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US indicts 13 Russian nationals for election interference

WASHINGTON, (AFP): US Special Counsel Robert Mueller on Friday announced the indictments of 13 Russian nationals and three companies for alleged interference with the 2016 election. According to the unsealed indictment the accused conspired -- from 2014 until today -- to interfere "with the US..

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Trump avoids talk of gun curbs after Florida school shooting Friday, February 16th, 2018

WASHINGTON DC, (AFP): President Donald Trump vowed Thursday to make mental health a priority after a "disturbed" teenager with a firearms obsession sowed carnage at a Florida high school, while avoiding any mention of gun curbs to stem America's scourge of mass shootings. Former student named..

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S.Africa crisis: How Zuma reached the brink Wednesday, February 14th, 2018

JOHANNESBURG, (AFP): South Africa's scandal-tainted president, Jacob Zuma, is at the brink of being ousted after an extraordinary two-month saga. Here are key moments in the drama: - New ANC chief - The African National Congress (ANC) met in December to elect a new leader to succeed Zuma. The..

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US intel chiefs say Russia meddling threatens 2018 vote

WASHINGTON DC, (AFP): US intelligence chiefs said Tuesday that Russian attempts to meddle in US politics are continuing unabated -- and pose a threat to mid-term congressional elections in November. They also said North Korea's nuclear program poses a potential "existential threat" to the United..

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Head held high, Kim’s sister returns to North Korea Monday, February 12th, 2018

Christine Kim, SEOUL (Reuters): A prim, young woman with a high forehead and hair half swept back quietly gazes at the throngs of people pushing for a glimpse of her, a faint smile on her lips and eyelids low as four bodyguards jostle around her. In her first appearance on the global stage, Kim Yo..

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71 feared dead in Russian passenger plane crash Sunday, February 11th, 2018

MOSCOW, (AFP): A Russian passenger plane carrying 71 people crashed outside Moscow on Sunday after taking off from the capital's Domodedovo airport, officials and local media said. The Antonov An-148 plane operated by the domestic Saratov Airlines was flying to Orsk, a city in the Urals, and..

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Kim Jong Un invites S. Korea’s Moon to Pyongyang Saturday, February 10th, 2018

SEOUL, (AFP): North Korean leader Kim Jong Un invited the South's President Moon Jae-in for a summit in Pyongyang Saturday, Seoul said, even as the US warned against falling for Pyongyang's Olympic charm offensive. The invitation, delivered by Kim's visiting sister Kim Yo Jong, said Kim was..

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George W. Bush says Russia meddled in 2016 US election Friday, February 9th, 2018

ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates (AP): Former President George W. Bush said on Thursday that “there’s pretty clear evidence that the Russians meddled” in the 2016 American presidential election, forcefully rebutting fellow Republican Donald Trump’s denials of Moscow trying to affect the..

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Trump attacks Britain’s public healthcare system Tuesday, February 6th, 2018

WASHINGTON, (AFP): US President Donald Trump on Monday attacked Britain's public healthcare system in comments that are likely to call his much-delayed visit to the country further into doubt. "The Democrats are pushing for Universal HealthCare while thousands of people are marching in the UK..

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Ex-FBI director upset over release of Russian probe memo Sunday, February 4th, 2018

WASHINGTON DC, (ANI): Former Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) director James Comey has expressed his displeasure on the release of a controversial Nunes memo, containing alleged surveillance abuses of the agency. "That's it? Dishonest and misleading memo wrecked the House intel committee,..

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Maldives’ Nasheed vows to run for president Saturday, February 3rd, 2018

COLOMBO, (AFP): Exiled Maldives opposition leader Mohamed Nasheed vowed Friday to run for president after the Supreme Court overturned his criminal conviction, saying it was politically motivated. "I can contest and will contest," the country's first democratically elected president told AFP in..

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