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Vladimir Putin Russia‘s The President said he is prepared to continue in office past the year 2024, at the time of his fourth and the so-called final presidential term expires. The Russian Parliament voted this week to amend the Constitution, re-set to zero by the successive terms of the number, he has been provided. See Article.

The beginning of the trial of The Netherlands Four men—three Russians and a Ukrainian accused of involvement in the shooting down of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 In the East of Ukraine in 2014. Four were not in court, refused to put himself, but the court decided, the trial can continue without them.

Rishi Sunak, UK‘s The new Chancellor of the Exchequer has been expected to increase lending. But the scale of the fiscal loosening in the government’s budget is still surprising. The package of measures coincide to achieve a £ 30bn($38bn)to splurge almost half for emergency response covid-19. The National Health Service will benefit most, but a reserve Fund of the business and the staff will also help the economy to combat the virus caused. See Article.

Bernie burned Biden

Joe Biden won. Michigan The primary and several other countries in recent Democratic contests. Bernie Sanders could not repeat the surprise win he chalked in Michigan four years ago. Kamala Harris and Cory Booker, the top two candidates endorsed by Mr. Biden, he looks like he has the nomination all but sewn up. See Article.

Harvey Weinstein Sentenced to 23 years in prison, he was recently convicted of rape and sexual assault. Cinema tycoon has been cleared of the charges carry the longer sentence.

Donald Trump Abandoned Mick Mulvaney as his chief of staff, named Mark Meadows, a loyal Congressman, as his replacement. Mr. Mulvaney is President of the chief of the third staff, but dropped a stink with his boss some time ago, especially when he went to the script on Trump Mr. The withholding of aid from Ukraine in return of political favours.

Fighting for her life

Millions of Mexican women Stay at home work and school to protest against the killing of women. The strike was prompted by the recent brutal killings. National Classification 980 murder last year for the”killings of women cases”, is committed because of the victim’s gender, from 411 in 2015.

Jair Bolsonaro, Brazil Presidential dinner with Donald Trump at his Florida estate, Mar-a-Lago. Brazil and the United States signed an agreement on defense technology, may lead to more USA the purchase of Brazilian weapons.

Guyana The chief justice prevented the Electoral Commission announced the results of the General elections in the country’s largest constituency after the foreign observers to the vote count had been”a lack of credibility and transparency.” Preliminary results give the victory to the government.

Circle of power

These two the current, Ashraf Ghani and his main rival, Abdullah Abdullah was sworn in as President of the Afghanistan In the competition the inauguration ceremony. At the same time, negotiations between the Afghan politicians and the rebels of the Taliban has started in March 10th, is being held, because both parties think about the planned prisoner exchange. See Article.

Myanmar The army rejected a constitutional amendment that will reduce their political power. The ruling of the National League for Democracy led by Daw Aung San Suu Kyi, has been proposed to reduce the proportion of MPs appointed to the army, and make it easier to amend the Constitution, among other things. See Article.

North Korea Fired several missiles into the sea of Japan, in an apparent military exercises. This is its second missile test in space of a week.

Lebanon binding

Plunged into economic crisis, Lebanon No repayment of a $ 1.2 billion Eurobonds, defaulted on its debt for the first time. Foreign exchange reserves have declined and unemployment rose. The government will try to negotiate a restructuring with its creditors, as it struggles debt is about 170% of the GDP. See Article.

Two Americans and a Briton were killed in a rocket attack on a military base near Baghdad. Tensions have been high IraqAs the Iranian-backed militia vowed revenge on the United States to assassinate a senior Iranian commander in the Baghdad airport.

Prince Ahmed bin Abdel-Aziz brothers Saudi Arabia King Salman and the Prince Muhammad bin Naif of a nephew who he was before the crown Prince, is the arrest of few other senior figures. The arrest presumably ordered by the current Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, who runs the show. This suggests that, against the King’s authoritarian ways may be stirred in the hostile Royal circles.

Abdallah Hamdok, the Prime Minister of the SudanSurvived gun and bomb attack on his convoy. The assassination attempt underscores the precarious state of the transition towards democracy.

Cov of the crisis

The The World Health Organization Officially announced covid-19 is a pandemic:”we sounded the alarm bells loud and clear.” See Article.

The United States announced The travel ban In visitors from Europe(except UK and Ireland).

Locked in the North Italy Expanded to the whole country. Most of the shops were ordered closed.

In GermanyAngela Merkel said that 60% to 70% of the rural population can contract the disease at some point.

Learning the a positive transition to contain covid-19 in Hubei province. Outside of Hubei, China Report of three days with no new confirmed cases of local infection.

The Central Bank of Nigeria will enter into force, ban the import of Hand disinfectant. The Governor says it will improve local production.

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