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Russia’s propaganda tools in the 2016 US election

Washington, United States | AFP | Fake social media accounts, rallies for and against Donald Trump, paid protesters: Russia managed a vast propaganda operation to support the Trump campaign in the 2016 presidential election, according to a court indictment. Special Counsel Robert Mueller, investigating possible collusion between the campaign and …

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Merkel’s fate in SPD hands as members vote on power pact

Hamburg, Germany | AFP | Germany’s Social Democrats started campaigning Saturday ahead of a party referendum that spells the last threat to Chancellor Angela Merkel’s hopes of forming a new government, five months after an inconclusive election. In a vote expected to be tight, the more than 460,000 members of …

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Lavrov calls US election meddling claims ‘blabber’

Munich, Germany | AFP | Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov on Saturday dismissed as “blabber” accusations that Moscow had interfered in the US election that brought President Donald Trump to power. “So as long as we don’t see facts, everything else is blabber,” Lavrov said at the Munich Security Conference, …

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Tanzania’s opposition accuse police of killing student

Nairobi, Kenya | AFP | Tanzania’s main opposition party Saturday accused police of shooting dead a female university student and seriously injuring at least four other people while trying to disperse a peaceful demonstration in the country’s commercial capital Dar es Salaam. The local police have admitted a person was …

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Ethiopia emergency to last six months

Addis Ababa, Ethiopia | AFP | Ethiopia said Saturday that a state of emergency will remain in place for six months, as the authorities move to quell “chaos and unruliness”. The council of ministers declared the country’s second emergency decree in two years on Friday evening. It capped a tumultuous …

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Second woman alleges Trump affair — and cover-up

Washington, United States | AFP | A second woman has made allegations of an affair with Donald Trump, describing complex legal and financial agreements in an alleged bid to cover it up. Former Playboy model Karen McDougal claims that she and Trump had a sexual relationship in 2006, which began …

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‘New dawn’ for S.Africa, says new president Ramaphosa

Cape Town, South Africa | AFP | South Africa’s freshly-appointed president, Cyril Ramaphosa, on Friday hailed “a new dawn” for the country in his first policy speech after Jacob Zuma’s bruising nine-year term came to an end. “We should put all the negativity that has dogged our country behind us …

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