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Malaysia’s racial divide exposed in ugly political battles

February 18, 2019 |

In a swanky shopping mall underneath Kuala Lumpur’s iconic Petronas Towers, a traditional Chinese lion dance is attracting a crowd of delighted shoppers.
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Greece Edges Toward Political Uncertainty Over Macedonia Deal

February 13, 2019 |

Greece’s unlikely governing coalition of left-wing and right-wing populists was thrown into disarray after the defense minister resigned, a move that added uncertainty to resolving the name-change deal with Macedonia.
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The hungry poor who will decide Venezuela’s political future

February 11, 2019 |

Slums like Petare are where the battle for the political future of Venezuela is being fought. Under duress from hunger, anti-government protests have raged in some of the poorest parts of Caracas — and been met with swift police action.
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The strange political path of Nayib Bukele, El Salvador’s new President

February 10, 2019 |

Last weekend, El Salvador elected Nayib Armando Bukele Ortez, 37, to the presidency. Bukele has called himself a man of the left, but ended up running for president with conservative party Great Alliance for National Unity (GANA).
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The hungry poor who will decide Venezuela’s political future

February 10, 2019 |

The red brick slum trips down the hillsides of eastern Caracas, and stumbles to a halt at a highway that separates the poor from the rest of Venezuela’s capital.
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2 Big Developments in Virginia’s Political Mess

February 8, 2019 |

After a relatively quiet day on the Virginia scandal front, two potentially big developments emerged Friday afternoon: The governor: Gov. Ralph Northam told his Cabinet that he will not resign over the controversy involving a blackface photo in his medical school yearbook, reports the AP . Northam has made no official…
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Thai political party nominates the King’s sister for PM

February 8, 2019 |

A Thai political party has nominated the king’s sister as its candidate for prime minister in March elections — an unprecedented move that could upend the political landscape and give the revered monarchy an overt role in politics.
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Latest in Virginia’s Political Mess: Details of Alleged Assault

February 6, 2019 |

Virginia’s political mess continues to get messier: The woman who says Lt. Gov. Justin Fairfax sexually assaulted her in 2004 has now revealed graphic details of what she says occurred. Vanessa Tyson, a politics professor at Scripps College in California, released a lengthy statement via the law firm representing her—…
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Virginia’s Political Mess Just Got Even Worse

February 4, 2019 |

Virginia politics was in turmoil Monday, with the governor fending off calls to resign and his lieutenant governor forcefully denying sexual assault allegations. The accusations against Democratic Gov. Ralph Northam have been swirling for days, ever since a photo emerged of a person in blackface and another person in KKK…
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Political Malaise Drags Down Europe’s Growth

February 1, 2019 |

The twin engines of the eurozone economy, France and Germany, are cooling, a trend that deepens the economic pain at the root of “yellow-vest” protests and other tensions across the continent.
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