Algeria's embattled president Bouteflika appoints caretaker government

Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika named a caretaker cabinet on Sunday, as he grapples with a political crisis following weeks of protests demanding he end his 20-year rule. Serving Prime Minister Noureddine Bedoui will head the administration, state news agency APS said, listing 27 ministers. Central bank governor Mohamed Loukal was named as finance minister, while […]

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Pope Francis on immigration: Political leaders 'risk becoming prisoners of the walls they build'

Massimo Valicchia | NurPhoto | Getty Images Pope Francis attends the weekly general audience, at the Vatican, Wednesday, Dec. 19, 2018. Pope Francis on Sunday said political leaders who want walls and other barriers to keep migrants out “will end up becoming prisoners of the walls they build.” The pope made his comments to reporters […]

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Four generations have made same promises on poverty but nothing happened: PM slams Gandhi family

In an apparent dig at Congress’ minimum income poll promise and the Gandhi family, Prime Minister Narendra Modi Sunday said its four generations had made the same promises but nothing happened, and first- time voters should see the “track record” of those pitching for eliminating poverty. Addressing a ‘Main bhi chowkidar’ event here, he also […]

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Comedian in front as curtain rises on Ukrainian presidential election

Just 9 percent of Ukrainians have confidence in their national government, the lowest of any electorate in the world, a Gallup poll published in March showed. Zelenskiy has tapped into the anti-establishment mood, though his inexperience makes Western officials and foreign investors wary and skeptics question his fitness to be a wartime commander-in-chief. Inviting comparisons […]

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Outgoing FDA chief Scott Gottlieb gets personal about leaving 'the best job' he's ever had

For the last two years, Scott Gottlieb missed a lot of time with his wife and three daughters — back-to-school nights, school plays and parent-teacher conferences. He loved his job running the Food and Drug Administration, but hated leaving his wife Allyson, nine-year-old twins and five-year-old in Connecticut every Sunday to head to Washington, DC. […]

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