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Africa in December: Electoral mayhem in the DRC, the violent suppression of seething Sudanese, and more

The delay in announcement of election results in the Democratic Republic of Congo is causing friction and has raised suspicions of electoral fraud. There is concern that the main presidential contender, Emmanuel...

You're paying more tax than some of Australia's biggest companies — here's which ones

Email By business reporterNassim Khadem,Jackson Gothe-Snapeand senior business correspondentPeter Ryan Updated December 13, 2018 17:04:26...

Report: Saudi's King Salman blocked public listing of Aramco

The king spoke - and a $2 trillion dream went up in smoke.For the past two years, Saudi Arabia has prepared to place up to five percent of its national oil company on the stock market. Officials talked up the Saudi...

Analysis: A Trump TPP U-turn would put our relationship with China under the spotlight

Email By business editorIan Verrender Updated April 16, 2018 08:05:22 Photo: China is Australia's biggest...

Latvian defence ministry says corruption claims may be disinformation campaign

Corruption allegations that led to the suspension of Latvia’s central bank governor yesterday (20 February) may be part of a disinformation campaign aimed at damaging trust in the country and influencing October...

How to make millions selling passports to Africa

MORONI, Comoros Islands/BRUSSELS:  In the tiny nation of the Comoros Islands, lying off the east coast of Africa, Albert Karaziwan is a big man - even though he doesn't live there. He's been a roving ambassador for...

U.S. denounces Venezuela for repression, demands free elections

GENEVA, (Reuters) – The United States denounced the government of Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro today for suppressing protests and called for free elections, saying that he must not be allowed to follow a “...

China launches charm offensive for first overseas naval base

BEIJING: China has launched an unusual charm offensive to explain its first overseas naval base in Djibouti, seeking to assuage global concerns about military expansionism by portraying the move as Beijing's...

Armed with new US money, NATO to strengthen Russia deterrence

BRUSSELS: Backed by an increase in U.S. military spending, NATO is planning its biggest build-up in eastern Europe since the Cold War to deter Russia but will reject Polish demands for permanent bases.Worried since...
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