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Fillon accuses French president of involvement in plot against him

PARIS: French presidential candidate Francois Fillon accused President Francois Hollande on Thursday of being involved in what he alleges is a government plot to spread damaging media leaks about his affairs to destroy his chances of being elected. The conservative Fillon, the campaign’s one-time front-runner whose poll ratings have plunged amid a financial scandal, stepped… Read More »

Honduras convicts Mexican, two Hondurans for plotting to kill president

TEGUCIGALPA: A court found a Mexican man and two Hondurans guilty of plotting to assassinate Honduran President Juan Orlando Hernandez, who has extradited more than a dozen drug lords since taking office, a judicial spokesman and security officials said on Sunday. The Mexican, Jesus Estrada, and the two Hondurans, Victor Flores and Jose Contreras, were… Read More »

Ex-French President Sarkozy seeks meeting with Fillon and Juppe

PARIS: Former French President Nicolas Sarkozy called on Monday for a meeting with Francois Fillon and another senior conservative figure, Alain Juppe, in a bid to hammer out a solution to the crisis facing Fillon’s presidential election campaign. Sarkozy said on his Twitter feed that the aim of the meeting was to ensure a “dignified… Read More »

Taiwan president says aspires to create “new era” of peace with China

TAIPEI: Taiwan aspires to create a “new era” of peace with China and military action cannot resolve problems, Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen said in a letter to the Pope released by her office on Friday (Jan 20). “Upholding peace requires ample goodwill and communication. Based on many years of experience in cross-strait negotiations during my… Read More »

Palestinian President Abbas says US embassy move would hurt peace

VATICAN CITY: Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas said on Saturday that if U.S. president-elect Donald Trump goes through with plans to transfer Washington’s embassy in Israel to Jerusalem it will hurt the peace process. “We are waiting to see if it happens. If it does it will not help peace and we hope it does not… Read More »

Mexico president says Trump visit could have been done better

MEXICO CITY: Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto on Sunday defended his decision to host a visit by U.S. presidential candidate Donald Trump to Mexico, but he said it could have been carried out “in a better way”. The hastily arranged meeting of Trump and Pena Nieto on Aug. 31 sparked outrage in Mexico because of… Read More »

US watchdog slams Afghan anti-corruption body and former president

WASHINGTON: An Afghan anti-corruption body formed in 2008 has been ineffective, lacks independence and never verified the asset declaration forms of former President Hamid Karzai, the U.S. government’s top watchdog on Afghanistan said in a report published on Thursday. The Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction (SIGAR) found that asset declaration forms submitted by Karzai… Read More »