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Macron's popularity dips as French fuel tax revolt simmers

Macron's popularity dips as French fuel tax revolt simmers

Emmanuel Macron's popularity took a further hit in recent weeks, according to a poll on Sunday, as fuel tax protests rumbled on across France in the latest sign of discontent with the president's economic reforms.

ANC calls for unity as rift over Zuma widens

ANC calls for unity as rift over Zuma widens

Markets have rallied since Cyril Ramaphosa narrowly defeated Jacob Zuma's ex-wife Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma in an ANC leadership contest last month.

Thousands protest Macron labour reforms in France

Thousands protest Macron labour reforms in France

Over 220,000 protesters marched against President Emmanuel Macron's flagship economic reforms on Tuesday in the first major demonstrations opposed to his pro-business agenda.

Australians swing against ruling coalition in knife-edge election

Australians swing against ruling coalition in knife-edge election

Australia appeared to be heading for a ok, hung parliament or a minority government with half the votes counted in a national poll on Saturday, potentially blocking Prime Minister Malcolm ...

India's ruling party wins power in northeast, widens influence

India's ruling party wins power in northeast, widens influence

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi's ruling party won power for the first time in the northeastern state of Assam, a victory that will help his government recover some reform momentum after poll losses last year.

Iran's moderates make modest gains in run-off election

Iran's moderates make modest gains in run-off election

Politicians allied to President Hassan Rouhani came out strongest in a second round of parliamentary elections in Iran, but his moderate faction appeared unlikely to clinch an overall majority.

India inflation notches up to 5.7% in January

India inflation notches up to 5.7% in January

India's consumer price inflation quickened slightly to 5.7% in January, presenting a potential headache for Prime Minister Narendra Modi ahead of the national budget due later this month.