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Brazil's ex-President Lula turns himself in to police
Brazil's ex-president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva turned himself in to federal police on Saturday, after supporters tried to prevent him from handing himself over to the authorities.
S. Africa's Winnie Mandela passes away
Winnie Madikizela-Mandela, anti-apartheid activist and wife of former South African President Nelson Mandela, passed away at the Netcare Milpark Hospital, Johannesburg, on Monday, said the statement released by Mandela's family.
Carlos Quesada elected Costa Rica's next president
Carlos Alvarado, the candidate from the ruling Citizen Action Party (PAC), won Costa Rica's presidential runoff with 60.74 percent of the vote, according to the latest results released by the country's electoral tribunal on Sunday evening.
Sarkozy to face trial for corruption, misuse of influence
​Former French president Nicolas Sarkozy will face trial for corruption and influence peddling, Le Monde newspaper reported on Thursday.
U Win Myint elected as Myanmar's new president
U Win Myint, former Speaker of the House of Representatives, was elected as Myanmar's new president, the Union Parliament announced.
Zuma to appear in court for corruption charges
South African former president Jacob Zuma has been formally served with a summons to appear in court on corruption charges next Friday, reported local media.
Ex-Catalan leader Puigdemont arrested in Germany
Spain's former Catalan leader Carles Puigdemont was arrested on the entry of Germany from Denmark on Sunday, German police confirmed.
Myanmar president resigns from post
Myanmar President U Htin Kyaw has resigned from post to take rest, according to an official release of the President Office on Wednesday.
Ex-French President Sarkozy in custody
Former French President Nicolas Sarkozy was in police custody for an investigation into his election campaign financing, local media reported Tuesday quoting a judiciary official source.
Erdogan rejects EU Parliament motion on Afrin
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Thursday rejected the European Parliament's motion calling Turkey to end its military operation in northern Syria's Kurdish enclave of Afrin.
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