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Kamala Harris dives into Asian diplomacy amid questions back home about her political future
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Kamala Harris dives into Asian diplomacy amid questions back home about her political future

Palawan, Philippines CNN  —  Vice President Kamala Harris is sticking close to her script when responding to what Democrats hope will once again be their greatest electoral mobilizer: Donald Trump and his third White House bid. “The president said he intends to run and if he does, I will be running with him,” she told CNN on Tuesday – the first time she’d been asked about Trump’s 2024 candidacy, which he announced last week. She was addressing a gaggle of reporters aboard the Teresa Magbanua, a Philippine Coast Guard vessel stationed at the edge of the South China Sea. Her cautious response at the end of a weeklong gaffe-free trip to Thailand and the Philippines could serve as a reflection of Harris...
Malaysia Election 2022: King Becomes Political Arbiter in Choosing New PM
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Malaysia Election 2022: King Becomes Political Arbiter in Choosing New PM

Malaysia’s monarch has been thrust into the middle of a political crisis that will see him determine a new prime minister for the third time in three years, expanding his role as a political arbiter.The Southeast Asia nation is still waiting for a new premier after Saturday’s elections left coalitions led by reformist Anwar Ibrahim and former leader Muhyiddin Yassin without a majority. Neither of them have been able to convince King Sultan Abdullah Sultan Ahmad Shah they have support from other parties to form government. Source link