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Joko Widodo

Indonesia’s Widodo looks set for election victory

Indonesian President Joko Widodo declared victory on Thursday (18 April) in the race to lead the world's third-largest democracy, saying unofficial results showed his ticket...

Peru ex-president dies after shooting himself to avoid arrest 

Peru's former president Alan Garcia died in a hospital in Lima on Wednesday (17 April) after shooting himself as police arrived at his house...

Egypt parliament votes to extend President Sisi’s term till 2030

Egypt's parliament on Tuesday (16 April) approved amendments to the constitution that could keep President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi in power until 2030, though they...

Adani coal mine a flashpoint for Australian election

On the main shopping street in the tropical north Australian city of Townsville, dotted with "For Lease" signs, Chrissa Alexion is adamant a planned...

Swiss to support Belt and Road push during president’s China trip

Switzerland will sign an accord backing China's Belt and Road Initiative when President Ueli Maurer visits China this month, cementing ties with a major...
Notre-Dame

Fire guts Notre-Dame Cathedral in Paris

A massive fire consumed Notre-Dame Cathedral on Monday, gutting the roof of the Paris landmark and stunning France and the world, though firefighters saved...

Canada omits mention of Sikh extremism as terrorist threat

The Canadian government led by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has removed a reference to Sikh extremism from its 2018 report on terrorism which had...
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EU tariffs to target €20 billion of US imports

The European Commission has drawn up a list of US imports worth around €20 billion ($22.6 billion) that it could hit with tariffs over...

Baby born to three parents in Greece

A team of Greek and Spanish doctors announced Thursday (11 April) the birth of a baby using DNA from three people after a controversial...

Sudan’s Bashir ousted by military; protesters demand civilian government

President Omar al-Bashir, who ruled Sudan in autocratic style for 30 years, was overthrown and arrested in a coup by the armed forces on...