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Migrants leave Ocean Viking rescue ship in Sicily after tense wait

  July 07, 2020   Almost 200 migrants rescued by a humanitarian aid boat in the Mediterranean Sea began to leave the vessel in Sicily late on Monday after nine days stuck on the ship. The migrants picked up by the Ocean Viking are hoping for a ‘second life’ in Europe. Shahzad ABDUL | AFP   By AFP   An ...

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Trudeau turns down White House invitation amid pandemic

  July 06, 2020   Prime Minister Justin Trudeau speaks during a news conference on the COVID-19 pandemic outside his residence at Rideau Cottage in Ottawa, Thursday, June 18, 2020. (Justin Tang/The Canadian Press via AP)   By Rob Gillies | Associated Press   TORONTO – Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has turned down a White House invitation to celebrate the ...

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Ghana offering African Americans the chance to move to Africa

  July 07, 2020   Ghanaian politicians to renew their call-outs to people of African descent to ‘come home’ A roadside bar in Accra, Ghana. Photograph: Getty Images   By Sally Hayden in Gulu, Uganda | The Irish Times   Ghana is offering African Americans the chance to move to Africa, with government officials telling them to “come home” and ...

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Africa starts opening airspace even as COVID-19 cases climb

  July 06, 2020   File Photo – Nigerian aviation workers wear protective clothing at the Murtala Mohammed International Airport in Lagos, Nigeria, April 7, 2020. Photo: AP   By AP   As COVID-19 cases surged in many parts of the world, the island nation of the Seychelles was looking good: 70-plus straight days without a single infection. Then the ...

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Jets hit Libya’s Al-Watiya Air Base where Turkey may build base

  July 06, 2020   Turkish support was vital to the GNA in turning back the LNA offensive with advanced air defenses and drone strikes that targeted Khalifa’s supply lines and troop buildups An image grab taken from a video released on July 3, 2020, by the Turkish Defence Ministry shows Turkish Defense Minister Hulusi Akar (C) greeting Libyan officials ...

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Bolton: Trump claim he wasn’t told of Russia bounty report is ‘not how system works’

  July 05, 2020   Ex-national security adviser also says any decision to withhold intelligence would ‘certainly not’ be ‘made only by the briefer’ John Bolton during a cabinet meeting at the White House on 9 May 2018. Photograph: Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images   By Martin Pengelly in New York | The Guardian   Donald Trump’s claim not to have been ...

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With Beijing’s Military Nearby, U.S. Sends 2 Aircraft Carriers to South China Sea

  July 05, 2020   The deployment of an American aircraft carrier and its strike force is often used as a signal to deter adversaries. Deploying two at once is recognized as a significant show of force. The U.S.S. Nimitz approaching a port south of Seoul, South Korea, in 2013.Credit…Lee Jin-Man/Associated Press   By Lara Jakes | The New York ...

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Ethiopian police patrol Oromia area and capital after unrest

  July 05, 2020   In Oromia, 145 civilians and 11 members of security forces were killed, Girma Gelam, deputy police commissioner said. Another 10 people were killed in the capital, eight of them civilians In this image taken from OBN video, the funeral for Ethiopia singer Hachalu Hundessa takes place in Ambo, Ethiopia, Thursday July 2, 2020. PHOTO: AP ...

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Two French ex-agents on trial accused of spying for China

  July 05, 2020   While French officials have been at pains to avoid releasing details of the affair, the pair are accused of working for China. PHOTO: AFP   By AFP   PARIS – In a case that could be from a spy thriller, two former French intelligence agents go on trial on Monday (July 6) accused of having ...

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Crunch, crunch: Africa’s locust outbreak is far from over

  July 05, 2020   Locusts swarm on the ground south of Lodwar town in Turkana county, northern Kenya Tuesday, June 23, 2020. The worst outbreak of the voracious insects in Kenya in 70 years is far from over, and their newest generation is now finding its wings for proper flight. BORIS POLO / AP PHOTO   By Khaled Kazziha ...

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