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Duterte snubs his proclamation as Philippine president

May 30, 2016

Duterte snubs his proclamation as Philippine president

Rodrigo Duterte snubbed his proclamation as the next Philippine president on Monday, reinforcing his image as a maverick outsider intent on challenging the nation’s political establishment. A joint session of the House of Representatives and the Senate in Manila endorsed the official count of ...

Divisive Australian politician Hanson could win seat: experts

May 24, 2016

Divisive Australian politician Hanson could win seat: experts

Right-wing firebrand politician Pauline Hanson, who opposes Muslim immigration, has a realistic chance of returning to Australia’s Parliament in July elections, experts said Tuesday. Hanson became one of Australia’s most divisive politicians in a generation when she used her first speech to Parliament in ...