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Suicide bombing in western Chad kills at least 9A local official and a resident say a suicide bombing in western Chad has killed at least nine people and injured others
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In this March 5, 2015 photo, Isabel dos Santos, reputedly Africa's richest woman, and her husband and art collector Sindika Dokolo, center left, attend the opening of an art exhibition featuring works from his collection in Porto, Portugal. On Monday, Jan. 6, 2020, Angolan Foreign Minister Manuel Augusto said that there is no political motivation behind the government's demand for more than $1 billion from dos Santos, her husband and a Portuguese business partner. Isabel dos Santos is a daughter of Jose Eduardo dos Santos, who ruled the oil- and diamond-rich nation for 38 years until 2017. (AP Photo/Paulo Duarte)
'África's richest woman' out of Davos well before report The rapidly changing circumstances for Isabel dos Santos, widely known as “Africa's richest woman,” is evident by her absence at the the World Economic Forum in Switzerland
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Facebook Translation Gives Chinese Leader Unfortunate NameChinese President Xi Jinping recently visited Myanmar , and on the second day of his visit, some awkwardness ensued online. A statement about the visit published on the Facebook page of Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi referred to Xi—but when the page was translated to English, his name came...
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Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson at the UK Africa Investment Summit in London, Monday Jan. 20, 2020. Boris Johnson is hosting 54 African heads of state or government in London. The move comes as the U.K. prepares for post-Brexit dealings with the world. (Leon Neal/Pool via AP)
Boris Johnson's Brexit bill hits last-minute hiccupBritish Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s Brexit plans have hit a hurdle, with Parliament’s upper chamber telling the government to give European Union citizens living in the U.K. physical proof of their right to remain after the country leaves the bloc
The Associated Press4 hours ago
German court convicts Tamil man over killing of Sri Lanka FMA German court convicted a Sri Lankan man Monday of accessory to murder in the 2005 killing of the South Asian nation's foreign minister for providing his assassins with crucial information
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Germany's Foreign Minister Heiko Maas waits prior to a meeting with European Council President Charles Michel at the Europa building in Brussels, Monday, Jan. 20, 2020. (Yves Herman, Pool Photo via AP)
EU to revamp anti-smuggler mission for UN Libya arms embargoThe European Union's top diplomat says the bloc has agreed to revamp its anti-migrant smuggler naval operation in the Mediterranean Sea to focus on helping enforce the U.N. arms embargo on Libya
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Germany jails man for tricking women into electric shocksA court in Germany has convicted a 31-year-old man of more than a dozen offenses of attempted murder for tricking women and girls into giving themselves electric shocks while he watched over the internet
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Kosovo woman repatriated from Syria accused of terrorKosovo prosecutors have filed terrorism charges against an Albanian woman who has allegedly joined a terror group in Syria
The Associated Press6 hours ago
Russian President Vladimir Putin chairs a Security Council meeting at the Novo-Ogaryovo residence outside Moscow in Moscow, Russia, Monday, Jan. 20, 2020. (Mikhail Klimentyev, Sputnik, Kremlin Pool Photo via AP)
Putin sends his constitutional proposals to ParliamentRussian President Vladimir Putin has submitted to Parliament a package of constitutional amendments widely seen as an attempt to secure his grip on power well after his current term ends in 2024
The Associated Press7 hours ago
FILE -- In this Dec. 8, 2010 photo a 100-kilogram (221-pound) Canadian gold coin is displayed at the Bode Museum in Berlin, Germany. German prosecutors are seeking lengthy prison terms for four men accused of staging the brazen theft of a Canadian gold coin that disappeared from a Berlin museum almost three years ago. The 'Big Maple Leaf' coin, worth several million dollars, was stolen from the Bode Museum in March 2017. (Marcel Mettelsiefen/dpa via AP, file)
Prosecutors seek prison terms for accused in gold coin heistGerman prosecutors are seeking lengthy prison terms for four men accused of staging the brazen theft of a 100-kilogram (221-pound) Canadian gold coin from a Berlin museum almost three years ago
The Associated Press7 hours ago
Emails Paint Damning Picture of Africa's Richest WomanShe became Africa's first female billionaire in 2013 and is thought to have more than doubled that fortune since. But while Isabel dos Santos insists her wealth is above-board, a trove of leaked emails and documents obtained by the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists suggests otherwise, report the Guardian and...
Newser7 hours ago
FILE - In this Thursday, March 28, 2013 file photo, BBC journalists and technical staff on strike form a picket line outside BBC's New Broadcasting House in central London. BBC Director-General Tony Hall announced Monday, Jan. 20, 2020 that he will step down from the helm of the U.K. broadcaster in six months after seven years in the job. (AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis, file)
BBC chief Tony Hall to step down amid mounting challengesBBC Director-General Tony Hall has announced that he will step down from the helm of the U.K. broadcaster in six months after seven years in the job
The Associated Press8 hours ago
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