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Brexit – Is Theresa May’s luck about to run out?

It’s been a turbulent couple of months for Britain’s beleaguered Prime Minister Theresa May, whose political survival has been an unrelenting source of speculation. With June’s snap election failing spectacularly to deliver May’s stated desire for a stronger governing mandate, she has increasingly steered away from her intransigent approach to Brexit to a more pragmatic campaign of negotiations. With political ...

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Zimbabwe’s Mnangagwa replaces ministers after outcry

Zimbabwe’s new President Emmerson Mnangagwa has replaced two ministers, two days after announcing his cabinet. Critics said the original line-up showed Mr Mnangagwa had no plans to bring real change to the country despite hailing a “new democracy”. The education and labour ministers have now been replaced, ostensibly to comply with a constitutional provision. But military chiefs remain in charge ...

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US sanctions are ‘trade war’ on Russia

Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev has said new sanctions imposed by the US are tantamount to declaring a “full-scale trade war” against Moscow. He said the measures, signed by Donald Trump, demonstrated the complete impotence of the US president, who he said had been humiliated by Congress. The law aims to punish Russia for its alleged meddling in the 2016 ...

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