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  • Zimbabweans of European Origin Return to Seized Land
    Zimbabweans_of_european_ethnic_origin_returns_to_seized_land 2017-12-24 11:14:22 UTC
    RUSAPE, Zimbabwe (Reuters) - The last time farmer Rob Smart left his land it was at gunpoint, forced out in June by riot police armed with tear gas and AK-47 assault rifles. He returned on Thursday to ululations and tears of joy from former wor...
  • Zimbabwe's Mnangagwa appointed retired army boss Constantino Chiwenga as party VP
    Zimbabwe's_mnangagwa_appointed_retired_army_boss_constantino_chiwenga_as_party_vp 2017-12-23 20:52:38 UTC
    HARARE (Reuters) - Zimbabwean President Emmerson Mnangagwa appointed retired army boss Constantino Chiwenga and veteran politician Kembo Mohadi as the ruling party’s vice presidents, a spokesperson said on Saturday. The appointments paved the w...
  • UN decides to mark Nelson Mandela's 100th birthday with peace summit
    Un_decided_to_mark_the_100th_anniversary_of_nelson_mandela%e2%80%99s_birth_with_a_peace_summit 2017-12-23 05:11:03 UTC
    UNITED NATIONS — The U.N. General Assembly has decided to mark the 100th anniversary of Nelson Mandela’s birth by holding a high-level meeting focusing on world peace ahead of the annual gathering of world leaders in September 2018. A resolutio...
  • Trump's Ambassador to the Netherlands Got Caught Lying
    Trump's_ambassador_to_the_netherlands_got_caught_lying 2017-12-22 19:47:00 UTC
    US President Trump’s new ambassador to the Netherlands just got caught in a lie, and tried to use the phrase “fake news” to get out of it. It didn’t go well. <blockquote>Pete Hoekstra, whom Trump nominated in July and was sworn into office earl...
  • Catalonia: A coalition of secessionist parties win absolute majority
    Catalonia-_a_coalition_of_secessionist_parties_win_absolute_majority 2017-12-22 06:41:15 UTC
    BARCELONA (Reuters) - Catalonia’s separatists look set to regain power in the wealthy Spanish region after local elections on Thursday, deepening the nation’s political crisis in a sharp rebuke to Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy and European Union le...
  • UN Resolution: 128 Countries Condemn Trump's Jerusalem Decision
    Un_resolution-_128_countries_condemn_trump's_jerusalem_decision 2017-12-21 23:08:47 UTC
    UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - Washington found itself isolated as 128 countries defied US President Donald Trump on Thursday and voted in favor of a United Nations General Assembly resolution calling for the United States to drop its recent recogniti...
  • Isolated US vetoes UN call for withdrawal of Trump Jerusalem decision
    Isolated_us_vetoes_un_call_for_withdrawal_of_trump_jerusalem_decision 2017-12-18 18:19:49 UTC
    UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - The United States was further isolated on Monday over President Donald Trump’s decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital when it blocked a United Nations Security Council call for the declaration to be withdraw...
  • Cyril Ramaphosa elected as new leader of the South Africa's ruling party ANC
    Cyril_ramaphosa_elected_as_new_leader_of_the_south_africa's_ruling_party_anc 2017-12-18 18:02:56 UTC
    JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - South African Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa was elected leader of the African National Congress on Monday in a close-run vote that will set the direction for the country and the scandal-plagued party that has ruled sinc...
  • Sebastian Pinera Wins Chile's Presidential Runoff Election
    Sebastian_pinera_wins_chile's_presidential_runoff_election 2017-12-18 02:21:41 UTC
    SANTIAGO — Conservative former President Sebastian Pinera has won Chile's presidential runoff election. Initial results placed him well ahead of his center-left opponent Alejandro Guillier, who subsequently conceded defeat. Conservative billion...
  • ANC to elect a new leader who is likely to become South Africa's next president
    Anc_to_elect_a_new_leader_who_is_likely_to_become_south_africa's_next_president 2017-12-18 00:06:34 UTC
    JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - South Africa’s ANC delegates started voting early on Monday to elect a leader to succeed President Jacob Zuma as head of a party that has ruled since the end of apartheid but has faced scandals and corruption allegations. ...
  • Brexit: Majority of Britons don't want to leave the EU
    Brexit-_majority_of_britons_don't_want_to_leave_the_eu 2017-12-17 19:26:31 UTC
    As Prime Minister Theresa May enters the second phase of Brexit negotiations, a poll commissioned by UK daily The Independent shows that more than half of Britons want to remain in the European Union. A poll conducted by the BMG Research group ...
  • 'Nervous' Prince Harry interviews Barack Obama for BBC
    Barack_obama_met_prince_harry_for_an_interview 2017-12-17 17:51:01 UTC
    LONDON — Kensington Palace announced Sunday that the former U.S. president Barack Obama was a guest of Prince Harry ’s for a special edition of Radio 4’s Today program, which will air on Dec . 27. The two spoke about their common focus of building...
  • No Future For Grace Mugabe After Her Husband Dies
    No_future_for_grace_mugabe_after_her_husband_dies 2017-12-17 07:07:38 UTC
    <blockquote>The Catholic priest who negotiated former president Robert Mugabe’s exit had no kind words for his wife Grace and blamed her for Mugabe’s demise. Father Fidelis Mukonori told the Jesuit Review that Grace Mugabe’s greed for power was...
  • UN: Decisions on Jerusalem have no legal standing and must be rescinded
    The_status_of_jerusalem__home_to_sites_holy_to_the_muslim__jewish_and_christian_religions 2017-12-16 21:43:31 UTC
    UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - The United Nations Security Council is considering a draft resolution that would insist any decisions on the status of Jerusalem have no legal effect and must be rescinded after U.S. President Donald Trump recognized the...
  • South Africa raises subsidies to universities to 1% of GDP
    South_africa_will_raise_subsidies_to_universities_to_1_percent_of_gdp 2017-12-16 16:46:53 UTC
    JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - South Africa will raise subsidies to universities to 1 percent of gross domestic product over the next five years from nearly 0.7 percent at present as recommended by a commission on higher education funding, President Jac...
  • Germany vows to back an "open and free internet" despite end of net neutrality in US
    Germany_vows_to_back_an_open_and_free_internet_despite_end_of_net_neutrality_in_us 2017-12-15 21:32:27 UTC
    Berlin has vowed to back an "open and free internet" following a US decision to repeal net neutrality rules. After US telecoms regulator FCC on Thursday moved to repeal Obama-era net neutrality rules, the German Economics Ministry said Friday i...
  • 6.5 magnitude earthquake 43 km from Singaparna, West Java, Indonesia
    6.5_magnitude_earthquake_43_km_from_singaparna__west_java__indonesia 2017-12-15 19:58:13 UTC
    <h3>BREAKING: THE Indonesian island of Java has been struck by a huge earthquake that killed an unknown number of people and resulted in widespread damage.</h3> A STRONG earthquake with a magnitude of 6.5 shook the Indonesian capital and other ci...
  • Mnangagwa: ZANU-PF should aim to hold free and fair election
    Mnangagwa-_zanu_pf_should_aim_to_hold_free_and_fair_elections_always 2017-12-15 17:49:27 UTC
    HARARE (Reuters) - Zimbabwe’s President Emmerson Mnangagwa said on Friday the ruling ZANU-PF should aim to hold free and fair elections always, while his party endorsed him as its leader and official candidate for the top job when the vote comes. ...
  • Train Crashed Into a School Bus in France
    Train_crashed_into_a_school_bus_in_france 2017-12-14 19:54:10 UTC
    French authorities on Thursday said a "serious rail accident" occurred in southern France after a regional train crashed into a school bus in Millas, which lies roughly 18 kilometers (11 miles) west of Perpignan. At least four people dead, incl...
  • GOP Pushes Ahead with Tax Cut Bill Before Alabama Senator-Elect Enters the Senate
    Gop_pushes_ahead_with_tax_cut_bill_before_alabama_senator-elect_enters_the_senate 2017-12-14 06:31:07 UTC
    WASHINGTON (REUTERS) — With their defeat on Tuesday in an Alabama special U.S. Senate election, Congressional Republicans were under pressure to complete their tax overhaul before Christmas and before a new Democratic senator can be formally seat...
  • US No Longer a Sponsor of Peace in the Middle East
    Us_no_longer_a_sponsor_of_peace_in_the_middle_east 2017-12-13 17:46:03 UTC
    Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas told the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) delegates that his people would refuse any role for the US in future peace talks following Trump's declaration. "We do not accept any role of the United Sta...
  • EU Economic Powers Warn Trump's Tax Plans Could Violate US Obligations Under International Agreements
    Eu_economic_powers_warn_trump's_tax_plans_could_violate_us_obligations_under_international_agreements 2017-12-11 17:36:13 UTC
    BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union’s top five economies are warning the United States that its massive tax overhaul could violate some of its international obligations and risks having “a major distortive impact” on trade. In a letter to U.S. S...
  • Zimbabwe May Recoup Millions of Dollars in Diamonds Kept in Britain
    Zimbabwe_may_recoup_millions_of_dollars_in_diamonds_kept_in_britain 2017-12-10 21:43:02 UTC
    President Emmerson Mnangagwa could recoup millions of dollars in diamond proceeds that were siphoned to London if he mends Zimbabwe’s relations with Britain. Finance Minister Patrick Chinamasa said Mnangagwa would spearhead the mending of polit...
  • Across the West Bank Palestinians Clash with Israeli Troops
    Across_the_west_bank_palestinians_clash_with_israeli_troops 2017-12-10 18:39:57 UTC
    JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Four days of street protests in the Palestinian territories over Trump’s announcement on Wednesday have largely died down, but his overturning of long-standing U.S. policy on Jerusalem -- a city holy to Jews, Muslims and Chri...
  • South African's Zodwa Wabantu not feeling secure in Zimbabwe
    South_african's_zodwa_wabantu_not_feeling_secure_in_zimbabwe 2017-12-14 16:50:30 UTC
    HARARE — South African entertainer Zodwa Wabantu's latest snub of Zimbabwe for the third time in a row has shown that she no longer feels secure in the country and is clearly not interested in performing here. The entertainer was supposed to pe...