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Israelis take to streets over corrupt, inept Netanyahu

Thousands of Israelis rallied outside Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s residence in Jerusalem on Saturday as anger mounted over corruption allegations and his handling of the coronavirus crisis. “Your time is up”, read the giant letters projected on to a building at the protest site, as demonstrators waved Israeli flags and …

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Egypt sets date for Senate elections in August

Egypt will hold inaugural elections for a new second parliamentary chamber on Aug. 11-12, election commissioner Lasheen Ibrahim said on Saturday. Amendments made to Egypt’s constitution last year provided for the creation of the Council of Senators, a 180-member secondary chamber that will be two-thirds elected by the public and …

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Democracy doesn’t matter to the defenders of ‘economic freedom

The league tables created by conservative thinktanks show that neoliberalism is about ringfencing economic power   by Quinn Slobodian* – First appeared in The Guardian |   Two of the “freest economies” in the world are on fire. According to indexes of “economic freedom” published annually separately by two conservative …

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Mugabe was relieved after quitting, Zimbabwean mediator says

Zimbabwe’s former President Robert Mugabe knew it was “the end of the road” days before he quit, and appeared relieved when he signed his resignation letter after 37 years in power, a Catholic priest who mediated talks leading to his ouster said Sunday. Fidelis Mukonori, who has known Mugabe for decades, said …

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