Ex-president Bolsonaro ends self-imposed US exile, returns to Brazil

Former Brazilian president Jair Bolsonaro waves to supporters from a window in his party facilities in Brasilia, Brazil, on 30 March 2023. EFE/ Luis Nova

Brasilia, Mar 30 (EFE).- Brazil’s former president Jair Bolsonaro returned home on Thursday, three months after flying to the United States just before the end of his term. Bolsonaro had been living in self-imposed exile in Florida since he was defeated in presidential elections late last year by left-wing candidate Luiz Inacio ‘Lula’ da Silva, … Read more

Protests in Israel resume after president’s failure to mediate

Protesters wave Israeli flags and shout slogans as they walk along Ayalon main highway during a protest against the Israeli government's plan to reform the justice system, in Tel Aviv, Israel, 16 March 2023. EFE/EPA/ABIR SULTAN

Jerusalem, Mar 16 (EFE).- Hundreds of Israelis on Thursday hit the streets again to decry controversial judicial reforms a day after president Isaac Herzog proposed alternative changes that were rejected by the far-right government. The protests, which the organizers dubbed a “day of resistance to the dictatorship,” began early on the day in more than … Read more

Exiled Belarus opposition leader sentenced to 15 years in absentia

Leader of the Democratic Forces of Belarus Sviatlana Tsikhanouskaya attends the 53rd annual meeting of the World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos, Switzerland, 19 January 2023. EFE/EPA/FILE/GIAN EHRENZELLER

Moscow, Mar 6 (EFE).- Belarus on Monday sentenced exiled opposition leader Sviatlana Tsikhanouskaya in absentia to 15 years in prison for conspiracy to seize power in the eastern European nation. Four other exiled opposition leaders were sentenced in the same case, including former culture minister Pavel Latushko, who was handed a term of 18 years. … Read more

Police fire tear gas, stun grenades to disperse crowd protesting reforms

Tel Aviv (Israel), 01/03/2023.- Police hold back demonstrators blocking the Ayalon Road in the city center during an anti-government protest in Tel Aviv, Israel, 01 March 2023. People have been protesting all over the country against the government's justice system reform. EFE/EPA/ABIR SULTAN

Tel Aviv/Jerusalem, Mar 1 (EFE).- Several people were arrested in Israel on Wednesday during another round of mass protests against prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s proposed judicial reforms. Waving Israeli flags and banners calling for “democracy”, demonstrators in several Israeli cities blocked roads and disrupted trains in what they described as another “day of rage” against … Read more