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Ex-French President Sarkozy Arrested Over Gaddafi Money

Former French President Nicolas Sarkozy was being held in police custody on Tuesday for questioning by magistrates looking into allegations of Libyan funding for his 2007 election campaign, an official in the French judiciary said. A lawyer for Sarkozy could not be reached immediately for comment. France opened a judicial inquiry in 2013 into allegations that Sarkozy’s successful 2007 election ...

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Opposition Doubts Putin’s ‘Landslide’ Victory

Russia’s opposition elements have queried the landslide victory of President Vladimir Putin in Sunday’s presidential election, which gave him another six years in power. Putin, who has ruled Russia for almost two decades, won more than 75 percent of the vote according to preliminary results, but the opposition cried foul. It reported ballot stuffing and other cases of alleged fraud ...

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Secrets Of The Freemasons Finally Revealed

…As TV crew gets rare access to mysterious Grand Lodge Conspiracy theories go hand in hand with the Freemasons. From the funny handshake to the rolled up trouser leg, the secretive nature of the organisation has led to centuries of suspicion. Charles Iain Robert Wolrige Gordon of Esslemont, the 110th Grand Master of the Grand Lodge of Scotland, who presides ...

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Russia Set To Expel British Diplomats Over “Insane” Spy Poisoning Accusations By UK

The bitter row between Britain and Russia over the poisoning of spy Sergei Skripal intensified today as Moscow confirmed British diplomats would be expelled over what it branded “insane” allegations. Russian foreign minister Sergei Lavrov confirmed retaliatory sanctions after Theresa May declared in the Commons yesterday she was banishing more than 20 of Russia’s diplomats. He told Russian media expulsions ...

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Britain Expels 23 Russian Diplomats, Worst Battle With Moscow Since Cold War

Britain Wednesday plunged into the gravest battle with Russia since the Cold War as Theresa May unveiled a hardline response to the “reckless and despicable” attack on ex-spy Sergei Skripal. The Prime Minister announced 23 of Russia’s 58 London diplomats would be expelled as she condemned the nerve agent poisoning in Salisbury. “They have just one week to leave,” she declared ...

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Trump Sacks Tillerson On Twitter

US President Donald Trump has sacked Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, and immediately replaced him with the director of the CIA, Mike Pompeo. Thanking Mr Tillerson for his service on Twitter, Mr Trump said the new state secretary would do “a fantastic job”. Mr Tillerson, a former chief executive of ExxonMobil, was only appointed to the job just over a ...

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Zambia Wages War On Sex Dolls

Zambia is waging a fierce campaign against sex dolls, threatening offenders with heavy jail terms over the dolls which, it says, are “very unnatural”. “No one sells them openly, no one admits to owning one, and no one has been arrested,’’ report said. The government launched the crackdown on the sex toys last month. The action has propelled the issue ...

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Terrorists Attack Burkina Faso Army HQ, French Embassy

An explosion rocked Burkina Faso’s army headquarters in the capital Ouagadougou on Friday and black smoke could be seen billowing above. Simultaneously, the French embassy also announced a similar attack, attributing it to terrorism. A witness at the scene told Reuters that masked gunmen with backpacks attacked the army headquarters after the explosion. The AFP, quoting witnesses said five armed ...

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Rwanda Shuts 700 Churches

Rwanda has shut 714 churches in different parts of Kigali over the last one week for failure to meet minimum standards. New Times of Rwanda reported that the churches were found to lack basic infrastructure, hygiene, safety standards and had issues related to their legal status. The crackdown is being carried out by respective urban district authorities in partnership with the Rwanda ...

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