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Front Page Last Updated: Jun 23, 2017 - 9:27:50 AM


Africa
Teddy Obiang on trial in Paris for embezzlement
The son of Equatorial Guinea's president went on trial this week in France for embezzling more than $112 million from his country's treasury.

Jun 23, 2017 - 9:19:26 AM

Dark Side
US calls on Russia to end violent intimidation in eastern Ukraine
The State Department on Thursday condemned Russian-backed separatists in eastern Ukraine for "violence and intimidation" against international monitor groups in the region

Jun 23, 2017 - 9:17:49 AM

Africa
Mugabe to Temper Wife's Ambitions Amid Zimbabwe Army Anger
Politburo members say Mugabe moved after intelligence briefing. Military said to back Vice President Mnangagwa as next leader

Jun 23, 2017 - 9:16:25 AM

Labour
Brazil: Workers' Rights Under Threat From Government Reforms
The ousting of President Dilma Rousseff has provided an opportunity for the proponents of neoliberalism and those who want to break union power. Most of Brazil's union centers fear that proposed government reforms will weaken unions and further the spread of subcontracting.

Jun 23, 2017 - 9:14:13 AM

Analyses
PERSPECTIVES ON TURKEY'S 2017 PRESIDENTIAL REFERENDUM
Until the 1980s, Turkey’s long-standing parliamentarism had precluded debates about presidentialism. In the following decade, the two right-wing presidents, Ozal and Demirel, briefly promoted presidentialism but failed to initiate a system change.

Jun 23, 2017 - 9:12:22 AM

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