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Spiritualist Williamson ends improbable White House run

Spiritualist Williamson ends improbable White House run

Marianne Williamson, the spiritualist author who urged fellow Americans to speak in deeper truths about the need for compassion and "moral repair" in politics, announced Friday she is ending her longshot 2020 presidential run.The 67-year-old self-empowerment

Trump 'statue of liberty' burned in Slovenian town

Trump 'statue of liberty' burned in Slovenian town

Suspected vandals on Thursday burned a wooden statue of US President Donald Trump built last year by a group of villagers to criticise populist politics, local authorities said.The eight-metre-high (26 feet) statue of Trump complete with his trademark mane, bl

Pedro Sanchez, tenacious survivor of Spanish politics

Pedro Sanchez, tenacious survivor of Spanish politics

A former basketball player, Spain's Socialist leader Pedro Sanchez who was confirmed by parliament Tuesday as prime minister for another term is a tenacious risk-taker who has survived a rollercoaster political career.He had hoped to boost his party's standi

Zoran Milanovic, Croatia's comeback politician

Zoran Milanovic, Croatia's comeback politician

Zoran Milanovic, Croatia's former leftist prime minister who was elected the country's new president Sunday, is an experienced politician who made a comeback after being absent from politics for three years.While intelligent and articulate, the 53-year-old i

Lebanon PM-designate vows expert govt but faces protests

Lebanon PM-designate vows expert govt but faces protests

Lebanon's premier-designate Hassan Diab vowed Friday to form a government of non-political experts to lead the protest-hit country back from the verge of economic collapse.But Lebanon's sectarian politics flared again as Sunni protesters rallied and blockade