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Tunisia: President Kais Saied sacks prime minister and suspends parliament after violent protests

Tunisia’s president has been accused of staging a coup by his opponents after he dismissed the prime minister and froze parliament following violent demonstrations over the country’s handling of the COVID-19 pandemic. In a statement on Tunisia’s state television, President Kais Saied said he would assume executive authority with the support of a new prime […]

Business

ADB head urges fiscal resilience with eye on U.S. monetary normalisation

TOKYO (Reuters) – Emerging Asian countries must raise tax revenue and mobilise domestic financial resources as they brace for U.S. interest rate hikes that could cause another financial crisis, Asian Development Bank President Masatsugu Asakawa told Reuters.FILE PHOTO: Asian Development Bank President-elect Masatsugu Asakawa speaks during an interview with Reuters in Tokyo, Japan, November 29, […]

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Dick Brass: Pardon me, Mr President

OPINION: Dear President Trump, Tomorrow is Christmas. It’s been a terrible year. So for a gift, I am hoping you can give us all a Presidential pardon. Pardon me? That’s right. I’d like you to please use your Constitutional power to pardon me for any federal crimes I might ever have committed. I don’t believe […]

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US President Donald Trump presses Georgia governor to help overturn election

US President Donald Trump fruitlessly pressed Georgia’s governor on Saturday to call a special legislative session aimed at subverting the presidential election results in that state as Trump’s fixation with his defeat overshadowed his party’s campaign to save its majority in the Senate. Trump and Georgia Governor Brian Kemp spoke by phone hours before Trump […]

Politics

President Trump sues in 3 states, laying ground for contesting outcome

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump’s campaign filed lawsuits Wednesday in Pennsylvania, Michigan and Georgia, laying the groundwork for contesting battleground states as he slipped behind Democrat Joe Biden in the hunt for the 270 Electoral College votes needed to win the White House. The new filings, joining existing Republican legal challenges in Pennsylvania and […]

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China sends fighter jets as U.S. health chief visits Taiwan

TAIPEI (Reuters) – Chinese air force jets briefly crossed the mid-line of the Taiwan Strait on Monday and were tracked by Taiwanese missiles, Taiwan’s government said, as U.S. health chief Alex Azar visited the island to offer President Donald Trump’s support. Azar arrived in Taiwan on Sunday, the highest-level U.S. official to visit in four […]

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How you can be US president without winning most votes

The US presidential election will take place in less than 100 days. But it’s possible the candidate with the most votes from the public won’t be the winner. This is because the president is not chosen directly by the voters, but what’s known as the electoral college. So who are Americans voting for? When Americans […]

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Russia vote: President Putin could stay in power until 2036 as Russians approve constitutional reforms

A majority of Russians have voted to approve amendments to the country’s constitution which would allow President Vladimir Putin to stay in power until 2036, despite protests in Moscow and Saint Petersburg. Election officials said that with 98% of all precincts counted, nearly 78% had voted for the constitutional amendments. The results mean that Mr […]