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Overstock CEO resigns over relationship with Russian 'spy'

Overstock CEO resigns over relationship with Russian 'spy'

The chief executive of the e-commerce firm Overstock.com stepped down Thursday over his relationship with an alleged Russian intelligence operative jailed for meddling in US politics.Patrick Byrne only recently admitted that he had a close relationship with Ma

Italy ex-premier Renzi returns to take on 'the other Matteo'

Italy ex-premier Renzi returns to take on 'the other Matteo'

Matteo Renzi, one-time darling of the Italian centre-left, has made a relatively humble but significant return to politics to take on "the other Matteo", far-right leader Matteo Salvini.A re-energised Renzi on Tuesday held an empassioned press conference at

Argentina turns back to Peronism in rebuke to Macri

Argentina turns back to Peronism in rebuke to Macri

Juan Domingo Peron died 45 years ago but his legacy lives on in Argentina where his disciples continue to dominate politics while representing a wide spectrum from left to right.Following populist candidate Alberto Fernandez's sweeping victory in a party prim

Pride and prejudice: Poland at war over gay rights before vote

Pride and prejudice: Poland at war over gay rights before vote

Poland's October general election is shaping up to be dominated neither by the economy nor politics as the devout Catholic country goes to war over LGBT rights, denounced by the governing conservatives and an archbishop as a "threat" to their way of life.Ho

Nadal, Federer made joint decision to re-enter ATP politics

Nadal, Federer made joint decision to re-enter ATP politics

World number two Rafael Nadal said Thursday that he and long-time rival Roger Federer made a joint decision to stand for the ATP Player Council.The 33-year-old Spaniard, an 18-time Grand Slam singles winner, confirmed the choice by the pair of icons at the ATP