POLITICS

Brazil’s Rousseff lacks Senate votes to defeat impeachment

Brazil’s Rousseff lacks Senate votes to defeat impeachment Brazil’s ruling coalition lacks the votes in the Senate to defeat a request to remove left-leaning President Dilma Rousseff from office if it is approved by the lower house, a senior senator in the coalition’s largest party said on Sunday. The leading …

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Investigators probe Russia plane crash that killed 62

Investigators probe Russia plane crash that killed 62 Investigators in southern Russia were on Sunday (Mar 20) probing the causes of a flydubai passenger jet crash that killed all 62 people on board, as emergency workers at the site wrapped up the salvage operation. The Boeing 737, which flew from …

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Heavy gunfire in Libya capital as rivals clash

Heavy gunfire in Libya capital as rivals clash Heavy gunfire broke out in the Libyan capital Tripoli on Saturday after two rival armed groups clashed in the city over the killing of one of their fighters, a local security source and witnesses said. The violence illustrated the complex security situation …

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Congo orders telecoms shutdown during presidential vote

Congo orders telecoms shutdown during presidential vote Congo Republic’s government has ordered the country’s two largest telecommunications providers to block all communications during a presidential election on Sunday and again on Monday, a government source said on Saturday. The decision, which the source said was taken for reasons of security, …

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Contested GOP convention likely

Contested GOP convention likely House Speaker Paul Ryan said on Thursday it is increasingly likely that the Republican Party’s presidential nominating convention will be a contested one this summer. If no candidate can assemble 1,237 Republican delegates by July, the party’s presidential nominee for the November election will be chosen …

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