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US democracy is stronger than it looks

We learnt this week that an American president, no matter how rogue, cannot keep himself in power against the will of the people

Richard Calland: Biden needs a senate win to limit Trumpism

Joe Biden doesn’t have the mojo needed to restore the US – so he needs a full house to appoint those who do, writes Richard Calland.

Duterte tightens grip on power in Philippine polls

Duterte has pitched constitutional reform to turn the country into a decentralised federal republic where regions would have the power to fix problems

Trumps delays State of the Union speech until government shutdown ends

President Trump backed down late on Wednesday in a spat with Democrats over his State of the Union address

US government shutdown extends into next week

After convening for just a few minutes following the Christmas break, the Senate adjourned, deciding to renew budget deliberations only next Wednesday

Saudi Arabia slams US Senate vote as ‘interference’

The largely symbolic vote dealt a fresh warning to President Trump, who has staunchly backed the Saudi regime

Trump opposes Senate candidate who’s ‘Trumpier than Trump’

Proclaiming himself "Trumpier than Trump", Don Blankenship has mounted a highly controversial campaign

Contrite Zuckerberg says Facebook in ‘arms race’ with Russia

In his first congressional appearance, the Facebook founder answered questions for nearly five hours as he sought to quell the storm over privacy.

Trump’s pick for new CIA head dogged by detention torture allegations

Gina Haspel has been named by President Trump as new director of the CIA, becoming the first woman to hold the post if confirmed by the Senate

US government shuts down for second time this year

​The US government has shut down for the second time this year after Congress failed to reach a deal on the budget

Alabama Democrat in shock Senate win over Trump-backed Republican

Democrat Doug Jones scored a stunning upset victory Tuesday in an intense US Senate race in conservative Alabama, dealing a humiliating blow to Trump

‘Civil rights champion’ wins senate seat over accused child molester

Democrat ​Doug Jones's senate victory came at the end of a vitriolic campaign centred on his rival who had been accused of preying on teenage girls.

Self-proclaimed crotch-grabber endorses accused child molester for Senate

Donald Trump officially endorsed the candidacy of embattled Republican Senate hopeful Roy Moore, who allegedly assaulted multiple teenage women.

Australia MP proposes to gay partner in parliament

​A gay Australian lawmaker popped the question to his partner in parliament shortly after a bill paving the way for same-sex marriage was introduced

Deafening silence in Zim Parliament

An analysis of Zimbabwe's former parliament shows that participation in both former houses was poor with 25% of MPs not uttering a word at all.

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