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Thousands rally in Turkey to back detained Kurdish MP on hunger strike

Diyarbakir - Thousands demonstrated Saturday in Turkey's Kurdish-majority southeast to support a detained lawmaker from a pro-Kurdish party who launched a hunger strike in November.

Macron's debate put to test as 'yellow vests' stage 10th protest

Paris - France's "yellow vests" took to the streets on Saturday for a 10th straight weekend of anti-government protests, despite attempts by President Emmanuel Macron to channel their anger into a series of town hall debates.

Macron's debate put to test as 'yellow vests' stage tenth protest

Paris - France's "yellow vests" took to the streets on Saturday for a 10th straight weekend of anti-government protests, defying attempts by President Emmanuel Macron to channel their anger into a series of town hall debates.

Suspicious deposits made to account of Brazil president's son: report

Bras - Brazilian authorities have detected a series of suspicious cash transfers amounting to around $30,000 into the bank account of President Jair Bolsonaro's eldest son, according to a report.

Fuel pipeline blaze in Mexico kills 20, injures dozens: officials

Mexico - A leaking fuel pipeline triggered a massive blaze in central Mexico Saturday, killing at least 20 people and injuring another 54, officials said.

Special counsel disputes explosive report on Trump lawyer testimony

Washington - Special Counsel Robert Mueller's office took the rare step Friday of disputing a news report on his Russia investigation, saying a BuzzFeed article alleging that US President Donald Trump directed his former lawyer to lie to Congress is "not accurate.

Poland bids emotional farewell to murdered mayor

Gdansk - Thousands of Poles gathered in the Baltic port city of Gdansk on Saturday to bid an emotional farewell to murdered liberal mayor Pawel Adamowicz, whose public stabbing has raised questions about hate speech in politics in the country.

As elections near, Spain's Podemos on verge of split

Madrid - Long hailed as a beacon of success for the far-left after erupting in Spain five years ago, Podemos is now on the verge of a split that analysts say could hurt the ruling Socialists.

Op-Ed: Get ready for President Trump's big announcement on Saturday

President Donald Trump says he’ll make a “major announcement” on the four-week-long government shutdown and the southern border on Saturday afternoon - and if people are smart, they will take whatever he says with a grain of salt.

Burkina Faso PM and government resign

Ouagadougou - Burkina Faso's government and Prime Minister Paul Kaba Thieba stood down on Friday, according to a statement released by the country's president.

Indigenous people protest for their rights in Washington

Washington - Hundreds of members of indigenous communities protested in Washington on Friday, denouncing injustices they are facing and demanding that their rights be respected.

Macron ex-aide Benalla charged over diplomatic passports

Paris - A former top security aide to French President Emmanuel Macron who was at the heart of a scandal this summer was charged Friday with illegal use of diplomatic passports.

Brazil lawmakers' trip to China stirs anger

S - A trip to China by lawmakers from Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro's party has stirred anger in the far-right leader's entourage, partly because of his wariness of the Asian power but also because of the group's stated mission.

French police under fire as 'yellow vests' casualty toll mounts

Paris - Twenty years ago Jean-Marc Michaud was a paratrooper who proudly marched with the army down the Champs-Elysees avenue in Paris on France's national holiday.

Spain, UK agree to let citizens vote in post-Brexit local elections

Madrid - Spain said Friday it had reached a deal with Britain allowing citizens living in both countries to keep voting in local elections as the prospect of a no-deal Brexit looms.

Lebanon foreign minister urges Arab League to readmit Syria

Beirut - Lebanon's foreign minister on Friday called for the Arab League to readmit Syria ahead of a regional economic summit in Beirut, more than seven years after it suspended Damascus' membership.

Zimbabwe blocks social media as crackdown intensifies

Harare - Zimbabwe on Friday blocked most social media as international criticism mounted of a ruthless security crackdown after anti-government protests.Police and soldiers have been accused of indiscriminately dragging people from their homes and beating them....

Russia agrees for Germany, France to monitor Kerch Strait: Lavrov

Moscow - Russia on Friday said it had agreed for France and Germany to monitor shipping traffic in the Kerch Strait following a naval confrontation between Moscow and Kiev last year.

Same old elite? Macron's 'revolution' fails with fed up French

Paris - Jean-Baptiste Moreau, a farmer who splits his time between parliament and his cow sheds, thought he would be part of the solution to France's political problems when he was elected.

Democrat vows to probe Trump lawyer's alleged lies to Congress

Washington - A top Democrat in the US Congress has vowed to look into a report that President Donald Trump ordered his personal attorney to lie to Congress to hide dealings with Russia.

Germany urges Russia to destroy missile to save nuclear treaty

Moscow - German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas on Friday called on Russia to destroy a controversial missile system Washington says breaches a key arms control treaty.

Model claiming Trump secrets 'dragged' into Russian detention: lawyer

Moscow - A Belarusian model who claimed she had proof of Russian collusion with the Trump election campaign was in custody Friday after police "dragged" her from a transit zone in Moscow's airport, her lawyer told AFP.

Stefan Lofven: welder turned 'rightwing socialist' Sweden PM

Stockholm - After months of political wrangling, Swedish Prime Minister Stefan Lofven has managed to cling to power for a second term, swallowing a bitter pill by agreeing to cooperate with the centre-right.

Swedish lawmakers elect PM Lofven to second term

Stockholm - Sweden ended a four-month political vacuum Friday when lawmakers elected Prime Minister Stefan Lofven to a second term, after he elbowed out the far-right to save one of Europe's few left-wing governments.

Singapore former govt stalwart seeks to form new party

Fpo - A former stalwart of Singapore's long-ruling government and ex-presidential candidate said Friday he is seeking to form a new party ahead of elections expected as early as this year.

Swedish centre-left PM wins second term after months of wrangling

Stockholm - Sweden ended a four-month political vacuum Friday when lawmakers elected Prime Minister Stefan Lofven to a second term, after he elbowed out the far-right to save one of Europe's few leftwing governments.

Minus US govt, Davos faces Brazilian populism and Brexit

London - Organisers of next week's annual Davos conclave put on a brave face Friday after US President Donald Trump withdrew his entire delegation, insisting the forum still had plenty of political and corporate firepower in its debating armoury.

'Thousands' more children separated from parents at US border in 2017-18

Washington - Thousands more children were forcibly separated from their parents after illegally crossing the US-Mexico border from 2017-2018 than originally admitted by President Donald Trump's administration, an official report said Thursday.

US officials to ask Ecuador embassy staff about Assange visitors

London - US investigators will on Friday begin to question diplomatic staff who were stationed at the Ecuadorian embassy in London during WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange's years-long stay about his visitors, according to the whistleblower group.

Trump grounds House speaker, scraps Davos trip amid shutdown

Washington - US President Donald Trump forced the cancellation Thursday of a trip to Afghanistan by his Democratic opponent Nancy Pelosi, and scrapped administration officials' travel to the Davos forum as a government shutdown plunged Washington deeper into deadlo...
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