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People of Kinshasa welcome back their postmen

Kinshasa - "Getting a letter in the post is a first for me, and what's more at home!" says Odette Tshibambe, a student in her thirties in Kinshasa.Her excitement is understandable.

Iceland's Pirate Party to try to form government

Reykjav - Iceland's president on Friday invited the anti-establishment Pirate Party to form a government, after both the right and left-wing parties each failed in their bids.

What next for Cuba after Fidel Castro?

Havana - A page in Cuba's history has turned with the death of its revolutionary leader Fidel Castro. So what happens now on the communist island?The Caribbean nation is at a crossroads.

Iceland's Left-Greens abandon bid to form govt

Reykjav - Like Iceland's right-wing before it, the Left-Green Movement said Friday it was abandoning all attempts to form a government after coalition talks failed, plunging the country into political uncertainty.

Iceland left-green alliance fails to form government

Reykjav - Iceland's Left-Green movement said Wednesday it had failed in its bid to form a new coalition government, three weeks after snap elections triggered by the Panama Papers scandal.

Georgia PM vows security boost after reelection win

Tbili - Georgia's acting prime minister on Tuesday pledged to meet security and economic challenges in the fervently pro-Western nation as he named a new cabinet following his party's landslide re-election victory.

Iceland left-green alliance to launch talks on forming government

Reykjav - Iceland's Left-Green movement agreed on Sunday to start formal talks on forming a new coalition government, three weeks after snap elections triggered by the Panama Papers scandal.

Chile's struggling president reshuffles government

Santiago - Chile's President Michelle Bachelet launched her sixth cabinet reshuffle in less than three years in a bid to strengthen her government ahead of a general election next year.

Iceland's Left-Green head tasked with forming govt after deadlock

Reykjav - The head of Iceland's Left-Green movement was tasked Wednesday with forming a new government, nearly three weeks after snap elections triggered by the Panama Papers scandal left the country in political deadlock.

UK govt rejects memo claiming it has no Brexit plan

London - The British government insisted Wednesday that it has a plan for Brexit, after a leaked memo prepared by a consultancy firm warned it could take another six months to agree its negotiating strategy.

La French Tech initiative is driving modern startups to glory

France's startup entrepreneurs and investors are living a new Renaissance led by a Government program called "La French Tech" that has now become a true brand.

Colombia's ELN rebels hope to free hostage next week

Estanzuela - Colombian rebel group ELN said Friday it hopes to free hostage ex-congressman Odin Sanchez next week, clearing the way to begin peace talks with the government.

Under-pressure Greek PM to reshuffle cabinet: state TV

Atenas - Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras was expected to reshuffle his cabinet, state TV reported Friday, in an apparent bid to boost his government's standing after unpopular austerity cuts.State TV ERT said the reshuffle was "hours away".

Lebanon's new PM a vocal critic of Hezbollah, Syria

Beirut - Lebanon's new prime minister Saad Hariri, the son of former billionaire premier Rafik Hariri, is a vociferous critic of Hezbollah and the Syrian regime which he blames for his father's assassination.

Lebanon's Hariri to form government, but path tough

Birut - Former prime minister Saad Hariri was nominated Thursday to form Lebanon's next government but the process is likely to be hampered by deep differences with the powerful Hezbollah movement.

Lebanon's Hariri to form government, but path tough

Birut - Former prime minister Saad Hariri was nominated Thursday to form Lebanon's next government but the process is likely to be hampered by deep differences with the powerful Hezbollah movement.

Lebanon's Hariri to form government, but path tough

Birut - Former prime minister Saad Hariri was nominated Thursday to form Lebanon's next government but the process is likely to be hampered by deep differences with the powerful Hezbollah movement.

Iceland president tasks conservative leader with forming govt

Reykjav - Iceland's president on Wednesday tasked conservative leader Bjarni Benediktsson with forming a new government after snap elections on Saturday triggered by the Panama Papers scandal.

Turkey fires another 10,000 civil servants in post-coup purge

Istanbul - Turkish authorities have fired over 10,000 more civil servants, as the government presses a crackdown over the failed July coup, the official gazette said.

Portugal's ruling party calls German minister a 'pyromaniac'

Lisbon - The head of Portugal's ruling Socialists called German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble a "pyromaniac" Thursday after he criticised Lisbon for reversing course on austerity.

British PM downplays cabinet tensions over Brexit

London - British Prime Minister Theresa May's office sought to downplay cabinet tensions over Brexit on Monday after reports her finance minister is antagonising colleagues with his warnings about the economic dangers.

Scotland's Sturgeon says independence will happen

Glasgow - Separatist leader Nicola Sturgeon on Saturday said her belief that Scotland will become independent was stronger than ever as she confirmed preparations for a second referendum for leaving Britain.

France PM vows stronger security cooperation with Canada

Ottawa - France's Prime Minister Manuel Valls during a visit to Canada on Thursday said both nations are "committed" to strengthening their efforts against terrorism.

Italy PM Renzi seeks to avoid party split over referendum

Rome - Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi sought Monday to avoid a rift in his Democratic Party over an upcoming referendum on constitutional reforms.

Yemen rebels form rival government

Sanaa - Shiite Huthi rebels in Yemen formed Tuesday a "national salvation" government to rival the internationally recognised administration of President Abedrabbo Mansour Hadi.

Gabon unveils 'inclusive' government after poll violence

- Gabon's prime minister has unveiled a new cabinet that includes few opposition figures, despite promises by re-elected President Ali Bongo to be more inclusive after disputed elections in August.

Ecuador's Correa names successor for 2017 election

Quito - Ecuador's ruling party on Saturday named Lenin Moreno -- who uses a wheelchair and has been a champion of the rights of people with disabilities -- as its candidate to succeed President Rafael Correa.

US Congress passes spending bill, avoiding shutdown

Washington - The US Congress passed a spending bill late Wednesday and staved off a government shutdown, after reaching agreement on funding for a tainted water crisis in Flint, Michigan that had bedeviled earlier proposals.The fiscal year ends on September 30.

Gabon opposition chief calls for sanctions after election loss

Libreville - Gabon's opposition leader on Thursday called for sanctions against regime members he accused of electoral fraud and scorned any idea cooperating with re-elected head of state Ali Bongo.

China PM comes to Canada looking for extradition treaty

Ottawa - Chinese Premier Li Keqiang landed in Ottawa to meet with his Canadian counterpart Justin Trudeau and press for an extradition treaty.
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