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Ex-French minister in court for tax fraud, money laundering

PARIS (AP) — A former French budget minister will appear in court on charges of tax fraud and money laundering that forced him to dramatically resign three years ago in the first political scandal under President Francois Hollande. The trial … Continue reading

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Sanders asked to drop American Legion emblem from campaign

The American Legion has asked the campaign of Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders to “cease and desist” from using the organization’s emblem in campaign fliers. The American Legion wrote to Sanders’ Senate office that it did not have permission to … Continue reading

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Anger over red carpet rolled out for Sisi’s convoy

Footage showing the convoy of Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi driving over several kilometers of red carpet has sparked outrage among journalists and social media activists. Local television stations showed the president’s arrival in 6th of October City, situated south of … Continue reading

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Why Obama fails the leadership test in the Middle East

I’ll be writing plenty about US foreign policy in the next few weeks as there is a lot to say about Barack Obama’s two-term presidency, and there are various ways to scrutinise his approach to the greater Middle East, be … Continue reading

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Australians rally against removal of asylum seekers

Dozens of rallies have taken place across Australia as protesters called on the government to stop the deportation of scores of asylum seekers after a failed legal challenge in the High Court last week. Monday’s demonstrations came as five state and … Continue reading

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Sanusi criticises Buhari’s naira policy

Lamido Sanusi criticises Nigerian President Buhari’s naira policy 8 February 2016 From the section Africa Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Lamido Sanusi was Nigeria’s central bank governor from 2009 to 2014 Respected former head of Nigeria’s Central Bank Lamido … Continue reading

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Kung Fu Panda rules Super Bowl weekend

Kung Fu Panda 3 rules US box office over Super Bowl weekend 8 February 2016 From the section Entertainment & Arts Image copyright DreamWorks Image caption Kung Fu Panda 3 sees Jack Black’s Po reunite with his long lost father … Continue reading

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Growing up with a congenital heart defect

Leslie Galicki was 18 weeks pregnant with her fourth child when she learned that there was a problem with the baby’s heart. An ultrasound scan showed that the right side of his heart, the side that pumps blood to the … Continue reading

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Iraq deploying thousands of troops to retake Mosul

Kirkuk (Iraq) (AFP) – The Iraqi army is deploying thousands of soldiers to a northern base in preparation for operations to retake the Islamic State group’s hub of Mosul, officials said on Monday. IS seized Mosul in June 2014 and … Continue reading

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Rumours over Suu Kyi ‘president move’

Myanmar speculation mounts over Suu Kyi ‘president move’ 8 February 2016 From the section Asia Image copyright AP Image caption Ms Suu Kyi has held talks with outgoing President Thein Sein, among others, since her party’s win The Burmese parliament … Continue reading

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