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Facing arrest, Peru ex-president Garcia shoots himself

Peru’s former president Alan Garcia shot himself in the head at his home on Wednesday as police were about to arrest him in a sprawling corruption case, his lawyer and hospital officials said. The 69-year-old Garcia was undergoing emergency surgery for “a bullet wound to his head” at the Casimiro Ulloa Emergency Hospital in Lima, […]

India cancels poll in southern area over ‘vote buying’

Indian election authorities have cancelled voting in a southern region of the country after seizing more than 110 million rupees ($1.5 million) they believe was meant to influence the outcome, officials said Wednesday. It is the first time a ballot has been cancelled in a national election over attempted vote-buying, officials said. The decision comes […]

Dalai Lama discharged from hospital

The Dalai Lama told his followers on Friday to “feel at ease” as he was discharged from a New Delhi hospital three days after being admitted with a chest infection. “I received the necessary medical treatments and now feel kind of normal,” the 83-year-old told reporters in a video posted on his official Twitter account […]

Japan court says Carlos Ghosn detention extended until April 22

A Japanese court on Friday ruled that Carlos Ghosn will remain in detention until April 22, as prosecutors grill the former Nissan boss over allegations of financial misconduct. His lawyers immediately appealed the decision and have already asked the Supreme Court to intervene in his detention. But unless the appeals succeed, the 65-year-old will be […]

Netanyahu looks to form right-wing government after victory

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu sought to form a right-wing governing coalition on Thursday after securing victory in a high-stakes Israeli election despite a strong challenge from a centrist alliance. The results from Tuesday’s vote came despite corruption allegations against the 69-year-old premier and kept him on course to become Israel’s longest-serving prime minister later this […]

Stricter New Zealand gun laws formally put into effect

New Zealand’s new gun laws were officially signed into effect Thursday, formally banning military-style semi-automatic weapons less than a month after a white supremacist gunman killed 50 worshippers inside two Christchurch mosques. Governor General Patsy Reddy signed the legislation late Thursday, with the Royal Assent the final stage before it becomes law at midnight. The […]

Israelis go to polls to decide on Netanyahu’s record reign

Israelis began voting on Tuesday in an election that could hand right-wing Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu a record fifth term or see him dethroned by an ex-general who has pledged clean government and social cohesion. During the campaign leading up to polling day, the rival parties waged a vitriolic online battle, accusing each other of […]

China to ban bitcoin mining, traders say move not surprising

China’s state planner wants to ban bitcoin mining in the country, according to a draft list of industrial activities the agency is seeking to stop in a sign of growing government pressure on the cryptocurrency sector. China is the world’s largest market for computer hardware designed to mine bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies, even though such […]

May seeks Brexit breakthrough ahead of crucial week

Prime Minister Theresa May will on Monday press ahead with her bid for a Brexit “compromise” with the opposition despite a backlash from her own party, as she attempts to prevent Britain crashing out of the European Union this week. Talks with the Labour Party are expected ahead of a crucial EU summit that could […]

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