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Peru fears Venezuela headed toward civil war: foreign minister

Peru fears Venezuela headed toward civil war: foreign minister

Peru fears Venezuela may be headed toward civil war as a political crisis deepens and its economy implodes under the rule of socialist Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro ...

Czech PM won't resign, but aims to fire finance minister

Czech PM won't resign, but aims to fire finance minister

Czech Prime Minister Bohuslav Sobotka abruptly changed tack in his battle to remove Finance Minister Andrej Babis on Friday, taking back a pledge to resign and instead seeking only the dismissal of his main political rival.

Gambia's Jammeh leaves power after 22 years

Gambia's Jammeh leaves power after 22 years

Gambian leader Yahya Jammeh flew out on Saturday from the country he ruled for 22 years to cede power to President Adama Barrow and end a political crisis.

Italian Prime Minister Renzi to resign on Friday

Italian Prime Minister Renzi to resign on Friday

Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi will hand in his resignation on Friday, a parliamentary source said, as President Sergio Mattarella seeks to slow the pace of an unfolding political crisis.

Haitians vote hoping to restore constitutional order

Haitians vote hoping to restore constitutional order

Haitians went to the polls Sunday to elect a president and members of the legislature in hopes of restoring constitutional order in the impoverished Caribbean country after more than a year of political crisis.

Iraqi leader says political crisis helps Islamic State attack

Iraqi leader says political crisis helps Islamic State attack

A political crisis in Iraq is hampering the fight against Islamic State, Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi said on Saturday after some of the bloodiest attacks on Baghdad this year.

Kerry vows to up pressure on IS during Iraq visit

Kerry vows to up pressure on IS during Iraq visit

US Secretary of State John Kerry vowed Friday to turn up the heat on the Islamic State jihadist group as he visited Baghdad in a show of support for Iraq's crisis-hit government.

Brazilian president’s impeachment drive revived, Lula blocked

Brazilian president’s impeachment drive revived, Lula blocked

Brazilian lawmakers relaunched impeachment proceedings against President Dilma Rousseff and a judge blocked her bid to bring her powerful predecessor into her cabinet, intensifying the political crisis engulfing her.

Brazil's ex-president Lula questioned in anti-graft bust

Brazil's ex-president Lula questioned in anti-graft bust

Former Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva was briefly detained for questioning on Friday in a federal investigation of a vast corruption scheme, fanning a political crisis.