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July 22, 2019

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Australia's election, a campaign across a continent

Australia's election, a campaign across a continent

With constituencies the size of Iran, South Africa and France, Aussie voters have always been a diverse bunch, but the current election campaign has revealed this vast country's politics is fracturing along regional lines.In just 48 hours on the campaign trai

Convicted Russian 'agent' Butina appeals prison sentence

Convicted Russian 'agent' Butina appeals prison sentence

Maria Butina, the only Russian arrested and convicted in the three-year investigation of Moscow's interference in US politics, filed an appeal Wednesday against her 18-month prison sentence.The 30-year-old Russian gun activist, who built a network of high-pow

Britain's Trump? Farage surges on Brexit discontent

Britain's Trump? Farage surges on Brexit discontent

Polls show his Brexit Party easily winning next week's European Parliament polls and edging ahead of Theresa May's Conservatives in a UK general election.Nigel Farage is channelling Donald Trump's brand of angry populism to help turn British politics on its

'Nito' Cortizo: cattle rancher and veteran of Panama politics

'Nito' Cortizo: cattle rancher and veteran of Panama politics

Social democrat Laurentino Cortizo, who won Sunday's presidential election in Panama, is a veteran politician and former agriculture minister of the small Central American country.The 66-year-old businessman and cattle rancher, popularly known as "Nito," wi

Politics-shy Tiger Woods to be honored by Trump at White House

Politics-shy Tiger Woods to be honored by Trump at White House

During his illustrious career, Tiger Woods has treated politics as he would a menacing sandtrap -- avoiding it if at all possible.He has hit the links in bipartisan fashion, teeing off with Democrats Bill Clinton and Barack Obama and Republicans George H.W. Bu