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April 20, 2019

Politics

Zelensky: Ukrainian clown or political wonder boy?

Zelensky: Ukrainian clown or political wonder boy?

Volodymyr Zelensky, a 41-year-old politically inexperienced comedian who is on track to become Ukraine's next president, stirs strong feelings.Supporters say he is the fresh face the country needs to clean up Ukrainian politics after a 2014 uprising ousted a

Brexit chaos stirs fears for Bulgaria farm workers

Brexit chaos stirs fears for Bulgaria farm workers

The 960 inhabitants of the Bulgarian village of Brashten, nestled in the hills and forests on the Greek border, don't normally pay much heed to international politics.But Britain's Brexit turmoil has many here gripped, for the largest employer in Brashten is

Indonesia 'money politics' greases election machine

Indonesia 'money politics' greases election machine

When Indonesian authorities arrested a politician with some 400,000 cash-filled envelopes, it was a stark reminder that a long-time election staple is alive and well in the corruption-riddled country -- vote buying.Bowo Sidik Pangarso was detained last month f

Beijing targeted writers over Australia secret inquiry: report

Beijing targeted writers over Australia secret inquiry: report

Beijing agents pressured two Chinese-Australian authors to provide information about a secret Canberra inquiry into Chinese meddling in domestic politics, local media reported Monday.Yang Jun, a novelist and democracy advocate, and Feng Chongyi, a Sydney-based

German big business dives into politics with pro-EU message

German big business dives into politics with pro-EU message

It's not often German big business openly dabbles in politics, but many companies are urging their employees to reject eurosceptics and right-wing populists in May 26 European Parliament elections.From Volkswagen to Eon and Thyssenkrupp, Germany's corporate