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German president calls for parties to unify

German president calls for parties to unify

Germany’s president has urged all parties to reconsider their positions and compromise, hours after coalition talks collapsed. Frank-Walter Steinmeier urged politicians to put their differences aside to form a government. The German President said:...
Sacked Mugabe refuses to quit as president

Sacked Mugabe refuses to quit as president

Robert Mugabe is facing impeachment after he called on Zimbabwe to “move forward” instead of announcing his resignation as president. The state television broadcast baffled viewers as he was expected to make a resignation announcement on Sunday after...
Chile to elect President Bachelet's successor

Chile to elect President Bachelet's successor

Chile to elect President Bachelet’s successor 19 November 2017 From the section Latin America & Caribbean Image copyright Reuters Image caption Sebastián Piñera (left) and Alejandro Guillier are seen as the main rivals in Sunday’s poll Chileans are due...
Mugabe fires vice president for 'deceitfulness'

Mugabe fires vice president for 'deceitfulness'

Robert Mugabe has fired his vice president, Emmerson Mnangagwa, for showing traits of “disloyalty, disrespect and deceitfulness”. The 75-year-old former intelligence chief had been one of the favourites to succeed the Zimbabwean President, having been...
Australia Senate President Stephen Parry to resign

Australia Senate President Stephen Parry to resign

Australia Senate President Stephen Parry to resign 1 November 2017 From the section Australia Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Australian Senate President Stephen Parry with Chinese Premier Li Keqiang earlier this year Australian Senate President Stephen...
China frees man held over books on president

China frees man held over books on president

China has reportedly freed a Swedish bookseller who was detained for publishing books on the personal lives of President Xi Jinping and other Communist Party leaders. The Swedish foreign office made the announcement after Chinese-born Swede Gui Minhai was allegedly...
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