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Israel's Netanyahu asks parliament for immunity

Israel's Netanyahu asks parliament for immunity

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Wednesday asked parliament for immunity, weeks after the embattled premier was indicted on a range of corruption charges.Netanyahu, Israel's longest-serving premier, is fighting for his political survival on two fr

Israel's Netanyahu to ask parliament for immunity

Israel's Netanyahu to ask parliament for immunity

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Wednesday he would ask parliament for immunity, weeks after the embattled premier was indicted on a range of corruption charges.The move is expected to delay the start of court proceedings for months, as lawmakers

Israel's Netanyahu sweeps party primary in re-election boost

Israel's Netanyahu sweeps party primary in re-election boost

Embattled Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu told supporters Friday he would win a March general election after scoring a landslide victory in the leadership primary of his right-wing Likud party.Israel's longest-serving premier, who faces a corruption

Russia raids offices of Kremlin critic Navalny

Russia raids offices of Kremlin critic Navalny

Russian security officials searched the offices of leading Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny's anti-corruption foundation on Thursday, with his team calling the raid a new bid to disrupt their work.Navalny linked the searches to his refusal to take down a 2017 vi

Russian opposition leader Navalny detained

Russian opposition leader Navalny detained

Russian police on Thursday detained top opposition leader Alexei Navalny as they conducted fresh searches at his Moscow-based anti-corruption foundation, a spokeswoman said."Alexei has been forcibly detained and led away," his spokeswoman Kira Yarmysh said o

Afghanistan's Ghani headed for second term: initial results

Afghanistan's Ghani headed for second term: initial results

Afghanistan's President Ashraf Ghani appeared to have secured a second term, preliminary polling results showed on Sunday, but his main rival immediately vowed to challenge the tally.After months of political limbo and allegations of fraud and corruption in t