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Opposition representation not possible in ACP-EU Assembly – Oulanyah

Brussels, Belgium| THE INDEPENDENT | The Deputy Speaker of Parliament, Jacob Oulanyah, says it is practically impossible to have the opposition represented in the African, Caribbean and Pacific – European Union (ACP-EU) joint parliamentary assembly. Oulanyah who is leading Uganda’s delegation to the 49th ACP-EU joint parliamentary assembly in Brussels, Belgium …

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Kabila at UN pledges DR Congo elections but still no date

United Nations, United States | AFP | Democratic Republic of Congo President Joseph Kabila told the United Nations on Saturday that his country is moving towards holding elections but vowed to resist “foreign diktats” on setting a date for the historic vote. Addressing the General Assembly, Kabila appealed for support from …

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Japan PM says time for North Korea dialogue is over

United Nations, United States | AFP | Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Wednesday declared the time for dialogue with North Korea to be over and rallied behind a US warning that “all options” are on the table. Addressing the UN General Assembly, Abe said “there is not much time left” …

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Trump says friends going to Africa to ‘get rich’

New York, United States | AFP |  US President Donald Trump hailed Africa’s business potential Wednesday, telling several leaders of African nations he has many friends going there to “get rich.” At a lunch with the leaders amid the UN General Assembly, Trump mused about the vast continent’s opportunities and …

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Israel’s Netanyahu vows to fight ‘Iranian curtain’

United Nations, United States | AFP | Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu vowed Tuesday to fight an “Iranian curtain” descending on the Middle East, pledging not to allow Tehran to establish a permanent presence in Syria. “From the Caspian Sea to the Mediterranean, from Tehran to Tartus, an Iranian curtain is …

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Iran’s Zarif blasts Trump’s ‘ignorant hate speech’ at UN

United Nations, United States | AFP | Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif on Tuesday slammed US President Donald Trump’s address that took aim at Iran at the United Nations, calling it an “ignorant hate speech.” “Trump’s ignorant hate speech belongs in medieval times — not the 21st century UN — …

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Trump says ‘bureaucracy’ holding UN back

United Nations, United States | AFP | US President Donald Trump on Monday warned “bureaucracy” is holding the United Nations back, a barbed first message to an institution he once derided as a talking shop. Kicking off a frantic week of diplomacy with a panel discussion on UN reform, Trump noted …

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Britain’s May says Trump visit still on despite terror tweets

Washington, United States | AFP | British Prime Minister Theresa May has insisted a long-awaited state visit by Donald Trump will go ahead as planned despite a diplomatic spat triggered by the US president’s comments after a terror attack in London. Speaking to ABC News from Downing Street in an interview …

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Trump steps onto world stage with maiden UN speech

New York, United States | AFP |  Donald Trump makes his maiden address to the United Nations on Tuesday, a spectacle closely watched at home and around the world, with the potential to move armies, markets and polls. His appearance — which aides say will last around a half-hour — …

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