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  • Nigeria Signs Pact With Russia To Build Nuclear Power Plant

    October 30, 2017 10:23 PM 64

    Russia has signed agreements with Nigeria to build and operate a nuclear power plant, reports Bloomberg. Feasibility studies for the plant and a research center construction will include site screening, capacity, financing, and time frames of the projects, state-owned Russian nuclear company Rosatom said in an emailed statement. The nations in 2009 signed

  • What Trump campaign heard about Russian hacking before the rest of us

    October 30, 2017 8:37 PM 72

    Papadopoulos pleads guilty to lying to the FBI Michael Weiss is a national security analyst for CNN and author of "ISIS: Inside the Army of Terror." The views expressed in this commentary are his own. (CNN)In a normal political environment, a former campaign chairman and former campaign aide being indicted on 12 federal felony counts including tax fraud

  • Documents detail how Trump campaign adviser tried to set up meeting with Russians

    October 30, 2017 8:37 PM 58

    Details of the correspondence that former Trump campaign foreign policy adviser George Papadopoulos had with foreign nationals during the campaign are laid out in a series of court documents released today. Papadopoulos pleaded guilty earlier this month to making false statements to FBI agents about his communication with Russian nationals and attempts

  • Uhuru Kenyatta wins Kenyan election with 98% in flawed re-run

    October 30, 2017 6:36 PM 56

    Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta was on Monday declared victor of the country’s deeply divisive elections, taking 98 percent of the ballots cast in a poll boycotted by his rival Raila Odinga, sparking fears of further violence in flashpoint opposition strongholds. Despite his crushing win, the turnout of just 38.8 percent among 19.6 million registered

  • Catalan leader flies to Brussels to ‘form government in exile’

    October 30, 2017 4:29 PM 53

    The sacked Catalan leader today made a dramatic flight to Brussels after becoming the first Spaniard in four decades to be accused of rebellion against the state and sedition. Carles Puigdemont flew with five former Catalan ministers to the Belgian capital where he may claim political asylum or start a separatist government in exile, according to Spanish

  • In Catalonia, Let the Long Game Begin

    October 30, 2017 4:29 PM 68

    Catalonia's now ousted separatist leader Carles Puigdemont has to look for hopeful signs wherever he can get them. After Girona FC, his hometown soccer team, sensationally defeated Real Madrid 2-1 Sunday, Puigdemont tweeted it was "an example and a reference for many situations" -- and added a winking emoticon. In reality, the weekend's events showed

  • Kenyan President Kenyatta Declared Winner In Repeat Poll

    October 30, 2017 4:20 PM 61

    Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta has been declared winner of the controversial October 26 repeat election. The Daily Nation reports that the chairman of the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC), Wafula Chebukati, on Monday declared the results of the poll free, fair, and credible. According to the electoral commission, Mr. Kenyatta won the repeat

  • What It Means: The Indictment of Manafort and Gates

    October 30, 2017 4:07 PM 61

    In fact, MANAFORT and GATES had: selected Company A and Company B; engaged in weekly scheduled calls and frequent emails with Company A and Company B to provide them directions as to specific lobbying steps that should be taken; sought and received detailed oral and written reports from these firms on the lobbying work they had performed; communicated

  • Safaricom CEO takes prolonged sick leave

    October 30, 2017 3:33 PM 61

    Safaricom chief executive Bob Collymore has taken medical leave to receive specialised treatment for a “number of months,” the company chairman Nicholas Ng’ang’a has announced. Mr Ng’ang’a, in the statement released Monday, did not disclose the nature of Mr Collymore’s sickness. “On behalf of the board, management and the entire Safaricom community

  • Manafort, former business partner indicted on money laundering, tax charges in connection with special counsel probe

    October 30, 2017 2:32 PM 62

    Breaking News: Trump campaign adviser George Papadopoulos pleaded guilty to making a false statement to federal investigators. Former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort and his longtime business partner Rick Gates have been charged in a 12-count indictment with conspiracy to launder money, making false statements and other charges stemming from probes