MAURITANIANS WILL VOTE IN PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION ON JUNE 22

Mauritanians will vote in a presidential election on June 22nd, in the first peaceful transfer of power since independence from France in 1960. Mauritanian President Mohammed Ould Abdel Aziz, is stepping down after two five-year terms, since he took power in a coup in 2008. Six candidates are running to replace the outgoing president. Voters […]

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BORIS JOHNSON AND JEREMY HUNT ARE THE FINAL CONTESTANTS IN THE TORY LEADERSHIP RACE

Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt will face former London mayor, Boris Johnson, in the race to replace Theresa May as prime minister. Environment Secretary Michael Gove was eliminated in the fifth Tory leadership ballot. Ten MPs were nominated for the leadership, it’s taken a week to find the final two candidates. In the latest round of […]

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ANGELA MERKEL URGES RUSSIA TO RESTORE UKRAINE’S SOVEREIGNTY

German Chancellor Angela Merkel has said that western sanctions against Russia can only be lifted if Ukraine’s sovereignty is restored. Merkel said that the sanctions can be withdrawn if Russia returns Crimea to Ukraine. German Chancellor Angela Merkel made the comments in a press conference with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy. Ukraine’s President said his country […]

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FIVE LEADERSHIP HOPEFULS TO FACE THIRD BALLOT IN UK PRIME MINISTER RACE

Five leadership hopefuls will face a third vote in the race to replace Theresa May as Prime Minister. Brexit campaigner Boris Johnson has cemented his lead by winning 126 votes in the second ballot. Former Brexit minister Dominic Raab was eliminated from the Tory leadership race with 30 votes. Jeremy Hunt, Michael Gove, Sajid Javid […]

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PAKISTAN WILL CONTINUE TO PLAY CONCILIATORY ROLE: FM QURESHI

Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi has said Pakistan will continue to play its conciliatory role in the Afghan peace process. Meeting Afghan Deputy Foreign Minister Idrees Zaman in Islamabad, Qureshi called for increasing cooperation between the two sides. Zaman hailed Pakistan’s efforts for the establishment of peace in war-torn Afghanistan. He was in Pakistan to […]

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BARZANI ELECTED PRESIDENT OF KURDISTAN REGION

Lawmakers have elected Nechirvan Barzani as president of the semi-autonomous Kurdistan region of Iraq. The Kurdistan Democratic Party’s deputy leader, Nechirvan Barzani, won 68 votes in the 111-seat parliament. The parliament proceedings were boycotted by the region’s second-biggest party, the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan. The Patriotic Union wants to split key regional posts among the […]

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HOUSING MINISTER KIT MALTHOUSE JOINS PM RACE

Following Theresa Mays’s resignation, the Tory leadership contest is picking up pace. Foreign secretary Jeremy Hunt has warned against a no-deal Brexit. Meanwhile, environment minister Michael Gove has offered free passports to EU nationals post Brexit. Gove pledged to waive off a planned citizenship fee for eligible European nationals as a goodwill gesture. A 1,330-pound […]

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