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Turkish President Erdogan slams ‘incapable’ Macron

Erdogan (L) and Macron (R) have traded insults for months after finding themselves on opposite sides of conflicts ranging from Libya to maritime disputes in the east Med. — AFP/Files ANKARA: Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Thursday France was being led by an “incapable” president as he stepped up …

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US Lawmakers Clash Over State Department Oversight  | Voice of America

WASHINGTON – Top State Department aides Wednesday defended President Donald Trump’s firing of State Department Inspector General (IG) Steve Linick earlier this year, telling lawmakers the decision was within the White House’s executive authority. “The IG’s removal was not about retaliation on any specific report or investigation,” Brian Bulatao, State …

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Dozens Arrested in Sudan with Stockpile of Explosives | Voice of America

Authorities in Sudan say 41 people have been arrested for possessing a large amount of explosive materials. Sudan Attorney General Tagelsir al-Hebr told reporters Wednesday the suspects had enough explosives to destroy the capital, Khartoum. A spokesperson for the paramilitary Rapid Support Forces said an August investigation into the activities …

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UN Investigators Accuse Venezuelan Government of Crimes Against Humanity | Voice of America

U.N. investigators alleged Wednesday that the government of Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro has committed crimes against humanity that include murders, torture and other atrocities. Independent investigators commissioned by the Human Rights Council, the U.N.’s top human rights body, said in a report that there are “reasonable grounds” to believe that Maduro …

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