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Budapest (AFP) - A Hungarian state honour given to a prominent journalist close to Prime Minister Viktor Orban but seen by his critics as "racist" has prompted several dozen recipients of the same award to return theirs in protest. The journalist Zsolt Bayer was one of several Hungarian citizens handed...
Havana (AFP) - Iran wants to forge a "new path" in its relations with Cuba by tightening ties, Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said Monday at the start of a Latin American tour. "It's a very opportune moment to extend our relations," he told journalists at the start of a...
Nairobi (AFP) - US Secretary of State John Kerry on Monday said he hoped it was "very possible, even likely" he would hold talks on Syria with Russian counterpart Sergei Lavrov. Washington and Moscow have been in contact for weeks over establishing military cooperation to fight the Islamic State jihadist...
Nice (France) (AFP) - A French administrative tribunal on Monday upheld a burkini ban decided by a Riviera resort which was one of a growing number of towns to outlaw the body-concealing Islamic swimsuit. The Nice tribunal rejected an appeal by two human rights groups, ruling that the ban in...
French President Francois Hollande (L)
Ventotene (Italy) (AFP) - The leaders of France, Germany and Italy insisted Monday that Britain's decision to quit the European Union would not kill the bloc. Speaking aboard an aircraft carrier anchored off the Italian island of Ventotene, one of the cradles of the dream of a united, integrated Europe,...
Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu
Ankara (AFP) - Turkey has recalled its ambassador to Austria to review relations after a series of disputes with the European Union member state, the Turkish foreign minister said on Monday. "We have recalled to Ankara our ambassador to Vienna for consultations and reviewing our relations," Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu...
Former French president and Les Republicains (LR) right-wing main opposition party's leader Nicolas Sarkozy
Paris (AFP) - Nicolas Sarkozy, who has launched a bid to regain the presidency four years after telling voters they had seen the back of him for good, is one of the most abrasive figures in French politics. Beaten in 2012 by Francois Hollande, Sarkozy, 61, returned to frontline politics...
Washington (AFP) - Donald Trump on Monday demanded that Hillary Clinton shut down the charitable foundation run by her husband, former US president Bill Clinton, branding it a "corrupt enterprise." "The Clintons have spent decades as insiders lining their own pockets and taking care of donors instead of the American...
The Nigerian Chief of Air staff, Air Marshal Sadique Abubaker, has revealed that the nigeria Airforce do not know the whereabout and location of the kidnapped Chibok girls. The Airforce chief said his men do not have any intelligence to say whether the girls are in Sambisa forest or not. “There...
Akwa Ibom State Governor, Udom Emmanuel, has said that the attempt to frustrate the just-concluded national convention of the People Democratic Party (PDP) held in Port Harcourt, Rivers State capital, was beyond internal party wrangling. The Governor, spoke with reporters in Uyo, Akwa Ibom State capital related his experience at...
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