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GERMANY POLITICS: Merkel Meets Trump in Clash of Policy, Values

GERMANY POLITICS: Merkel Meets Trump in Clash of Policy, Values

It is hard to imagine two leaders more different, in style or substance, than Angela Merkel, the German chancellor, and Donald Trump, the new president of the United States.

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BOLIVIA POLITICS: Evo Morales Approves Coca Law

BOLIVIA POLITICS: Evo Morales Approves Coca Law

“Coca beat the United States,” Morales said during the public event Wednesday as some coca farmers listened to his speech chewing on coca leaves.

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USA POLITICS: Texas Lawmakers Illegally Drew Three Voting Districts on Racial Lines: Court Rules

USA POLITICS: Texas Lawmakers Illegally Drew Three Voting Districts on Racial Lines: Court Rules

U.S. Court District Judges Xavier Rodriguez and Orlando Garcia in San Antonio found that the districts’ shapes diluted minority voters’ power.

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SWAZILAND POLITICS: Civil Society to King Mswati III: Repeal 44 Year Decree Banning Political Parties

SWAZILAND POLITICS: Civil Society to King Mswati III: Repeal 44 Year Decree Banning Political Parties

The Swaziland Solidarity Network (SSN), said that the Tinkhundla Royal decree was “a complete disregard of the peoples will”.

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USA POLITICS: Trump Charm Offensive to Win His Healthcare Bill

USA POLITICS: Trump Charm Offensive to Win His Healthcare Bill

In doing so, the often blustery U.S. President Donald Trump faces a test of credibility for the voters that catapulted him into office

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NIGERIA POLITICS: Osinbajo Will Keep Acting As I Continue My Rest: Buhari Says

NIGERIA POLITICS: Osinbajo Will Keep Acting As I Continue My Rest: Buhari Says

“I deliberately came back towards weekend so that the vice-president will continue and I will continue to rest. Thank you very much,” President Buhari said.

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VENEZUELA POLITICS: Maduro Says Trump’s Mexico Wall Hurts All Latin Americans

VENEZUELA POLITICS: Maduro Says Trump’s Mexico Wall Hurts All Latin Americans

“We have great ideological and political differences with what Trump is doing and we will show our opposition in all possible scenarios,” Maduro said.

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CHINA POLITICS: J-20 New Generation Warplane Launched in China

CHINA POLITICS: J-20 New Generation Warplane Launched in China

Chinese President Xi Jinping is overseeing sweeping modernisation of China’s armed forces, the largest in the world, including anti-satellite missiles.

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PHILIPPINE POLITICS: Duterte Creates ICAD to Support His War On Drugs

PHILIPPINE POLITICS: Duterte Creates ICAD to Support His War On Drugs

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has signed an executive order creating a joint command to mobilize 21 state agencies behind his bloody war on drugs.

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PALESTINE POLITICS: Trump, Mahmoud Abbas to Hold First Talks

PALESTINE POLITICS: Trump, Mahmoud Abbas to Hold First Talks

U.S. President Donald Trump and Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas will speak by telephone later on Friday, the White House and Palestinian officials said, their first contact since Trump took office.

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CANADA POLITICS: Canada Steps Up Campaign Against U.S. Border Tax

CANADA POLITICS: Canada Steps Up Campaign Against U.S. Border Tax

Canada stepped up its campaign against a possible move by Washington to impose border tariffs, telling the new U.S. commerce chief that such a move would hurt both countries.

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UK POLITICS: When Will Theresa May Trigger Brexit? What You Need to Know

UK POLITICS: When Will Theresa May Trigger Brexit? What You Need to Know

UK Prime Minister Theresa has said she will trigger Article 50 of the EU’s Lisbon Treaty by the end of this month. Here are key dates in the process…

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NIGERIA POLITICS: Official: President Buhari Back Home After Medical Leave in UK

NIGERIA POLITICS: Official: President Buhari Back Home After Medical Leave in UK

Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari returned home after nearly two months of medical leave in Britain. We featured the video and photos for your videwing.

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SOUTH KOREA POLITICS: Constitutional Court Removes President Park Geun-hye From Office

SOUTH KOREA POLITICS: Constitutional Court Removes President Park Geun-hye From Office

Park Geun-hye becomes South Korea’s first democratically elected leader to be forced from office, capping months of paralysis and turmoil over a corruption scandal that also landed the head of the Samsung conglomerate in jail.

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USA POLITICS: Most Expensive Warships Championed By Trump, Are Vulnerable to Attack

USA POLITICS: Most Expensive Warships Championed By Trump, Are Vulnerable to Attack

Trump vowed the newest generation of “Ford Class” carriers, the most expensive warships ever built, will be centerpiece of projecting American power abroad.

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USA POLITICS: CIA Leaks Bolster Case for Privacy Treaty: UN Expert

USA POLITICS: CIA Leaks Bolster Case for Privacy Treaty: UN Expert

Joe Cannataci UN Rapporteur on right to privacy, said he was not surprised by CIA’s capabilities, but the case highlighted need for effective oversight.

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USA POLITICS: Trump Credited By Ex-CIA Spy Sabrina de Sousa For Saving Her From Italian Jail

USA POLITICS: Trump Credited By Ex-CIA Spy Sabrina de Sousa For Saving Her From Italian Jail

“This administration has been absolutely awesome… If the Trump didn’t didn’t do anything, I’m I’d be in an Italian jail,” Sabrina de Sousa said.

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USA POLITICS: Republican Obamacare Repeal Clears First Hurdle

USA POLITICS: Republican Obamacare Repeal Clears First Hurdle

Republicans cleared the first hurdle early on Thursday in their plan for a massive overhaul of the U.S. healthcare system backed by President Donald Trump.

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UK POLITICS: Hammond Hammers Self-Employed With Tax

UK POLITICS: Hammond Hammers Self-Employed With Tax

Hammond defended the move as a first step in addressing unfair difference in tax treatment between employed and growing numbers of self-employed workers.

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GHANA POLITICS: Nana Addo Vows to Empower Ghanaian Women

GHANA POLITICS: Nana Addo Vows to Empower Ghanaian Women

Ghanaian President Nana Akufo-Addo said his government has started rolling out social intervention programmes to empower women, and make their lives better.

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