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Infantino re-elected for second term as FIFA president

Gianni Infantino believes he has turned FIFA into a 'credible' organisation. He is re-elected as the body's president for the second-term.

Judge rules Democrats’ suit against Trump over foreign payment can proceed

US District Judge Emmet Sullivan denies a motion by Trump to dismiss the lawsuit filed by 198 members of Congress.

Govt critic Caputova elected Slovakia’s first female president

Environmental lawyer Zuzana Caputova got 58.40% of the ballot while EU energy commissioner Maros Sefcovic garnered 41.59%, the Slovak Statistics Office said. 

Seremban golf club, Negeri MB face dilemma as he cannot resign...

The Seremban International Golf Club’s constitution states that the menteri besar is automatically the president, so unless Aminuddin Harun resigns as MB, he can’t resign as head of the club, says ex-secretary.

Cheese kings worth US$19 Billion as dairy dynasty grows riches

Emmanuel Besnier and his siblings are the third generation of the family to control the business, known for its household President brand of brie.

Brazil’s ex-president Temer arrested

Michel Temer was president from 2016 to 2018.

Kazakh president resigns

The move comes on the back of growing social discontent and an economy still recovering from an oil price plunge in 2014.

Perlis Football Association suspends president, vice-president

These measures have been taken to restore the image of PFA, which has been plagued by various issues lately.

Venezuela’s Guaido working to restore ties with Israel

A formal announcement on re-establishing ties and opening a new Venezuelan embassy in Israel would come 'at the proper time'.

Unopposed Ceferin re-elected as UEFA president

The 51-year-old Slovenian lawyer promises to work closely with FIFA and come up with constructive ideas.

Major EU nations rally behind Guaido as Venezuela leader

Russia, one of the main allies of Maduro's regime, slams what it dubbs European "interference" in the oil-rich but impoverished Latin American country.

France says Guaido has right to organise new Venezuela election

French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian says Guaido has the capacity and the legitimacy to organise an election.

Nayib Bukele declares victory as new Salvadoran president

El Salvador has a new President in former mayor.

Bank Rakyat MD to leave in April, ministry seeks replacement

Ministry of entrepreneur development is in consultation with Bank Negara and others to find a new managing director.

‘El Chapo’ paid ex-Mexico president US$100 million bribe, says witness

The Mexican drug kingpin was extradited to the US in 2017 to face charges of trafficking cocaine, heroin and other drugs into the country as leader of the Sinaloa Cartel.

Ivory Coast ex-strongman Gbagbo in shock ICC acquittal

The ICC has faced serious difficulties in trying top politicians for crimes committed by subordinates or followers - most of them in Africa.

Ivanka Trump to help US choose World Bank chief

Through an unwritten post-war agreement with Europe, the World Bank has always been led by an American while a European has always been in charge of the IMF.

Hawaii congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard says will run for president

If elected, the 37-year-old lawmaker known to surf the waters of her native Hawaii will be the youngest president in US history.

Rajoelina confirmed winner of Madagascar presidential election

Madagascar's Constitutional Court on Tuesday confirmed Andry Rajoelina as the winner of the country's presidential election.

I am no longer IIUM president, says Maszlee

The education minister says he has signed his resignation letter and is waiting for an announcement by the university.

Discussion over appointment of IIUM’s new president ongoing

This is despite wide speculation that Mohd Daud Bakar will be appointed.

Mexican president declares few assets, shows bare wallet

Lopez Obrador, 65, says his asset declaration includes two bank accounts with about US$23,000 in them, no credit card, no checking account and no vehicles.

Far-right Bolsonaro sworn in as Brazil’s new president

The 63-year-old former paratrooper takes power with sky-high approval ratings and high hopes from many of Brazil's 210 million inhabitants.

Colombia condemns alleged plot to kill president

Trujillo says that the threats came from "internal and external actors."