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Palestinians condemn US over Jewish West Bank settlements.

Palestinians condemn US over Jewish West Bank settlements.

Palestinians have condemned a decision by the US to abandon its four-decades-old position that Jewish settlements in the occupied West Bank are inconsistent with international law. Chief negotiator Saeb Erekat said it threatened to replace international law with the “law of the jungle”. READ ALSO: Bolivian President Evo Morales set to face a run-off vote...

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South Africa ready for e-visa system to attract more tourists.

South Africa ready for e-visa system to attract more tourists.

South Africa will start the pilot process for an online e-visa system later this month in a fresh bid to attract more tourists. According to the Department of Home Affairs, this new electronic self-service solution system will speedily facilitate the movement of low-risk travelers. READ ALSO:Golden Eaglets of Nigeria to tackle Sao Paulo FC in...

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UK Members of Parliament reject Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s plans to approve Brexit deal.

UK Members of Parliament reject Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s plans to approve Brexit deal.

British Members of Parliament have rejected Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s plans to approve his Brexit deal by October 31, minutes after giving preliminary approval to the agreement. MPs voted by a majority of 14 to reject his timetable to push through the legislation this week, making it almost inevitable that Brexit will be delayed beyond...

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Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu fails to form government ahead of deadline,

Israel’s long-standing Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has said he cannot form a government, handing the opportunity to his political rival. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu Netanyahu has been in power for the past decade but was unable to secure a majority after September’s elections failed to produce a clear winner. His rival Benny Gantz of...

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US urges its citizens to avoid travelling to Venezuela

The United States has urged its citizens to avoid all travel to crisis-torn Venezuela, citing risks of crime and arrest and the US embassy’s limited ability to assist. The State Department had earlier listed Venezuela as Level 3, meaning that Americans should reconsider visits.While the new travel advisory concerns the security of US citizens as...

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Members of Parliament set to vote on Brexit deal

Members of Parliament are preparing to vote on whether to back Prime Minister Theresa May’s deal for leaving the European Union. May has called for politicians to back her deal or risk “letting the British people down”. But with many of her own parliamentarians expected to join opposition parties to vote against the deal, it...

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Slovak presidential vote set for March 16

Slovaks will elect a new president in March, firing the starting gun on a leadership race that remains wide open. This is according to a statement by NATO and eurozone member’s speaker of parliament Andrej Danko. Incumbent president Andrej Kiska, who is a vocal critic of the governing three-party coalition, announced in May that he...

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Brazil’s President Jair Bolsonaro rejects global migration pact

Brazil’s far-right President Jair Bolsonaro reaffirmed his rejection of a global migration pact, saying decisions about who was able to come into his country need to be “sovereign.” His comments, posted in a series of messages on his Twitter account, reinforced Bolsonaro’s declaration before he took office last week that he was going to pull...

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DR Congo opposition candidate warns against ‘disguising truth’ of election

Opposition presidential candidate Martin Fayulu has warned electoral authorities in Democratic Republic of Congo on not to “disguise the truth of the polls”, as tensions mounted over delayed election results. In one of his first statements since the December 30 vote, Fayulu urged the authorities to publish who had won. The elections, postponed three times...

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World Bank President Jim Yong Kim announces resignation

World Bank President Jim Yong Kim has announced he would step down next month, more than three years before his current term was due to expire. The decision ends Kim’s six-year tenure and may give US President Donald decisive influence over the future leadership of the global development lender. According to Kim in a statement,...

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