Marine Le Pen fishes for votes with sea trip

Le Pen’s guerrilla-style French presidential campaign catches frontrunner Emmanuel Macron on the back foot

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Hissene Habre life sentence upheld

Habre, an ally of the West during the Cold War, was sentenced to life in prison for rape and ordering the killing and torture of thousands of political ...

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Trump and Putin expected to meet in May

US leader Donald Trump will be in Brussels for a May 25 summit of heads of North Atlantic Treaty Organisation states

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North Korea seeks help in US row

Pyongyang asks southeast Asian countries for support to prevent a nuclear catastrophe and ensure peace in the region

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ECB keeps money taps open, nods to euro zone recovery

ECB maintains its bias for further policy easing, leaving the door open to further rates cuts or an increase in asset buys

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Trump tells Canada, Mexico he won’t terminate Nafta treaty yet, White House says

But he will move quickly to begin renegotiating the trade treaty with the two countries

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Companies cheer Trump tax cuts, but jobs are less certain to follow

Under Trump’s proposals outlined on Wednesday, American companies will move from being the most highly taxed among the Group of 20 countries to among the lowest

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French intelligence says Assad forces carried out sarin attack in Syria

The chemical weapons attack on the town of Khan Sheikhoun killed scores of people, according to a war monitor, Syrian opposition groups and the West

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Using multimedia players to stream pirated content illegal, says EU’s top court

In a case involving a Dutch man who sells multimedia players over the internet to easily web-stream content on TV, the court says shoppers break the law too

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Hepatitis E outbreak kills 25 pregnant women in Niger refugee camp

Médecins Sans Frontières say the epidemic is closely linked to a lack of water, hygiene infrastructure and sanitation, and are treating people for free

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Four Ghana MPs face British travel bans over ‘visa fraud’

Over-staying a visa by three years and a niece becoming a daughter are just some of the complaints made by the British High Commission

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Ivory Coast to sell $1bn in eurobonds to raise funds for infrastructure

The government will negotiate to sell bonds with 10-year maturity in June or July, the country’s first issuance of international debt since 2015

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Saudi Arabia restricts SIM card ownership for locals and foreigners

Foreign residents are limited to two prepaid SIM cards across all operators, which is a temporary procedure due to illegal SIM cards being used for terrorist ...

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Virtual reality might be the way to those elusive six-pack abs

A German start-up has created a VR machine for a workout through flying and diving, but will ‘gamifying’ exercise trick the brain to do something the body ...

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Ghana rules out cutting prices paid to farmers for new harvest

International Cocoa Organisation, which is moving from London to Ivory Coast, agrees to co-ordinate production strategies to fight a plunge in prices due to ...

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Zambian court upholds opposition leader’s treason charge

After allegedly refusing to give way to the presidential motorcade, he has been in custody since April 11 as suspects charged with treason are not eligible for ...

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