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Algeria protest leaders tell army to stay out of politics

Algeria protest leaders tell army to stay out of politics

A new group headed by political leaders, opposition figures and activists called on Algeria's powerful generals to stay out of politics as it pressed President Abdelaziz Bouteflika and the government to quit.

Thailand's early voting kicks off with crowds, long lines

Thailand's early voting kicks off with crowds, long lines

Hundreds of thousands of voters crowded into schools, parking lots and temples across Thailand on Sunday, eager to cast an early ballot a week before the country's first election in eight years.

Yellow vest 'ultimatum' rally turns violent in Paris

Yellow vest 'ultimatum' rally turns violent in Paris

After weeks of declining participation, France's ‘yellow vest’ protest movement attempted to rebound on Saturday with a major rally in Paris which quickly turned violent.

Trump signs first veto to secure funding for border wall

Trump signs first veto to secure funding for border wall

Donald Trump signed the first veto of his presidency Friday, overriding congressional opposition to secure emergency funds to build more walls on the US-Mexico border.

Slovaks vote for president amid fallout from journalist murder

Slovaks vote for president amid fallout from journalist murder

Slovaks began voting Saturday in round one of a presidential election that a vocal government critic is poised to win after an investigative journalist's murder dealt a blow to the ruling elite.

India's Congress duo launch election campaign on PM's home turf

India's Congress duo launch election campaign on PM's home turf

India's powerful Nehru-Gandhi dynasty launched a blistering attack Tuesday on Narendra Modi, as the opposition Congress party began election campaigning with a massive rally in the prime minister's home state.

Italy to sign New Silk Road 'memorandum' with China

Italy to sign New Silk Road 'memorandum' with China

Italy will sign a memorandum of understanding with China to officially support Beijing's massive Belt and Road Initiative (BRI), the Undersecretary of Foreign Affairs said Monday.

May going to Strasbourg to seek Brexit breakthrough: Irish FM

May going to Strasbourg to seek Brexit breakthrough: Irish FM

British Prime Minister Theresa May will travel Monday to Strasbourg in a bid to ‘finalise’ her Brexit deal ahead of a crucial vote in the UK parliament, Irish Foreign Minister Simon Coveney said.

Anti-Bouteflika strikes hit Algeria's schools, transport

Anti-Bouteflika strikes hit Algeria's schools, transport

Thousands of students took to the streets of Algeria on Sunday against President Abdelaziz Bouteflika's bid for a fifth term, as schools shut and transport in the capital halted as part of a protest strike.

Palestinian president appoints ally Shtayyeh as new PM

Palestinian president appoints ally Shtayyeh as new PM

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas has chosen his close adviser Mohammad Shtayyeh to be the new prime minister, the Palestinian news agency WAFA reported on Sunday.

Guaido, Maduro rallies set as Venezuela emerges from blackout

Guaido, Maduro rallies set as Venezuela emerges from blackout

Thousands of Venezuelans prepared to protest once again Saturday as opposition leader Juan Guaido cranks up the pressure on beleaguered President Nicolas Maduro and the lights came back on following an electricity ...

EU, UK officials hold more Brexit talks

EU, UK officials hold more Brexit talks

British and EU officials were meeting Saturday to try again to break the deadlock over their divorce deal, less than three weeks before Brexit.