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February 17, 2019

Politics

South Africa blame 'politics' for humiliating loss to Egypt

South Africa blame 'politics' for humiliating loss to Egypt

As South Africa reeled Wednesday after a humiliating defeat by Egypt in a contest to decide the new 2019 Africa Cup of Nations hosts, the blame game began. South African football officials said the 16-1 vote in favour of Egypt in Senegal Tuesday was "politica

Qatar coach to 'isolate' team from Gulf politics at Asian Cup

Qatar coach to 'isolate' team from Gulf politics at Asian Cup

Qatar coach Felix Sanchez has vowed to "isolate" his players from politics at the Asian Cup, which is taking place in the United Arab Emirates during a diplomatic crisis between the countries. The tournament represents the first visit by the Qatari national

Politics is not just for the rulers, says Pope

Politics is not just for the rulers, says Pope

Politics is not reserved just for those who rule but must involve everyone, Pope Francis said Tuesday."We do not think that politics is reserved only for rulers," he said."We are all responsible for the life of the 'city', of the common good; and politics

Israel's 'King Bibi' stays on top, but storm clouds ahead

Israel's 'King Bibi' stays on top, but storm clouds ahead

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's long reign atop Israeli politics has seen him outlast opponents with deft manoeuvring and right-wing leadership, but his latest gamble has many wondering whether it will be among his last.Israel is headed for snap elections

Romania politics: a tug-of-war between two powerful men

Romania politics: a tug-of-war between two powerful men

For the past two years, politics in Romania -- which takes over the EU's rotating presidency on January 1 -- has effectively been a tug-of-war between the country's two most powerful men.The two protagonists are centre-right president Klaus Iohannis and Livi

Divided Cypriots unite over heritage

Divided Cypriots unite over heritage

Residents from both sides of Cyprus are coming together to restore their ancient heritage and mend ties away from politics even as peace talks remain stalled.Over the past decade Greek and Turkish Cypriots have joined forces to rebuild and restore dozens of ch