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Fraud: Zambia Must Account For $439m Nigerian Aid Money Stolen By Ex-President Banda , Group

   Civil Society Network Against Corruption (CSNAC), a coalition of 150 anti-corruption civil society organizations, has alleged that proceeds from the sale of crude oil donated to the government and people of Zambia in 2011 by the Nigerian government were fraudulently diverted by the country’s former president Rupiah Banda and …

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US: Suicide Or Murder? Video Shows Police Officer Threatened Sandra Bland

  Footage released by Texas State authorities shows how a routine traffic stop turned into a violent row, leading to African-American Sandra Bland’s arrest. Bland later died in police custody, allegedly by taking her own life. A police dashboard video released on Tuesday showed that a Texas highway patrol officer …

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Full Text Of Joint Press Briefing By Presidents Buhari, Obama: Buhari In US, Day One With Barrack Obama

PRESIDENT OBAMA: Well, it’s a great pleasure to welcome President Buhari and his delegation here to the Oval Office for his first visit since the historic election that took place. Nigeria is obviously one of the important countries in the world and one of the most important countries in the …

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Greece: Banks Re-open To Reboot Economy, Taxes Raised

Banks in Greece have re-opened after a three-week shutdown that saw the country plunged into financial chaos. However, capital controls are to remain in place, with taxes set to shoot up. From Monday, Greeks were able to withdraw up to 420 euros ($465) at once each week – the same …

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US, Cuba Restore Full Diplomatic Ties, Re-open Embassies In Havana, Washington

As the clock struck midnight on Sunday, the US and Cuba restored full diplomatic ties, ending more than half a century of mutual hostility. The Cuban embassy is set to hold a ceremony in Washington to mark its reopening. The new era of US-Cuban relations began with little fanfare on …

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86Bn Euro Bailout: Greeks Brace For Tax Hikes As Banks Re-open

After a three-week shutdown, access to bank savings will be easier on Monday. But an increase in sales tax on essential items will create more pain for ordinary Greeks while contributing to the government’s coffers. Greece’s strained economy will face a new hurdle on Monday as a sales tax on …

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UK: Uproar As Queen Elizabeth, At 6, Gives Hitler’s ‘Nazi Salute’

Buckingham Palace has voiced disappointment after a newspaper printed a photo that shows a six-year-old Queen Elizabeth appearing to give a Nazi salute. Mass-circulation tabloid, “The Sun” defended its action. “The Sun” splashed the story across its Saturday front page, with a still photograph showing the queen as a young …

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Saudi Arabia: 431 Arrested For Ties To ‘Islamic State’

Authorities have broken up a large ‘IS’-connected network and ‘thwarted’ a series of suicide attacks, the Saudi Interior Ministry has said. The suspects allegedly plotted to target mosques, security forces and diplomats. In a series of raids, at least 431 people have been arrested on suspicion of being members in …

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Nuclear Deal: Iran ‘Won’t Change’ Stance Against Arrogant US – Ayatollah Khamenei

During a broadcast speech, Iran’s supreme leader has said that a nuclear deal “won’t change” the country’s stance towards the “arrogant” United States. The statement follows a historic nuclear deal between Iran and the P5+1. In a speech marking the end of Ramadan – the month of fasting for Muslims …

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Greek PM Alexis Tsipras has reshuffled his cabinet and is attempting a fresh start. Well-known leftists have been sent packing. But some believe the prime minister is simply filling time until the next election. The most prominent victim of Greece’s government reshuffle on Saturday was Energy Minister Panagiotis Lafazanis, largely …

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