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August 11, 2017 3:51 PM Kenya on edge as citizens await the results of a heated presidential election

NAIROBI — Kenyans waited anxiously on Friday for the results of a heated presidential election earlier in the week that has brought the country to a near standstill. Preliminary results show the incumbent, President Uhuru Kenyatta, leading by nine percentage points with nearly all the votes counted. But those numbers have been rejected by the leading 60

August 11, 2017 3:28 PM Russia's biggest oil company has been secretly helping Maduro stay afloat in Venezuela

Caracas/Houston (Reuters) - Venezuela’s unraveling socialist government is increasingly turning to ally Russia for the cash and credit it needs to survive – and offering prized state-owned oil assets in return, sources familiar with the negotiations told Reuters. As Caracas struggles to contain an economic meltdown and violent street protests, Moscow 85

August 11, 2017 1:03 PM Credit Suisse Bans Trading in Some Venezuela Debt

Credit Suisse Group AG has barred its traders from buying or selling certain Venezuelan securities and business as the political and economic crisis in the South American country intensifies. The Zurich-based bank will no longer trade two bonds issued by the government and the state oil company or any notes from a Venezuelan entity issued after June 1, according 59

August 11, 2017 10:35 AM Manchester Rivalry Will Be Real in the Premier League This Year

No sport engenders the need to talk about second chances like athletics. Justin Gatlin holding a finger to his lips after winning the World Championships 100m final, against a backdrop of practically no hands clapping inside the London Stadium, was a clear verdict on the limits of redemption. On a purely practical level, the absence of forgiveness in athletics 91

August 9, 2017 11:06 AM Experts: U.S. Needs Latin America for Pressure on Venezuela to Work

WASHINGTON -- The daily unraveling of Venezuela is increasing pressure on the U.S. to toughen its response beyond sanctions. Experts say there still are steps the U.S. can take on its own, but ultimately its best hope lays in rallying with other countries to take action and working with Latin American and Caribbean countries. Its greatest leverage may also mean suspending 55

August 8, 2017 10:49 PM Kenyan presidential election is peaceful; violence over results is feared

KISUMU, Kenya — Millions of Kenyans went to the polls Tuesday to vote for a new president, the culmination of a campaign dominated by concerns about the potential for vote-rigging and fears that the country will be plunged into violence once the winner is announced. The election was carried out peacefully and there were few technical glitches compared 43

August 8, 2017 9:15 PM All-Male Iran Cabinet Draws Criticism After Rouhani Gender Vow

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani presented an all-male cabinet lineup to parliament, drawing criticism from female supporters and fueling speculation he backtracked on a campaign pledge to avoid irking conservatives amid rising tension with the U.S. Rouhani nominated men to fill 17 of 18 ministerial slots in his new government, according to the semi-official 58

August 8, 2017 4:52 PM Zuma survives no-confidence vote

South Africa's President Jacob Zuma has survived his latest vote of no confidence - despite the ballot being held in secret. Opposition parties had hoped the secret ballot would mean some MPs from the governing ANC party might side with them against the president. But the motion, called amid repeated allegations of corruption, was defeated by 198 votes 50

August 8, 2017 3:18 PM Iran cabinet: President Rouhani criticised over all-male line-up

A new Iranian cabinet unveiled by President Hassan Rouhani has prompted criticism of the all-male line-up. Mr Rouhani is regarded as a relatively moderate figure, and supporters had hoped he would pick some women. There has been only one female cabinet member since Iran's Islamic Revolution in 1979. The cabinet, which must be approved by parliament 43

August 8, 2017 6:51 AM A Family Affair: Kenya’s Election Pits Two Political Dynasties Against Each Other, But Who Are the Main Contenders?

Kenyans are awaiting their general election with a mixture of excitement and dread. Fear of violence is not the only thing that feels somewhat familiar about the Kenya elections. The two main candidates—incumbent Uhuru Kenyatta and challenger Raila Odinga—are both members of two of Kenya’s main political dynasties who have fought for power in the decades 57