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    EU learns lessons a year after start of Ukraine crisis

    Posted Nov 23rd 2014, 10:53am by AFP

    ... to be Russia’s backyard, especially when Moscow is trying to reassert itself? “The (European) Commission did not realise the geopolitical implications opened up by the association agreement ... Nayyem called for a rally in the country's most famous square, Maidan Nezalezhnosti- Independence Square. "As soon as there are more than 1,000 of us, we will start organising," ...

  2. News - World - MALAWI

    Malawi President Peter Mutharika courts China at his swearing-in

    Posted Jun 03rd 2014, 09:12pm by AFP

    ... political blow when her party was declared to have won only 26 out of 192 seats, according to the electoral commission. Mutharika's Democratic Progressive Party won 50 seats, while the Malawi Congress Party led by Lazarus Chakwera, who came second in the presidential election, bagged 48 seats. Up to 52 independents won seats across the poor southern African state. Mutharika takes over ...

  3. News - World - SOUTH SUDAN

    South Sudan stares into the abyss three years after independence

    Posted Jul 09th 2014, 09:33pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Juba Staring into the abyss three years on South Sudan marked its third anniversary of independence yesterday, with civil war raging, the young nation divided ... by widespread atrocities against members of the Nuer people, to which Machar belongs, and revenge attacks against Kiir's Dinka group, the single largest tribe. The most conservative estimates put ...

  4. News - Asia - MALAYSIA

    Malaysian opposition averts split as PAS backs Anwar Ibrahim

    Posted Aug 18th 2014, 04:14am by AFP

    ... under criticism for alleged corruption, high-handedness and discrimination against the country's sizable non-Muslim ethnic Chinese and Indian minorities. UMNO's coalition lost ... the country since independence. But an impasse over this key political appointment put the conservative PAS on a collision course with its two more secular partners, reigniting doubts over ...

  5. News - China - Social Justice

    China's dissidents feel the 'chilling effect' as party's muzzling tactics prove effective

    Posted Jul 10th 2014, 12:04pm by AFP

    ... against corruption by publicly urging officials to disclose their assets. They belonged to the loose-knit New Citizens Movement, which was seen as a moderate group that did not seek to topple ... Academics in May last year reportedly received a notice to avoid teaching seven taboo subjects, including universal values, press freedom, civil society and judicial independence. Party-style reform ...

  6. News - World - EUROPEAN UNION

    David Cameron in EU summit showdown over top job for Jean-Claude Juncker

    Posted Jun 27th 2014, 07:24pm by AFP

    ... Commission.” But Cameron could “retaliate” against Juncker’s nomination by refusing to sign the conclusions, according to the EU Observer website. The disagreement comes a month after anti-EU parties ... Agence France-Presse in Brussels European leaders gathered in Brussels on Friday to try and resolve a damaging row over Jean-Claude Juncker’s likely nomination as European Commission ...

  7. News - Asia

    Afghan presidential candidate Abdullah will reject election results

    Posted Jun 20th 2014, 01:06am by AFP

    ... Abdullah said. Referring to both the Independent Election Commission (IEC) and the Election Complaints Commission he said: "We will not consider these two institutions as legitimate." ... on Ashraf Ghani in the run-off vote after the two came first and second in an eight-man election on April 5, when Abdullah was ahead with 45 per cent of the vote against Ghani's 31.6 per cent. ...

  8. News - World - AFGHANISTAN

    John Kerry warns Afghan aid may stop if there is an illegitimate power grab

    Posted Jul 09th 2014, 04:17am by AFP

    ... including four Nato soldiers, in Parwan, north of Kabul. Independent Election Commission head Ahmad Yusuf Nuristani said there would be auditing and adjudication of complaints, before the official ... showed Ghani collected 56.4 per cent of the run-off vote against ex-foreign minister Abdullah's 43.5 per cent. Kerry warned: "I have noted reports of protests in Afghanistan ...

  9. News - China - DEFENCE

    Taiwan starts sending drones to spy on mainland China

    Posted Jul 13th 2014, 03:02pm by AFP

    ... on mainland China to reduce the risk to its pilots from an increased deployment of mainland missiles. The Taiwanese army in March commissioned a fleet of 32 drones, or unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), ... He was re-elected in January 2012. WATCH: Mainland China's first stealth drone, named "Sharp Sword"  But Beijing has still not ruled out the use of force against the island ...

  10. News - World - AFGHANISTAN

    Afghan presidential candidate Abdullah Abdullah calls election fraudulent

    Posted Jun 16th 2014, 10:22pm by AFP

    ... allegations, but on Sunday, just one day after the vote, Abdullah launched a verbal assault on the Independent Election Commission. He said that the turnout figure of seven million voters announced ... but Abdullah's salvo against the IEC could lead to months of political instability. "There is no collaborating evidence [of the turnout figure] at all throughout the country- that is something ...




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