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Kim Jong-Nam was carrying VX ‘antidote’: lawyer

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia | AFP | North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un’s half-brother was carrying a VX ‘antidote’ when he was assassinated with the deadly nerve agent in a stunning Cold War-style hit, a lawyer said Friday. Kim Jong-Nam had 12 tablets of Atropine in his backpack when he was attacked, said …

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Britain First: From fringes to Trump’s Twitter account

London, United Kingdom | AFP | Britain First is a fringe far-right group that was relatively little known in the country until US President Donald Trump retweeted three anti-Muslim videos posted by its deputy leader, Jayda Fransen. The group’s rallies typically attract just a few dozen supporters at a time and …

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Britain plays down row with Trump over anti-Muslim tweets

London, United Kingdom | AFP | The British government sought Thursday to play down an extraordinary row with US President Donald Trump after he castigated Prime Minister Theresa May for rebuking him over anti-Muslim tweets, even as individual politicians expressed outrage. Plunging headlong into a high-profile spat with one of America’s …

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Trump ‘considering’ US embassy Jerusalem move: VP

New York, United States | AFP | US President Donald Trump is “actively considering” moving the US embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, his vice president said Tuesday, evoking a campaign promise that the administration had sidelined. Mike Pence made the remarks in a keynote address at an …

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Macron, on African tour, vows to release files on Burkina hero

Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso | AFP | President Emmanuel Macron on Tuesday kicked off his maiden African tour by vowing to declassify secret French files on Burkina Faso’s assassinated leader, Thomas Sankara, hailed as a revolutionary hero in many parts of the continent. The threat of terrorism has cast a shadow over …

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On Africa tour, Macron vows to open files on Burkina hero

Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso | AFP | President Emmanuel Macron kicked off his maiden African tour Tuesday by vowing to declassify secret French files on Burkina Faso’s assassinated leader, Thomas Sankara, hailed as a hero in much of the continent. The terror threat has cast a shadow over Macron’s swing through …

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US threatens new action against South Sudan

United Nations, United States | AFP | The United States on Tuesday threatened to take unspecified measures against South Sudan’s government unless it moves to end the nearly four-year war and stop harassing UN peacekeepers and aid workers. US Ambassador Nikki Haley put the onus squarely on President Salva Kiir …

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Israel to open embassy in Rwanda

Jerusalem, Undefined | AFP |  Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Tuesday his country will open an embassy in Rwanda as part of the push to increase its influence in Africa. “We are opening a new embassy in Kigali, the capital of Rwanda,” his office quoted him as saying at …

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