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Xi’s the boss: China’s leadership transition

China’s President Xi may use this year’s party congress to make his authority paramount.

India-UAE ties strengthen with first strategic talks

The UAE and India will hold their first ever strategic dialogue in New Delhi on…

Venezuela’s demonetisation: Third time lucky?

Friday is the day Venezuela’s 100 bolivar note may finally be withdrawn. President Nicholas Maduro…


Donald Trump becomes US president on Friday. Since winning the election in November, Mr Trump…

Friday, January 20

Donald Trump inaugurated, third time around for Venezuelan demonetisation and the first India-UAE strategic talks.

The politicisation of Israel’s military

Israel’s military chief has won some battles to keep the army secular but he may be losing the war.

Thursday, January 19

Tensions rise in Gambia as Pres. Jammeh declares state of emergency and former VW chief faces German parliament

Former VW CEO faces parliamentary inquiry

Former Volkswagen CEO Martin Winterkorn will be grilled by a German parliamentary committee in Berlin…

Tensions rise in The Gambia

Gambia’s Adama Barrow was supposed to assume office on Thursday, but no longer. Incumbent President…

Mozambique faces default

Mozambique’s government says it is “extremely limited” in its ability to make a $60 million…