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Czech mogul faces tough sell on minority government

Prague - The Czech president on Wednesday named a minority government led by Andrej Babis, a billionaire populist facing fraud charges who is struggling to win a confidence vote in parliament next month.

Poland's new PM says no change in govt goals

Warsaw - Polish lawmakers on Tuesday approved the cabinet of Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki, who promised to maintain the previous administration's focus on social welfare but barely mentioned the issues that have put Warsaw at odds with the European Union.

Next Polish PM vows to continue ruling party's reforms

Warsaw - Poland's incoming prime minister Mateusz Morawiecki on Friday said he would continue with the governing party's reforms, while focussing on strengthening the economy, security and Poland's position abroad.

'All-consuming' Brexit dictates - and jeopardises - May's agenda

London - As Britain finally reached a deal on the terms of its divorce from Brussels, civil servants in Britain are facing up to a mammoth administrative task that risks crowding out anything else.

Polish PM survives no-confidence vote but may still be replaced

Warsaw - The Polish parliament, which is controlled by the governing conservatives, on Thursday rejected a no-confidence motion against Prime Minister Beata Szydlo, but reports swirl that she could still be replaced by the end of the day.

Syrian government to rejoin Geneva talks on Sunday

Geneva - Syrian government negotiators will return to Geneva this weekend to rejoin United Nations-backed peace talks, after leaving the city in protest last week, the UN envoy said Thursday.

Syria peace talks resume in Geneva, without government delegation

Geneva - UN-backed peace talks for war-ravaged Syria resumed in Geneva Tuesday but without Syrian government negotiators, who sources said have yet to determine if they will return.

Canada boosts funding to dig up landmines, including in Syria

Ottawa - Canada announced more funding Monday to rid the world of landmines, including clearing explosives left by the Islamic State group in Raqqa and southern Syria.

Syria govt still unsure on return to Geneva talks

Geneva - Syrian government negotiators are still unsure whether they will return to continue peace talks in Geneva after they flew back to Damascus this weekend, a government source said Monday.

Iceland forms 'unusual' left-right coalition after election

Reykjav - Iceland on Thursday formed a "highly unusual" left-right coalition a month after a general election, in a bid to stabilise politics in the nation which has seen rising distrust of a scandal-ridden elite.

Czech government resigns to give way to mogul

Prague - The centre-left Czech cabinet in office since 2014 stepped down Wednesday, giving way to a new government led by a billionaire mogul who won last month's general election.

Cuba honors Fidel Castro one year after his death

Havana - With little fanfare, Cuba on Saturday commemorated the first anniversary of the death of revolutionary leader Fidel Castro as it prepares to move into the post-Castro era.

Cuba honors Fidel on anniversary, eyes post-Castro era

Havana - Cuba commemorates the first anniversary of the death of revolutionary father Fidel Castro on Saturday as it looks ahead to the post-Castro era.Ceremonies marking the anniversary are scheduled across the Caribbean island.

Canada accepts most US border jumpers' refugee claims

Ottawa - Canadian officials held crisis talks Thursday as new figures showed that most border jumpers who flooded into the country from the United States this year were granted asylum.

Czech mogul loyalist elected parliament speaker

Prague - A Czech lawmaker from billionaire Andrej Babis's populist ANO party, which won elections last month, was on Wednesday elected speaker of parliament, an important post in the government formation process.

Czech mogul faces parliament amid tough government talks

Prague - Billionaire Andrej Babis sought support on Monday for his controversial bid to become Czech prime minister as parliament met for the first time after his populist ANO party won elections last month.

France to 'prevent' Muslim street prayers in Paris suburb

Paris - French authorities will stop Muslims from praying in a street north of Paris, the country's interior minister said Sunday, after a series of protests by lawmakers and locals over what they view as an unacceptable use of public space.

Icelandic parties begin new talks to form government

Reykjav - Iceland's political leaders on Monday began new negotiations to form a government, a week after left-led coalition talks broke down, the president's office said.

Georgia PM reshuffles cabinet

Tbili - Georgian Prime Minister Giorgi Kvirikashvili on Monday announced a cabinet reshuffle and merger of several ministries in a bid to reduce red tape and the cost of running the government.

May names Brexit campaigner to replace ousted aid minister

London - British Prime Minister Theresa May on Thursday promoted a junior minister to replace ousted aid secretary Priti Patel, avoiding a major personnel shuffle and maintaining the delicate Brexit balance in her cabinet.

Canada slaps sanctions on 52 in Russia, Venezuela, S.Sudan

Ottawa - Canada imposed sanctions Friday against 52 people in three countries for human rights abuses and corruption under a new law enacted in memory of late Russian lawyer Sergei Magnitsky.

Iceland president tasks Left-Green leader with forming government

Reykjav - Iceland's president on Thursday tasked Left-Green Movement leader Katrin Jakobsdottir with forming a government after her party's strong showing in a snap general election last week.

Czech leader taps tycoon to form new government

Prague - The Czech president on Tuesday formally asked billionaire Andrej Babis to form the EU country's next government, after the controversial leader of the populist ANO (Yes) movement already vowed to go it alone in a minority administration.

Assad regime wins ground, but political fights ahead

Birut - Syria's President Bashar al-Assad has regained the upper hand after six years of conflict, but his regime faces a tough diplomatic fight against international isolation and negotiations with newly powerful Kurds.

Macri calls on business, unions to back reform plans

Buenos Aires - Argentina's President Mauricio Macri called on business and union leaders to put aside their differences and back his government's planned economic and social reforms in a speech Monday.

Interview: Joe Stuntz on cybersecurity and One World Identity Special

Joe Stuntz was most recently the Policy Lead for the White House Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Cyber and National Security unit, now he works with One World Identity. We spoke with Stuntz about cybersecurity threats and solutions.

Czech tycoon to form minority cabinet with experts

Prague - Billionaire Andrej Babis, whose populist ANO movement won the Czech general election, said Friday he would form a minority cabinet boosted by experts from outside the party -- after being snubbed by all potential coalition partners.

Poland objects to planned visit by US white supremacist

Varsovia - Poland's foreign ministry on Thursday said it objected to a visit by US white supremacist Richard Spencer, whom Polish nationalists have invited to an Independence Day event next month.

Improved economic outlook cuts Canada budget deficit

Ottawa - A surging Canadian economy has reduced the government's budget deficit this year by billions of dollars, the finance minister said Tuesday.

Peruvian congress approves legalisation of medicinal pot

- Peru's congress late Thursday overwhelmingly approved a measure supported by President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski that legalises marijuana for medicinal use.
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