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DR Congo risks 'even worse crisis' over Kabila uncertainty

Kinshasa (AFP) – Democratic Republic of Congo opposition leader Moise Katumbi warned President Joseph Kabila risked plunging the country into an “even worse crisis” by letting doubt linger over when he will step down. Kabila, who has been in power … Continue reading

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Displaced Iraqis take final exams amid chaos of war

Students step out on to the dirt road by their pre-fabricated campus, in the middle of industrial parks, residential buildings and camps for internally displaced Iraqis. Erbil’s skyline fades into the horizon. “You know the word jihad? It means struggle … Continue reading

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Race for Britain's Brexit PM heats up after Boris bows out

London (AFP) – The Conservative Party was left reeling on Friday, after the shock withdrawal of favourite Boris Johnson from the race to become prime minister in the wake of the vote to leave the EU. Home Secretary Theresa May … Continue reading

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Clinton and Lynch met privately at Phoenix airport

NEW YORK (AP) — Former President Bill Clinton spoke with Attorney General Loretta Lynch during an impromptu meeting in Phoenix, but Lynch said the discussion did not involve the investigation into Hillary Clinton’s email use as secretary of state. Lynch … Continue reading

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AP sources: Obama to reveal civilian deaths from drones

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is expected to disclose as early as Friday the number of civilians killed in U.S. military and CIA drone strikes in Pakistan, Yemen and Africa since he took office. Activists and other individuals familiar … Continue reading

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Japan clobbered by weak inflation, businesss confidence

Confidence among Japan’s small firms and non-manufacturers worsened during the second quarter of the year, a central bank survey showed Friday, as the yen’s surge threatened profits and growth in the world’s number three economy. The Bank of Japan’s closely … Continue reading

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The Latest: Rauner signs stopgap budget deal

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — The Latest on Illinois lawmakers’ attempts to approve a stopgap state budget and money for schools (all times local): 4:15 p.m. Democratic leaders in the Illinois General Assembly are congratulating their colleagues for adopting a partial-year … Continue reading

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Tesla driver killed in crash while using car's 'Autopilot'

WASHINGTON (AP) — The first U.S. fatality using self-driving technology took place in May when the driver of a Tesla S sports car operating the vehicle’s “Autopilot” automated driving system died after a collision with a truck in Florida, federal … Continue reading

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US takes Thailand off human trafficking blacklist

WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States removed Thailand from its human trafficking blacklist on Thursday, though forced labor remains widespread in the nation’s lucrative seafood industry. The State Department made the assessment in its annual Trafficking in Persons Report, which … Continue reading

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Trump quips about Mexican warplane attack

New York (AFP) – More than 2,000 miles from Mexican airspace, Donald Trump took yet another knock at America’s neighbor to the south Thursday, quipping that a plane flying over his campaign stop could be a Mexican jet “getting ready … Continue reading

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