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Saied Accused Of Taking Tunisia Back Towards One-Man Rule

In another abrupt, constitutionally dubious move, Kais Saied formally ended parliament reining in his near-total grip on power.

Tunis, Tunisia – Political crisis in Tunisia has intensified following President Kais Saied’s decision to dissolve the parliament after freezing it in a power grab on July 25 last year.

The decree came on Wednesday just hours after the members of the last house held a plenary session online and voted to end his exceptional measures, which included the suspension of the chamber and the sacking of the prime minister, along with the seizure of legislative and judicial powers.

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CARICOM Leaders To Discuss Commonwealth Secretary General Controversy

ST JOHN’S, Antigua, CMC – Caricom leaders are expected to meet later this week to discuss the controversy that has arisen after Jamaica announced that Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade Minister Kamina Johnson Smith will challenge the incumbent Baroness Patricia Scotland for the post of Commonwealth Secretary General in June. 

At the end of the March 1-2 Inter-sessional summit held in Belize, Caricom leaders issued a communique expressing “their overwhelming support for the re-election of Baroness Patricia Scotland as Secretary-General of The Commonwealth”.

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Federal Tax Probe Into Biden’s Son Hunter Moves Forward

WASHINGTON — A federal grand jury has heard testimony in recent months about Hunter Biden’s income and payments he received while serving on the board of a Ukraine energy company, according to two people familiar with the probe.

It remains unclear whether he might be charged. But the grand jury activity underscores that a federal tax investigation into President Joe Biden’s son that began in 2018 remains active as prosecutors continue to examine foreign payments and other aspects of his finances.

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Wang Yi: China Does Not Seek Geopolitical interests Over Ukraine

China does not seek selfish geopolitical interests over Ukraine, nor does the country hold an indifferent attitude to the conflict, not to mention adding fuel to the fire, Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi said on Monday.

Wang made the remarks in a phone conversation with Ukrainian Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba. It was their second phone call since the outbreak of the Russia-Ukraine conflict, following their call on March 1

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