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Adriano Bosoni on the Italian Referendum

Stratfor Senior Europe Analyst Adriano Bosoni tells CNBC the referendum result and resignation of Italy's prime minister puts the country's future with the EU in doubt.

Sim Tack on the Battle for Mosul

Speaking with The Daily Beast, Stratfor Senior Analyst Sim Tack examines recent satellite imagery showing coalition airstrikes on Mosul bridges.

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U.S.: Supreme Court Sides With Samsung In Patent Dispute With Apple

The U.S. Supreme Court sided with Samsung on Dec. 6 over a nearly $400 million patent dispute with Apple, BRG and Reuters reported. Read more…

Brazil: Supreme Court Removes Senate President

Brazil's supreme court issued a ruling Dec. 5 to remove Sen. Renan Calheiros from his position as president of the Senate, Valor reported. Read more…

Italy: Treasury Reportedly Has Rescue Plan For Historic Bank

Italy's Treasury has reportedly prepared a plan for direct state intervention to save Monte dei Paschi di Siena, one of the country's top commercial and retail banks, The Guardian and Financial Times reported Dec. 6. Read more…

Bahrain: GCC Summit Kicks Off

The 37th annual summit of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) began Dec. 6 in Bahrain's capital, Manama, Al Arabiya reported. Read more…

Libya: Anti-Islamic State Forces Mopping Up In Sirte

Militia forces that have been battling Islamic State fighters in the Libyan city of Sirte are now securing the final buildings where fighters and their captives are believed to be holed up in the city, militia officials said, Reuters reported. Read more…

South Korea: President Offers To Resign In April As Lawmakers Prepare For Impeachment Vote

South Korean President Park Geun Hye, who has recently faced massive protests over corruption and influence peddling, has offered to step down from office in April, The New York Times reported Dec. 6. Read more…

New Zealand: Prime Minister Resigns

New Zealander Prime Minister John Key announced Dec. 5 that he will not seek a fourth term in office and will resign his post, because of family reasons, BBC reported. Read more…

Iraq: Parliament Delays 2017 Budget Vote

The Iraqi Parliament postponed the planned Dec. 5 session to pass the 2017 budget bill until Dec. 7, Rudaw reported. Read more…

Philippines: Vice President Resigns From Cabinet, Vows To Take On Duterte

Philippines Vice President Leni Robredo resigned from President Rodrigo Duterte's Cabinet on Dec. 5, vowing to lead the opposition against the president’s controversial policies, Rappler and the Manila Times reported. Read more…

Uzbekistan: Shavkat Mirziyoyev Wins Presidential Election

Prime Minister Shavkat Mirziyoyev won Uzbekistan's presidential election held Dec. 4, receiving 88.6 percent of the vote, RFE/RL reported Dec. 5. Read more…

Austria: Independent Candidate Wins Presidential Election

Far-right candidate Norbert Hofer lost Austria's presidential election Dec. 4, conceding victory to independent candidate Alexander Van der Bellen, BBC reported. Read more…

Philippines: President Duterte Speaks With U.S. President-Elect Trump

U.S. President-elect Donald Trump spoke with Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte by telephone late Dec. 2, according to a Philippine statement Dec. 3, Fox News reported. Read more…

South Korea: Protests Continue In Seoul Ahead Of Impeachment Vote

Dec. 3 protests in Seoul brought as many as 1.7 million people into the streets for the sixth weekend in a row to demand the resignation of President Park Geun Hye, Al Jazeera reported. Read more…

U.S.: Beijing Condemns President-Elect Trump's Taiwan Call

Beijing lodged a formal diplomatic protest Dec. 3 in response to a phone conversation between U.S. President-elect Donald Trump and Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen, Reuters reported. Read more…

United States: President-Elect Trump Speaks With Taiwan President, Courts China's Ire

In an extraordinary and perhaps unprecedented break with decades of U.S. foreign policy and diplomatic protocol, President-elect Donald Trump spoke by phone Dec. 2 with Taiwan President Tsai Ying-wen. Read more…

Saudi Arabia: King Orders Replacement Of Prominent Leaders

Saudi King Salman ordered by royal decree Dec. 2 a reshuffle of the Council of Senior Scholars, the Saudi Press Agency and other Saudi sources reported. Read more…

Angola: President Will Not Stand For Re-Election

After holding power since 1979, Angolan President Jose Eduardo dos Santos will not stand for re-election next year, Reuters reported Dec. 2. Read more…

Russia: President Approves First Revised Strategic Concept Since 2013

For the first time since 2013, Russian President Vladimir Putin approved Dec. 1 a new iteration of the country's Strategic Concept, the official document that outlines the country's fundamental security tasks and strategy, RIA Novosti reported. Read more…

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