Politics

South Africa`s Zuma says ANC lawmakers who voted against him must be punished

South Africa`s Zuma says ANC lawmakers who voted against him must be punished

Published 14/08/2017

South Africa's President Jacob Zuma wants the African National Congress to identify and punish party members who voted against him in a no-confidence motion in parliament last week. [more…]

Samsung scion Lee fights back tears as prosecutors seek 12 years` jail

Samsung scion Lee fights back tears as prosecutors seek 12 years` jail

Published 07/08/2017

Samsung Electronics Vice Chairman Jay Y. Lee fought back tears and denied wrongdoing on Monday as prosecutors sought a 12-year jail term on charges that include bribing the former president to help cement control of the South Korean tech giant. [more…]

Politics is faster, more effective in Japan`s capital, new governor says

Politics is faster, more effective in Japan`s capital, new governor says

Published 07/08/2017

Popular Tokyo Governor Yuriko Koike is often spoken of as a candidate to become Japan's first female prime minister - but for now, the former lawmaker is having too much fun as top leader of the capital, where she says she can get things done. [more…]

Police raid office of Samsung family homes over decorating expenses

Police raid office of Samsung family homes over decorating expenses

Published 07/08/2017

South Korean police on Monday raided a management office for residences of Samsung Electronics Chairman Lee Kun-hee and his family over alleged misappropriation of company funds used to pay for interior renovations, they said. [more…]

Change of Labour leader breathes fresh life into New Zealand election

Change of Labour leader breathes fresh life into New Zealand election

Published 01/08/2017

Jacinda Ardern (C), New Zealand's new opposition Labour leader, speaks to the press alongside members of her party after Andrew Little stepped down in Wellington, New Zealand, August 1, 2017.

New Zealand's opposition Labour party appointed Jacinda Ardern as its new leader on Tuesday, less than two months before a general election, in a last-minute gamble to challenge the National Party's decade-long hold on power.

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Venezuela opposition leaders Lopez, Ledezma taken from homes: family

Venezuela opposition leaders Lopez, Ledezma taken from homes: family

Published 01/08/2017

FILE PHOTO: Venezuela's opposition leader Leopoldo Lopez, who has been granted house arrest after more than three years in jail, salutes supporters, in Caracas, Venezuela July 8, 2017.

Venezuelan opposition leaders Leopoldo Lopez and Antonio Ledezma have been taken from their homes, where they were serving house arrest, family members said on Tuesday, adding that President Nicolas Maduro was responsible for their fates.

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Pakistan lawmakers set to pick former petroleum minister Abbasi as PM

Pakistan lawmakers set to pick former petroleum minister Abbasi as PM

Published 01/08/2017

Pakistan's former Petroleum Minister and Prime Minister designate Shahid Khaqan Abbasi leaves after submitting his nomination papers to become the new Premier at the Parliament House in Islamabad, Pakistan July 31, 2017.

Former petroleum minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi is poised to become Pakistan's new prime minister in a parliamentary vote on Tuesday, just days after the ouster of veteran leader Nawaz Sharif, as the ruling party aims to project stability.

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Rights group says Thai anti-junta activist abducted in Laos

Rights group says Thai anti-junta activist abducted in Laos

Published 01/08/2017

An exiled Thai opposition activist and outspoken critic of Thailand's ruling junta has been abducted in Laos, a rights group said on Tuesday, calling on authorities in Thailand and Laos to investigate the disappearance.

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Tearful former Thai PM Yingluck says she was never dishonest

Tearful former Thai PM Yingluck says she was never dishonest

Published 01/08/2017

Ousted former Thai prime minister Yingluck Shinawatra greets supporters as she arrives at the Supreme Court in Bangkok, Thailand, August 1, 2017.

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Trump bump: Court fights draw big money into attorney general races

Trump bump: Court fights draw big money into attorney general races

Published 01/08/2017

FILE PHOTO: Virginia Attorney General Mark Herring speaks at the Virginia Democratic Party's annual Jefferson-Jackson party fundraising dinner at George Mason University in Fairfax, Virginia, U.S. June 26, 2015.

Four years ago, Frances Broaddus-Crutchfield, 74, gave $500 to the campaign of Virginia's Democratic Attorney General Mark Herring.

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