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April 20, 2019

Politics

Seven MPs quit Labour Party as Brexit tensions mount

Seven MPs quit Labour Party as Brexit tensions mount

Seven MPs quit Britain's main opposition Labour Party on Monday, citing the leadership's support for Brexit and a growing culture of racism, intimidation and abuse.The departure of the seven moderates was the biggest split in UK politics in nearly four deca

Former Mao Zedong secretary and party critic dies at 101

Former Mao Zedong secretary and party critic dies at 101

Mao Zedong's former secretary Li Rui, a bold critic of China's ruling Communist Party who spent a lifetime near the centre of elite politics, died Saturday at the age of 101, his family said.Li was admitted to a Beijing hospital for a pulmonary infection las

Spain's Sanchez: Riding rollercoaster politics

Spain's Sanchez: Riding rollercoaster politics

Eight months after ousting his rival and taking power in Spain, Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez was forced to call early elections Friday, the latest in a series of setbacks for the survivor politician.The move comes just days before the 46-year-old economist pub

Venezuela's Guaido challenging Maduro, millennial style

Venezuela's Guaido challenging Maduro, millennial style

Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido's latest Instagram selfie got over half a million likes. Even his dog has nearly 30,000 followers.President Nicolas Maduro might have dismissed the 35-year-old as a "kid playing politics" -- but experts say his mille

Banned Chinese billionaire calls Australia 'a giant baby'

Banned Chinese billionaire calls Australia 'a giant baby'

A Chinese billionaire barred from Australia on suspicions he is part of a Communist Party influence campaign has lashed out at Canberra, calling it a "giant baby" that hasn't found its place in international politics.Huang Xiangmo, a long-term Sydney reside