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Malaysia's Najib quizzed over scandal, graft fighter reveals threats

Putrajaya - Former Malaysian leader Najib Razak was questioned by anti-corruption authorities Tuesday after his shock election loss, as the top graft fighter revealed he faced threats and a bullet in the post when the old regime suppressed a probe into a massive f...

Protest greets fourth year of Thai junta rule

Bangkok - Thai police blocked anti-junta protesters from marching to Government House on Tuesday to mark four years of military rule, one of the largest acts of dissent since the army grabbed power.

Giuseppe Conte, an understated pick to lead Italy's populist government

Rome - Little-known lawyer and academic, Giuseppe Conte is set for a dramatic debut in the cut-throat world of Italian politics, as prime minister to lead an anti-establishment, far-right coalition government.

Italy's president to hold consultations after populists name pick for PM

Rome - Italy's president will Tuesday hold consultations after anti-establishment and far-right party leaders proposed little-known lawyer Giuseppe Conte as prime minister of a nascent populist coalition government.

Ex-London mayor Livingstone quits Labour Party in anti-Semitism row

London - Former London mayor Ken Livingstone quit the opposition Labour Party on Monday, saying his 2016 suspension for alleged anti-Semitic comments had become a "distraction" to a party recently dogged by the issue.

Trump attacks ex-CIA chief over 'hit job' Russia probe

Washington - President Donald Trump attacked the probe into possible collusion between his campaign and Russia as a "political hit job" on Monday, as a part of a mounting White House effort to paint the probe as politically motivated.

Convicted Serb radical buys house at persecution site

Belgrade - Serbian ultranationalist politician Vojislav Seselj said Monday he had bought a house in a village where his firebrand speeches during the 1990s Balkan wars earned him a jail term.

Turkey orders life jail for 104 suspects over coup bid

Ankara - A Turkish court on Monday handed life sentences to 104 suspects over their involvement in the July 2016 attempted coup against President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, state media reported.

Graft-busting journalist returns to new Malaysia

Kuala Lumpur - Clare Rewcastle Brown was harassed and vilified for years for waging a quixotic campaign to expose Malaysian corruption that helped topple the country's long-ruling regime.

Zimbabwe applies to rejoin Commonwealth

Harare - Zimbabwe has applied to rejoin the Commonwealth, the group said Monday, marking a major step in the country's international re-engagement after Robert Mugabe was ousted last year.

White House hypes threat from 'violent animals' of MS-13

Washington - The White House sought to underscore the threat from the largely Hispanic MS-13 gang Monday, describing its members as "violent animals.

Zimbabwe applies to rejoin Commonwealth

Harare - Zimbabwe has applied to rejoin the Commonwealth, the group said Monday, marking a major step in the country's international re-engagement after Robert Mugabe was ousted last year.

How did EU-founder member Italy go euro-sceptic?

Rome - All eyes are on Italy as the far-right League and rebellious Five Star Movement close in on power, ringing alarm bells in Brussels as the country inches towards becoming the first EU founding member to have a euro-sceptic government.

Lawyer Giuseppe Conte tipped to be Italy's new populist PM

Rome - A largely unknown lawyer and law professor, far removed from the cut-throat world of Italian politics, Giuseppe Conte is the favourite to lead the country's nascent populist government.

Poland's freedom icon Walesa backs disabled protesters

Warsaw - Poland's freedom icon Lech Walesa on Monday rallied behind a group of young disabled Poles who have spent 34 days camped out at parliament demanding the right-wing government increase their meagre living allowance.

Donald Trump at center stage in Mexican presidential debate

Tijuana - US President Donald Trump served as a punching bag in a late Sunday debate among the four leading contenders in Mexico's July 1 presidential election.

Four charged over attack on Greek mayor

Thessalon - Four men have been charged after the mayor of Greece's second city Thessaloniki was beaten up by suspected far-right supporters, a judicial source said Monday.

Zimbabwe parliament summons Mugabe to May 23 hearing

Harare - A Zimbabwe parliament committee has summoned former president Robert Mugabe to give evidence on Wednesday about diamond corruption alleged to have cost billions of dollars during his rule.

Danish minister says Ramadan fasting can be 'dangerous'

Stockholm - A Danish minister known for her strong anti-immigration views on Monday called for Muslims to take time off work during the fasting period of Ramadan, saying the practice can be "dangerous for all of us".

Malaysia sets up task force to probe 1MDB scandal

Kuala Lumpur - Malaysia on Monday set up a task force to probe allegations that billions of dollars were looted from sovereign wealth fund 1MDB in an audacious fraud overseen by ousted leader Najib Razak.

Thai politicians charged as dissent grows before coup anniversary

Bangkok - Three politicians from the party ousted by Thailand's generals were charged on Monday with sedition for holding a press conference, as dissent grows before the fourth anniversary of the junta's 2014 coup.

Venezuela: timeline of Maduro's rocky presidency

Caracas - Here is a look back at the major events in the turbulent rule of Venezuela's Nicolas Maduro, who sealed a second six-year term on Sunday which will keep him in the presidency until 2025.

Migrant door barely ajar as populists prepare to rule Italy

Rome - The impending arrival of an anti- establishment, far- right government in Italy heralds even more controversy over how to deal with the flow of migrants as it raises the spectre of mass expulsions.

Trump 'demands' probe of alleged spying on his campaign

Washington - US President Donald Trump demanded Sunday that the Justice Department investigate whether his presidential campaign was "infiltrated" or spied on for political purposes, prompting it to announce it would look into those issues.

Russia election meddling probe may end by September 1: Giuliani

Washington - Donald Trump's lawyer Rudy Giuliani says the investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election and possible collusion with Trump's campaign could end by September 1.

Jimmy Carter ribs Trump over size of commencement crowd

Washington - Former US president Jimmy Carter got a mischievous dig in at Donald Trump on Sunday, telling a commencement audience at a Virginia college that he had drawn a bigger crowd than the current president.

Trump 'demands' probe of alleged spying on his campaign

Washington - US President Donald Trump sharpened Sunday his accusations that his presidential campaign was "infiltrated" or spied on for political purposes, saying he would officially "demand" a Justice Department investigation.

Italy voters give verdict on new government programme

Milan - In a piazza in the centre of Milan, supporters of Italy's far-right League party came Sunday to cast their vote on the new government programme agreed by their party and the anti-establishment Five Star Movement (M5S).

Greek mayor hospitalised after 'far-right' attack

Thessalon - The mayor of Greece's second city Thessaloniki was hospitalised early Sunday after an assault by suspected far-right members at a rally, officials said.

Malaysia ex-PM denies graft charges in visit to home region

Pekan - Malaysia's scandal-tainted former leader Sunday denied he stole public funds and complained of the way he has been treated since he unexpectedly lost power in a stunning election defeat.
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