Tuesday , December 18 2018

Politics

Clinton, Donald Trump exchange jabs in addresses to pro-Israel lobby

Washington / AFP Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump exchanged jabs as they separately courted a massive crowd of pro-Israel lobbyists, putting their differing views on supporting the Jewish state front and center in their White House battle. Democrat Clinton positioned herself as an unwavering friend to Israel, while bashing her ...

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Kazakhstan ruling party wins parliamentary poll

Astana / AFP Energy-rich Kazakhstan’s ruling party has secured a landslide win in parliamentary polls that never threatened to trouble autocrat President Nursultan Nazarbayev’s long reign, official results confirmed Monday. According to the Central Electoral Commission (CEC) Nazarbayev’s Nur Otan party won 82 percent of votes in Sunday’s election and ...

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Rousseff in trouble as impeachment drive accelerates; Lula fights back

Brasília / AFP Brazil’s struggling leftist government is fighting on two fronts as impeachment proceedings threaten President Dilma Rousseff and legal battles harry her predecessor, Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva. Rousseff’s presidency appears to be in peril as she fights impeachment, protests, recession and scandal, and her decision to call ...

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