Africa:The Netherlands Expels Eritrea’s Top Diplomat

Africa:The Netherlands Expels Eritrea’s Top Diplomat

In a bold move, the Netherlands have declared Eritrea’s charge d’affaires “persona non grata.” Eritrea has been enforcing a tax on expatriates amounting to 2 percent of their earnings, according to Dutch officials. Dutch Foreign Minister Halbe Zijlstra announced the...
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Terrorism, migration top the agenda of UK summit with Macron and May

Terrorism, migration top the agenda of UK summit with Macron and May

Macron, May to tackle terrorism and migration at UK summit Read more Procreation rights focus of French bioethics debate Read more Emirates throws Airbus a lifeline with jumbo order Read more Last three years were hottest on record, says UN...
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U.S. Funding Cut Reignites Debate on Palestinian Refugee Agency

U.S. Funding Cut Reignites Debate on Palestinian Refugee Agency

“We’re reaching out to official donors, obviously, but also to the Arab world, to untraditional donors in emerging markets and to individuals, in the hope that we can rapidly upscale the amounts they give to us,” said Chris Gunness, the...
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A Girl’s Killing Puts Germany’s Migration Policy on Trial

A Girl’s Killing Puts Germany’s Migration Policy on Trial

Something has shifted in Germany. Not so long ago, the logistical challenge and cost of integrating new migrants still dominated the public debate. These days, the growing unease with Chancellor Angela Merkel’s migration policy has reached a new and febrile....
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Africa:Africa’s GDP Recovery Expected to Grow By 0.5% in 2018 – UN Report

Africa:Africa’s GDP Recovery Expected to Grow By 0.5% in 2018 – UN Report

Africa is expected to see a recovery in Gross Domestic Product (GDP) growth from its present 3.0 per cent to 3.5 per cent in 2018. This is according to a statement obtained from the UN Economic Commission for Africa (ECA)...
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Suicide Bombers Attack Market in Nigeria, Killing at Least 12

Suicide Bombers Attack Market in Nigeria, Killing at Least 12

Advertisement MAIDUGURI, Nigeria — A double suicide bombing at a market in Nigeria’s northern city of Maiduguri killed at least 12 people and wounded 48 others on Wednesday, residents and an emergency official said. Ibrahim Usman, a trader in the...
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Hazlewood out of Brisbane ODI with virus

Hazlewood out of Brisbane ODI with virus

10:05 PM ET Australia’s fast bowling plans for the ODI series against England have been thrown out by a virus afflicting Josh Hazlewood, meaning he is unavailable for the Brisbane game on Friday. Hazlewood’s unavailability places Jhye Richardson in...
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Olympic Détente Upends U.S. Strategy on North Korea

Olympic Détente Upends U.S. Strategy on North Korea

The White House this week welcomed the announcement but played down its significance, noting that it was not the first time that athletes from the two Koreas had competed together. “Let’s hope that the experience gives the North Korean athletes...
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Africa:House Passes AGOA and MCA Modernization Act

Africa:House Passes AGOA and MCA Modernization Act

press release By Office of Congressmember Karen Bass (CA -37) Today, Rep. Karen Bass (D-Calif.), Ranking Member of the House Africa Subcommittee, applauded the passage of the African Growth & Opportunity Act (AGOA) and Millennium Challenge Act (MCA) Modern...
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Gunmen Kidnap 2 Americans and 2 Canadians in Nigeria

Gunmen Kidnap 2 Americans and 2 Canadians in Nigeria

LAGOS, Nigeria — Gunmen ambushed two Americans and two Canadians traveling through the Nigerian state of Kaduna, kidnapping them and killing two police officers, a state police spokesman said Wednesday. The visitors were heading south from Kafanchan in Kadun...
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Key Brexit bill passes House of Commons, stiffer tests to come

Key Brexit bill passes House of Commons, stiffer tests to come

‘Equatorial Guinea’s attempted coup began in France,’ President Obiang tells FRANCE 24 Read more US to maintain open-ended military presence in Syria, says Tillerson Read more An Oscar entry exposes Lebanon’s buried history Read more France...
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