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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.
ROK ex-president Lee Myung-bak questioned on graft
Former President of the Republic of Korea (ROK) Lee Myung-bak on Wednesday appeared before state prosecutors for questioning over a string of corruption charges including bribery, becoming the latest ROK leader to be investigated.
​​Renowned British physicist Stephen Hawking dies at 76
​Renowned British physicist Stephen Hawking died Tuesday peacefully in his sleep at his home in Cambridge in London, a family spokesman said.
Marine Le Pen says to rename far-right party
French far-right leader Marine Le Pen on Sunday said she wanted to change the name of the National Front Party (FN) to the "National Rally" in a bid to give a new start to the anti-immigrant party which she said must be opened to alliances to be "a ruling party".
Discrimination against women harm everyone
In his message for the International Women's Day to be observed on March 8, UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres warned Wednesday that "inequality and discrimination against women harm everyone."
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