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February 17, 2019

Politics

Boat loving Italian MP resigns after absences row

Boat loving Italian MP resigns after absences row

An Italian sailing champion turned MP -- who justified frequent parliamentary absences by saying he could do politics from his boat -- announced his resignation Saturday, blaming a "media lynching".In a letter to the president of the lower house, Andrea Mura

Russian gun group says US-accused founder not Kremlin 'agent'

Russian gun group says US-accused founder not Kremlin 'agent'

Russian gun rights activists on Tuesday denied their colleague Maria Butina, arrested in the US for conspiring to influence American politics, was a Kremlin agent.Butina, 29, was accused by the US in early July of acting as an unregistered agent for Russia and

Taiwan condemns China as youth games axed

Taiwan condemns China as youth games axed

Taiwan accused China of dragging sport into politics Tuesday after a multi-million-dollar international youth event due to be held on the island next year was suspended.It comes as Beijing ramps up military and diplomatic pressure on self-ruling democratic Tai

EU's Juncker in last-ditch bid to end Trump trade war

EU's Juncker in last-ditch bid to end Trump trade war

European Commission head Jean-Claude Juncker heads to Washington on Wednesday in a last-ditch effort by the EU to cool nerves and find an exit door from an all-out trade war with US President Donald Trump.Juncker, a grizzled veteran of EU politics, follows a l

People -- and politics -- threaten Kano's ancient walls

People -- and politics -- threaten Kano's ancient walls

Young boys scramble up the remains of a crumbling section of the ancient city wall in the Kofar Na'isa area of Kano, in northern Nigeria."This wall may not survive the rainy season," warned Falalu Musa, a local resident."It will soon join the others," he

What now for deposed Catalan leader Puigdemont?

What now for deposed Catalan leader Puigdemont?

Now he is rid of a Spanish international arrest warrant, Catalonia's deposed president Carles Puigdemont can go anywhere he pleases save Spain, and continue playing a central role in his region's separatist politics from afar.So what's next?- Return to Belg