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Trump tussle gives unpopular Mexican leader much-needed shot in arm

MEXICO CITY: Donald Trump’s combative style has buffeted Mexico’s president for months, but deeply unpopular Enrique Pena Nieto may end up thanking the new U.S. president for prompting offended Mexicans to rally behind their leader. From billionaire business magnate Carlos Slim to political opponents, there has been a groundswell of support for Pena Nieto, who… Read More »

Yachting: Thomson passes Cape Horn 48 hours behind leader Le Cleac'h

PARIS: British skipper Alex Thomson took his Hugo Boss craft around Cape Horn on Sunday (Dec 25), almost a full 48 hours behind Vendee Globe leader Armel Le Cleac’h, organisers announced. Thomson passed the Cape, at the southern tip of Chile, in second place in the solo round-the-world race, but he got there one day,… Read More »

Indian state names successor as thousands mourn charismatic leader

CHENNAI, India: The party of Jayalalithaa Jayaram, a powerful Indian politician who died on Monday, appointed a loyalist to lead her southern state and keep her supporters together as thousands of them grieved in the streets. Jayalalithaa, the five-time chief minister of Tamil Nadu state, ran her AIADMK party with an iron hand and appointed… Read More »

White House reaffirms 'One China' policy after Trump calls Taiwan leader

WASHINGTON: The White House reaffirmed Friday its backing for the policy that recognises Beijing as the sole government of “One China” after President-elect Donald Trump risked Chinese ire by calling the leader of Taiwan, Tsai Ing-wen, in a break with US norms. “There is no change to our longstanding policy on cross-Strait issues,” National Security… Read More »

French Far-right leader hopes for Trump-like win in 2016 election

LONDON: Donald Trump’s election win was a victory of the people against the elite, France’s far-right National Front party leader Marine Le Pen said on Sunday, adding she hoped the French people would follow suit next year. Opinion polls show Le Pen likely to win the first round of French presidential elections next April but… Read More »

Scottish leader slams Trump's 'abhorrent' views

EDINBURGH: Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon on Thursday (Nov 10) urged US president-elect Donald Trump to abandon his “deeply abhorrent” campaign rhetoric and work to strengthen ties with his mother’s homeland. Sturgeon told the regional Scottish Parliament on Thursday that she was not prepared to stay silent in the face of “attitudes of racism, sexism,… Read More »

Cambodia opposition leader leaves headquarters for first time in five months

PHNOM PENH: Cambodia’s main opposition party on Wednesday welcomed a sign of cooling political tension after authorities refrained from arresting its leader, Kem Sokha, on his emergence from months of being holed up in party headquarters. Tension between the country’s two main political parties has risen in recent months, with the opposition complaining of a… Read More »