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Turkey says Trump move on Jerusalem ‘irresponsible’, illegal

Istanbul, Turkey | AFP | Turkey on Wednesday slammed as irresponsible and illegal the announcement by US President Donald Trump that Washington was recognising Jerusalem as Israel’s capital. “We condemn the irresponsible statement of the US administration… the decision is against international law and relevant UN resolutions,” Turkish Foreign Minister …

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North Korea says Trump has declared war

New York, United States | AFP |  North Korea’s foreign minister on Monday accused US President Donald Trump of declaring war against his country and said Pyongyang was ready to defend itself by shooting down US bombers. The White House dismissed the claim as “absurd”. The latest threats stoked a …

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African, EU leaders meet for migration summit

Paris, France | AFP |  Leaders from seven African and European countries meet in Paris on Monday for a mini-summit to discuss how to ease the EU’s migrant crisis. French President Emmanuel Macron has invited his counterparts from Niger and Chad as well as the head of the Libyan unity …

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Rodman hails North Korea visit as a ‘good trip’

Beijing, China | AFP |  Flamboyant former NBA star Dennis Rodman landed in Beijing Saturday after a visit to North Korea, describing the escapade as a “real good trip”. Sporting a baseball cap, sunglasses, green nail polish and a black t-shirt emblazoned with the logo of sponsor PotCoin — a …

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Gambia elects MPs for post-Jammeh era

Banjul, Gambia | AFP | Polls closed on Thursday evening in The Gambia with voters expected to usher in a new generation of lawmakers to scrutinise a raft of reforms promised by President Adama Barrow, in the first election since longtime leader Yahya Jammeh left power. Turnout was low when …

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70 Bukasa-Kirinya claimants verified by court

About 70 residents of Bukasa-Kirinya in Wakiso District have been verified by the High Court in Kampala following a  land compensation verification exercise that was ordered by Justice  Magret Oguli-Oumo, last friday. The exercise aimed at helping court deal with a sizeable number of people  who have  valid claims against the …

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British parliament attack: What we know

London, United Kingdom | AFP | Three people were killed in an “Islamist-related” attack in the heart of London on Wednesday when a man mowed down pedestrians on a bridge, then stabbed a police officer outside parliament before being shot dead. Here is what we know about the deadliest attack …

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