Sunday, May 28, 2017

Political Crisis

Russia's President Vladimir Putin, right, meets with his Macedonian counterpart Gjorge Ivanov at the Kremlin in Moscow, Wednesday, May 24, 2017. (Sergei Karpukhin/Pool photo via AP)

MOSCOW (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin says Moscow hopes for a democratic settlement of Macedonia’s political situation. Putin made the statement Wednesday at the start of his talks with Macedonian President Gjorge Ivanov, voicing hope that Ivanov’s experience would ...
In this Feb. 27, 2017 file photo, Zoran Zaev, left, leader of Macedonia's opposition presents to President Gjorge Ivanov, right, the signatures from lawmakers to form a new government, in the capital, Skopje. Ivanov handed Zaev the mandate to form a government on Wednesday, May 17, 2017, as an initial step toward ending a more than two-year political crisis in Macedonia. (AP Photo/Boris Grdanoski, File)

BY KONSTANTIN TESTORIDES SKOPJE, Macedonia (AP) — Macedonia’s president on Wednesday handed the mandate to form a government to left-wing opposition leader Zoran Zaev as an initial step toward ending a more than two-year political crisis that culminated last month ...

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Venezuela is in the midst of a violent protest movement that has left eight dead this month as the country’s deeply unpopular socialist administration struggles to stay in power and a newly energized opposition calls for ...
Opposition members shout slogans against Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro during a protest, in Caracas, Venezuela, Friday, March 31, 2017. (AP Photo/Fernando Llano)

BY JORGE RUEDA and JOSHUA GOODMAN CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Venezuela’s president urged the Supreme Court early Saturday to review a decision stripping congress of its last powers, after the move to nullify the lawmaking body set off a storm ...
In this Dec. 13, 2015 file photo, a woman holds a sign that reads in Portuguese; "Dilma Out" during a demonstration in favor of the impeachment of Brazil's President Dilma Rousseff, on Copacabana beach in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

BY PETER PRENGAMAN and MAURICIO SAVARESE RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — A trial against Brazil’s president turned into a yelling match and was temporarily suspended on Friday after the head of Senate declared “stupidity is endless” and sharply criticized a ...
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