Bloomberg Shorn of their most important campaign weapon, scandal-ridden former President Jacob Zuma, South Africa’s biggest opposition parties are turning to populism as they scramble for votes in the most competitive election since the end of apartheid. The two main challengers to the ruling African National Congress (ANC) are increasingly ...

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‘No fraud’ in presidential vote: Indonesia

Bloomberg The Indonesian government rejected opposition allegations of “massive fraud” in the presidential vote and urged supporters of Prabowo Subianto to allow the election commission to peacefully complete the election process. The opposition has claimed widespread tampering of voters list and accused the country’s independent election commission of colluding with ...

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Brexit chaos spurs renewed Scottish drive for independence vote

Bloomberg The leader of Scotland’s pro-independence government vowed to push for another vote on leaving the UK within two years to protect the country from the consequences of Brexit. Nicola Sturgeon, first minister of the semi-autonomous administration in Edinburgh, said the political system in London had failed Scotland, ignoring its ...

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Terrorist group behind blasts that killed 290, says Sri Lanka

Bloomberg Sri Lanka’s government has blamed local extremist group National Thowheed Jamath (NTJ) for one of Asia’s deadliest terrorist attacks in years, and said other nations had shared intelligence warnings ahead of the blasts. The death toll rose to 290 in the coordinated blasts on Easter Sunday at churches and ...

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Putin offers no warm words as Russia mulls new Ukrainian president

Bloomberg Russian President Vladimir Putin gave a frosty response to comic Volodymyr Zelenskiy’s landslide election as Ukraine’s new president, with the Kremlin saying it was “premature” to offer congratulations on his victory. “Moscow respects the choice of the Ukrainian people, especially since this choice is very obvious,” though it’s too ...

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