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Booze, Porsches and secrets: Germany’s candidates get real

Berlin, Germany | AFP | Germany’s 2017 election campaign, in which Chancellor Angela Merkel is expected to cruise to a fourth term, may have been widely panned as a snoozefest. But a closer look reveals that the candidates themselves are anything but dull. Here’s a rundown of some of the most …

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Melania Trump dines with spouses of world leaders at UN

United Nations, United States | AFP | US First Lady Melania Trump dined with the spouses of dozens of world leaders at the United Nations Wednesday, calling on them to protect children and teach them by example. Often criticized for her reluctance to fully assume the role of first lady, President …

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Delight as Serena Williams ‘welcomes baby girl’

Miami, United States | AFP | Tennis superstar Serena Williams gave birth to a baby girl on Friday, US media reported, prompting an outpouring of delight from fellow professionals, celebrities and fans of the sporting icon. Williams, who will turn 36 later this month, was admitted to the St Mary’s Medical …

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Senegal singer released after ‘fake news’ arrest

Dakar, Senegal | AFP | A Senegalese singer was granted provisional release Monday after 10 days of detention for “offending the head of state and spreading fake news”, her lawyer said. Amy Colle Dieng, a well-known singer of Senegal’s popular mbalakh form of dance music, had been arrested on August 3 …

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Ronaldo says his ‘brilliance’ bothers people

Lisbon, Portugal | AFP | Real Madrid forward Cristiano Ronaldo said Tuesday his “brilliance” annoys people, a day after he was quizzed by a Spanish judge investigating whether he evaded paying millions of euros in taxes. “What bothers people is my brilliance, insects only attack lamps that shine!!!!” the Portuguese wrote …

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Ronaldo denies tax fraud at court hearing

Madrid, Spain | AFP |  Real Madrid forward Cristiano Ronaldo denied hiding millions of euros in income at a court hearing near the Spanish capital on Monday where he was charged with tax evasion. The Portuguese — the world’s highest paid sportsman according to Forbes magazine — is the latest …

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