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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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South Koreans march to protest US missile defence system

Seoul, South Korea | AFP | Thousands of protesters marched near the US embassy in Seoul on Saturday, accusing President Donald Trump of “forcing” South Korea to deploy a controversial American missile defence system opposed by China. The protest came as South Korea’s new president Moon Jae-In heads to Washington …

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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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US strips Ghana lawmakers of visa privileges

Accra, Ghana | AFP | Former presidents, lawmakers and senior government officials in Ghana will no longer have special privileges for private travel to the United States, Washington’s envoy has said. Until now, such individuals were able to take advantage of “protocol services” where they did not have to physically …

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Jury awards $218 mn to farmers in Syngenta GMO corn lawsuit

Chicago, United States | AFP |  A US federal jury on Friday ordered Swiss agribusiness giant Syngenta to pay nearly $218 million to 7,000 Kansas farmers after selling them genetically-modified corn seeds not approved for export to China. The farmers suffered profound economic damage in 2013 when Chinese authorities refused …

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Embattled Uber CEO Kalanick steps down

New York, United States | AFP |  Uber chief executive Travis Kalanick has stepped down from his job after a shareholder revolt made it untenable for him to stay, the New York Times reported on Wednesday. Kalanick had already been on a leave of absence aimed at restoring confidence in …

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Republican wins Georgia election, blow to anti-Trump effort

  Washington, United States | AFP |  Republican Karen Handel won a high-stakes, closely-watched special congressional election Tuesday, salvaging a seat in traditional conservative Georgia where Democrats had hoped to strike a blow against Donald Trump’s presidency. Handel, an establishment Republican and former state secretary of state, defeated Democratic challenger …

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