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Kagame puts down marker for third term

An independent analyst went further, saying that comments made by Mr Kagame yesterday during a visit to neighbouring Uganda could destabilise the Great Lakes region by leaving no option open to the Rwandan opposition other than to take up arms. Mr Kagame has been in power since the end of the Rwandan genocide in 1994. For a long time he ...

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Russian billionaire to challenge Putin

MOSCOW — The Russian billionaire who also owns the New Jersey Nets basketball team announced he will challenge Vladimir Putin for the presidency next March, a sign of how quickly the political landscape has shifted since parliamentary elections widely criticized as having been rigged. A public outcry against results of the Dec. 4 vote has presented Putin, long Russia’s strongest ...

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Kabila rejects poll doubters

Kinshasa – Democratic Republic of Congo President Joseph Kabila on Monday conceded “mistakes” had been made in last month’s election which returned him to power, but rejected mounting criticism that the results lacked credibility. A leader of Congo’s highly-influential Catholic Church said the results handing Kabila victory over challenger Etienne Tshisekedi in the November 28 vote “do not conform to ...

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Marzouki alliance with Ennahda wins him Tunisia’s presidency

Tunisia’s opposition veteran Moncef Marzouki on Tuesday was sworn in as the country’s first elected president since the north African nation’s revolution sparked the Arab Spring. “I will be the guarantor of the national interests, the state of laws and institutions,” Marzouki said with his hand on the Koran as he took his oath before the constituent assembly that elected ...

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European Commission Chief Assails Britain Over Treaty Veto

LONDON — A senior European official blamed Britain directly on Tuesday for making compromise impossible at a summit meeting last week when Prime Minister David Cameron vetoed European Union treaty changes designed to help save the euro currency. In Parliament on Monday, Mr. Cameron said he had acted to protect Britain’s interests and, contrary to criticism, had not consigned the ...

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UN seeks $1.5b to fund aid projects in Somalia

NAIROBI, Kenya The United Nations is seeking $1.5 billion to fund hundreds of lifesaving projects in famine-struck Somalia next year, a top humanitarian official said Tuesday. The 2012 appeal is based on realistic assessments of the emergency needs of four million people who are still in crisis…

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US rights group: China executes about 4,000 people a year, half its previous rate

BEIJING — China executes around 4,000 people a year, the most in the world but half the number it did before ordering Supreme Court reviews of all death penalty cases in 2007, a U.S. human rights group said Tuesday. Chinese officials revealed the decline in executions during a seminar with United Nations officials and…

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Fall 1941: Pearl Harbor and The Wars of Corporate America

Myth: The US was forced to declare war on Japan after a totally unexpected Japanese attack on the American naval base in Hawaii on December 7, 1941. On account of Japan’s alliance with Nazi Germany, this aggression automatically brought the US into the war against Germany. Reality: The Roosevelt administration had been eager for some time to wage war against ...

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