Thousands of Haitians protest, alleging new dictatorship

PORT-AU-PRINCE (AFP) – Several thousand people demonstrated on Sunday (Feb 14) in the Haitian capital Port-au-Prince, saying the government was trying to establish a new dictatorship and denouncing international support for President Jovenel Moise. The protests were mostly peaceful, although

Chile elite say facing 'uncertain' future after vote

SANTIAGO (AFP) – In Santiago’s well-heeled suburbs, Chile’s elite say they are facing uncertainty after the rest of the country voted to ditch the dictatorship-era constitution that has served them well for decades. For some, it’s a bitter pill to

Japan's Suga to run in LDP leadership race, source says

TOKYO (Reuters) – Japan’s Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga has indicated he intends to run for leadership of the ruling party, a source said on Monday, soon after a report emerged that he had won the backing of one of

Mali's military promise election as region frets over coup crisis

BAMAKO (Reuters) – Soldiers who ousted Mali’s president and government in a coup promised on Wednesday to oversee elections within a “reasonable” time, as calls abroad grew for a swift resolution to an acute political crisis. President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita

Hickenlooper wins Democratic U.S. Senate primary in Colorado

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Former Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper shrugged off a series of campaign stumbles to easily win the state’s Democratic U.S. Senate nomination on Tuesday, beating a progressive challenger in a race vital to the party’s hopes of regaining