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UK top court rules against Scottish independence vote bid

London, England | Xinhua | The United Kingdom (UK) Supreme Court ruled on Wednesday that Scotland does not have the power to hold a new referendum on independence without the approval of the UK parliament. “The Scottish Parliament does not have the power to legislate for a referendum on Scottish independence,” said …

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Biden casts early vote in polarized midterm elections

Wasington, US | Xinhua | U.S. President Joe Biden voted early in this year’s polarized midterm elections on Saturday, casting his ballot alongside his 18-year-old granddaughter Natalie Biden at a polling station in his home state of Delaware. “This is not a referendum,” the Democrat said of the upcoming midterms. …

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Uganda again abstains in UN vote against Russia

New York, US | Rédaction Africanews & AFP  | The UN General Assembly on Wednesday condemned Russia’s “illegal annexations” of Ukrainian territory after Moscow vetoed a similar text in the Security Council in late September. Twenty-six African countries voted in favor of the resolution rejecting Moscow’s controversial referenda in four Ukrainian …

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Uganda’s Mbabazi eyes top African Union job

📌 February 6, 2021 – AUC elections Addis Ababa, Ethiopia | THE INDEPENDENT | Uganda’s Prof. Pamela Kasabiiti Mbabazi is one of eight who have been nominated to contest as Vice Chairperson in next week’s African Union Commission (AUC) elections in Addis Ababa. Prof. Mbabazi,51, is the Chairperson of the National Planning Authority …

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Kenya to replace South Africa on UN Security Council

Kenya elected to UN Security Council, beating Djibouti United Nations, United States | AFP |  Kenya was elected Thursday to the UN Security Council for 2021-2022, defeating Djibouti after first-round voting by the General Assembly failed to choose between the two candidates. Kenya obtained 129 votes, against 113 in the …

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Facebook, Twitter place warning labels on altered Biden video

Washington, United States | AFP | Facebook and Twitter both added tags denoting false or manipulated content to a video reposted by President Donald Trump of his Democrat rival Joe Biden. The edited video, which appeared to show Biden endorsing the president, was marked “partly false” by Facebook and “manipulated …

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Israel readies for third election in less than a year

Jerusalem, Undefined | AFP | Israel is bracing for an unprecedented third election in under a year, with voters eyeing an end to the deadlock but polls indicating another tight race despite criminal charges against the prime minister. Two previous votes in April and September last year failed to produce …

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