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Ukrainian president vows to push for EU, NATO membership

Ukrainian president vows to push for EU, NATO membership

Petro Poroshenko is trailing in opinion polls in the run-up to the March 31 vote as Ukraine struggles economically after Russia's annexation of Crimea.

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Tina Tchen on Time's Up and working for the Obamas
Michelle Obama

Tina Tchen on Time's Up and working for the Obamas

Despite the tumult currently rocking the White House there is room for optimism, says a former chief of staff.

  • by Amelia Lester
Flagging prosperity: North Korea moves on from displays of force
North Korea

Flagging prosperity: North Korea moves on from displays of force

North Korea is stepping up a new citizen loyalty campaign as leader Kim Jong-un prepares for his second summit with US President Donald Trump.

  • by Eric Talmadge
Travel companies pull out of Venezuela amid ongoing political crisis
World Politics

Travel companies pull out of Venezuela amid ongoing political crisis

It comes as the Venezuelan government set up road blocks to stop aid entering the country via the Colombian border.

Iran suspected of launching satellite
Iran

Iran suspected of launching satellite

Satellite images suggest Iran has attempted a second satellite launch despite US criticism of its program.

Brazil’s Lula convicted again, sentenced to 12 more years
Brazil

Brazil’s Lula convicted again, sentenced to 12 more years

Former Brazilian president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, has been sentenced to nearly 13 more years in a new corruption case.

  • by Shasta Darlington
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Flush with savings, Russia embarks on big projects
Russia

Flush with savings, Russia embarks on big projects

Russia has become a world-class saver. So much gold has piled up in its central bank that Russia surpassed China last year to become the world's fifth-largest holder of gold.

  • by Andrew E. Kramer
Trump invites bullied 11-year-old Joshua Trump to State of the Union
Donald Trump

Trump invites bullied 11-year-old Joshua Trump to State of the Union

Joshua has been ridiculed on the school bus and elsewhere, to the point that he began using a different last name.

Egypt MPs petition to give El-Sisi more time as president
Egypt

Egypt MPs petition to give El-Sisi more time as president

The former general-turned-president has repeatedly said he serves at the pleasure of Egyptians and has no ambition to become another 'pharaoh'.

Facing dropping popularity, Trump readies for State of Union
USA

Facing dropping popularity, Trump readies for State of Union

When US President delivers his annual State of the Union address this week, a Democrat will be seated at the rostrum over his shoulder for the first time.

  • by Philip Rucker & Josh Dawsey and Toluse Olorunnipa
Italians back PM despite recession
Italy rugby

Italians back PM despite recession

Only a third of Italians say the country's populist ruling coalition is doing enough to foster economic growth, but the PM enjoys their support.