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World leaders’ personal chefs meet in Delhi

New Delhi, India | AFP | The chefs who cook for the world’s leaders usually keep a low profile, leaving the limelight to their bosses. But once a year it is their turn to be wined and dined and treated as honoured guests in a foreign country. Billed as the …

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ICC, UN urges dialogue with African nations set to quit

UN chief hopes South Africa will reconsider ICC withdrawal Dakar, Senegal | AFP |  The International Criminal Court on Monday urged member states to seek a consensus with critical African nations, while stressing that South Africa and Burundi’s announced departures would not take place for at least year. “Today more …

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US warns Philippines’ Duterte over rhetoric, crime war

Manila, Philippines | AFP | Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte’s fiery rhetoric and deadly crime war are becoming a growing concern around the world, the top US envoy for Asia warned on Monday in Manila. US assistant secretary of state for East Asian and Pacific Affairs Daniel Russel met the Philippines’ …

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Uganda opens consulate at Mombasa Port

In addition to the High Commission in the Kenyan capital Nairobi, Uganda has opened a consulate in the coastal town of Mombasa at a colorful ceremony presided over by State Minister for Regional Cooperation, Okello Oryem. Because of the growing demand for consular services in Kenya, Margret Kafeero, the head of …

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Philippines’ Duterte, in China, announces ‘separation’ from US

Beijing, China | AFP | Philippines’ President Rodrigo Duterte declared his “separation” from longstanding ally the United States, in Beijing on Thursday, as he rebalances his country’s diplomacy towards China. Duterte is in China for a four-day trip seen as confirming his tilt away from Washington and towards Beijing’s sphere …

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Xi warns of globalisation backlash at BRICS summit

Benaulim, India | AFP | Chinese President Xi Jinping said Sunday a rising tide of protectionism and anti-globalisation was endangering the world economy’s still fragile recovery as BRICS leaders vowed to forge closer business and trade ties. At a summit in the Indian tourist hub of Goa, host Prime Minister …

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African leaders tackle piracy, illegal fishing at Lome summit

Lome, Togo | AFP |  Stemming the astronomical losses caused by crime in the oceans surrounding Africa is the focus of a major continental summit on Saturday in the Togolese capital, Lome. “Over recent decades, the accumulated revenue losses resulting directly from illegal activities in the African maritime sector add …

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