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Trump backers' disparate hopes coalesce around promise of change

WASHINGTON: The pomp and circumstance were like any big Washington celebration: a regal backdrop, the patriotic music, the military precision of the ceremony. But the throngs who attended Friday’s inauguration of U.S. President Donald Trump came for change. Dramatic change. Some came to hear about changes in America’s world view or a desire for stronger… Read More »

South African opposition says police promise to look into Zuma

JOHANNESBURG: South Africa’s main opposition party said on Tuesday that police had promised to look into its accusations of corruption against President Jacob Zuma. The Democratic Alliance (DA) filed a criminal complaint against Zuma last week after an anti-corruption agency published a report listing allegations of influence-peddling in Zuma’s government. The DA said an investigation… Read More »

Germany to Britain: Live up to promise not to block EU reforms

BERLIN: German Defence Minister Ursula von der Leyen said she does not expect Britain to block a Franco-German initiative to deepen military cooperation among the 27 remaining European Union members after Britain’s vote to leave the bloc. Berlin and Paris have proposed reviving EU common defence plans long blocked by Britain, partly to give the… Read More »

Croatia's politicians promise tax cuts, woo upstarts before vote

ZAGREB: Croatia’s two biggest parties are promising tax cuts and toning down talk of tough reforms as well as building alliances with smaller, mostly upstart parties to try to convince voters they can produce a stable government in September’s snap election. Last November’s election produced a fragile government embroiled in disputes over sensitive political appointments,… Read More »