Former Somali leader Hassan Sheikh Mohamud won the presidency again on Sunday in a vote by parliamentarians behind blast walls in an airport hangar as a popular election remains impossible in the conflict-wracked nation.
Marcos Jr. is the son of ex-President Ferdinand Marcos, who ruled the country for decades under a brutal autocratic regime. Mending frayed EU-Philippine relations will be a challenge for the new leader.
This week, we start with some good news. Radiation levels are "quite normal" around Chernobyl. The head of the UN's nuclear watchdog confirms that Russian forces have pulled back from the site of Europe's worst-ever nuclear disaster. The IAEA is working with both sides to avoid Chernobyl again becoming a frontline in the war in Ukraine.
France has never had a woman as president. With a number of female candidates in the election race this time, could that finally change? Challenges range from a #MeToo campaign to an "invisible" barrier to the top job.
When Emmanuel Macron first ran for president five years ago, he touted himself as a disruptor; a leader who could reform France from outside the box of the traditional political parties. It turns out the reformer can sometimes be a loose cannon. We ask our panel about the incumbent's latest shock statement that's got the chattering classes going in Paris.
Paris hopes to use its six months at the head of the Council of the EU to tackle the bloc's "economic, educational, migration and military challenges." French President Macron will do it while facing an election at home.
Germany takes over the G7 presidency for 2022. In a new year's message, Finance Minister Christian Lindner, who replaces Chancellor Olaf Scholz in the role, said Germany must help "drive the global economic recovery."
4 Dec 2021
Libyan dictator Moammar Gadhafi son's hopes of running for president are dashed, as the country’s electoral commission disqualifies him.
9 Oct 2021
The son of the late Filipino dictator Ferdinand Marcos has announced his bid for the presidency in 2022. He joins a field of contenders seeking to replace the outgoing Rodrigo Duterte.
Facebook, Instagram, WhatsApp down in global outage, Nigerian governors, etc named in Pandora Papers
4 Oct 2021
Here are a few reasons to pick up a copy of The Guardian on Tuesday. Find these stories and much more when you grab a copy of The Guardian on Tuesday.
2 Oct 2021
Top US General Mark Milley told Congress that the Defense Secretary and others knew about his call to his Chinese counterpart, to reassure Beijing that former President Donald Trump was not preparing a sudden attack.
18 May 2021
Iran heads into its June election amid rising discontent over its sanctions-crippled economy. Candidates look set to include former nuclear negotiator Ali Larijani and hardline judiciary chief Ebrahim Raisi.