Tuesday , May 23 2017

Politics

Moon declares election win, pledges to unify divided S Korea

epa05952973 South Korean President-elect Moon Jae-In (C), celebrates with his supporters after he was declared the winner after election results in Seoul, South Korea, 10 May 2017.  EPA/JEON HEON-KYUN

  Bloomberg Moon Jae-in declared victory in South Korea’s leadership race, pledging to unify the nation after nine years of conservative rule that culminated in the country’s biggest street protests since the 1980s. With 40 percent of ballots counted in Tuesday’s presidential election, Moon received 39.5 percent of votes, leading ...

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Mugabe’s ruling party plans disrupting Zimbabwe oppn

  Bloomberg Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe’s ruling party is discussing using a press clampdown and intimidation in rural areas to thwart a newly united opposition’s challenge to its three-decade rule in elections next year, according to three senior officials with knowledge of the matter. Officials of the Zimbabwe African National ...

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Obama warned Trump against hiring Flynn, ex-officials say

epa05931243 Democratic Senator from Rhode Island Sheldon Whitehouse (C-R), along with other Democratic lawmakers, speaks to the the media on President Trump's first 100 days in office at the US Capitol in Washington, DC, USA, 27 April 2017. They announced that former national security advisor Michael Flynn was warned against accepting foreign payments.  EPA/JIM LO SCALZO

  Bloomberg President Barack Obama warned Donald Trump during the presidential transition against hiring Michael Flynn as his national security adviser, according to two former Obama administration officials. The revelation came hours before Trump’s former Acting Attorney General Sally Yates, a holdover from the Obama administration, is to testify to ...

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Merkel challenger joins Macron for EU growth

  Bloomberg German Social Democrat Martin Schulz said he would join France’s Emmanuel Macron in leading an investment boom in Europe to buttress the region’s economy if he’s elected to replace Angela Merkel as chancellor in September. President-elect Macron, a “reform-minded and ambitious” candidate, requires a “similar energy” from Germany ...

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