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Catalonia Vows To Resist Madrid

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Catalan authorities have stated that it will not follow orders from the Spanish government if Madrid moves to reassert control over the region. Foreign affairs spokesman Raul Romeva stated that the central government was acting against the will of catalans. Spain's Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy has announced plans to sack the region's...

Argentina Governing Party Wins Mid-Term Elections

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Argentina's centre-right governing coalition has won a sweeping victory in mid-term congressional elections. The result will strengthen president Mauricio Macri's position as he seeks to complete his pro-market reforms. He told supporters that they had shown it was possible to change the history of Argentina. Former left-wing president Cristina Fernández De Kirchner secured...

Kenya Election: Raila Odinga’s Sister Charged With Inciting Violence

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Kenya's chief prosecutor has ordered that opposition leader Raila Odinga's sister should immediately be charged with inciting violence against the election commission. Ruth Odinga is alleged to have entered an election centre without permission, and caused damage to property, although Odinga, a former deputy governor of Kisumu state, has not yet...

Buhari Asks African Leaders To Forge Closer Ties

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President Muhammadu Buhari wants African leaders to speak ‘with one voice’, independent of foreign influence, to achieve economic integration, development, peace, and security on the continent. Speaking at a bilateral meeting with president Alpha Conde of guinea on Friday night in Istanbul, turkey, president Buhari said leaders should learn from history...

Former US Presidents Gather For Hurricanes Fundraiser

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The five living former us presidents have gathered for a concert in Texas in aid of victims of the hurricanes, which ravaged the us this year. They are barack obama, george w. Bush, Bill Clinton, George H.W. Bush and Jimmy Carter. The three democrats and two republicans came together behind the one...

Former U.S. President To Intervene In North Korea Crisis

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Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter said he would be willing to travel to North Korea on behalf of the Trump administration to help diffuse rising tensions. Ninety-three year old carter was responding to an interview question bordering on if it was time for another diplomatic mission and whether he would do...

WHO Removes Mugabe As Goodwill Ambassador

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Zimbabwean president Robert Mugabe has been removed as a World Health Organisation Goodwill Ambassador, the body said on Sunday following an outrage among donors and rights groups at his appointment. W.H.O. Director-General, Tedros Ghebreyesus, who made the appointment at a high-level meeting on non-communicable diseases) in Uruguay last Wednesday, said in...

Roadside Bomb Explosion Kills At Least Seven In Mogadishu

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A roadside bomb killed at least seven people on Sunday - mostly women farmers - in an area outside the Somali capital dominated by Islamist insurgents. Sunday’s bombing hit a minibus in Daniga village about 40 kilometeres to the northwest of Mogadishu. A truck bombing in Mogadishu last weekend had killed over...

Czech Election: Billionaire Babis Wins

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Populist Billionaire Candidate Andrej Babis and his party have won the Czech republic's general election. Sixty three year old Babis is the country's second-richest man and campaigned on an anti-establishment euro-sceptic platform. With all votes counted, his centrist movement ano collected a share of almost 30% - nearly three times that of...

North Korea Nuclear Missile Capability Developing Fast – CIA Director

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CIA director Mike Pompeo has warned that North Korea is on the verge of being able to hit the US with a nuclear missile. He said though military force remains an option Washington still prefers diplomacy and sanctions. North Korea claims it already has the capability to strike the us. Speaking at the...

Post-Brexit Deal: EU Leaders Prepare For Trade Talks

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EU leaders have agreed to start preparing for trade talks with the UK - as Theresa May admits there is "some way to go" in negotiations. As expected, her 27 EU counterparts agreed at a Brussels summit that not enough progress had been made on other issues to begin formal trade...

Obama And Bush Decry Deep US Divisions

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Former Presidents Barack Obama and George W Bush have voiced concern about the current political climate in the us, in comments seen as a veiled rebuke of Donald Trump's leadership. Obama urged Americans to reject the politics of "division" and "fear", while bush criticised "bullying and prejudice" in public life. They were...

Somali Police Open Fire On Protesters

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Somali police have opened fire to prevent protesters demonstrating against last weekend’s deadly bombings from accessing the site of the attack. The witnesses said they heard gunfire shortly after police blocked protesters who were marching towards the scene of the twin blasts which killed more than 300 people. Director of Aamin ambulances, Abdikadir...

Kenya Election Official Quits, Flees

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A top Kenyan election commissioner has quit and fled the country a week before a re-run of the presidential vote, citing political intimidation and saying the election would be a “mockery” of democracy. The resignation of Roselyn Akombe, one of seven election board commissioners, is likely to be seized upon by...

Catalonian Crisis: Spanish Court Jails Two Separatists

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A Spanish judge has jailed two key members of the Catalan independence movement. Jordi Sánchez and Jordi Cuixart, who lead prominent separatist groups, are being held without bail while they are under investigation for sedition. The men were lead figures in the 1 October independence vote, which the Madrid government regards as...

Hurricane Ophelia Heads To UK

1 week ago /

The metrological office in the United Kingdom has warned of "potential danger to life" as the remnants of hurricane Ophelia heads for the British isles with one hundred and thirty kilometers per hour winds. An amber warning for Northern Ireland, where all schools closed on Monday, is already in force The hurricane...

North Korea Crisis: Rex Tillerson Insists On Diplomacy

1 week ago /

US secretary of State, Rex Tillerson is insisting that President Donald Trump wants to resolve the confrontation with North Korea through diplomacy until "the first bomb drops" He said, sanctions and diplomacy had brought unprecedented international unity against North Korea's nuclear weapons programme. Last month, trump told Tillerson not to waste time...

Catalonia Independence: Puigdemont Fails To Meet Deadline

1 week ago /

The president of the autonomous Spanish region of Catalonia, carles Puigdemont has failed to clarify whether he has declared independence In a letter to Madrid the Catalan leader called for negotiation over the next two months. Spain had issued a Monday deadline for Puigdemont to clarify his intent - or face direct...

Somalis Protest After Deadly Blast

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Somalis are reacting to Saturday’s devastating bomb attack by marching to demonstrate their anger at the presence of al-shabab. The militants have been blamed for the attack, but no group has yet said it was behind the massive bomb attack that took place in a busy area of the Somali capital,...

Trump Scraps Iran Nuclear Deal

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U.S. President Donald Trump withdrew backing from the nuclear accord with Iran this Friday and laid out a more confrontational strategy. The move did not withdraw the US from the deal but gave congress 60 days to decide whether to do so by re-imposing sanctions. U.S. officials said secretary of state Rex...


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