Hungary: Thousands protest in Budapest against PM Orban

Hungary: Thousands protest in Budapest against PM Orban

Thousands of protesters have demonstrated outside Hungary’s parliament to express their frustration over Prime Minister Viktor Orban‘s Fidesz Party’s resounding victory in last month’s national elections.  Parliament returned on Tuesday amid demonstrations from across ideological backgrounds, from the left to right-wing n...
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Walmart wins battle for India’s Flipkart

Walmart wins battle for India’s Flipkart

Image copyright Reuters Walmart will pay about $16bn to take control of Flipkart, India’s biggest online retailer, in a deal that puts it head to head with Amazon. The world’s largest retailer will take a 77% stake, valuing the Indian...
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Malaysia election: Vote-counting starts after ‘tight’ poll

Malaysia election: Vote-counting starts after ‘tight’ poll

Polls have closed in Malaysia in what is being billed as the country’s tightest-ever election, clouded by a corruption scandal linked to one of its leading candidates.  With nearly 15 million registered voters, polls opened at 00:00 GMT on Wednesday...
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Africa:Migrants Sue Italy Over Collaboration With Libyan Coast Guard

Africa:Migrants Sue Italy Over Collaboration With Libyan Coast Guard

By Sabina Castelfranco Italy’s collaboration with Libya to stop migrants from crossing the Mediterranean is facing a legal challenge. A lawsuit filed in the European Court of Human Rights asserts that Italy’s work with the Libyan coast guard has forced...
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Africa:African Growth Picks Up but Debt a Concern, Says IMF

Africa:African Growth Picks Up but Debt a Concern, Says IMF

Growth across sub-Saharan African will rise to 3.4 percent this year from 2.8 percent in 2017, but in the continent’s poorest countries, debt is a major burden, the IMF said on Tuesday. Top performers are Benin, Burkina Faso, Ethiopia, Ghana,...
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