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24/04/2017 16:06

Obama says ready to train new leaders in first post-presidency speech

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Former US president Barack Obama returned to the public spotlight Monday, saying he hopes to spend the next phase of his life helping to «prepare the next generation of leadership.»

23/04/2017 11:06

Iran's Ahmadinejad says won't endorse other candidates

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Iran's former hardline president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said Sunday that he won't endorse other candidates in next month's election, after he and his deputy...

23/04/2017 05:41

Iran elections have history of dark horses

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Election season is under way in Iran and the rumour mill is in overdrive as the public tries to divine the backroom machinations that have thrown up major surprises in the past.

22/04/2017 00:04

Ahmadinejad barred as Iran Guardians pick vote candidates

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Former Iranian leader Mahmoud Ahmadinejad was barred from running in next month's election Thursday while President Hassan Rouhani was among six candidates approved by Iran's conservative-controlled Guardian Council, state media reported.

21/04/2017 19:20

Barack Obama returns

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Having largely remained silent since Donald Trump succeeded him as US president in January, Barack Obama will make his first public appearance on Monday in his adopted hometown of Chicago.

21/04/2017 12:28

New South African alliance calls for Zuma's exit

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South African opposition parties, religious groups and civil society activists on Thursday launched a new alliance to try to force President Jacob Zuma to step down.

21/04/2017 06:08

Anger, confusion as Japan revives militaristic edict

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Japan's century-old imperial proclamation urging people to be willing to die for the emperor was consigned to history books until video surfaced showing children in an Osaka kindergarten enthusiastically reciting it.

21/04/2017 01:15

Iran bans live election debates

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Iran's interior ministry said Thursday there would be no live debates in the run-up to next month's presidential election.

21/04/2017 00:38

Rouhani among 6 candidates selected for Iran election

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President Hassan Rouhani was among six candidates approved Thursday by Iran's conservative-dominated Guardian Council to run in next month's election while...

20/04/2017 11:05

India bans red car beacons to end elitist culture

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India said Wednesday it will ban ministers and senior officials from using red beacons on their cars to cut through traffic, a longstanding privilege that has caused resentment and accusations of elitism.

20/04/2017 04:55

Georgia run-off sets test for Trump, and Democrats

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Republicans faced a sobering reminder of Donald Trump's unpopularity Wednesday after a young Democrat forced a run-off election in a conservative congressional district, highlighting the vulnerability of the president's party as opponents draw inspiration for fierce battles ahead.

20/04/2017 00:07

Indian politicians to face trial over mosque demolition

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Three senior members of India's ruling Hindu nationalist party including a cabinet minister should face trial over the demolition of a mosque a quarter of a...

18/04/2017 06:06

With Georgia race, litmus test looms for Trump

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A 30-year-old Democrat hopes to capitalize Tuesday on Donald Trump's lackluster popularity by seizing a Georgia congressional seat held by Republicans for decades, in an election seen as a litmus test of the president's first 100 days.

16/04/2017 06:07

Iran elections: top candidates

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Registration to run in Iran's election on May 19 closed on Saturday, with more than 1,600 hopefuls throwing their hats in the ring.

16/04/2017 06:05

Iran election sign-up closes with mayor's last-minute entry

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Registration for next month's Iranian presidential election closed on Saturday, with more than 1,600 hopefuls signing up, including a last-minute entry by Tehran mayor Mohammad Bagher Ghalibaf.

17/01/2017 12:13

«Troubled times»: Green Day takes on Trump again

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Punk rockers Green Day renewed their attack Monday on President-elect Donald Trump, warning of dangers ahead for the world in a video that celebrates Martin Luther King Jr.'s legacy.

17/01/2017 12:02

The Trump transition, tweet by tweet

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Since winning the presidency, Donald Trump has exploited Twitter to make administrative announcements, weigh in on foreign policy -- and hurl barbs at anyone who crosses him.

11/01/2017 22:57

Trump angrily rejects «phony» Russia dossier claims

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President-elect Donald Trump on Wednesday berated the media and US intelligence agencies as he denied explosive allegations about his ties with Russia -- while admitting for the first time that Moscow had likely meddled in the US election.

11/01/2017 17:44

The Trump-Russia dossier: What we know

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An explosive -- and unsubstantiated -- political research report on Donald Trump's links to Russia claims that Moscow holds deeply compromising information on the incoming US president.

10/01/2017 12:32

Senate to begin grilling Trump's cabinet nominees

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The US Senate begins confirmation hearings for key nominees to Donald Trump's cabinet Tuesday, amid concerns many of the president-elect's picks have not been fully vetted over ethics, or made full financial disclosures.

10/01/2017 10:13

Trump denounces Streep as «overrated Clinton flunky»

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Donald Trump took on one of the Hollywood greats Monday, accusing Meryl Streep of being an overrated actress and a Hillary Clinton "flunky" after the multiple Oscar winner tore into him at an awards ceremony.

10/01/2017 10:09

Obama says goodbye in last presidential speech

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Barack Obama closes the book on his presidency on Tuesday, with a farewell speech in Chicago that will try to lift supporters felled by Donald Trump's shock victory.

09/01/2017 16:09

Clinton will never run for office again: confidante

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Hillary Clinton will never run for office again after losing the US presidential election to Donald Trump in November after the most divisive campaign in memory, a confidante of the Democrat said on Sunday.

04/01/2017 11:15

Republicans lock horns with Trump as new Congress sworn in

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House Republicans were forced to back down Tuesday on plans to gut a congressional ethics office as Donald Trump rebuked them over the move, in an embarrassing clash with the president-elect on the day the new Congress was sworn in.

27/12/2016 23:27

Donald Trump says United Nations just a club for people to «have a good time»

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US President-elect Donald Trump has questioned the effectiveness of the United Nations, saying it was just a club for people to «have a good time», after the UN Security Council voted last week to condemn Israeli settlements in the West Bank and east Jerusalem.

27/12/2016 08:00

Obama confident he could have won the White House again

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President Barack Obama says he could have been reelected for a third term and that the nation still largely embraces his political vision despite last month's election of Donald Trump to succeed him.

18/12/2016 07:26

How Trump has upended Washington politics as usual

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During his unorthodox White House campaign, Donald Trump thoroughly shredded the rules of American politics, from his often coarse language to his intermittent disdain for basic concepts like freedom of the press.

18/12/2016 01:47

Trump tells Michelle Obama US now has hope

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President-elect Donald Trump insisted that America was full of hope since his election, shrugging off First Lady Michelle Obama's remarks suggesting otherwise.

13/12/2016 10:35

Congress, at odds with Trump, eyes Russia hack probe

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Leading senators supported a congressional investigation on Monday into US intelligence assessments that Russia interfered in the election, putting top Republicans on a collision course with incoming president Donald Trump.

12/12/2016 06:46

Trump on Russia meddling in US election: «I don't believe it»

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President-elect Donald Trump dismissed a brewing storm over Russian cyber meddling in the US election, rejecting as «ridiculous» US intelligence reports that Moscow tried to help him win the White House.

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