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Donald Trump to declare national emergency over border wall, McConnell, White House says

U.S. President Donald Trump will sign the government funding bill — and issue a national emergency on the border, U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said Thursday.
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Donald Trump to declare national emergency over border wall, McConnell, White House says

U.S. President Donald Trump will sign the government funding bill — and issue a national emergency on the border, U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said Thursday.

In apologizing, Omar caved in to intimidation

Conservatives, of course, seldom apologize. Their motto is the 3Ds — deny, deceive and distract. And when they do apologize, they usually blame the misunderstanding on the offended. Sorry if my actions/comments offended you.
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In apologizing, Omar caved in to intimidation

Conservatives, of course, seldom apologize. Their motto is the 3Ds — deny, deceive and distract. And when they do apologize, they usually blame the misunderstanding on the offended. Sorry if my actions/comments offended you.

The era of big passenger jets is over

London (CNN Business) Airbus will stop making the A380, pulling the plug on its iconic superjumbo jet that once promised to revolutionize commercial air travel but failed to deliver on outsized expectations.
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The era of big passenger jets is over

London (CNN Business) Airbus will stop making the A380, pulling the plug on its iconic superjumbo jet that once promised to revolutionize commercial air travel but failed to deliver on outsized expectations.

Power shift creates new tensions and Tigrayan fears in Ethiopia

“Ethnic tensions are the biggest problem for Ethiopia right now,” Tewodrose Tirfe, chair of the Amhara Association of America, a US-based advocacy group that played a significant role in lobbying the US government to censor the former regime
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Power shift creates new tensions and Tigrayan fears in Ethiopia

“Ethnic tensions are the biggest problem for Ethiopia right now,” Tewodrose Tirfe, chair of the Amhara Association of America, a US-based advocacy group that played a significant role in lobbying the US government to censor the former regime

Somali Muslim clerics condemn Valentine's Day

Some leading Muslim clerics in the self-declared republic of Somaliland have urged their followers not to celebrate Valentine's Day, saying it is contrary to the teachings of Islam.
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Somali Muslim clerics condemn Valentine's Day

Some leading Muslim clerics in the self-declared republic of Somaliland have urged their followers not to celebrate Valentine's Day, saying it is contrary to the teachings of Islam.

Somali FA hits back at accusations of theft of funds from women’s game

The Somali FA has hit back at claims by Shaima Mohamed that funds were being embezzled by officials and not being used for football in the country.
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Somali FA hits back at accusations of theft of funds from women’s game

The Somali FA has hit back at claims by Shaima Mohamed that funds were being embezzled by officials and not being used for football in the country.

Group says Ontario minister told them to support new autism program or face ‘4 long years’

TORONTO – Ontario’s minister in charge of the recently revamped autism program told an association of behaviour analysts that it would be a long four years for them if they did not publicly support the changes, the group said Wednesday.
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Group says Ontario minister told them to support new autism program or face ‘4 long years’

TORONTO – Ontario’s minister in charge of the recently revamped autism program told an association of behaviour analysts that it would be a long four years for them if they did not publicly support the changes, the group said Wednesday.

US military hits Shabaab in haven south of Somali capital

The US military conducted two airstrikes against Shabaab, al Qaeda’s branch in Somalia, in a terrorist haven outside of the capital of Mogadishu.
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US military hits Shabaab in haven south of Somali capital

The US military conducted two airstrikes against Shabaab, al Qaeda’s branch in Somalia, in a terrorist haven outside of the capital of Mogadishu.

Ilhan Omar swings back after Trump calls for resignation

U.S. Congresswoman Ilhan Omar on Wednesday took to Twitter to respond to the U.S. president's call for her resignation for anti-Israel comments viewed by some as «anti-Semitic».
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Ilhan Omar swings back after Trump calls for resignation

U.S. Congresswoman Ilhan Omar on Wednesday took to Twitter to respond to the U.S. president's call for her resignation for anti-Israel comments viewed by some as «anti-Semitic».

MN Supreme Court overturns firing of cop who slapped Somali teen

The Minnesota Supreme Court Wednesday ordered the reinstatement of a Richfield police officer, who was fired by the city after slapping a Somali teen during a 2015 incident.
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MN Supreme Court overturns firing of cop who slapped Somali teen

The Minnesota Supreme Court Wednesday ordered the reinstatement of a Richfield police officer, who was fired by the city after slapping a Somali teen during a 2015 incident.

Museveni invited to witness Somalia peace-building

Uganda’s President Yoweri Museveni has been invited by his Somali counterpart, Mohamed Abdullahi Farmajo to witness stages in the political and security recovery in his country.
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Museveni invited to witness Somalia peace-building

Uganda’s President Yoweri Museveni has been invited by his Somali counterpart, Mohamed Abdullahi Farmajo to witness stages in the political and security recovery in his country.

Trump Calls for Resignation of Congresswoman Accused of Anti-Semitic Comments

U.S. President Donald Trump has called for the resignation of Democratic freshman Congresswoman Ilhan Omar, who apologize Monday after drawing widespread condemnation from both Republicans and her fellow Democrats for comments deemed anti-Semitic.
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Trump Calls for Resignation of Congresswoman Accused of Anti-Semitic Comments

U.S. President Donald Trump has called for the resignation of Democratic freshman Congresswoman Ilhan Omar, who apologize Monday after drawing widespread condemnation from both Republicans and her fellow Democrats for comments deemed anti-Semitic.

‘Shocking’ judgment for Somali asylum seekers

Lawyers for Human Rights (LHR) has described the Pretoria high court’s decision to dismiss an application by eight Somali asylum seekers to review their rejected applications as shocking.
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‘Shocking’ judgment for Somali asylum seekers

Lawyers for Human Rights (LHR) has described the Pretoria high court’s decision to dismiss an application by eight Somali asylum seekers to review their rejected applications as shocking.

Dubai, Chinese firm battle in Hong Kong for Djibouti Ports

One of the world’s largest port operators has sued a Chinese state enterprise in Hong Kong over infringement of its exclusive port agreement with a strategically located African nation, in the city’s first court case involving China’s Belt and Road Init
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Dubai, Chinese firm battle in Hong Kong for Djibouti Ports

One of the world’s largest port operators has sued a Chinese state enterprise in Hong Kong over infringement of its exclusive port agreement with a strategically located African nation, in the city’s first court case involving China’s Belt and Road Initiative.

Actor dreams of second chance as Somalia rebuilds its theater

MOGADISHU (Reuters) - Abdulle Abdi Mohamud stands outside Somalia’s National Theater seven years after a suicide bomb attack shut it down, and dares to dream of an unlikely second act for the venue - and his own acting career.
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Actor dreams of second chance as Somalia rebuilds its theater

MOGADISHU (Reuters) - Abdulle Abdi Mohamud stands outside Somalia’s National Theater seven years after a suicide bomb attack shut it down, and dares to dream of an unlikely second act for the venue - and his own acting career.

British Minister of African Affairs Meets with Somali Deputy Prime Minister

Minister of State for Africa at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office Harriett Baldwin met here today with Somali Deputy Prime Minister Mahdi Mohamed Guled.
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British Minister of African Affairs Meets with Somali Deputy Prime Minister

Minister of State for Africa at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office Harriett Baldwin met here today with Somali Deputy Prime Minister Mahdi Mohamed Guled.

President Museveni holds bilateral talks with DR Congo, Somali and Kenya leaders in Addis Ababa

Uganda’s President Museveni has held a couple of bilateral meetings with fellow regional leaders, their discussions being dominated by themes of security, integration and how to strengthen economic ties at the end of the 32nd Summit of African Union Heads o
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President Museveni holds bilateral talks with DR Congo, Somali and Kenya leaders in Addis Ababa

Uganda’s President Museveni has held a couple of bilateral meetings with fellow regional leaders, their discussions being dominated by themes of security, integration and how to strengthen economic ties at the end of the 32nd Summit of African Union Heads of State.

There Is a Taboo Against Criticizing AIPAC — and Ilhan Omar Just Destroyed It

IN 2005, Steven Rosen, then a senior official with the American Israel Public Affairs Committee, or AIPAC, sat down for dinner with journalist Jeffrey Goldberg, then of the New Yorker.
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There Is a Taboo Against Criticizing AIPAC — and Ilhan Omar Just Destroyed It

IN 2005, Steven Rosen, then a senior official with the American Israel Public Affairs Committee, or AIPAC, sat down for dinner with journalist Jeffrey Goldberg, then of the New Yorker.

New Saudi envoy to UAE was privy to Khashoggi ‘bullet’ quip

Saudi Arabia on Sunday appointed former media chief Turki Aldakhil as its ambassador to the UAE just days after it was revealed that Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman told him he would “use a bullet” on slain journalist Jamal Khashoggi.
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New Saudi envoy to UAE was privy to Khashoggi ‘bullet’ quip

Saudi Arabia on Sunday appointed former media chief Turki Aldakhil as its ambassador to the UAE just days after it was revealed that Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman told him he would “use a bullet” on slain journalist Jamal Khashoggi.

AU military chiefs meet on exit strategy in Somalia

MOGADISHU (Xinhua) -- African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) military commanders began a four-day meeting in Mogadishu on Monday to develop a comprehensive plan that will guide their exit strategy.
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AU military chiefs meet on exit strategy in Somalia

MOGADISHU (Xinhua) -- African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) military commanders began a four-day meeting in Mogadishu on Monday to develop a comprehensive plan that will guide their exit strategy.

Rep. Omar apologizes after House Democratic leadership condemns her comments as anti-Semitic tropes

Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.) apologized Monday afternoon for what many saw as anti-Semitic comments perpetuating the tired stereotype that Jews control politics with money.
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Rep. Omar apologizes after House Democratic leadership condemns her comments as anti-Semitic tropes

Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.) apologized Monday afternoon for what many saw as anti-Semitic comments perpetuating the tired stereotype that Jews control politics with money.

Decision released from the Ontario Court of Appeal

TORONTO –The Ontario Court of Appeal released its decision today on the conviction and sentence appeal of Mohamed Hassan Hersi, 32. The Court dismissed the appeal and upheld the conviction and sentence.
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Decision released from the Ontario Court of Appeal

TORONTO –The Ontario Court of Appeal released its decision today on the conviction and sentence appeal of Mohamed Hassan Hersi, 32. The Court dismissed the appeal and upheld the conviction and sentence.

Pelosi says Rep. Omar should apologize for tweet about Israel

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and other Democratic leaders are calling on Minnesota Rep. Ilhan Omar to apologize after a tweet suggesting that money drives politicians’ support for Israel.
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Pelosi says Rep. Omar should apologize for tweet about Israel

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and other Democratic leaders are calling on Minnesota Rep. Ilhan Omar to apologize after a tweet suggesting that money drives politicians’ support for Israel.

Minnesota Senator Amy Klobuchar joins Democrats’ growing 2020 field

Minnesota Sen. Amy Klobuchar on Sunday joined the growing group of Democrats jostling to be president and positioned herself as the most prominent Midwestern candidate in the field, as her party tries to win back voters in a region that helped put Donald Trum
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Minnesota Senator Amy Klobuchar joins Democrats’ growing 2020 field

Minnesota Sen. Amy Klobuchar on Sunday joined the growing group of Democrats jostling to be president and positioned herself as the most prominent Midwestern candidate in the field, as her party tries to win back voters in a region that helped put Donald Trump in the White House.

Algeria's President Abdelaziz Bouteflika to run for fifth term

President Bouteflika will run for a fifth term amid concern about a political transition following the 81-year-old's rule. For some he is respected for ending the country's civil war. For others he is an autocrat.
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Algeria's President Abdelaziz Bouteflika to run for fifth term

President Bouteflika will run for a fifth term amid concern about a political transition following the 81-year-old's rule. For some he is respected for ending the country's civil war. For others he is an autocrat.

Somalia Women football boss flees country after unearthing graft in local football association

The Head of the women football in Somalia now says her life is in danger after reporting the local football Association to FIFA for embezzling funds, prompting her to flee Mogadishu.
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Somalia Women football boss flees country after unearthing graft in local football association

The Head of the women football in Somalia now says her life is in danger after reporting the local football Association to FIFA for embezzling funds, prompting her to flee Mogadishu.

Queensland woman denies taking daughters to Somalia to undergo genital mutilation

A woman accused of sending her daughters to Somalia to undergo genital mutilation has pleaded not guilty in a Queensland court.
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Queensland woman denies taking daughters to Somalia to undergo genital mutilation

A woman accused of sending her daughters to Somalia to undergo genital mutilation has pleaded not guilty in a Queensland court.

Work directly with the Mogadishu to beat terror- Somali Ambassador

Somalia ambassador to Kenya Mohamed Nur has urged regional governments, to work directly with the Mogadishu based Federal government to combat terrorism.
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Work directly with the Mogadishu to beat terror- Somali Ambassador

Somalia ambassador to Kenya Mohamed Nur has urged regional governments, to work directly with the Mogadishu based Federal government to combat terrorism.

Kagame steps down, Egypt's Sisi takes helm at African Union

Rwandan President Paul Kagame, who led an active, reformist tenure as African Union chair, on Sunday passed the baton to Egypt, seen as more likely to focus on security issues than expanding the body's powers.
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Kagame steps down, Egypt's Sisi takes helm at African Union

Rwandan President Paul Kagame, who led an active, reformist tenure as African Union chair, on Sunday passed the baton to Egypt, seen as more likely to focus on security issues than expanding the body's powers.

Minnesota author channels Rosie the Riveter to inspire kids with Somali refugee story

Her book, «It Only Takes One Yes,» pushes children to make a difference in the world no matter their age.
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Minnesota author channels Rosie the Riveter to inspire kids with Somali refugee story

Her book, «It Only Takes One Yes,» pushes children to make a difference in the world no matter their age.

Isis leader believed to have fled coup attempt by his own fighters

The Isis leader, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, survived a coup attempt last month launched by foreign fighters in his eastern Syrian hideout, intelligence officials believe, and the terrorist group has since placed a bounty on the main plotter’s head.
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Isis leader believed to have fled coup attempt by his own fighters

The Isis leader, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, survived a coup attempt last month launched by foreign fighters in his eastern Syrian hideout, intelligence officials believe, and the terrorist group has since placed a bounty on the main plotter’s head.

Turkey building collapse death toll rises to 21

The death toll from the collapse of an apartment building in Istanbul rose to 21 Saturday, as President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said authorities have «lessons to learn» from the incident.
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Turkey building collapse death toll rises to 21

The death toll from the collapse of an apartment building in Istanbul rose to 21 Saturday, as President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said authorities have «lessons to learn» from the incident.

Egypt, Ethiopia, Sudan hold tripartite meetings in Addis

An Egyptian-Sudanese-Ethiopian summit kicked off Sunday with the presence of Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi, Sudanese President Omar Al-Bashir and Ethiopian Prime Minister Abi Ahmed Ali at the latter's headquarters in Addis Ababa.
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Egypt, Ethiopia, Sudan hold tripartite meetings in Addis

An Egyptian-Sudanese-Ethiopian summit kicked off Sunday with the presence of Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi, Sudanese President Omar Al-Bashir and Ethiopian Prime Minister Abi Ahmed Ali at the latter's headquarters in Addis Ababa.

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