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February 17, 2019

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Former Mao Zedong secretary and party critic dies at 101

Former Mao Zedong secretary and party critic dies at 101

Mao Zedong's former secretary Li Rui, a bold critic of China's ruling Communist Party who spent a lifetime near the centre of elite politics, died Saturday at the age of 101, his family said.Li was admitted to a Beijing hospital for a pulmonary infection las

Spain's Sanchez: Riding rollercoaster politics

Spain's Sanchez: Riding rollercoaster politics

Eight months after ousting his rival and taking power in Spain, Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez was forced to call early elections Friday, the latest in a series of setbacks for the survivor politician.The move comes just days before the 46-year-old economist pub

Venezuela's Guaido challenging Maduro, millennial style

Venezuela's Guaido challenging Maduro, millennial style

Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido's latest Instagram selfie got over half a million likes. Even his dog has nearly 30,000 followers.President Nicolas Maduro might have dismissed the 35-year-old as a "kid playing politics" -- but experts say his mille

Banned Chinese billionaire calls Australia 'a giant baby'

Banned Chinese billionaire calls Australia 'a giant baby'

A Chinese billionaire barred from Australia on suspicions he is part of a Communist Party influence campaign has lashed out at Canberra, calling it a "giant baby" that hasn't found its place in international politics.Huang Xiangmo, a long-term Sydney reside

Thai princess to run for PM -- against junta chief

Thai princess to run for PM -- against junta chief

A Thai princess will run for prime minister in upcoming elections, in a stunning twist that pits the high-profile royal against the chief of the ruling junta who had hoped to maintain his grip on politics.Princess Ubolratana, the older sister of Thai King Maha