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Former Zimbabwe president Robert Mugabe dies

Former Zimbabwe president Robert Mugabe dies

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Robert Mugabe, the former president of Zimbabwe who was ousted in a military coup after 37 years, has died.The 95-year-old had ruled Zimbabwe, a former British colony, from 1980 and was the world's oldest head of state before his dramatic exit two years ago. He is believed to have died in Singapore where he had often received treatment in recent years. Cde Mugabe was an icon of liberation, a pan-Africanist who dedicated his life to the emancipation and empowerment of his people. His contribution to the history of our nation and continent will never be forgotten. May his soul rest in eternal peace (2/2)— President of Zimbabwe (@edmnangagwa) September 6, 2019 President Emmerson Mnangagwa announced his predecessor's death on Twitter, describing him
Hong Kong protests: Trump suggests ‘personal meeting’ with Chinese president

Hong Kong protests: Trump suggests ‘personal meeting’ with Chinese president

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US President Donald Trump has suggested a "personal meeting" with Chinese President Xi Jinping to discuss the political crisis engulfing Hong Kong. In a tweet Mr Trump said he had "ZERO doubt" that Mr Xi could "humanely solve the Hong Kong problem".He also tied the protests to a US trade deal with Beijing, in the face of ongoing trade tensions."Of course China wants to make a deal. Let them work humanely with Hong Kong first!" he tweeted. Skip Twitter post by @realDonaldTrump I know President Xi of China very well. He is a great leader who very much has the respect of his people. He is also a good man in a “tough business.” I have ZERO doubt that if President Xi wants to qui
Christine Lagarde resigns from IMF to become president of European Central Bank

Christine Lagarde resigns from IMF to become president of European Central Bank

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July 16 (UPI) -- International Monetary Fund Managing Director Christine Lagarde submitted her resignation Tuesday to take on a new role as president of the European Central Bank. The French economist replaces outgoing ECB President Mario Daghi, who completes his eight-year term in October. "I have met with the Executive Board and submitted my resignation from the Fund with effect from September 12, 2019," Lagarde said. "The relinquishment of my responsibilities as Managing Director announced previously will remain in effect until then. "With greater clarity now on the process for my nomination as ECB President and the time it will take, I have made this decision in the best interest of the Fund, as it will expedite the selection process for my successor." David Lipton will take over as ...

Cyprus president to undergo surgery for thighbone fracture

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Cyprus' government spokesman says President Nicos Anastasiades has suffered a fracture of his femur, or thighbone, on this right leg and will undergo surgery. Spokesman Prodromos Prodromou said in a written statement Saturday that there is no risk to the president's overall health. Prodromou said Anastasiades suffered the fracture during an unspecified mishap in the coastal town of Limassol. The 72 year-old Anastasiades underwent successful heart surgery in December 2014 for repair of faulty heart valves. Anastasiades is currently in the second year of his second, consecutive five-year presidential term.Let's block ads! (Why?) ABC News: International