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Putin slams 'tragic' clashes in Kiev over autonomy for rebel east

Moscow - Russian President Vladimir Putin on Friday condemned the deadly clashes that took place this week between police and nationalists in Kiev and questioned how long Ukrainians would "put up with" the instability rocking the country.

Morocco votes in test for Islamist government

Rabat - Some 15 million Moroccans go to the polls Friday for local elections seen as a gauge of the popularity of the government of Abdelilah Benkirane a year ahead of a general election.

Guatemala swears in new president as ex-leader detained

Guatemala City - Guatemala's Congress swore in a new president as disgraced former leader Otto Perez was ordered detained to prevent him becoming a fugitive from justice in the Central American nation's long-running corruption saga.

Guatemala judge orders ex-president Perez detained

Guatemala City - A judge ordered the detention Thursday of Guatemala's disgraced president Otto Perez, hours after he resigned his post amid a massive corruption scandal.

Turkey votes to extend mandate for military action in Syria, Iraq

Ankara - Turkey's parliament on Thursday voted to extend for another year a mandate that allows the military to combat Islamist jihadists and Kurdish militants in neighbouring Syria and Iraq, as the country battles its biggest ever security crisis.

Guatemala swears in new president amid corruption storm

Guatemala City - Guatemala's Congress swore in former judge Alejandro Maldonado as president Thursday as his disgraced predecessor appeared in court over corruption allegations hours after resigning in the face of unprecedented protests.

Europe shares credit for Obama's Iran vote victory

Washington - White House arm-twisting may have secured the votes to force the Iran nuclear deal through a hostile Congress, but European ambassadors in Washington are getting credit for playing an outsized role.

Ukraine says foiled bombing of Kiev apartment block

Kiev - Ukraine's security services said Thursday they had detained four members of a pro-Russian group suspected of plotting to blow up a block of flats in Kiev.

Low-key but hopeful, UK's 'Corbynistas' eye fairer future

Colchester - Sipping a cup of tea and dressed like a teacher nearing retirement, Jeremy Corbyn does not look like the next leader of Britain's Labour Party, whose improbable rise has electrified European leftists.

Otto Perez, Guatemala's fallen crime-fighter

Guatemala City - Guatemala's disgraced ex-president Otto Perez Molina came to power in 2012 promising to crack down on crime, but resigned Thursday after a judge issued a warrant for his arrest over allegations of massive corruption.

Guatemalan president in court after resigning

Guatemala City - Guatemala's Congress accepted president Otto Perez's resignation Thursday as he appeared in court over corruption allegations following unprecedented protests that have upended the political scene, three days from elections.

From above Arctic circle, Obama presses for climate change action

Kotzebue - President Barack Obama blazed a new trail as US leader, becoming the first to head above the Arctic circle, to urge Americans to take swift action against climate change.

Calculating the cost of corruption in Guatemala

Guatemala City - Guatemalan politics has been upended by a corruption scandal that has President Otto Perez backed against the ropes -- but just how much money has been stolen?

Arrest warrant issued for Guatemala's president: prosecutor

Guatemala City - A judge issued an arrest warrant for Guatemala's President Otto Perez, who faces prosecution for allegedly masterminding a huge fraud scheme, a prosecutor said, a day after he was stripped of his immunity.

Greek opposition conservatives nudge ahead of Syriza: Poll

Atenas - Eighteen days ahead of snap elections, Greece's conservative opposition New Democracy party has for the first time taken a slender lead over the ruling left-wing Syriza, an opinion poll showed Wednesday.New Democracy has 25.

Nobel winner Menchu hails Guatemala's 'great awakening'

Guatemala City - Guatemalan Nobel laureate Rigoberta Menchu sees the unprecedented protests calling for the ouster of President Otto Perez as a historic moment for a country long torn by violence, poverty and inequality.

Guatemalan president will be convicted of graft: AG

Guatemala City - Guatemala's attorney general said Wednesday she is confident embattled President Otto Perez will be convicted of corruption, as the country's top court rejected his challenge to prosecutors' moves to try him.

Embattled Mexico leader acknowledges national 'outrage'

- His popularity plunging, Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto used his annual state-of-the-nation speech on Wednesday to acknowledge national anger over violence and scandals that have shaken the country.

Kurdish leader says Turkey polls impossible amid security crisis

Istanbul - The leader of the pro-Kurdish Peoples' Democracy Party in Turkey said Wednesday it was "impossible" to hold snap polls in November because of the surge in violence between security forces and Kurdish rebels.

White House clinches support for Iran nuclear deal

Washington - US President Barack Obama on Wednesday earned sufficient congressional backing to ensure the Iran nuclear deal does not get blocked, when a veteran Democrat became the crucial 34th senator to back the controversial accord.

Communist Party takes star role in China's war parade

Bejing - The undoubted star of China's giant military parade marking 70 years since Japan's World War II defeat -- and countless television shows on the conflict -- will be the ruling Communist Party, celebrating a victory historians say was largely won by othe...

Tsipras and Varoufakis: A messy split for Greece's double act

Atenas - Alexis Tsipras and Yanis Varoufakis shared a vision once, but the double act of the Greek debt drama's most colourful characters now appears well and truly over.

Millions strike in India over 'anti-labour' reforms

New Delhi - Millions of workers across India went on strike Wednesday in protest at planned labour law reforms, the biggest show of strength by trade unions since Prime Minister Narendra Modi took office.

Malaysian police to question ex-PM Mahathir over rally comments

Kuala Lumpur - Former Malaysian premier Mahathir Mohamad will be questioned over statements he made at massive weekend demonstrations held to demand current Prime Minister Najib Razak's ouster over corruption allegations, police said Wednesday.

Guatemalan Congress strips president's immunity

Guatemala City - Guatemala's Congress voted to strip embattled President Otto Perez of his immunity, clearing the way for him to be prosecuted for allegedly masterminding a multi-million-dollar corruption scheme.

Guatemalan Congress strips president's immunity

Guatemala City - Guatemala's Congress voted Tuesday to strip embattled President Otto Perez's immunity, clearing the way for him to be prosecuted over allegations he masterminded a multi-million-dollar corruption scheme.

Otto Perez, Guatemalan crime-fighter turned suspect

Guatemala City - Guatemalan President Otto Perez Molina came to power in 2012 promising to crack down on crime, but now the retired general is the one allegedly on the wrong side of the law.

Obama tours glacier to highlight march of climate change

Clear - US President Barack Obama viewed Alaska's monumental Exit Glacier, in a bid to drive home the impact climate change is already having on America.

Turkey's new cabinet meets with first pro-Kurdish, veiled ministers

Ankara - Turkey's new caretaker government that includes the first ever representatives from a pro-Kurdish party and a veiled minister held its first meeting on Tuesday to prepare to rule until snap polls in November.

Georgia PM sacks foreign minister in surprise move

Tbili - Georgian Prime Minister Irakli Garibashvili on Monday fired his foreign minister and replaced her with the economy minister in a surprise move that fuelled concerns about government transparency.
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