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U.S. Report Demands Investigation Of France's Role In Rwanda Genocide

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A US report has recommended a full investigation into France’s role in the Rwandan genocide should be carried out. The muse report, commissioned by the Rwandan government, concluded senior French officials "were aware of and aided the actions and goals of both the Habyarimana government and the Génocidaires who seized power...

Burundi President Nkurunziza Moves To Extend Rule Till 2034

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Burundi's President Pierre Nkurunziza has launched a referendum campaign to prolong his stay in power until 2034. The push is aimed at adopting a draft constitution that would allow him to serve another two seven-year terms from 2020. He told supporters on Tuesday at the central Gitenga village that those who oppose...

US Ready For North Korea Talks

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The United State secretary of State, Rex Tillerson, says the country is  "ready to talk any time" with North Korea without pre-conditions. His statement appeared to shift the us position away from previous demands that North Korea must disarm before any talks can be held. But hours later the white house said President...

Venezuela Bans Opposition Parties From 2018 Presidential Election

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Venezuela's President, Nicolás Maduro, says the country's main opposition parties are banned from taking part in next year's presidential election. He said only parties which took part in Sunday’s mayoral polls would be able to contest the presidency. Leaders from the justice first, popular will and democratic action parties boycotted the vote...

Plot To Kill UK PM: Man Remanded In Custody

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A man has been remanded in custody after appearing in court accused of a plot to bomb Downing Street security gates and then kill Theresa May. Appearing at Westminster magistrates' court, 20-year-old Naa'imur Zakariyah Rahman, from north London said that he would plead not guilty to the charge. Another man, Mohammed Aqib...

Ex-Zimbabwe Finance Minister’s Corruption Case Adjourned

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A Zimbabwean court has postponed to Thursday the bail hearing of former Finance Minister Ignatius Chombo, who is facing charges of corruption dating back two decades. Chombo, who did not appear at the court on Wednesday, was detained after the military seized power in “operation restore legacy” mid-November, which it said...

Five Killed In Guatemala Christmas Tree Horror

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Five people have died in Guatemala after they were electrocuted while decorating a Christmas tree in a public park. The five, one woman and four men, accidentally made contact with high voltage cables while hanging ornaments on an artificial Christmas tree made of iron and wires, local press reported. The dead were...

Indonesian President Condemns Trump’s Jerusalem Declaration

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Indonesian President, Joko Widodo, leader of the world’s largest Muslim-majority nation, on Thursday condemned the U.S. decision to recognise Jerusalem as Israel’s capital. In special remarks at the Bogor palace, on the outskirts of capital Jakarta, Widodo requested United States to reconsider the decision and urged the United Nations to step...

Catalan Leader Freed

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A Spanish judge has withdrawn a European arrest warrant for ousted Catalan President Carles Puigdemont and four other ministers. They fled to Belgium a month ago after declaring unilateral independence in a referendum ruled illegal by Spain. Despite the move, the judge said they still faced possible charges for sedition and rebellion. Rebellion...

U.S. Supreme Court Upholds U.S. Travel Ban

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The US Supreme Court has ruled president Donald Trump's travel ban on six mainly Muslim countries can go into full effect, pending legal challenges. The decision is a boost for trump's policy against travelers from Chad, Iran, Libya, Somalia, Syria And Yemen. The ruling covers the third version of the directive that...

AU To Evacuate Migrants From Libya

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The African Union (AU) has agreed to evacuate some 15,000 African migrants in Libya before the end of year, deputy chairman of the au commission, Kwesi Quartey, said the repatriations would be voluntary, and would be done in partnership with the international organization for migration At least 20,000 migrants are being...

10,000 Google Staff Set To Police YouTube Content

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Google is to deploy a staff of 10,000 to hunt down extremist content on its YouTube platform following recent criticism, the video-sharing site’s chief executive told Britain’s Daily Telegraph Tuesday. Susan Wojcicki admitted in the broadsheet that “bad actors” had used the website to “mislead, manipulate, harass or even harm.” British Prime...

Jordan Warns U.S. On Consequences Of Recongnising Jerusalem As Israel Capital

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Jordan's Foreign Minister Ayman Safadi has warned the us of "dangerous consequences" if it recognises Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. Ayman Safadi said he had told us secretary of State Rex Tillerson such a declaration would trigger great anger in the Arab and Muslim world. Speculation is mounting that president Donald...

South Korea Boat Collision Kills 13

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At least 13 people have died after a fishing boat collided with a 336-tonne tanker and capsized off South Korea's west coast. Two others were missing, South Korea's coast guard said, as a search and rescue operation continued. The chartered fishing boat had been carrying 20 passengers and two crew during a...

Russia Collusion: Trump Defends Flynn

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U.S. President Donald Trump has responded to a guilty plea by his former national security adviser Michael Flynn, saying Flynn’s actions as a member of his transition team "were lawful". Flynn has entered a plea deal and agreed to co-operate with an inquiry into alleged collusion with Russia. The deal, for a...

U.S. Says Its “In A Race” To Address North Korea Threat

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White house national security adviser McMaster says the us is "in a race" to address the threat from North Korea. The potential for war is increasing every day but armed conflict is not the only solution, he told a Defence forum. His comments came three days after North Korea carried out its...

Saudi Arabia Welcomes Offer Of Talks By Former Yemeni President, Saleh

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The Saudi-led coalition in Yemen has welcomed an offer of talks by Former President Ali Abdullah Saleh whose forces have been fighting against it. A coalition statement said the decision to "take the lead and to side with their people will free Yemen of... Militias loyal to Iran". Saleh said he would...

Ireland Says “No Desire” To Delay Brexit Talks

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Ireland's deputy Prime Minister Simon Coveney has said his country has "no desire" to delay the UK's Brexit talks. But he warned that not enough progress had been made on the border with Northern Ireland. While Ireland was not looking for "full detail", it was seeking the parameters within which a solution...

U.S, Egyptian Officials Meet On Cooperation

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US secretary of Defense Jim Mattis has met with Egyptian officials to discuss cooperation between the two countries, the first stop on a trip that will also take him to Jordan, Pakistan and Kuwait. Mattis' visit came just over a week after the worst-ever Islamic militant attack in Egypt’s modern history...

War Crimes Suspect Takes Poison At The Hague

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A war crimes appeal hearing in the Hague has been suspended after the accused apparently took poison upon hearing the verdict. Slobodan Praljak is one of six former Bosnian Croat Political and military leaders up before the court. He was sentenced to 20 years' imprisonment in 2013 for crimes in East Mostar. On...


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