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President Kenyatta revisits August 8 election victory

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President Kenyatta revisits August 8 election victory

President Uhuru Kenyatta last evening described his re-election as a validation of his victory in the August poll whose results were nullified by the Supreme Court. * President Uhuru Kenyatta shows his gratitude at Bomas of Kenya, Nairobi, where he was declared winner of the rerun presidential election on October 30, 2017. He said he […]

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Submarine owner Peter Madsen admits dismembering Swedish journalist Kim Wall

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Submarine owner Peter Madsen admits dismembering Swedish journalist Kim Wall

Danish inventor Peter Madsen has admitted dismembering the body of Swedish journalist Kim Wall, whose body parts were found at sea after she interviewed him on board his homemade submarine, Copenhagen Police have confirmed. Copenhagen Police lead investigator Jens Møller Jensen speaks to media. Photo: Stine Tidsvilde/Polfoto/Ritzau In initial police questioning, Madsen, who is suspected […]

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Turkey to set up new observation points near Syria’s Afrin and Manbij

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Turkey to set up new observation points near Syria’s Afrin and Manbij

he Turkish Armed Forces (TSK) is reportedly planning to set up a total of 12 observation and security points in Syria’s Idlib under the scope of the Astana peace process as the Turkish army is preparing to extend the operation to Afrin and Manbij. According to a report published by Anadolu Agency, Turkish troops will […]

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Sweden’s 65,000 nuclear bunkers aren’t enough: Civil Contingencies Agency

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Sweden’s 65,000 nuclear bunkers aren’t enough: Civil Contingencies Agency

Sweden’s nuclear shelters are insufficient to protect the population from a potential attack, according to a new report from Sweden’s Civil Contingencies Agency (MSB). File photo of one of Sweden’s fallout shelters. Photo: Adam Wrafter / SvD / TT The country currently has 65,000 shelters with space for seven million people in the event of […]

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British FM defends Balfour: ‘I am proud of Britain’s part in creating Israel’

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British FM defends Balfour: ‘I am proud of Britain’s part in creating Israel’

Britain’s foreign secretary on Sunday defended his predecessor’s role a century ago in paving the way for the creation of Israel, saying two sovereign states for Israelis and Palestinians remains the “only viable solution” for peace. In the article, Johnson said he was writing his thoughts down in the same room Balfour used a century […]

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Belgian police return migrants to France… and are arrested

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Belgian police return migrants to France… and are arrested

In a sign of how complicated the migrant crisis has become for European countries, Belgian police officers who were returning a group of migrants to France were then arrested by their French counterparts on suspicion of “aiding illegal immigration” Photo: AFP . All is not well on the frontiers of France. While the migrant crisis […]

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Abadi calls for calm in Kurdistan as chaos follows Barzani’s speech

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Abadi calls for calm in Kurdistan as chaos follows Barzani’s speech

Prime Minister Haider al-Abad Baghdad (IraqiNews.com) Iraqi premier Haider al-Abadi has called for calm and for avoiding chaos in Kurdistan Region after as violence was reported following declaration by the region’s president he rejects a renewed tenure. “We are closely watching developments in Kurdistan Region and the assaults on political parties’ offices and media workers, […]

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‘Europe already within N. Korean missile range, NATO members in danger’ – Stoltenberg

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‘Europe already within N. Korean missile range, NATO members in danger’ – Stoltenberg

© Reuters North Korean missiles now have the range to strike Europe which puts NATO members in danger, Jens Stoltenberg has stated ahead of his visit to Japan and South Korea, saying the military alliance has the capabilities to respond to any threat. “We recognize that Europe has also entered the [North Korean] missile range, […]

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Live updates: Catalan administration overhauled amidst major changes

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Live updates: Catalan administration overhauled amidst major changes

As the Spanish government enters its first working day following the Senate’s granting of unprecedented powers to Prime Minister Rajoy to activate Article 155 of the Constitution and remove and replace Carles Puigdemont’s pro-independence regional government and its officials, The Local Spain brings you live updates throughout the day. Photo: Lluis Gene/AFP. A bride and […]

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Afro-Turks consider Turkey home, but wonder about their roots in Africa

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Afro-Turks consider Turkey home, but wonder about their roots in Africa

Head of the African Culture and Solidarity Foundation Şakir Doğluer, (L) says his ancestors are reported to have come to Anatolia as agricultural workers or soldiers. Afro-Turks whose ancestors came to Anatolia as workers during the Ottoman era yearn to know more about their roots but, still consider themselves at home in Turkey The grandchildren […]

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