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Lula seeks political rebirth where he began: among the people
17 hours ago

Lula seeks political rebirth where he began: among the people

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The very thought that Lula might go to prison causes Maria Helena da Conceicao to break into tears.To her, the former Brazilian president is much more than just a politician facing corruption charges and fighting to regain power.
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Accused of assault in S.Africa, Zimbabwe’s Grace Mugabe flies home
18 hours ago

Accused of assault in S.Africa, Zimbabwe’s Grace Mugabe flies home

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Zimbabwe’s first lady Grace Mugabe flew home from South Africa on Sunday, state media said, ending a week of confusion over her whereabouts after she allegedly assaulted a model.
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Grace Mugabe due at S. Africa summit after assault claim
2 days ago

Grace Mugabe due at S. Africa summit after assault claim

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Zimbabwe’s first lady Grace Mugabe, who is seeking diplomatic immunity for an alleged assault in South Africa last weekend, is due to attend a regional leaders’ summit in Pretoria on Saturday.
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Erdogan slams German rebukes over election ‘interference’
2 days ago

Erdogan slams German rebukes over election ‘interference’

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Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan lashed out at the German government on Saturday for criticising his call to ethnic Turks to vote against Germany’s two ruling parties in September elections, warning the foreign minister to “know your limits”.
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Trump thanks ousted aide Bannon
2 days ago

Trump thanks ousted aide Bannon

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Donald Trump on Saturday thanked Steve Bannon for his “service” a day after the US president parted ways with his controversial former chief strategist and key campaign ally.
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Embattled Trumps to skip top art awards
2 days ago

Embattled Trumps to skip top art awards

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Donald and Melania Trump will skip one of America’s top art awards, the Kennedy Center Honors, the White House announced Saturday in the latest sign of the president’s growing isolation after one of the most disastrous weeks of his young administration.
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Hong Kong activists fear more jailings after Wong imprisoned
2 days ago

Hong Kong activists fear more jailings after Wong imprisoned

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Hong Kong democracy campaigners raised fears Friday that they too would be jailed after the city’s Beijing-backed government succeeded in putting Joshua Wong and two other prominent young activists behind bars.
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S.Africa mulls Grace Mugabe’s immunity claim
3 days ago

S.Africa mulls Grace Mugabe’s immunity claim

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South African officials were on Friday considering whether to grant diplomatic immunity to Zimbabwe’s first lady Grace Mugabe over her alleged assault on 20-year-old model in a Johannesburg hotel.
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Erdogan wades into German election, Berlin hits back
3 days ago

Erdogan wades into German election, Berlin hits back

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Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan Friday urged ethnic Turks in Germany to reject its main parties in upcoming elections, prompting a sharp warning from Berlin to stop the “unprecedented” meddling.
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Steve Bannon, Trump’s ‘Great Manipulator’
3 days ago

Steve Bannon, Trump’s ‘Great Manipulator’

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When Steve Bannon gave a free-wheeling interview to a small left-wing magazine this week, he spoke as if he — the White House’s ‘great manipulator’ — was back on top. By Friday, President Donald Trump had sacked him.
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