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AFRICA POLITICS: All Africa Trade Delegates to U.S. Denied Visas

AFRICA POLITICS: All Africa Trade Delegates to U.S. Denied Visas

Mary Flowers: “We experience it over and over and over, and the people being rejected are legitimate business people with ties to the continent.”

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POLAND POLITICS: 1,100 New US-Led Forces Deployed to Deter Russia

POLAND POLITICS: 1,100 New US-Led Forces Deployed to Deter Russia

Moscow, which denies having any expansionist or aggressive agenda, accuses NATO of trying to destabilize central Europe and has respond by forming four new military divisions to strengthen its western and central regions and stepping up exercises.

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TAIWAN POLITICS: ‘Don’t Use Taiwan’, Taipei Frets Ahead of Trump-Xi Meeting

TAIWAN POLITICS: ‘Don’t Use Taiwan’, Taipei Frets Ahead of Trump-Xi Meeting

At issue for Taipei is whether Trump-Xi meeting will harm Taipei’s interests as US begins new arms package for Taiwan, a move sure to anger China.

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UK POLITICS: 29 March: Theresa May to Trigger Brexit Article 50

UK POLITICS: 29 March: Theresa May to Trigger Brexit Article 50

Brexit: United Kingdom has informed European Council President Donald Tusk’s office of May’s intention, Prime Minister Theresa May’s spokesman said..

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PALESTINE POLITICS: Against All Odds, Gaza Coach Introduces Baseball to Palestinian Enclave

PALESTINE POLITICS: Against All Odds, Gaza Coach Introduces Baseball to Palestinian Enclave

Palestine, Gaza: “We have received no financial support from anyone. I buy the balls and I make the bats,” coach, Mahmoud Tafesh said.

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RWANDA POLITICS: Frank Habineza Elected to Oppose Kagame in August Election

RWANDA POLITICS: Frank Habineza Elected to Oppose Kagame in August Election

“He (Kagame) has more money. He has been in power for 20 years. They have companies. We are not scared of that,” Frank Habineza added.

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UK POLITICS: Theresa May Starts Brexit Tour Before Triggering Article 50

UK POLITICS: Theresa May Starts Brexit Tour Before Triggering Article 50

Prime Minister Theresa May will visit Wales on Monday to engage with nations of United Kingdom before she launches Britain’s departure from European Union.

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SYRIA POLITICS: Syrian Army, Rebels Fight Fiercely in Northeast Damascus

SYRIA POLITICS: Syrian Army, Rebels Fight Fiercely in Northeast Damascus

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad and his army, Russian, Iranian and Shi’ite forces, have steady succession of military victories over the past 18 months.

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GERMANY POLITICS: SPD Endorses Martin Schulz As Leader

GERMANY POLITICS: SPD Endorses Martin Schulz As Leader

“The SPD is back! We’re back!” Martin Schulz told around 600 delegates at a party meeting in Berlin shortly before he was chosen as SPD leader.

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IRAQ POLITICS: Mosul Battle Escalates, Civilians Caught in Crossfire

IRAQ POLITICS: Mosul Battle Escalates, Civilians Caught in Crossfire

“I have 18 bodies I need to bury — my brother’s family,” Faisal Umm Tayran, 50, said matter-of-factly. “They’re just lying in the garden at the moment.”

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PHILIPPINE POLITICS: Duterte Not Afraid Of ICC, Says ‘Brutal’ War On Drugs to Go On

PHILIPPINE POLITICS: Duterte Not Afraid Of ICC, Says ‘Brutal’ War On Drugs to Go On

Duterte: “I will not be intimidated and I shall not be stopped just by what? International Criminal Court? Impeachment? If that is part of my destiny, it is my destiny to go.”

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GERMANY POLITICS: Ursula von der Leyen Rejects Trump’s Claim It Owes NATO and US ‘Vast Sums’ For Defense

GERMANY POLITICS: Ursula von der Leyen Rejects Trump’s Claim It Owes NATO and US ‘Vast Sums’ For Defense

“Defense spending goes into UN peacekeeping missions, into European missions and into our contribution to fight against IS terrorism,” von der Leyen said.

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CANADA POLITICS: Jason Kenney Takes Center Stage

CANADA POLITICS: Jason Kenney Takes Center Stage

“Today we are sending a message to NDP. You will be facing a strong, united opposition.” Jason Kenney said after his victory in the Calgary.

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BOTSWANA POLITICS: North West Violent Protests Shut Down Botswana Border

BOTSWANA POLITICS: North West Violent Protests Shut Down Botswana Border

ANC has itself to blame for the ongoing service-delivery protests, says the governing party’s alliance partner, the SA National Civic Organisation (Sanco).

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CHINA POLITICS: Tillerson Ends China Trip With Warm Words From President Xi Jinping

CHINA POLITICS: Tillerson Ends China Trip With Warm Words From President Xi Jinping

“The joint interests of China and US far outweigh the differences, and cooperation is the only correct choice for us both,” Chinese President Xi said.

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NORTH KOREA POLITICS: Kim Jong Un Says Engine Test ‘New Birth’ of Rocket Industry

NORTH KOREA POLITICS: Kim Jong Un Says Engine Test ‘New Birth’ of Rocket Industry

North Korea has conducted a test of a new high-thrust engine at its Tongchang-ri rocket launch station and leader Kim Jong Un said the successful test was “a new birth” of its rocket industry, the reclusive North’s official media said on Sunday.

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LEBANON POLITICS: Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah Says Netanyahu Seeks End to Russia Airstrikes in Syria to Avert Israel’s Collapse

LEBANON POLITICS: Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah Says Netanyahu Seeks End to Russia Airstrikes in Syria to Avert Israel’s Collapse

The Hezbollah chief Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah added that the defeat of the Daesh Takfiri group in Syria would be tantamount to the fall of Netanyahu himself.

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ISRAEL POLITICS: Netanyahu Defiantly Says Israel Will Continue Hitting Hezbollah in Syria

ISRAEL POLITICS: Netanyahu Defiantly Says Israel Will Continue Hitting Hezbollah in Syria

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu spoke about the incursion on Saturday, claiming that the strikes targeted weapons shipments to Hezbollah.

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DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF CONGON POLITICS: Government Forces Targeting Civilians, Denying Peacekeepers Access: U.N.

DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF CONGON POLITICS: Government Forces Targeting Civilians, Denying Peacekeepers Access: U.N.

Democratic Republic of Congo’s army is carrying out operations against the Kamuina Nsapu militia. Clashes between the military and the insurgents have killed hundreds of people and displaced hundreds of thousands since last August.

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NORTH KOREA POLITICS: U.S., China to Work Together On North Korea

NORTH KOREA POLITICS: U.S., China to Work Together On North Korea

“Once there is chaos in North Korea, it would first bring disaster to China. I’m sorry, but the United States and South Korea don’t have the right to demand this of China,” it said in an editorial.

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