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Morocco Applies To Join ECOWAS

SAN FRANCISCO, February 26, (THEWILL) – Morocco, a North African country, has officially requested to join the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) as a full member. According to APA, the country’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation issued a statement on the plan to join the 15-member West African bloc. The kingdom of Morocco has informed Ellen Johnson ...

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Trump Taps Military Strategist As National Security Adviser

President Donald Trump has tapped Army Lt. Gen. H.R. McMaster as his new national security adviser, replacing the ousted Michael Flynn. Trump announced the pick Monday at his Palm Beach club and said McMaster is “a man of tremendous talent and tremendous experience.” Trump says retired Army Lt. Gen. Keith Kellogg who had been his acting adviser, will now serve ...

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Russia’s Ambassador To United Nations Dies In NYC At 64

Russia’s ambassador to the United Nations, a veteran diplomat known as a potent and personable voice for his country’s interests as he sparred with his Western counterparts, died suddenly after falling ill Monday in his office at the mission. Vitaly Churkin, 64, was rushed to a hospital in New York, where he died, Russia’s deputy U.N. ambassador, Vladimir Safronkov, told ...

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Ex-Supreme Court Judge Bags Life Sentence For Corruption

BEVERLY HILLS, February 16, (THEWILL) – A Chinese court on Thursday sentenced , a former Senior Judge of the Supreme People’s Court, to life imprisonment after being indicted for corruption. A court in the northern city of Tianjin found him guilty of accepting 115 million Yuan ($16.78 million) in bribes between 1996 and 2015. A member of the ruling Chinese ...

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Suspected Killer Of Kim Jong Nam Arrested

BEVERLY HILLS, February 15, (THEWILL) – Malaysian Police say it has detained a woman in connection with the murder of Kim Jong Nam, estranged half-brother of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un. Police revealed that the woman was holding Vietnam travel papers adding that other suspects in connection with the murder were still at large. The detained woman was identified ...

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U.N., Trump Denounce North Korea, But No Sign Of Any Action

The U.N. Security Council denounced North Korea’s weekend missile launch, urging members to “redouble efforts” to enforce sanctions against the reclusive state, but gave no indications of any action it might take. Pyongyang’s test of the intermediate-range ballistic missile on Sunday was its first direct challenge to the international community since U.S. President Donald Trump took office on Jan. 20. ...

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Tunisia PM, In Germany, Dismisses Criticism Over Asylum Deportations

Tunisia’s prime minister, in Germany for talks with Chancellor Angela Merkel, rejected criticism on Tuesday that his country had been slow to take back failed asylum seekers from Europe, including Berlin Christmas market attacker Anis Amri. Youssef Chahed also rejected the idea of Tunisia setting up its own asylum centers to ease the burden on Europe. Shortcomings in the system ...

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US National Security Adviser, Flynn Resigns

President Donald Trump’s national security adviser, Michael Flynn, resigned late on Monday after revelations that he had discussed U.S. sanctions on Russia with the Russian ambassador to the United States. It was discovered that the conversation had taken place before Trump took office; and Flynn had misled Vice President Mike Pence about the conversations. Mr. Flynn’s resignation came hours after ...

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UN Salutes Somali’s New President

BEVERLY HILLS, February 9, (THEWILL) – The UN Assistance Mission in the Somalia (UNSOM) has congratulated former Prime Minister Mohamed Abdullahi on his election as Somalia’s new President. UNSOM Spokesperson Joseph Contreras, said on Thursday that the UN and the wider international community are ready to assist Mohamed in addressing the myriad challenges that await his Government. Contreras noted that ...

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