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Race for Britain's Brexit PM heats up after Boris bows out

London - Britain's ruling Conservative Party was left reeling on Friday, after the shock withdrawal of favourite Boris Johnson from the race to become prime minister in the wake of the vote to leave the EU.

Polls point to cliffhanger on Australian election eve

Sydney - Australia's leaders made last-gasp pitches Friday to wow voters with polls on the eve of elections pointing to a cliffhanger as the media swung behind "reformer" Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull.

Polls point to cliffhanger on Australian election eve

Sydney - Australia's leaders made last-gasp pitches Friday to wow voters with polls on the eve of elections pointing to a cliffhanger as the media swung behind "reformer" Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull.

Polls point to cliffhanger on Australian election eve

Sydney - Australia's leaders made last-gasp pitches Friday to wow voters with polls on the eve of elections pointing to a cliffhanger as the media swung behind "reformer" Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull.

Brazil impeachment vote to follow Olympics: Official

Bras - Legislators will vote on removing Brazil's suspended president Dilma Rousseff from office just days after the Olympic Games end in Rio, the Senate president said Thursday.

Erdogan inaugurates grandiose new Turkish bridge

Ankara - Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Thursday inaugurated the fourth-longest suspension bridge in the world, the latest of his pet mega-projects.The Osman Gazi bridge, which has been under construction since 2013, stretches 2.6 kilometres (1.

Putin officially lifts Turkey tourism ban

Moscow - Russian President Vladimir Putin on Thursday officially lifted restrictions on tourism in Turkey after mending ties with Ankara over its downing of one of Moscow's warplanes.

EU-Canada deal should be put to German parliament: Merkel

Berlin - Chancellor Angela Merkel said Thursday that the German parliament should be consulted on the EU's free trade deal with Canada, setting her on a collision course with European Commission chief Jean-Claude Juncker.

Contenders to be Britain's new Brexit PM

London - On a day of high political drama in Britain on Thursday, five people put their names forward in the race to succeed David Cameron as prime minister and Conservative party leader after he resigned following Britain's vote to leave the European Union.

Michael Gove: The man who betrayed his allies twice

London - A bespectacled intellectual with a low-key public image, Michael Gove emerged as an unlikely force behind the Brexit campaign and a Machiavellian political player after rebelling against his former friend and ally, Prime Minister David Cameron.

Theresa May: tough minister, unifying post-Brexit PM?

London - Britain's tough-talking interior minister Theresa May has avoided the Conservative party in-fighting that dominated the EU referendum campaign, making her a strong contender to replace leader David Cameron as premier.

Boris Johnson pulls out of race to be Britain's Brexit PM

London - Leading Brexit campaigner Boris Johnson on Thursday ruled himself out of the race to succeed Prime Minister David Cameron in a bombshell announcement just a week after Britain voted to leave the EU.

Mongolia vote landslide stinging rejection of government policy

Ulan Bator - A landslide election victory by Mongolia's opposition is a stinging rejection of the government's failed economic policies, analysts and voters said Thursday, as the country struggles to turn its vast natural resources into national wealth.

Britain's Theresa May launches bid to succeed PM

London - British interior minister Theresa May announced her bid to succeed Prime Minister David Cameron on Thursday, saying negotiations to leave the European Union should not begin before the end of the year.

EU opens new chapter in Turkey membership talks

Brussels - The European Union announced Thursday it had opened a new negotiating chapter with Turkey on its long-stalled bid for membership of the bloc, as part of its migrant deal with Ankara.

Brexit campaigner Gove bids to succeed Cameron as UK prime minister

London - Leading Brexit campaigner and Justice Minister Michael Gove on Thursday announced a surprise bid to succeed David Cameron as British prime minister, launching a sensational attack on referendum ally Boris Johnson, who is also expected to run.

Assessing Libya's unity government, three months in

Tripoli - On March 30, Libya's prime minister-designate Fayez al-Sarraj sailed into Tripoli under naval escort and set up the headquarters of his country's unity government.

New Philippine President Duterte vows deadly crime war

Manila - Authoritarian firebrand Rodrigo Duterte was sworn in as the Philippines' president Thursday -- and quickly launched a foul-mouthed vow to wipe out drug traffickers and even urged ordinary Filipinos to kill addicts.

New Philippine President Duterte vows deadly crime war

Manila - Authoritarian firebrand Rodrigo Duterte was sworn in as the Philippines' president Thursday -- and quickly launched a foul-mouthed vow to wipe out drug traffickers and even urged ordinary Filipinos to kill addicts.

New Philippine President Duterte vows deadly crime war

Manila - Authoritarian firebrand Rodrigo Duterte was sworn in as the Philippines' president Thursday -- and quickly launched a foul-mouthed vow to wipe out drug traffickers and even urged ordinary Filipinos to kill addicts.

Brexit allies fall out in fierce battle to succeed Cameron

London - Brexit campaigner Michael Gove announced a surprise bid Thursday to become Britain's next prime minister, in a blow for his close ally Boris Johnson's chances, as turmoil gripped both the country's main political parties after the shock vote to leave t...

Brexit: A tumultuous week

London - A snapshot of key developments since Britain set off a political earthquake by voting last week to leave the European Union.

N. Korea leader Kim Jong-Un gets new 'top post'

Seoul - North Korea has created a new, supreme governing commission with leader Kim Jong-Un as its chairman, underlining the 33-year-old's absolute control over every aspect of state policy in the isolated, nuclear-armed nation.

Puerto Rico rescue bill clears Congress, Obama to sign

Washington - The US Senate passed a bipartisan measure that would allow Puerto Rico to restructure its $70 billion debt just two days before the island was to careen into massive default.

Friends of Brazil's Rousseff launch crowdfunding effort

Bras - Dilma Rousseff is getting a little help from her friends.Two leftist supporters of the suspended Brazilian president on Wednesday launched a project to crowdfund her campaign against her removal from office.

Duterte to be sworn in as Philippine president, launch crime war

Manila - Authoritarian firebrand Rodrigo Duterte takes office as Philippine president Thursday, promising a ruthless and deeply controversial war on crime as the chief focus of his six-year term.

A President Trump would 'complicate' U.S.-Europe ties: Hollande

Paris - If US Republican candidate Donald Trump is elected president it would be a dangerous result and "complicate" relations between Europe and the United States, French President Francois Hollande has warned.

Brexit raises concerns for long-term global growth: Obama

Ottawa - Britain's vote to leave the European Union raises "longer-term concerns" about global growth at a time of already weak economic output, US President Barack Obama said Wednesday.

Obama warns Venezuela not to block 'legitimate' recall drive

Ottawa - US President Barack Obama issued a stern warning to Venezuela's government Wednesday to not block the opposition's "legitimate" efforts to hold a referendum to recall the country's embattled president Nicolas Maduro.

Brazil delays impeachment until after Olympics: Report

Bras - A vote on whether to remove Brazil's suspended president Dilma Rousseff from office will be postponed until after the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, a report said Wednesday.
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