Germany Replaces US as Country with Best International Image

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Germany has replaced the US as the country with the best "brand image," according to a new study of 50 countries released Thursday. The Nation Brands Index survey, carried out by German-based market research firm GfK and the British political consultant Simon Anholt, measured public opinion around the world on "the power and quality of each country's 'brand image.'" Germany moved up to first place after coming in second in 2016. The US d...

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HARARE (Reuters) - Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe’s fate hung in the balance on Friday as he apparently resisted efforts to make him step down following a seizure of power by the army, until this week a key pillar of his 37-year-rule. The United States, a longtime critic of Mugabe over allegations of human rights abuses and election rigging, is seeking “a new era” for Zimbabwe, the State Department’s top official for Africa said, an imp...

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