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U.N. Cultural Agency to Pick New Chief After U.S. Walkout

0 Visits: 134 | Friday October 13, 2017 - 20:09:38
PARIS (Reuters) - The United Nations' cultural agency will elect a new chief on Friday, seeking someone who can revive UNESCO's fortunes after the United States and Israel pulled out.

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Kenya's Odinga Says October Poll Would be Illegal

0 Visits: 131 | Friday October 13, 2017 - 19:53:01
LONDON (Reuters) - Kenya's opposition leader Raila Odinga said on Friday his withdrawal from a presidential election rerun scheduled for Oct. 26 meant the poll had been "canceled" and there should be fresh nominations for a new vote.

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Mother of Rwandan President's Challenger Tells Court of Torture

0 Visits: 130 | Friday October 13, 2017 - 19:41:23
KIGALI (Reuters) - The mother and sister of a prominent critic of Rwanda's president said on Friday all three of them had been tortured and deprived of food as they were held in jail on charges of forgery and inciting insurrection.

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UN: Migrant Deaths in the Sahara Likely Twice Mediterranean Toll

0 Visits: 107 | Thursday October 12, 2017 - 21:12:49
GENEVA (Reuters) - West African migrants trying to reach Europe are dying in far greater numbers in the Sahara than in the Mediterranean but efforts to dissuade them may cause new routes to open up, the United Nations migration agency said on Thursday.

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Kenya Bans City-center Protests as Vote Tension Mounts

0 Visits: 103 | Thursday October 12, 2017 - 20:53:16
NAIROBI (Reuters) - Kenyan authorities banned protests in central Nairobi and other hotspots as they tried to keep a lid on mounting political turmoil in the build-up to a repeat presidential vote.

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Kenya: Opposition Supporters Back on Streets a Day After Raila Odinga Withdrew from Repeat Presidential Poll

0 Visits: 126 | Wednesday October 11, 2017 - 16:08:58
NAIROBI — Kenyan police fired teargas at opposition protesters who burned tyres and lobbed stones, a day after their leader Raila Odinga announced his withdrawal from the presidential race, plunging the country into uncharted waters.

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Kenyan Opposition Leader Withdraws from Repeat Presidential Poll

0 Visits: 145 | Tuesday October 10, 2017 - 20:50:26
NAIROBI (Reuters) - Kenyan opposition leader Raila Odinga withdrew on Tuesday from a court-ordered re-run of the presidential election due on Oct. 26, saying the vote would not be free or fair and leaving President Uhuru Kenyatta as the only candidate.

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Nigeria, Major World Economies Consolidate Progress on Trade and Investment Facilitation

0 Visits: 61 | Tuesday October 10, 2017 - 17:37:18
MARRAKECH, Morocco — Nigeria, Brazil, China, the European Union (EU) and a host of other leading economic powers today, made tremendous progress on Investment Facilitation Initiative for Development, in Marrakech, Morocco, during the World Trade Organisation (WTO) Mini-Ministerial meeting.

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U.S., Turkey Mutually Suspend Visa Services for Security Reasons

0 Visits: 72 | Monday October 09, 2017 - 12:56:30
ANKARA (Reuters) - The U.S. mission in Turkey and subsequently the Turkish mission in Washington mutually scaled back visa services after a U.S. consulate employee was arrested in Turkey, in the latest sign of fraying diplomatic relations between the NATO allies.

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Turkey Retaliates After U.S. Move to Suspend Visa Service

0 Visits: 131 | Monday October 09, 2017 - 12:44:17
WASHINGTON — The Turkish Embassy in the U.S. on Sunday announced that processing non-immigrant visa applications have been suspended.

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