POLITICS

Bernie Sanders charts a White House path

Bernie Sanders charts a White House path Defying opinion polls and expert predictions, Democratic hopeful Bernie Sanders aims to seize the party’s White House nomination from Hillary Clinton’s grasp with a last-ditch come-from-behind triumph in California. By far the most populous U.S. state, California is the largest prize of the …

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Clinton, Sanders face off in Wyoming as New York looms

Clinton, Sanders face off in Wyoming as New York looms WASHINGTON – Democratic rivals Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders are facing off in a U.S. presidential nominating contest in Wyoming on Saturday, as the candidates gear up for a crucial match-up in New York. Sanders, a U.S. senator from Vermont, …

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Syria’s Assad shows no willingess to compromise

Syria’s Assad shows no willingess to compromise CAIRO – As the Syria peace talks resume next week, President Bashar al-Assad, backed militarily by Iran and Russia, shows no willingness to compromise, much less step aside to allow a transition Western powers claim is the solution to the conflict. Threatened by …

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Election stirs debate about Fed’s handling of political pressure

Election stirs debate about Fed’s handling of political pressure Donald Trump says the Federal Reserve has stoked asset bubbles and backs a congressional review of its decisions. Bernie Sanders also wants to “audit” the Fed to make it less beholden to Wall Street. Ted Cruz calls for a return to …

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Republican Cruz crushes Trump in Wisconsin, says party will unite

Republican Cruz crushes Trump in Wisconsin, says party will unite Republican Ted Cruz easily won the Wisconsin presidential primary on Tuesday, dealing a blow to front-runner Donald Trump’s hopes of amassing enough delegates for the party’s nomination and boosting chances of a rare contested convention. Cruz’s double-digit win over Trump …

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Sanders says party leaders may rethink after wins

Sanders says party leaders may rethink after wins Fresh from Democratic presidential primary wins over the weekend in three U.S. states, Bernie Sanders said on Sunday he had political momentum that could help him win the backing of Democratic power brokers in his race against Hillary Clinton. Sanders easily won …

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Nigeria targets 300 army officers, firms, in widening corruption probe

Nigeria targets 300 army officers, firms, in widening corruption probe Nigeria has accused 300 firms and individuals, including army officers, of embezzling 48 billion naira ($241.45 million) through overpaid defense contracts or fraud, the presidency said on Thursday in a widening a crackdown on graft. President Muhammadu Buhari was elected …

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Congo president Sassou Nguesso wins re-election

Congo president Sassou Nguesso wins re-election Congo Republic President Denis Sassou Nguesso has won a new five-year term with 60.39 percent of the vote, the interior minister said on Thursday, extending his long rule over the oil-producing nation that first began in 1979. Interior Minister Raymond Zephyrin Mboulou announced the …

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US Kerry tells Russia he wants to see further reduction in Syria violence

US Kerry tells Russia he wants to see further reduction in Syria violence U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said in Moscow on Thursday a fragile partial truce in Syria had reduced levels of violence there, but that he wanted to see a further reduction as well as greater flows …

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South Africa Public Protector seeks funds to investigate Zuma ties with Guptas

South Africa Public Protector seeks funds to investigate Zuma ties with Guptas South Africa’s Public Protector, the nation’s top anti-corruption watchdog, will approach the national treasury for funds to investigate President Jacob Zuma’s relationship with the wealthy Gupta family, Beeld newspaper reported on Tuesday. Thuli Madonsela, whose term as Public …

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