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‘Colonization was a crime against humanity’- Candidate Macron

Emmanuel Macron

Emmanuel Macron, the centrist French politician who is surging in the polls two months ahead of the presidential election, has been forced to defend himself after criticizing his country’s colonial past. Macron, 39, was asked to clarify previous comments on colonization during an interview with Algerian television, broadcast on Tuesday night – a sensitive issue in a country that fought ...

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87 African migrants washed ashore in Libyan port city

libya-af

The bodies of 87 African migrants have washed ashore in the Libyan city of Zawiya, in the latest drowning tragedy to hit the region. It is believed they were trying to cross the Mediterranean to Italy. Migrant deaths have risen to record levels along this smuggling route in recent months. A torn rubber boat was found nearby, and it is ...

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Robert Mugabe turns 93

Prez Mugabe

Robert Mugabe, the president of Zimbabwe, celebrated his 93rd birthday on Tuesday by pledging to remain in power despite growing signs of frailty, and endorsing Donald Trump’s brand of American nationalism. “When it comes to Donald Trump, on the one hand talking of American nationalism … America for Americans … on that we agree: Zimbabwe for Zimbabweans,” said Mugabe, who ...

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Trump might be suffering from syphilis – Doctor

President Trump

There has been a great deal of speculation in recent weeks about Pres. Donald Trump’s mental health and a debate has sprung up among psychiatric professionals as to the ethics of discussing the chief executives wellness. After Trump’s voluble, rambling hour and 17 minute press conference on Thursday, that speculation has acquired a new urgency. On Friday, The New Republic ...

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Swedish gov’t ready to school Trump on their immigration policies

President Trump

The Swedish Embassy in Washington, D.C. just gave President Trump a snarky offer to educate his administration on Swedish immigration policies. Trump said at a campaign-style rally in Melbourne on Saturday “When you look at what’s happening in Germany, when you look at what’s happening last night in Sweden — Sweden! Who would believe this? Sweden! They took in large ...

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Donald Trump hands more powers to the police in executive order

Jeff Sessions with Trump

Donald Trump has signed three executive orders to deal with “public safety”, including handing more authority to the police. At the formal ceremony to appoint Jeff Sessions as Attorney General, the President outlined the new mandate that Mr Sessions would have, including tackling crime, drug cartels and terrorism. He insisted that the US faced the “threat of rising crime” and that ...

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Kanye West deletes all tweets defending Trump meeting

Prez Trump & Kanye West

Kanye West deleted all of his tweets defending his meeting with President Donald Trump sometime between Sunday night and Monday morning. West, who met with Trump at Trump Tower in December, explained his meeting with the then-President-elect in the series of now-deleted tweets amid intense backlash from fans and friends like John Legend. “I wanted to meet with Trump today ...

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Buhari’s medical leave in UK causes anxiety for many back home

President Buhari

Nigeria’s President Muhammadu Buhari has asked the parliament to extend his medical leave in the UK, amid concerns that his health may be worse than officials are publicly saying. The 74-year-old leader, who has been out of the country for two weeks, was expected to return to Abuja on Sunday. An official statement said he had been advised by doctors ...

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Presidential candidate Fillon soldiers on in race despite scandal

Penelope and François Fillon

The rightwing French presidential candidate François Fillon has denied claims that his wife was paid about €500,000 (£430,000) over eight years from public funds for a parliamentary assistant’s job she never carried out. He also said he would not stand down when he appeared on the evening news on TF1 to answer questions about a scandal that could prove explosive ...

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U.K. Speaker wants Trump blocked from addressing parliament

Trump & Speaker Bercow

Donald Trump will not be welcome to address Parliament on his state visit to the UK because of its opposition to racism and to sexism, the Speaker of the House of Commons has said in a major snub to the American President. In a dramatic intervention, John Bercow, the Speaker, said he was “strongly opposed” to Mr Trump speaking in the Commons ...

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