Johnson Is UK Premier

The Conservative party has elected Boris Johnson as its leader, and thus he will become PM of the United Kingdom, moving into 10 Downing Street this week. ISSUES • Governance, Election, Parliament PLACE • London, United Kingdom DATE • July 23, 2019 ORGANIZATION • Parliament of the United Kingdom ISSUES •...

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Sade’s ‘Flower of Universe’

Sade’s most recent single proves to be a beautiful reminder of what soul music is and can still be in 2018 and beyond.WORLDWIDE RELEASE — Today Sade (the British-Nigerian singer-songwriter and band) released the first single in nearly seven years since their acclaimed Soldier of Love album and tour...

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Tiafoe Wins First Title

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Tiafoe is on his way to fulfilling the promise of his tennis talent and his parents’ move from Sierra Leone. DELRAY BEACH, FLORIDA — Long watched as one of the most promising prospects of his generation of tennis players, Frances Tiafoe has won his first ATP Tour tennis tournament, at...

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Los Tres Reyes Magos Reinan

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En muchas partes del mundo hispanohablante, cristiano, las celebraciones de la temporada no se terminan con el nuevo año 2018.   MADRID, ESPAÑA — En muchas partes del mundo hispanohablante, la gente sabe que las celebraciones importantes de la temporada nunca se terminarán con el nuevo año. Conocido como...

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Nganang Arrêté

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Accusé d’« outrage au chef de l’Etat », Patrice Nganang, camerounais, professeur de la littérature comparée, reste en prison. DOUALA, CAMEROUN — Un jour après avoir publié le 5 décembre un « Carnet de route en (zone) dite anglophone » sur le site de l’hebdomadaire Jeune Afrique, Patrice Nganang,...

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Gabo’s Digital Archive

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University of Texas has done a considerable public service in digitizing, cataloguing, and making available the papers of Gabriel García Márquez. AUSTIN, TEXAS — When the University of Texas acquired the personal papers of Gabriel García Márquez, soon after his death three years ago, many in his home country...

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Military Seizes Zimbabwe

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The Zimbabwe Defence Forces took over the Broadcasting Corporation to make a national announcement — of state-control, transition.HARARE, ZIMBABWE — Early Wednesday, the Army took state control of Zimbabwe, assuring the public that the action is “not a coup.” Rather, the goal is to “target criminals” around the head of...

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Burundi’s Non, Again to ICC

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Burundi, long in tense dialogue with the International Criminal Court, now declares non-cooperation with an ICC investigation of alleged crimes. BUJUMBURA, BURUNDI — Burundi, the first country to withdraw from the International Criminal Court (ICC), has recently declared its intent not to cooperate with the Court’s ongoing investigation of reported...

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Morocco On Western Sahara

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The policy regarding independence of Western Sahara from Morocco continues with no perceptible changes, per the recent King address. RABAT, MOROCCO — There was some cause this year to hope the King would proclaim a new stance on Western Sahara during ceremonies to commemorate the Green March, 42 years...

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‘Moonlight’ Wins Best Picture

The Oscars seek to be recognized as something they have had difficulty recognizing: the year’s best work across cultures, lives, languages. LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA — Moonlight has been awarded the Oscar for Best Picture. The award capped a night of notable, truly significant firsts, including the first Best Picture...

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