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Belarus’ leader wins sixth term with over 80% of votes

MINSK, Belarus Election officials in Belarus say the countrys longtime authoritarian leader Alexander Lukashenko has won his sixth consecutive presidential term, taking over 80% of the votes, according to preliminary results of Sundays election that resulted in mass protests all over Belarus and a violent crackdown on demonstrators. The countrys central election commission announced on […]


Poland’s President Andrzej Duda sworn in for second term | पोलैंड के राष्ट्रपति एंड्रेज डूडा ने दूसरे कार्यकाल के लिए शपथ ली

वारसॉ, 7 अगस्त (आईएएनएस)। पोलैंड के राष्ट्रपति एंड्रेज डूडा ने 12 जुलाई को राष्ट्रपति चुनाव में फिर चुने जाने के बाद पांच वर्षीय अपने दूसरे कार्यकाल के लिए शपथ ली। समाचार एजेंसी सिन्हुआ के अनुसार, डूडा को गुरुवार को नेशनल असेंबली द्वारा देश की संसद के दोनों सदनों की संयुक्त बैठक में राष्ट्रपति पद की […]

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Aung San Suu Kyi confirms contesting for second term

YANGON: Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi on Tuesday formally declared her intention to seek a second term in an election in November that is seen as a test of the Southeast Asian nation’s tentative democratic reforms. After decades of military rule, Suu Kyi, who won the Nobel Peace Prize for campaigning for democracy, took […]

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COVID-19 Emergency Committee highlights need for response efforts over long term

The Emergency Committee on COVID-19, convened by the WHO Director-General under the International Health Regulations (2005) (IHR), held its fourth meeting on 31 July. In its statement following the meeting, published today, it expressed “appreciation for WHO and partners’ COVID-19 pandemic response efforts, and highlighted the anticipated lengthy duration of this COVID-19 pandemic, noting the […]


Mark Drakeford ‘will not serve whole Senedd term’

Image caption Mark Drakeford has led the Labour party in Wales since 2018 The first minister has said he does not plan to serve the whole of the next Senedd term if re-elected to the job in the 2021 election. Mark Drakeford, 65, said he hoped to lead the Welsh Government “well into the next […]


JLR set to get new chief as Speth’s term ends in September

(Representative image) MUMBAI/CHENNAI: Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) is set to get a new face at the helm as a search committee has begun paring the list of potential candidates. Both insiders as well as outsiders are in the run for the top post and a decision on who will lead the company will be made […]

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Woman who killed her 5-year-old son gets 35-year prison term

WOODSTOCK, Ill. A northern Illinois woman who subjected her young son to years of physical and emotional abuse culminating in his beating death last year was on Friday sentenced to 35 years in prison. JoAnn Cunningham pleaded guilty in December to killing her son, Andrew AJ Freund. Eight months earlier, police uncovered the boys battered […]


Room for more fiscal support in India in near term given severity of economic situation: IMF

WASHINGTON: A top IMF (International Monetary Fund) official has said that there is room for more fiscal support in India in the near term, particularly for vulnerable households and SMEs, given the severity of the country’s economic situation due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Vitor Gaspar, director of the IMF’s fiscal affairs department, told PTI that […]

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Tokyo governor Koike cruises to second term

TOKYO: Tokyo governor Yuriko Koike declared victory in Sunday’s vote to elect the leader of one of the world’s most populous cities and immediately vowed to step up the fight against a recent coronavirus resurgence. Major media exit polls suggested a landslide victory after voting stations closed at 8 pm (1100 GMT), as Koike shrugged […]