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Turkey and the EU: The end of the road?

Ankara, Turkey | AFP | President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has threatened to call a referendum on the future of Turkey’s EU membership bid, while Brussels accuses Ankara of “backsliding” on key commitments. After an already exhausting process of over half a century, could this finally be the end for the …

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US seeks sanctions against Machar and Malong

United Nations, United States | AFP | The United States on Friday proposed that South Sudan’s rebel leader Riek Machar as well as the army chief and information minister face UN sanctions for their role in fueling violence in the war-torn country. The names of Machar, President Salva Kiir’s army …

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Obama warns against ‘crude’ nationalism

Athens, Greece | AFP | US President Barack Obama issued a warning against “crude” nationalism as he kicked off his last foreign tour Tuesday with allied nations on edge after Donald Trump’s shock election win. Speaking in Greece, Obama called the NATO alliance “absolutely vital” to US interests and stressed …

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Saree-clad May says post-Brexit opportunities in India

Bangalore, India | AFP |  British Prime Minister Theresa May said Tuesday there was a “world of opportunities” for post-Brexit Britain in India, as she donned a saree during a temple charm offensive in Bangalore. May said that Britain would not need to ease visa restrictions — a key demand …

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Angola seeks smooth exit for Kabila in DR Congo

United Nations, United States | AFP |  Angola said Wednesday that a date must be set for presidential elections in the Democratic Republic of Congo that will allow a smooth handover of power from President Joseph Kabila. Angola and France will be leading a Security Council visit to the DR …

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Rwanda accuses 22 French officers over 1994 genocide

Kigali, Rwanda | AFP |  Rwanda has published a list of 22 French officers it accuses of helping plan and execute the 1994 genocide, in the latest sign of deteriorating relations between the two countries. Rwanda’s National Commission for the Fight Against Genocide (known by its French acronym CNLG) issued …

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