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AT a recent gathering I was asked about my thoughts on the “deep state”. This refers to people and organisations, often within national institutions, that work together to further an agenda separate from the one intended by the formal institutions of state.
SARAJEVO (Reuters) - Bosnia must overhaul its complex and opaque justice system and do more to protect the rule of law if it wants to press its case to join the European Union, legal experts said in an EU-commissioned report on Thursday.
SYDNEY and KUALA LUMPUR: Much recent unrest, such as the "yellow-vest" protests in France and the US "Abolish the Super-Rich" campaign, is not against inequality per se, but reflects perceptions of changing inequalities.
THE government is considering setting up a single national network infrastructure company (netco) to own and run the nation’s 5G network, which will have multiple shareholders, sources say.
LONDON/BELGRADE (Reuters) - Since October, French President Emmanuel Macron has questioned the effectiveness of NATO, hit pause on EU enlargement and called for a new 'strategic relationship' with Russia.
BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Iraqi protesters stormed the Iranian consulate in the southern city of Najaf and set fire to the building on Wednesday bringing a new level of violence to demonstrations aimed at the downfall of a government backed by Tehran.
IN the aftermath of the Tanjung Piai by-election, one of the more hotly discussed options on the table is a Cabinet reshuffle.
PETALING JAYA: With the year-end school holidays approaching, retailers are pushing to significantly boost sales to end the year on a high note despite the cautious consumer sentiment.
BEIRUT (Reuters) - Demonstrations have convulsed Beirut and other cities across Lebanon since mid-October, forcing the prime minister to resign and shaking confidence in an economy that was already in crisis.
BEIRUT (Reuters) - Saad al-Hariri's third term as prime minister of Lebanon was mired in political rivalries that obstructed reforms needed to save the country from economic collapse.