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Germany remembers heroes in Hitler assassination bid

Berlin, Germany | AFP  Germany paid tribute Saturday to Claus von Stauffenberg and others who sought to assassinate Adolf Hitler 75 years ago, a plot that was recognised only belatedly but which a resurgent far-right is now seeking to expropriate. In the attempt on July 20, 1944, Stauffenberg and other high-ranking …

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Unity against Trump won’t mask Democratic rifts

Washington, United States | AFP |  US Democrats presented a united front this week after Donald Trump’s coarse attacks on progressive lawmakers, but the solidarity masks deep fissures in the party as it moves toward choosing a 2020 presidential nominee. From the most liberal quarters to the centrists, Democrats circled …

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Rebel qualms delay Sudan army-protesters meet

Khartoum, Sudan | AFP | Sudanese protest leaders said that talks scheduled for Friday with the country’s military rulers were postponed after rebel members of their movement expressed reservations over a power-sharing deal inked with the generals this week. The generals and protest leaders initialled an accord Wednesday in Khartoum to …

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