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VENEZUELA POLITICS: Maduro Vows to Go Ahead With New Congress Despite Donald Trump Threats

VENEZUELA POLITICS: Maduro Vows to Go Ahead With New Congress Despite Donald Trump Threats

US President Donald Trump: “If Maduro regime imposes its Constituent Assembly on July 30, United States will take strong and swift economic actions.”

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SOUTH KOREA POLITICS:  Moon Jae-in Struggles to Form Cabinet Meeting His Ethics Standards

SOUTH KOREA POLITICS: Moon Jae-in Struggles to Form Cabinet Meeting His Ethics Standards

South Korean President Moon Jae-in’s quest for a squeaky-clean government is leading to delays in forming his cabinet more than three weeks into office, as efforts to find candidates free of even the slightest of ethics issues have proved challenging.

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SOUTH AFRICA POLITICS: Zuma Defeats No-Confidence Motion

SOUTH AFRICA POLITICS: Zuma Defeats No-Confidence Motion

South Africa President Jacob Zuma is scheduled to step down from the ANC helm in December. His term as South African head of state runs until 2019.

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ECUADOR POLITICS: Assange Defies Plea to Avoid Ecuador Politics

ECUADOR POLITICS: Assange Defies Plea to Avoid Ecuador Politics

Ecuadorian President Lenin Moreno (seen below) on Thursday called on Assange “not to interfere in Ecuadorian politics, nor in the politics of its allies.”

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BRAZIL POLITICS: Allies Temer Prepare for ‘The Day After’

BRAZIL POLITICS: Allies Temer Prepare for ‘The Day After’

Temer’s coalition partners and members of his own party are seeking agreement on a caretaker to replace the scandal-plagued president, who they see as too damaged to govern.

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BRAZIL POLITICS: Temer Troops Deployment Backfires

BRAZIL POLITICS: Temer Troops Deployment Backfires

Temer’s decision to send armed soldiers to Brasilia provoked outpouring of criticism in a country with memories of its 1964-1985 military dictatorship.

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UK POLITICS: Europe Leaders Stand Shoulder to Shoulder With Britain After Manchester Bomb Attack

UK POLITICS: Europe Leaders Stand Shoulder to Shoulder With Britain After Manchester Bomb Attack

“I offer my thoughts to the British people, to the victims and their loved ones,” Emmanuel Macron, newly elected president of France wrote on Twitter.

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SOUTH AFRICA POLITICS: Baleka Mbete Cannot Remain Fair, Impartial

SOUTH AFRICA POLITICS: Baleka Mbete Cannot Remain Fair, Impartial

Speaker of parliament Baleka Mbete cannot fulfil her obligation to remain fair and impartial because her position as ANC national chairman creates “irreconcilable conflict of interest”.

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RUSSIA POLITICS: Putin Offers Macron Olive Branch After Election Win

RUSSIA POLITICS: Putin Offers Macron Olive Branch After Election Win

“The citizens of France have trusted you with leading the country at a difficult time for Europe and the whole world community,” Putin told Macron.

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VENEZUELA POLITICS: Maduro Sees Local Elections Later in 2017

VENEZUELA POLITICS: Maduro Sees Local Elections Later in 2017

“I am anxious for an electoral process to be called,” Maduro told supporters on the live show, saying the election board, or CNE, first had to finish legalizing political parties.

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NIGERIA POLITICS: Obama Wanted Me Removed at all Cost: Goodluck Jonathan Reveals

NIGERIA POLITICS: Obama Wanted Me Removed at all Cost: Goodluck Jonathan Reveals

Jonathan, who was president from 2010 to 2015, said Obama and his officials made it clear to him that they wanted a change of government in Nigeria.

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GHANA POLITICS: Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo Appeals to Ghanaians to Support His Government

GHANA POLITICS: Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo Appeals to Ghanaians to Support His Government

President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has appealed to Ghanaians to cooperate and support his government in nation building.

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IRAN POLITICS: Rouhani Wants Chemical Attack in Syria Investigated

IRAN POLITICS: Rouhani Wants Chemical Attack in Syria Investigated

“We are asking for impartial international fact-finding body to be set up to find out where these chemical weapons came from,” Iranian President Rouhani.

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USA POLITICS: Bannon Removed From National Security Council

USA POLITICS: Bannon Removed From National Security Council

U.S. President Donald Trump removed his chief strategist Steve Bannon from the National Security Council on Wednesday, reversing his controversial decision early this year to give a political adviser an unprecedented role in security discussions.

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USA POLITICS: Official: Trump Declares End to ‘War On Coal’

USA POLITICS: Official: Trump Declares End to ‘War On Coal’

President Donald Trump signed an executive order last week to sweep away Obama-era climate change regulations, he said it would end America’s “war on coal”, usher in a new era of energy production and put miners back to work.

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NIGERIA POLITICS: Buhari Economic Recovery Plan Takes Center Stage Now

NIGERIA POLITICS: Buhari Economic Recovery Plan Takes Center Stage Now

President Muhammadu Buhari on Tuesday said he would today launch the Economic Recovery and Growth Plan (ERGP) 2017-2020 in his administration’s pursuit of economic revival, improved security and sustained war against corruption.

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BRAZIL POLITICS: Temer Faces Perfect Storm in April

BRAZIL POLITICS: Temer Faces Perfect Storm in April

Temer’s reform of Brazil’s social security system – key to his plans to restore fiscal discipline – also faces a first vote in committee by mid-April.

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PHILIPPINE POLITICS: Duterte to School Children: He Would ‘Kill Drug Dealers’

PHILIPPINE POLITICS: Duterte to School Children: He Would ‘Kill Drug Dealers’

Duterte: “I need soldiers, I need boy scouts. Who wants to become soldiers? I am counting on you, are you ready? Answer me, children. Always love your country.”

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EGYPT POLITICS: Court Overturns Block On Red Sea Islands Transfer to Saudi Arabia

EGYPT POLITICS: Court Overturns Block On Red Sea Islands Transfer to Saudi Arabia

Egyptian court ruled on Sunday that a judicial decision to block the transfer of two Red Sea islands to Saudi Arabia is void, judicial sources said, potentially reviving a deal that triggered protests in Egypt.

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ARMENIA POLITICS: Election Takes Center Stage

ARMENIA POLITICS: Election Takes Center Stage

Sarksyan, the 62-year-old leader of the ruling Republican Party of Armenia (RPA), has repeatedly denied that the changes, which were approved by the electorate in a December 2015 referendum, were made for his benefit.

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