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Kanye West denies claims Republican Party paying him to run for president

The latest headlines in your inbox twice a day Monday – Friday plus breaking news updates Kanye West has denied claims the Republican Party is paying him to run for president as a distraction in a bid to support Donald Trump’s re-election. The rap superstar announced he was running for the White House in July, […]

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“We’re not considering games without fans” – Paralympic Committee President, Andrew Parsons – Channel 4 News

Tomorrow was supposed to be the opening ceremony of the 2020 Tokyo Paralympic Games. Like many sporting events, it’s been postponed because of the pandemic – although organisers are hopeful that the games will still happen next year. Our Sports reporter, Jordan Jarrett-Bryan has been speaking to the International Paralympic Committee President, Andrew Parsons. Source […]

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Belarusan President Lukashenko wins sixth term in widely disputed election

“We won’t allow the country to be torn apart,” he said, according to the state-run BelTA news agency. He pledged that Belarus would not have a public uprising like the one that ousted Ukraine’s president in 2014. In Minsk, images and video posted to social media Sunday night showed heavily armored riot police using stun […]

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The First President of Kazakhstan Nursultan Nazarbayev’s 80th birthday and his role in international relations

July 6, 2020 marks the 80th birthday of the First President of the Republic of Kazakhstan – Elbasy Nursultan Nazarbayev. The rise of my country from just a chunk of the Soviet Union to a trusted partner in international relations – including the EU and Belgium – is a story of leadership, the success for […]

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Trump-Duda meeting: An isolated U.S. president receives an eager Polish president in Washington

So when Polish President Andrzej Duda goes to the White House on Wednesday, Trump may welcome the chance to play statesman again. Duda leads the first foreign delegation to call on Trump since the onset of the pandemic and shutdown measures in the United States. His visit will mark the 11th time the two leaders […]

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Poor turnout for President Donald Trump’s first major rally since US lockdown began – Channel 4 News

As boasts from President Donald Trump go, it’s arguably not the biggest. He had claimed that almost a million people wanted tickets to his first campaign rally in Tulsa. But last night he was proved wrong with some reports suggesting only six thousand turned up. Despite that President Trump remained combative blaming the media and […]

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Outgoing President of Burundi dies after cardiac arrest, according to government

“The government of the Republic of Burundi present their most sincere condolences to the Burundian people in general and to his afflicted family. Burundi has just lost a dignified son of the country, the President of the Republic, a Supreme Guide of National Patriotism,” the statement said. “He was an example for all Burundians, of […]

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MEP: Kazakhstan’s President Tokayev pays special attention to social sphere

Member of the European Parliament Ryszard Czarnecki, sharing his thoughts on the year of Kassym-Jomart Tokayev’s presidency, said the Kazakh President is building a social welfare state, where special attention is paid to improving the quality of life of every citizen, Kazinform reported. “As the Chair of the EU-Kazakhstan Friendship Group in the European Parliament […]

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Iran’s president says an end to UN arms embargo is a ‘right’

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — The Iranian president said Wednesday that lifting a U.N. arms embargo on Tehran would be an “obvious right” and added a veiled warning of unspecified steps Iran could take if the embargo is extended, as the United States wants. Hassan Rouhani’s remarks were in response to a push by the U.S., […]

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Coronavirus: President Trump defends tweets against US states’ lockdowns

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionTrump says some states are too tough with restrictions President Donald Trump has defended tweets in which he appeared to endorse protests against stringent lockdown measures in several US states. At his Friday briefing, he said some measures imposed by Minnesota, Michigan and Virginia had been “too […]

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