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Italy's president gives Conte green light to form new government

Italy's president gives Conte green light to form new government

Italy's president asked Giuseppe Conte to head up a coalition of the 5-Star Movement and opposition Democratic Party (PD) on Thursday, a move could that could improve Italy's fractious relations with the European Union.

Time running out for negotiations on new Italian coalition government

Time running out for negotiations on new Italian coalition government

Italy's Five Star Movement (M5S) and Democratic Party (PD) renewed efforts Wednesday to work out a coalition deal ahead of a looming deadline for an agreement.

Somalia's Jubbaland president wins new term amid rift with central government

Somalia's Jubbaland president wins new term amid rift with central government

The president of Jubbaland, a Somali region critical to East Africa's fight against al Shabaab militants, won a new term on Thursday, amid a growing rift between the federal government and its semi-autonomous states.

Congo health minister resigns over government handling of Ebola

Congo health minister resigns over government handling of Ebola

Congo's health minister, Oly Ilunga, resigned on Monday in protest at the presidency's announcement last week that it was stripping his team of control over the response to the Ebola outbreak.

Australia's conservative government on course for ‘miracle’ election victory

Australia's conservative government on course for ‘miracle’ election victory

Australia's Liberal-led conservative government was headed for a remarkable victory at the national election early on Sunday after uncovering a narrow path to victory ...

Mali gets new government after protests

Mali gets new government after protests

Mali's president has named a new government after its predecessor resigned last month amid widespread protests over an upsurge of deadly inter-communal violence, a presidency statement said.

Sri Lanka government declares curfew, shuts down access to major social media sites

Sri Lanka government declares curfew, shuts down access to major social media sites

The Sri Lankan government declared a curfew with immediate effect, junior defence minister Ruwan Wijewardene said on Sunday, following eight explosions ...

India government asked banks to save Jet Airways, avoid bankruptcy: sources

India government asked banks to save Jet Airways, avoid bankruptcy: sources

India's government has asked state-run banks to rescue privately held Jet Airways without pushing it into bankruptcy, as Prime Minister Narendra Modi seeks to avert thousands of job losses ...

Yemen government, rebels meet aboard UN ship

Yemen government, rebels meet aboard UN ship

The head of the UN mission in Yemen launched talks between the government and Houthi rebels aboard a boat in the Red Sea on Sunday aimed at shoring up a ceasefire, a government official said.

Indian journalist to spend a year in jail for criticizing government

Indian journalist to spend a year in jail for criticizing government

An Indian journalist was sentenced to a year in jail under a stringent national security law after he criticized a top government politician of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), his lawyer said Wednesday.

Lebanon PM confident of new government by year end

Lebanon PM confident of new government by year end

Lebanon's prime minister-designate, Saad Hariri, said Thursday he is ‘pretty sure’ that a six-month-old deadlock on forming a government will be broken by the end of the year.

Iraq celebrates one year since 'victory' against IS

Iraq celebrates one year since 'victory' against IS

Iraq's premier Monday marked a year since his country announced victory against the Islamic State militants by pledging to root out corruption and ensure hundreds of thousands of displaced return home.