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Morocco arrests leader of northern protest movement

Rabat (AFP) – Authorities in Morocco on Monday arrested the fugitive leader of a protest movement that has shaken the country’s northern Rif region for months, officials said. A government source and another official from the interior ministry said Nasser Zefzafi, who had been on the run since Friday, had been taken into custody. Further details of his arrest were …

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Kenya unveils first new railway in a century

Nairobi (AFP) – More than a century after a colonial railway gave birth to modern Kenya, the country is betting on a new Chinese-built route to cement its position as the gateway to East Africa. The $3.2 billion (2.8 billion euro) railway linking Nairobi with the port city of Mombasa will Wednesday take its first passengers on the 472 kilometre …

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Hearts of Oak sign sponsorship deal with Fero Mobile Phones

Hearts of Oak is delighted to announce Fero Mobile Phones as the club’s official Man-of-the-Match and Player-of-the-Month sponsors. Electracom Limited, distributors of Fero Mobile Phones in Ghana, reached successful agreement with Hearts for the season. As part of the deal, Hearts of Oak Man-of-the-Match and Player-of-the-Month winners will take home a sleek Fero Mobile Phone, a cash prize, and a …

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Graham: It’s ‘stunning’ Comey never told Congress about fake email

Sen. Lindsey Graham said Sunday that former FBI Director James Comey would have been “incredibly incompetent” if he took actions based on email he knew to be fake. Graham said in an interview on CNN’s “State of the Union” that Comey told the Senate and House select committees on intelligence about such an email, but never indicated it was fake. …

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Philippine clashes: Death toll mounts in Marawi violence

Dozens of people have been killed in the Philippine city of Marawi as clashes continue between Islamist militants and the army. Nearly 100 people have been killed including at least 19 civilians, local media reports say. Thousands of residents have fled the city since fighting began six days ago. Militants allied to the so-called Islamic State entered the city and …

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Macron explains his tense handshake with Trump

French President Emmanuel Macron confirmed that there was indeed a deeper significance to the prolonged handshake he shared with US President Donald Trump in Brussels. “My handshake with him, it’s not innocent,” Macron told the Journal du Dimanche in an interview published Sunday. “It’s not the alpha and the omega of politics, but a moment of truth.” The two newly-minted …

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DHS Secretary: U.S. ‘might’ expand laptop ban to all international flights

The U.S. could dramatically expand a ban on laptops and e-readers in airplane cabins, Department of Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly said Sunday. Kelly was asked by “Fox News Sunday” host Chris Wallace about whether he would implement a ban that covered all international flights entering or leaving the U.S. “I might,” Kelly responded. Kelly also told Wallace that there …

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BA flight disruption at Heathrow set for third day

British Airways passengers are facing a third day of disruption at Heathrow as the airline deals with the impact of a worldwide computer system crash. BA says it aims to operate a full long-haul schedule and a “high proportion” of short-haul services after the outage caused by a power failure. It says passengers should check the status of flights before …

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Manchester attacks: MI5 probes bomber ‘warnings’

MI5 is to hold an inquiry into the way it dealt with warnings from the public that the Manchester suicide bomber, Salman Abedi, was a potential threat. Whitehall officials have acknowledged the security service will examine what assumptions had been made about the 22-year-old before last Monday’s attack. It has emerged it was alerted to his extremist views at least …

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Jared Kushner defended by Trump amid ‘secret Russia line’ questions

Donald Trump has come out in support of his son-in-law Jared Kushner, following reports the aide tried to set up a secret communication line with Moscow. In a statement given to the New York Times, Mr Trump praised the “great job” Mr Kushner is doing. But he did not directly address allegations made against the man married to his eldest …

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