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December 16, 2018

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Democrats nominate Pelosi to reclaim US House speaker role

Democrats nominate Pelosi to reclaim US House speaker role

Nancy Pelosi, the highest-ranking woman in the history of US politics, was re-elected Wednesday to lead congressional Democrats, a major step on her march toward once again becoming speaker of the House of Representatives.But despite the California lawmaker ru

Pelosi re-elected to lead Democrats, eyes US House speaker

Pelosi re-elected to lead Democrats, eyes US House speaker

Nancy Pelosi, the highest-ranking woman in the history of US politics, was re-elected Wednesday to lead congressional Democrats, a major step on her march toward once again becoming speaker of the House of Representatives.The 78-year-old California lawmaker ov

Politics loom behind Russia-Ukraine crisis

Politics loom behind Russia-Ukraine crisis

Behind this week's confrontation between Russia and Ukraine stand two men -– Vladimir Putin in Moscow and Petro Poroshenko in Kiev -– both anxious to shore up support at home.As much as disputed waters and national pride, it is domestic politics that are

Bangladesh's Mashrafe defends move to politics

Bangladesh's Mashrafe defends move to politics

Bangladesh cricket superstar Mashrafe Mortaza has defended his decision to enter politics as the "need of the hour" after angering some fans by contesting upcoming elections.Mashrafe, who enjoys rockstar status in cricket-mad Bangladesh, divided opinion when

Milan coach hits back as Italy's deputy PM slams his game plan

Milan coach hits back as Italy's deputy PM slams his game plan

AC Milan coach Gennaro Gattuso told Italy's Deputy Prime Minister Matteo Salvini to focus on politics and not football after criticising his game plan in a Sunday's 1-1 draw against Lazio."It drives me crazy, with all the issues this country has that Salvin

Brazilian politics a family affair for Bolsonaros

Brazilian politics a family affair for Bolsonaros

With Jair Bolsonaro president-elect, and his three sons in elected office -- Flavio in the Senate, Eduardo in the Congress and Carlos on Rio de Janeiro's city council -- politics in Brazil is something of a Bolsonaro family affair.Last week, three of Bolsonar