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Mugabe resigns under military pressure after 37 years as Zimbabwe's leader

(c) 2017, The Washington Post. HARARE, Zimbabwe - Robert Mugabe resigned Tuesday as Zimbabwe’s president, submitting a letter to parliament that ended his 37-year rule and triggered massive celebrations in the streets of the capital. The parliament erupted in cheers when its speaker, Jacob Mudenda,...


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Angola shows early signs of meaningful democratic transition as Zimbabwe falters

(c) 2017, The Washington Post. A revolutionary anti-colonial leader who held power for almost four decades. A government rife with nepotism and corruption. A people beset by poverty. Hope for a democratic transition, but far more skepticism that it would ever happen. No, this isn’t Zimbabwe - it’s...


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In Africa's largest city, an 'eyesore' and an opportunity

(c) 2017, The Washington Post. LAGOS, Nigeria - As this port city grew, its slums expanding across the muddy coastline, its skyline rising in glass and metal, residents ran into a problem plaguing all of the world’s great metropolises: What should they do with the trash? Years ago, there was a...


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Germany said to want Brexit progress as May readies offer

(c) 2017, Bloomberg. Germany is keen for Brexit talks to move on to the next phase as the European side wants two things for a breakthrough: a better offer on the divorce bill, and greater certainty that Theresa May can stay the course. In Germany, there is political will for talks to move on to...


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'Harmless' radioactive cloud over Europe came from Russia

(c) 2017, The Washington Post. BERLIN - Remember that harmless radioactive cloud that mysteriously drifted across Europe back in September? Turns out it was from Russia after all and - at least at its point of origin - had radioactivity about 1,000 times higher than recommended levels. What remains...


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Syria's Assad travels to Russia, meets with Putin

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MOSCOW (AP) — Syrian President Bashar Assad was asked to come to Russia to get him to agree to potential peace initiatives drafted by Russia, Iran and Turkey as Russia prepares to scale down its military presence in the country’s civil war, the Kremlin said Tuesday. Vladimir Putin hosted his Syrian...


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Bollywood star drops event with Ivanka Trump amid death threats over film

(c) 2017, The Washington Post. A leading Bollywood actress has pulled out of a glitzy event in the Indian city of Hyderabad to be attended by Ivanka Trump and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi after a member of his governing party issued a $1.5 million bounty to behead her amid rumor-fueled...


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Putin to talk to Trump on Syria after surprise Assad visit

(c) 2017, Bloomberg. Russian President Vladimir Putin held a surprise meeting with his Syrian counterpart, Bashar Assad, kicking off a diplomatic drive this week to outline the terms of an end to the Middle Eastern country’s bloody civil war. Putin said he’ll speak by phone with U.S. President...


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With technology, these researchers are figuring out North Korea's nuclear secrets

(c) 2017, The Washington Post. MONTEREY, Calif. - There were reports going around last month that North Korea had tested another solid-fuel missile engine, a type of engine that can be deployed much faster than the older liquid-fueled ones. Kim Jong Un’s media outlets hadn’t bragged about it - as...


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Analysis: US terror list more symbolism than substance

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SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — As North Korea marches toward nuclear mastery, President Donald Trump slaps the country back on an American blacklist of state sponsors of terrorism. But is it anything more than bluster? After all, former President George W. Bush removed North Korea from that same list...


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