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Russia is lowest-ranked team in draw for its home World Cup

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ZURICH (AP) — Russia will be the lowest-ranked team in the draw for the World Cup it is hosting...

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Zimbabwe's Mugabe ignores calls to quit, faces impeachment

Zimbabwe Political Turmoil

HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — Zimbabweans mobilized Monday for a major push to oust President Robert Mugabe, an increasingly isolated figure who faces impeachment proceedings and more street demonstrations even as he ignores calls to resign. While there is a widespread consensus that the 93-year-old...


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North Korea's on-again-off-again status as a state sponsor of terrorism

(c) 2017, The Washington Post. The U.S. government redesignated North Korea as a state sponsor of terrorism on Monday. The move, announced by President Donald Trump during a brief photo op at a Cabinet meeting, was designed to put pressure on Pyongyang’s nuclear weapons program. “It should have...


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Zimbabwe's army holds talks with Mugabe on plan that may leave him in office

(c) 2017, The Washington Post. HARARE, Zimbabwe - Zimbabwe’s defense forces appeared to open the door Monday to the possibility that 93-year-old President Robert Mugabe could stay in power, after both sides offered “several guarantees” nearly a week after the military detained him, according to a...


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US faces international probe over Afghanistan

(c) 2017, The Washington Post. PARIS - The chief prosecutor of the International Criminal Court on Monday formally requested authorization to investigate the U.S. military and CIA for alleged war crimes and crimes against humanity in Afghanistan. Fatou Bensouda, a Gambian jurist who has been the...


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North Korea's on-again-off-again status as a state sponsor of terrorism

(c) 2017, The Washington Post. The U.S. government redesignated North Korea as a state sponsor of terrorism on Monday. The move, announced by President Donald Trump during a brief photo op at a Cabinet meeting, was designed to put pressure on Pyongyang’s nuclear weapons program. “It should have...


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Collapse of German coalition talks deals Chancellor Angela Merkel a blow; new election

(c) 2017, The Washington Post. BERLIN - The sudden collapse of talks to form a coalition government left German politics in turmoil Monday, as Chancellor Angela Merkel reckoned with one of the worst crises of her 12-year tenure and signaled that a new election is likely. The unexpected failure...


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China's deep ties to Zimbabwe could grow after Mugabe era

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HONG KONG (AP) — Under Robert Mugabe’s decades-long rule over Zimbabwe, China grew into one of the African nation’s biggest investors, trading partners and diplomatic allies. Now, as Zimbabwe appears on the verge of its first transition of power since independence, Beijing is poised to be among the...


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France is debating whether French is sexist

(c) 2017, Foreign Policy. In early September, French President Emmanuel Macron paid a visit to Villers-Cotterêts. An hour’s drive north of Paris, the village boasts as its main attraction the ancestral home of Alexandre Dumas père. But Macron had come not just to praise the author of The Count of...


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Is a deal in the works for Turkish businessman Implicated in Iran sanctions case?

(c) 2017, Foreign Policy. Before he was accused of masterminding a multibillion dollar sanctions-busting scheme involving gold sales to Iran in exchange for oil and gas, Reza Zarrab was one of Turkey’s most visible businessmen. With his vast real estate holdings, private plane, and pop star wife,...


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Merkel says she'd rather face voters than risk unstable Germany

(c) 2017, Bloomberg. German Chancellor Angela Merkel said she’d rather face new elections than govern without a majority, betting that voters won’t blame her after four-party talks on forming a coalition collapsed. Stung by the sudden breakdown, Merkel turned to President Frank-Walter Steinmeier...


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