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Motsepe’s ‘Africa loves Trump’ statement an insult: EFF

The EFF has lambasted Patrice Motsepe for telling Donald Trump that “Africa loves him”, saying the statement was “selfish, false, driven by greed and utterly regrettable”. Motsepe was caught on camera addressing Trump at the World Economic Forum in Davos this week. “Africa loves America. Africa loves you. It’s very,[…]

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Iranian MP puts $3m bounty on President Donald Trump’s head

An Iranian legislator on Tuesday offered a US$3m reward to “anyone who kills” US President Donald Trump to avenge the assassination of top general Qassem Soleimani. American disarmament ambassador Robert Wood dismissed the reward as “ridiculous”, telling reporters in Geneva it showed the “terrorist underpinnings” of Iran’s establishment. Ahmad Hamzeh, a[…]

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‘He says what he thinks directly’: Russia’s Lavrov reveals peculiarities of foreign policy talks with Trump

The Russian foreign minister’s visit to the White House created much ado in Washington, coming amid impeachment procedures. Sergey Lavrov has now opened up on Donald Trump’s negotiating style and the atmosphere of the meetings. “I like the way Trump discusses international agenda and issues in bilateral relations. He avoids[…]

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Palestinians slam US policy reversal on Israeli settlements

Palestinians, rights groups, politicians and others have sharply criticised the Trump administration after it announced the United States was no longer considered Israeli settlements in the occupied West Bank “inconsistent” with international law. “After carefully studying all sides of the legal debate, this administration agrees … (the) establishment of Israeli civilian settlements in the[…]

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US to deploy more troops to eastern Syria to “secure” oilfields

The United States will station additional forces in eastern Syria to protect oilfields in another policy shift that one former senior American official called a “shocking ignorance” of history and geography. The planned reinforcement will take place in coordination with the Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) to prevent the oilfields from falling into the[…]

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