Category Archives: Politics

Its first president, former warlord Abdullahi Yusuf Ahmed, 77, was unable to keep Somalia together

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates – Former Somali president Abdullahi Yusuf Ahmed, a veteran politician, warlord and strongman, has died aged 77 after years of ill health, state radio said Friday. In a political career spanning almost half a century, Yusuf

Its first president, former warlord Abdullahi Yusuf Ahmed, 77, was unable to keep Somalia together

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates – Former Somali president Abdullahi Yusuf Ahmed, a veteran politician, warlord and strongman, has died aged 77 after years of ill health, state radio said Friday. In a political career spanning almost half a century, Yusuf

Cuban political prisoner Wilman Mendoza death by hunger strike is repudiation of Raul Castro regime

SANTIAGO DE CUBA, Cuba – The death of political prisoner Wilman Villar Mendoza, who was on a hunger strike for more than 50 days, prompted a quick and extensive wave of national repudiation against Raúl Castro’s regime, as it gets

Cuban political prisoner Wilman Mendoza death by hunger strike is repudiation of Raul Castro regime

SANTIAGO DE CUBA, Cuba – The death of political prisoner Wilman Villar Mendoza, who was on a hunger strike for more than 50 days, prompted a quick and extensive wave of national repudiation against Raúl Castro’s regime, as it gets

Veteran Spanish politician Manuel Fraga, 89, founded Spain’s ruling conservative party

MADRID — Manuel Fraga Iribarne, a blunt-talking politician who founded Spain’s ruling conservative party and ignited divisive reactions as the last surviving minister from Gen. Francisco Franco’s right-wing regime, has died. He was 89. Spanish news agency Europa Press said

Veteran Spanish politician Manuel Fraga, 89, founded Spain’s ruling conservative party

MADRID — Manuel Fraga Iribarne, a blunt-talking politician who founded Spain’s ruling conservative party and ignited divisive reactions as the last surviving minister from Gen. Francisco Franco’s right-wing regime, has died. He was 89. Spanish news agency Europa Press said

Turkish hero, Greek archvillain, Rauf Denktash, 87, willed northern Cyprus into being

CYPRUS – Rauf Denktash, who has died aged 87, was a hero among Turks, an archvillain to Greeks and, for the army of international diplomats and policymakers who dealt with him, an irritant par excellence. As the leader of a

Turkish hero, Greek archvillain, Rauf Denktash, 87, willed northern Cyprus into being

CYPRUS – Rauf Denktash, who has died aged 87, was a hero among Turks, an archvillain to Greeks and, for the army of international diplomats and policymakers who dealt with him, an irritant par excellence. As the leader of a

Former South Dakota Gov. Bill Janklow’s political career ended with fatal traffic accident

PIERRE, S.D. – As governor of South Dakota for 16 years, Bill Janklow was always in a hurry — pushing lawmakers to approve his proposals and racing to disaster sites to take charge. His need for speed also likely played

Former South Dakota Gov. Bill Janklow’s political career ended with fatal traffic accident

PIERRE, S.D. – As governor of South Dakota for 16 years, Bill Janklow was always in a hurry — pushing lawmakers to approve his proposals and racing to disaster sites to take charge. His need for speed also likely played

Kiro Gligorov, 94, brought former Yugoslavia republic Macedonia into being without war

SKOPJE, Republic of Macedonia – Macedonia’s first democratically elected President Kiro Gligorov has died at the age of 94. The former head of state died in his home on Sunday evening, January 1, his representative said on Monday, January 2.

Kiro Gligorov, 94, brought former Yugoslavia republic Macedonia into being without war

SKOPJE, Republic of Macedonia – Macedonia’s first democratically elected President Kiro Gligorov has died at the age of 94. The former head of state died in his home on Sunday evening, January 1, his representative said on Monday, January 2.

Better known for frequent hospitalizations than good government, Guinea-Bissau leader Malam Bacai Sanha, 64, dies

President Malam Bacai Sanha, who took power of the tiny West African nation Guinea-Bissau about two years ago after the previous leader was assassinated, died on Monday. No immediate cause was given but the 64-year-old president had been frequently hospitalised

Better known for frequent hospitalizations than good government, Guinea-Bissau leader Malam Bacai Sanha, 64, dies

President Malam Bacai Sanha, who took power of the tiny West African nation Guinea-Bissau about two years ago after the previous leader was assassinated, died on Monday. No immediate cause was given but the 64-year-old president had been frequently hospitalised