The Independent
US wants to reduce presence in Africa, warns top officer
Brussels, Belgium | AFP | The United States wants to reduce its military presence in Africa, Washington’s top military officer said, as France hosts Sahel leaders as it seeks to bolster the fight against jihadists in the region. Chairman of the US Joint Chiefs of Staff, General M...
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The Independent
Arrest warrant issued in Japan for Carlos Ghosn’s wife
Tokyo, Japan | AFP | Prosecutors in Japan on Tuesday obtained an arrest warrant for Carole Ghosn, wife of former Nissan chief Carlos Ghosn, who last month jumped bail and fled the country. The warrant was issued as the fallout from the escape of one of Japan’s most high-profile …
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The Independent
French pension talks resume as govt seeks to end standoff
Paris, France | AFP |  French officials prepared to restart talks with unions Tuesday over a pension overhaul that has sparked the country’s longest transport strikes in decades, which labour leaders say could force millions of people to retire later than they thought. Public sup...
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Daily Monitor
Huge crowds in Iran mourn general killed by US drone
Iranians clutching "Down with USA" signs and portraits of their hero Qasem Soleimani massed as supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei presided over prayers for the slain head of the Revolutionary Guards' Quds Force
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The Independent
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The Independent
France says world ‘more dangerous’ after US killing of Iran general
Paris, France | AFP |  The US killing of a top Iranian military commander has made the world “more dangerous,” France’s Europe minister said Friday, calling for efforts to de-escalate the deepening conflict in the Middle East. “We have woken up to a more dangerous world,” Amelie...
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The Independent
Little party mood in Cameroon as 60th anniversary looms
Yaoundé, Cameroon | AFP |  Next year will see a wave of celebrations in Africa among 17 countries that gained their independence in 1960. But in Cameroon, the first country in the jubilee line, the mood among many people is sour. The highly diverse central-western state was tradi...
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