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Brazil's Bolsonaro says he faces further surgery

Bras - Brazil's President Jair Bolsonaro has revealed he is to undergo further abdominal surgery, his fifth since being stabbed on the campaign trail in September 2018."There will be another operation.

Greece elects first woman president for 'new era'

Athens - Greece's parliament on Wednesday elected the first woman president in the country's history, a senior judge with no party-political allegiance.

Parliament to elect Greece's first woman president

Athens - A trailblazing judge with particular expertise in environmental law and the constitution will become Greece's first female president on Wednesday.

Socialist Sommaruga takes over Swiss presidency

Geneva - Cabinet member Simonetta Sommaruga of the Socialist Party took over the Swiss presidency on Wednesday, a largely ceremonial role that rotates between leading political parties.

New president sworn in to lead protest-hit Algeria

Alger - Establishment insider Abdelmadjid Tebboune was sworn in Thursday as Algeria's new president, a week after winning elections marred by mass protests and record abstention.

New president sworn in to lead protest-hit Algeria

Alger - Former prime minister Abdelmadjid Tebboune was sworn in as the new president of protest-hit Algeria on Thursday, a week after winning a widely boycotted election.

Trump's doctor dismisses speculation of chest pain

Washington - Donald Trump's doctor on Monday denied reports that the US president had recently suffered chest pain after he attended an unannounced medical checkup in Washington.

Botswana's President Masisi wins hotly-contested election

Gaborone - Incumbent president Mokgweetsi Masisi on Friday won a five-year term in Botswana's elections which saw his ruling party secure more than 51 percent of parliamentary votes, the chief justice said. "Dr.

Embattled Haitian president vague about making life better for his people

Port-au-prince - Haitians fed up with poverty call him corrupt and incompetent and want him to resign, but President Jovenel Moise is evasive about yielding and offers only vague ideas for making things better.

Peru president dissolves parliament, calls fresh elections

- Peru's president dissolved parliament and called for fresh elections Monday, prompting a vote by lawmakers to suspend him, deepening a long-running institutional crisis.

Gabon court refuses to hear petition for tests of Bongo's health

Libreville - Gabon's Court of Appeal on Monday refused to hear a petition for President Ali Bongo Ondima to undergo medical tests to assess his fitness to govern after suffering a stroke almost a year ago.

Meet Andrew McCuiston: President of the Goldfish Swim School Special

Andrew McCuiston, the president of the Goldfish Swim School, chatted with Digital Journal, which helps raise awareness on water safety and drowning prevention.

Bouteflika ally named Algeria's first new president in 20 years

Alger - Algerian lawmakers appointed a regime stalwart as the country's first new president in two decades Tuesday, dismaying protesters seeking sweeping change after the resignation of veteran leader Abdelaziz Bouteflika.

Algeria MPs elect first new president in 20 years: state TV

Alger - Lawmakers named the speaker of the upper house as Algeria's first new president in two decades Tuesday, state television reported, after the resignation of Abdelaziz Bouteflika following mass protests.

Meet Greg Harris: President and CEO of Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Special

Brooklyn - On March 29, Greg Harris, the president and CEO of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame made the special remarks at the press room of the Class of 2019 induction ceremony at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York.

Singapore rejects Sri Lankan leader's allegation on trading scam suspect

Fpo - Singapore rejected Wednesday Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena's allegation it was sheltering a former central bank chief wanted for fraud, saying Colombo failed to provide documents to support its extradition request.

Ailing Gabon president has no 'body double': spokesman

Libreville - Ali Bongo of Gabon does not have a body double, his spokesman said Thursday, brushing aside rumours that a lookalike has been standing in for the 60-year-old president since he suffered a stroke in October.

Nobel for Nadia Murad 'honour for all Iraqis': president

Baghdad - New Iraqi President Barham Saleh Friday hailed the awarding of the Nobel Peace Prize to a Yazidi, Nadia Murad, calling it "an honour for all Iraqis who fought terrorism and bigotry".

Vietnam's hardline party leader to become president

Hanoi - Vietnam Communist Party chief Nguyen Phu Trong was nominated Wednesday to become the country's president, effectively making him the most powerful person in a country where consensus leadership has traditionally kept strongman rule in check.

Vietnam Communist Party general secretary only candidate for president

Hanoi - Vietnam Communist Party General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong was nominated Wednesday as the only candidate for president, effectively ordaining him as the most powerful person in the country.

Pakistani lawmakers elect Imran Khan ally as president

Islamabad - Pakistan Tuesday elected a close ally of Prime Minister Imran Khan as its new president, further cementing the ruling party's power after a controversial general election victory.

Austrian president criticises government's asylum proposals

Vienna - Austrian President Alexander Van der Bellen used an interview published on Saturday to criticise proposals put forward by the government to make it impossible to claim asylum on European soil.

Mexico turns page on handsome, scandal-stained president

Mexico - Six years after he seduced Mexico with his dashing good looks and promises of sweeping reform, President Enrique Pena Nieto leaves a legacy stained by corruption, violence and human rights violations.

Sergio Mattarella, from quiet academic to steely president

Rome - Italy's President Sergio Mattarella faced down the populist parties seeking to form the country's next government, refusing their eurosceptic nominee for economy minister.

Italian president moots 'neutral' government as crisis lingers

Rome - Italian President Sergio Mattarella on Monday proposed the formation of a "neutral" government to steer the country until December if bickering political parties fail to form a ruling coalition after inconclusive elections in March.

Italian president moots 'neutral' government as crisis lingers

Rome - Italian President Sergio Mattarella on Monday proposed the formation of a "neutral" government to steer the country until December if bickering political parties fail to form a ruling coalition after inconclusive elections in March.

Sri Lanka president to seek fresh term without 'murderers'

Colombo - Sri Lanka's president announced Monday he will not retire at the end of his term despite a previous pledge, and said he will seek to form a new government excluding politicians who have committed murder.

Sri Lanka president suspends parliament

Colombo - Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena on Thursday suspended parliament until next month in a shock move amid a deepening power struggle between him and his unity government's prime minister.

Sri Lanka's PM faces no-confidence motion amid power struggle

Colombo - Sri Lanka's Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe faced a no-confidence motion on Wednesday that has widened a rift in the ruling coalition and worsened political turmoil in the island nation.

Staunch Suu Kyi ally elected Myanmar president

Nay Pyi Taw - Myanmar's parliament on Wednesday elected a staunch ally of Aung San Suu Kyi as the country's new president, allowing her to maintain a tight grip on top-level decision-making.
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