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Families Mourn As France Receives Ethiopia Crash Black Boxes

Investigators in France were to take charge of the crashed Ethiopian Airlines jet’s black boxes on Thursday, seeking clues into a disaster that has grounded Boeing’s global 737 MAX fleet and left scores of families mourning and angry. Sunday’s crash after take-off from Addis Ababa killed 157 people from 35 nations in the second such calamity involving Boeing’s flagship new ...

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Outrage As Japan’s Minister Apologises For Being Three Minutes Late

Japan’s Olympics Minister, Yoshitaka Sakurada, has publicly apologised after arriving three minutes late to a parliamentary meeting on Thursday. Opposition MPs said his tardiness showed disrespect for his office and boycotted a meeting of the budget committee for five hours in protest. They have been highly critical of Mr Sakurada after a series of gaffes. Last week, he said he ...

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U.S. Slams Visa Restrictions On Ghana

The United States said on Thursday it was imposing visa restrictions on Ghana, accusing the African country of not cooperating in accepting its citizens ordered removed from the United States. U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo “has ordered consular officers in Ghana to implement visa restrictions on certain categories of visa applicants,” the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) said in ...

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US Authorises Venezuelan Opposition Leader Guaidó To Control Venezuela’s U.S. Bank Accounts

The State Department said Tuesday that it had given the Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaidó the right to control assets and property in the United States bank accounts of the government of Venezuela. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo gave the certification to Mr. Guaidó last Friday, two days after Mr. Guaidó declared himself interim president, but the United States government ...

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As West Turns On Him, Venezuela’s Maduro Flexes Military Muscle

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro oversaw a display of the army’s Russian hardware on Sunday, with anti-aircraft flak and tank rounds pounding a hillside to show military force and loyalty in the face of an international ultimatum for new elections. Maduro, 56, is confronting an unprecedented challenge to his authority after opposition leader Juan Guaido declared himself interim president, citing a ...

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Kenya Hotel Siege Over, Militants And At Least 14 Victims Dead

Kenyan security forces have killed the militants who stormed an upscale Nairobi hotel compound, taking at least 14 lives and forcing hundreds of others into terrifying escapes, the government said on Wednesday. More than 700 civilians were evacuated from the dusitD2 complex after a 20-hour, overnight siege that echoed a 2013 assault that killed 67 people in Nairobi’s Westgate shopping ...

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China’s media struggles to overcome stereotypes of Africa

Spring Festival Gala with some Chinese actors in blackface. Reuters Dani Madrid-Morales, City University of Hong Kong For most Chinese people, the Spring Festival is a time to honour family ties, friendships and acquaintances. This is what producers of this year’s Annual Spring Festival Gala on China’s national broadcaster, CCTV, probably had in mind when they agreed to include a ...

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BREAKING: White House To ‘Temporarily’ Reinstate CNN Reporter’s Pass

The White House says it will “temporarily” reinstate a press pass for CNN reporter Jim Acosta after a court ruled he had been improperly barred following a contentious exchange with President Donald Trump. Trump spokeswoman Sarah Sanders said on Friday that “in response to the court, we will temporarily reinstate the reporter’s hard pass.” She said new rules would be ...

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