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'International media is dancing to the tune of Erdogan'

The victory of the yes vote in Turkey’s referendum on new presidential powers is hardly a surprise given Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s overwhelming support.

The victory of the yes vote in Turkey’s referendum on new presidential powers is hardly a surprise given Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s overwhelming support.

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US Senate expected to go nuclear over Supreme Court nomination

US Republican Senators are expected to invoke the “nuclear option” Thursday to force through President Donald Trump's nominee to the US Supreme Court.

US Republican Senators are expected to invoke the “nuclear option” Thursday to force through President Donald Trump's nominee to the US Supreme Court.

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Trump's cabinet nominations slow to get Senate approval

Donald Trump is finding it more difficult than any other president to get his nominations to the cabinet approved. Almost three weeks after his inauguration and there are only five confirmed cabinet p

Donald Trump is finding it more difficult than any other president to get his nominations to the cabinet approved. Almost three weeks after his inauguration and there are only five confirmed cabinet p

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Romania : Ongoing protests and a vote of no confidence

Though the numbers are reportedly dwindling, demonstrations in Romania continue as the government awaits a vote of no confidence

Though the numbers are reportedly dwindling, demonstrations in Romania continue as the government awaits a vote of no confidence

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Inside Romania's battle against corruption

A new decree threatens the work of Romania's Anti-Corruption Directorate, but the government argues it must tackle prison overcrowding.

A new decree threatens the work of Romania's Anti-Corruption Directorate, but the government argues it must tackle prison overcrowding.

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Romania : Government opposition mounts

Opposition to a controversial draft bill to decriminalise certain abuses of power in Romania continues to grow as the country's Ombudsman has asked a Constitutional Court to rule on its legality.

Opposition to a controversial draft bill to decriminalise certain abuses of power in Romania continues to grow as the country's Ombudsman has asked a Constitutional Court to rule on its legality.

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Students in Poland hold anti-govenment protest

Hundreds of students in Warsaw and other Polish cities have taken part in marches against the country’s populist government.

Hundreds of students in Warsaw and other Polish cities have taken part in marches against the country’s populist government.

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'Trust gap' widens as Davos summit opens

The majority of people no longer believe that the economic and political systems work in their favour, a new report reveals

The majority of people no longer believe that the economic and political systems work in their favour, a new report reveals

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Romania's new coalition wins parliamentary approval

Romania’s parliament has approved a new left-leaning coalition government in a vote of confidence ending weeks of uncertainty over who would lead the country.

Romania’s parliament has approved a new left-leaning coalition government in a vote of confidence ending weeks of uncertainty over who would lead the country.

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DRC: Sporadic gunfire in Kinshasa, UN confirms 19 deaths

There was sporadic gunfire across Kinshasa, capital of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), a day after deadly clashes between the security forces and anti-government protesters.

There was sporadic gunfire across Kinshasa, capital of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), a day after deadly clashes between the security forces and anti-government protesters.

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UK to consider banning far-right neo-Nazi group

The UK government will be called upon to make a landmark decision which would ban and label a British neo-Nazi group a terrorist organisation

The UK government will be called upon to make a landmark decision which would ban and label a British neo-Nazi group a terrorist organisation

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Paolo Gentiloni to be Italy's new prime minister

Caretaker Prime Minister Matteo Renzi resigned last week after losing a referendum on constitutional reform.

Caretaker Prime Minister Matteo Renzi resigned last week after losing a referendum on constitutional reform.

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Chorus of condemnation greets Houthi government in Yemen

Many international organisations including the UN have criticised the move by Yemen's Shi'ite Houthi rebels to form a government in Sana'a.

Many international organisations including the UN have criticised the move by Yemen's Shi'ite Houthi rebels to form a government in Sana'a.

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A Trump White House may reek of conflict of interest

Donald Trump appears to be taking American exceptionalism to new heights as he ponders packing his administration with buddies, business partners and family members.

Donald Trump appears to be taking American exceptionalism to new heights as he ponders packing his administration with buddies, business partners and family members.

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Hariri officially invited to form new Lebanese government

Hariri was prime minister of Lebanon from 2009 to 2011 and he's expected to take up that role again as part of a political deal

Hariri was prime minister of Lebanon from 2009 to 2011 and he's expected to take up that role again as part of a political deal

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Spain's Rajoy welcomes Socialists' decision to end political deadlock

Mariano Rajoy is heading towards a second term as Spain’s Prime Minister, after Socialists agreed not to block his latest bid to form a government.

Mariano Rajoy is heading towards a second term as Spain’s Prime Minister, after Socialists agreed not to block his latest bid to form a government.

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Barroso's commission: where are they now?

A third of Jose Barroso’s European Commission colleagues have taken up high level roles in the business sector since leaving public office.

A third of Jose Barroso’s European Commission colleagues have taken up high level roles in the business sector since leaving public office.

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Ten songs that angered governments

Governments have overreacted to pop songs long before Robbie Williams ruffled the Kremlin's feathers. Here's a few songs that have been banned for annoying the rich and powerful.

Governments have overreacted to pop songs long before Robbie Williams ruffled the Kremlin's feathers. Here's a few songs that have been banned for annoying the rich and powerful.

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LIVE: 2016 Ibrahim Index - A Decade of African Governance

The 2016 Ibrahim Index of African Governance (IIAG) will be released on Monday, October 3, 2016 under the theme: A Decade of African Governance.

The 2016 Ibrahim Index of African Governance (IIAG) will be released on Monday, October 3, 2016 under the theme: A Decade of African Governance.

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Azerbaijan referendum to extend presidential term underway

Azerbaijan has been voting in a constitutional referendum to extend the chief of state’s term in office to seven years from five.

Azerbaijan has been voting in a constitutional referendum to extend the chief of state’s term in office to seven years from five.