More than 1,000 judges said they would refuse to oversee Algeria’s election if President Abdelaziz Bouteflika contests it, a challenge that drew a sharp retort from the Justice Minister on Monday. In a statement, the judges added their voice to anti-Bouteflika protests now in their third week by announcing the formation of a new association “to restore the gift of justice”. Mr. Bouteflika returned to Algeria on Sunday after undergoing treatment in Switzerland.
The election of Zuzana Caputova as Slovakia’s first woman President was greeted on Sunday as a vote for change, with the anti-graft activist expected to provide a check on a government tarnished after last year’s murder of a journalist. The 45-year-old environmental lawyer’s clear victory on Saturday over the ruling party’s candidate was a blow […]
Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte on Monday convened crisis talks, saying he was deeply concerned about the shooting incident, which came three days after a lone gunman killed 50 people in mass shootings at two mosques in the city of Christchurch, New Zealand. “Our country has today been shocked by an attack in Utrecht… A […]
Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad said on Tuesday he would not retract his criticism of New Delhi’s actions in Kashmir even though Indian traders have urged a boycott of Malaysian palm oil. The impasse could exacerbate what Mahathir described as a trade war between the world’s second biggest producer and exporter of the commodity and […]