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After string of defeats, Democrats rudderless in Trump era

  Washington, UNITED STATES | AFP |  Frozen out of power in Washington and having lost a string of congressional races this year, Democrats are struggling to craft winning strategies to convert disillusionment with President Donald Trump into victory in 2018’s midterm elections. The party fielded a hodgepodge of candidates …

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UK Labour leader Corbyn will ‘try to force early election’

London, United Kingdom | AFP | British opposition leader Jeremy Corbyn has vowed to “try to force an early general election” after Prime Minster Theresa May lost her parliamentary majority, in an interview published Saturday. Corbyn’s Labour Party outperformed expectations in this month’s election, turning what was predicted to be …

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Trump wishes Muslims ‘warm greetings’ for Eid

Washington, United States | AFP |  US President Donald Trump on Saturday sent warm greetings” to Muslims celebrating the end of Ramadan, after his administration broke with the tradition of hosting a White House event to recognize the holy month. “On behalf of the American people, Melania and I send …

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UK parliament cuts e-mail access after cyberattack

London, United Kingdom | AFP |  Britain’s parliament shut down external access to e-mail accounts on Saturday following a cyberattack. Parliamentary authorities described the attack as “sustained and determined”, in an email sent to lawmakers and published by the Daily Telegraph. “Earlier this morning we discovered unusual activity and evidence …

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South Sudan cancels independence day celebrations

Juba, South Sudan | AFP | South Sudan, the world’s youngest nation gripped by civil war, has cancelled its official independence day celebrations for the second year running. “We are not celebrating… because our situation does not require us to celebrate at a time when there are people in need …

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Saudi king’s son named crown prince: royal decree

Saudi king’s son named crown prince: royal decree Riyadh, Saudi Arabia | AFP |  Saudi King Salman on Wednesday named his son Mohammed bin Salman as crown prince, completing a gradual removal of powers from the previous prince Mohammed bin Nayef, 57, who has been fired. According to a royal …

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UN chief Guterres to lobby US Congress to save funding

United Nations, United States | AFP |  Drastic cuts in US funding to the United Nations would create an insoluble problem for the world body, UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said Tuesday as he announced plans to lobby US lawmakers to reject the cutbacks. Guterres will travel to Washington next week …

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