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Brazil prosecutor charges President Temer with corruption

Brazil prosecutor charges President Temer with corruption

Brasilia – Brazil’s chief prosecutor on Thursday charged President Michel Temer with obstruction of justice and leading a criminal group in the biggest climax yet to the country’s ever-growing corruption scandal. Temer was accused along with six heavyweight political allies, said Prosecutor General Rodrigo Janot’s office in a statement. The statement said Temer “acted as […]

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Halimah Yacob declared 8th Singapore president

Halimah Yacob declared 8th Singapore president

Singapore – Singapore will have its first female president as Halimah Yacob was declared today as the republic’s eighth president. Halimah, 63, is scheduled to be sworn in tomorrow at the Istana. Returning Officer Ng Wai Choong made the declaration after nominations closed at noon today at the nomination centre at the People’s Association Headquarters […]

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President Trump lauds Najib over anti-terrorism stance

President Trump lauds Najib over anti-terrorism stance

Washington – United States President Donald Trump has commended Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak over his significant role in the fight against terrorism. The Malaysian leader, he said, had taken measures to ensure that terror groups had no place in society. “The prime minister has a major role in not allowing ISIS, or […]

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Halimah Yacob becomes Singapore’s first female president

Halimah Yacob becomes Singapore’s first female president

Singapore – Former Speaker of Parliament Halimah Yacob is set to be Singapore’s first Malay president in more than 47 years, after the Elections Department (ELD) said on Monday (Sept 11) that only one individual qualified for the inaugural reserved Presidential Election. Among those who submitted application forms, only one individual received both Certificate of […]

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Guatemalan president may be investigated in campaign finance case

Guatemalan president may be investigated in campaign finance case

Guatemala City – Guatemala’s top court opened the way on Monday for an investigation of President Jimmy Morales for alleged illegal campaign finances, but Congress will have the final say on removing his presidential immunity and could yet block the probe. The attorney general of the Central American nation and a U.N.-backed anti-graft body said […]

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Guatemala faces crisis after president turns on UN man

Guatemala faces crisis after president turns on UN man

Guatemala faced a fresh political crisis Sunday as President Jimmy Morales tried to expel a UN official investigating him for suspected corruption, but was overruled by the courts. The row comes two years since another graft affair that toppled a former president in the Central American country of 15 million people. Morales on Sunday turned […]

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Singapore’s Halimah Yacob prepares to run for president

Singapore’s Halimah Yacob prepares to run for president

Singapore – Halimah Yacob today resigned as Singapore Speaker of Parliament and an MP to run for president next month. The MP for the Marsiling-Yew Tee Group Representation Constituency (GRC) last night confirmed that she would contest in the election for president, which this time has been reserved for a Malay candidate. “This morning, I […]

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India’s opposition pitch Dalit for president

India’s opposition pitch Dalit for president

New Delhi – Opposition parties Thursday picked a former parliament speaker from India’s lowest Dalit caste as their presidential candidate, pitting her against the ruling party’s hot favourite Ram Nath Kovind — also from the marginalised community. Following hours-long negotiations led by the main Congress party, 72-year-old Meira Kumar was named as the opposition’s nominee […]

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Trump announces he’s being investigated

Trump announces he’s being investigated

Washington – US President Donald Trump announced Friday he is under investigation in connection with a probe into alleged Russian election meddling that is gnawing away at his administration — and gathering pace. The Republican leader also lashed out at the Justice Department’s number two, the man tasked with organizing the probe. The furious early […]

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Former Panama President Martinelli arrested

Former Panama President Martinelli arrested

Fugitive former Panamanian President Ricardo Martinelli, wanted by the Central American nation on charges of political espionage, has been arrested in Coral Gables, Florida, a spokesman for the U.S. Marshals Service said on Monday. Interpol issued an arrest warrant last month for Martinelli, accused of using public money to spy illegally on more than 150 […]

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