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Brazil's presumptive president beset by risks

Bras - Michel Temer expects to become Brazil's full president if his rival Dilma Rousseff gets impeached this week. If he trips up, the country will fall deeper into crisis, analysts warn.

Addict risks all in deadly Philippine drug war

Manila - Pedicab driver Reyjin dives into a neighbour's house for a quick meth fix, fearful of taking a bullet to the head in Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte's brutal war on drugs but unable to quit.

Addict risks all in deadly Philippine drug war

Manila - Pedicab driver Reyjin dives into a neighbour's house for a quick meth fix, fearful of taking a bullet to the head in Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte's brutal war on drugs but unable to quit.

Addict risks all in deadly Philippine drug war

Manila - Pedicab driver Reyjin dives into a neighbour's house for a quick meth fix, fearful of taking a bullet to the head in Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte's brutal war on drugs but unable to quit.

Venezuela sends opposition leader back to jail, expels Ecuadoran lawmakers

Caracas - Venezuela sent an opposition leader who was under house arrest back to jail and expelled a delegation of Ecuadoran lawmakers, amid rising political tension over a campaign to recall leftist President Nicolas Maduro.

Spain's acting PM warns forming new government still 'a wish'

Madrid - Spain's acting prime minister warned Saturday that forming a government remained a "wish", in downbeat comments ahead of a crunch parliamentary vote over the country's political deadlock.

British PM wants to trigger EU pull-out 'without parliament vote'

London - Prime Minister Theresa May wants to trigger Britain's withdrawal from the European Union without a vote in parliament beforehand, a report said Saturday.

Turkey arrests ex-envoy who brokered secret Gulen meeting

Istanbul - Turkish authorities on Saturday arrested three former top diplomats over the failed July 15 coup, including a senior official who brokered a meeting between the then premier and the US-based preacher blamed for the plot.

Bongo's fate in the balance as Gabon goes to the polls

Libreville - Gabon voted in a presidential election pitting incumbent President Ali Bongo against a veteran politician riding on a promise to end a 50-year-old family dynasty.

No Arab Spring in Zimbabwe: Mugabe warns protesters

Harare - Zimbabwe's President Robert Mugabe on Friday warned that the Arab Spring style of protests would fall flat in Zimbabwe after police fired teargas and beat up protesters staging the latest of a string of highly charged demonstrations.

Clock ticking, Trump finds himself in an ever-deeper hole

Washington - This was supposed to be the new -- new! -- Donald Trump, the more temperate Republican candidate who had emerged in the past two weeks seeking to broaden his appeal to a more diverse electorate.

Facebook makes trending news feature more automated

San Francisco - Facebook said it is further automating its "trending" stories feature, a move that will scale back human input to prevent personal bias from influencing which stories get highlighted.

Tunisia parliament approves new unity government

Tunis - The new unity government of Youssef Chahed won resounding support from parliament, approving a new cabinet line-up which must tackle the country's pressing socio-economic and security challenges.

Op-Ed: Stephen Harper resigns as MP

Former prime minister Stephen Harper announced this morning that he will resign as member of parliament for Calgary Heritage, and quit politics.

Brazil police urge graft charges against ex-leader Lula

Rio De Janeiro - The Brazilian police recommended corruption charges against former president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva on Friday as part of a probe into a huge embezzlement scheme at the state oil company Petrobras.

Brazil police urge graft charges against ex-leader Lula

Rio De Janeiro - The Brazilian police recommended corruption charges against former president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva on Friday as part of a probe into a huge embezzlement scheme at the state oil company Petrobras.

Morales sees 'conspiracy' in Bolivia minister's murder

La Paz - Bolivian President Evo Morales said Friday that his government is the victim of a "political conspiracy" after protesting miners allegedly kidnapped and beat to death a minister who tried to negotiate with them.

Brazil's Congress — a den of corruption

Bras - Brazil's Senate is big on decorum, not even letting men in without a coat and tie. But when it comes to corruption allegations, the politicians judging suspended president Dilma Rousseff seem less worried.

Erdogan opens third bridge over Istanbul's Bosphorus

Istanbul - President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Friday inaugurated the third bridge over the Bosphorus Strait between Europe and Asia in Istanbul, a spectacular project at the heart of his drive to create a lasting historical legacy.

Eastern EU leaders call for joint army at summit with Germany

Varsovia - Eastern EU countries on Friday pushed for the bloc to create a joint army as they met with Germany for talks on sketching Europe's post-Brexit future.

Eastern EU leaders call for joint army at summit with Germany

Varsovia - Eastern EU countries on Friday pushed for the bloc to create a joint army as they met with Germany for talks on sketching Europe's post-Brexit future.

Zimbabwe police fire tear gas, beat anti-Mugabe marchers: AFP

Harare - Riot police in Zimbabwe fired tear gas, beat up several people and blocked off the site of an opposition demonstration on Friday, an AFP correspondent said, the latest in a string of protests to hit the country.

Poverty, hardship emboldens protesting Zimbabweans

Harare - A failing economy and deepening poverty have spawned a wave of sporadic anti-government protests in Zimbabwe, the likes of which have not been seen in years.

Thousands march over dissolved Ecuador teacher union

Quito - Thousands of demonstrators marched in Quito and other Ecuadoran cities Thursday against the socialist government of Rafael Correa and its dissolution of a public teachers' guild.

Brazil's Rousseff broke no laws, impeachment trial hears

Bras - Suspended Brazilian president Dilma Rousseff's former economy minister testified Saturday that Rousseff did not break any laws justifying impeachment, as her trial closed in on next week's climax.

Brazil's Rousseff broke no laws, impeachment trial hears

Bras - Suspended Brazilian president Dilma Rousseff's former economy minister testified Saturday that Rousseff did not break any laws justifying impeachment, as her trial closed in on next week's climax.

Brazil's Rousseff broke no laws, impeachment trial hears

Bras - Suspended Brazilian president Dilma Rousseff's former economy minister testified Saturday that Rousseff did not break any laws justifying impeachment, as her trial closed in on next week's climax.

Bolivian deputy minister killed by miners

La Paz - Bolivian miners kidnapped, tortured and beat to death a deputy minister who tried to negotiate with protesting workers on Thursday, in what the government condemned as a brutal murder.

Mega projects to help 'build future of Istanbul': minister

Istanbul - Turkey is seeking to "build the future of Istanbul" with a brace of ambitious projects including a third bridge spanning the Bosphorus Strait linking Europe and Asia, Transport Minister Ahmet Arslan told AFP.

Tunisia to vote on cabinet to tackle mounting challenges

Tunis - Tunisia's parliament will Friday vote on a government proposed by premier-designate Youssef Chahed before the new cabinet can start tackling the country's pressing socio-economic and security challenges.
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