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G7 rejects Maduro's Venezuela election win

G7 rejects Maduro's Venezuela election win

The Group of Seven (G7) industrialized nations on Wednesday rejected Venezuela's presidential election outcome, saying Nicolas Maduro's win lacks ‘legitimacy and credibility’ and calling for a new vote.

Italy sparks fears of new European crisis

Italy sparks fears of new European crisis

Fears of a new European crisis grew Tuesday over Italy's incoming eurosceptic government, which has vowed to reject the Brussels austerity diet and to crack down on immigrants.

Malaysia sets up task force to probe 1MDB scandal

Malaysia sets up task force to probe 1MDB scandal

Malaysia on Monday set up a task force to probe allegations that billions of dollars were looted from sovereign wealth fund 1MDB in an audacious fraud overseen by ousted ex-leader Najib Razak.

Greek mayor hospitalised after 'far-right' attack

Greek mayor hospitalised after 'far-right' attack

The mayor of Greece's second city Thessaloniki was hospitalised early Sunday after an assault by suspected far-right members at a rally, officials said.

US, China agree to abandon trade war: Beijing

US, China agree to abandon trade war: Beijing

Washington and Beijing have agreed to abandon any trade war and back off from imposing tariffs on each other, Chinese state media reported Sunday.

Convicted killer in Malaysia scandal offers to tell all: report

Convicted killer in Malaysia scandal offers to tell all: report

A Malaysian former police officer convicted of killing a young woman in a scandal linked to the country's disgraced ex-leader offered Saturday to reveal who ordered the grisly slaying in exchange for a full pardon ...

New Catalonia president includes jailed, exiled leaders in govt

New Catalonia president includes jailed, exiled leaders in govt

Catalonia's new president Quim Torra on Saturday named two former ministers, jailed by Madrid for backing independence from Spain, together with two others who fled into exile, to his regional government.

'Yes' votes ahead in Burundi constitutional referendum

'Yes' votes ahead in Burundi constitutional referendum

Burundi looked set to adopt constitutional reforms that could allow President Pierre Nkurunziza to remain in power until 2034, with official results on Friday showing a ‘yes’ vote winning in 14 of 18 provinces.

Trump marks one year of Mueller probe with 'No Collusion' tweet

Trump marks one year of Mueller probe with 'No Collusion' tweet

Donald Trump on Thursday marked the one-year anniversary of special counsel Robert Mueller's probe into ties between the president's campaign team and Russia with a trademark tweet, reiterating ‘there is still No Collusion.’

India's Congress bids to block Modi party in key state

India's Congress bids to block Modi party in key state

India's opposition Congress party suffered an electoral setback Tuesday in one of the last major states which it governs and scrambled to build a coalition to stop Prime Minister Narendra Modi's party taking over.

French court upholds ex-minister's fraud conviction, but no jail

French court upholds ex-minister's fraud conviction, but no jail

A French appeals court on Tuesday upheld a tax fraud conviction against former budget minister Jerome Cahuzac, whose hidden overseas accounts became one of the most embarrassing episodes ...

New Armenia PM tells Putin Moscow ties will remain close

New Armenia PM tells Putin Moscow ties will remain close

New Armenian premier Nikol Pashinyan on Monday assured Russia's Vladimir Putin that Yerevan's ties with Moscow will remain close following his rise to power on the back of mass anti-government protests.