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Despite corruption charges, Brazil’s Lula wants to be president again

Former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, known to Brazilians simply as Lula, is topping polls for next year's presidential race and traveling the country to make the case that he can bring the boom times back to Latin America's largest nation.

Juncker against more EU spending on NATO

Europe must not bow to the demands made by the US under President Donald Trump with regards to European countries increasing their defence spending, European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker said.

EU in talks with Italy over bailout for Veneto banks

The Rome government has already won approval from the European Commission to use the mechanism for an 8.8 billion euro bailout of Monte dei Paschi di Siena, the world's oldest bank.

European parliament calls for more protection for whistleblowers

Whistleblower protection has been a controversial subject ever since American intelligence analyst Edward Snowden broke the story on the American National Security Agency's massive surveillance program in 2013, forcing him to go into hiding, where he has advocated for whistleblowers.

Many dead as violence erupts throughout the Congo

Soldiers targeting the Kamwina Nsapu militia group in central Democratic Republic of Congo killed at least 101 people.

Poland is choking on smog

TV stations flash pollution alerts. People don masks for their morning jogs. Preschools stop taking children outside to play.

Turkey has not given up on EU membership

Turkey’s foreign affairs minister said on Thursday the European Union should clarify its position on his country's membership.

Zimbabwe’s dictator Mugabe remains untouchable

Zimbabwe's Constitutional Court dismissed a case against President Robert Mugabe lodged by an activist who accused the ageing leader of violating the southern African country's supreme law during protests last year.

Washington group seeks support for regime change in Venezuela

A bipartisan group of 34 US lawmakers has sent a letter to President Donald Trump urging him to step up pressure on Venezuela's government by immediately sanctioning officials responsible for corruption and human rights abuses.

Rugby world mourns Joost van der Westhuizen

Legendary South African scrumhalf Joost van der Westhuizen died aged 45 after a long battle with motor neuron disease.

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