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IMF, World Bank leaders appeal for an end to trade wars

World Bank President David Malpass walks to the podium before he speaks at the opening ceremony of the World Bank/IMF Annual Meetings in Washington, Friday, Oct. 18, 2019. (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana) The leaders of the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank appealed to their 189 member countries on Friday to resolve widening disagreements

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Britain clinches Brexit deal, Johnson now faces parliament challenge

FILE PHOTO: A passenger bus passes a pro-Brexit demonstration in Westminster, London, Britain, September 30, 2019. REUTERS/Peter Nicholls/File Photo Britain clinched a last-minute Brexit deal with the European Union on Thursday, but still faced a challenge in getting it approved by parliament. “Where there is a will there is a deal – we have one.

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Benadir Governor Meets European Union Ambassador to Somalia

Photo/Somali Times Mogadishu, Banadir Governor and Mogadishu mayor Omar Mohamud Mohamed (Filish) met with the European Union Ambassador to Somalia Nicolas Berlanga at the Center House in Mogadishu. The Commissioner shared with the European Union Ambassador to Somalia the progress made in the region, in the reconstruction efforts and initiatives of for the Benadir Administration.

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Turkey’s humanitarian diplomacy in Somalia: From past to present

Photo/Somali Times Turkey’s humanitarian and development aid to Somalia is the backbone of the strong friendship between the two historically close allies President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan visited Somalia with his family in 2011, when he was the prime minister, and took important steps eight years ago to ensure lasting peace in the region. Following that

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Kenya debt passes Sh5.9 trillion mark

Kenya’s total public debt load edged closer to the Sh6 trillion mark in the first week of this month even as it emerged that 44 new foreign loan agreements have recently been put before Parliament for approval, or are under negotiation. Total domestic debt is at Sh2.836 trillion while the total external public liability was

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Prince William and wife Kate meet Imran Khan, Pakistan’s PM and friend of Diana

Britain’s Prince William, Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge and Pakistan’s Prime Minister Imran Khan pose after a meeting in Islamabad, Pakistan October 15, 2019. REUTERS/Peter Nicholls Britain’s Prince William and his wife Kate on Tuesday met Pakistan’s Prime Minister Imran Khan, a former international cricket star who the prince played cricket with in London as a

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UK boosts trade and investment partnership with Ghana

The UK International Development Minister Baroness Sugg visited Ghana to strengthen trade and investment ties ahead of the UK-Africa Investment Summit in 2020. Co-hosting the UK-Ghana Business Council alongside the Ghanaian Vice-President Mahamudu Bawumia, Baroness Sugg discussed how UK aid and investment can help Ghana move beyond aid by creating jobs, boosting growth and driving

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Trump imposes sanctions on Turkey, threatens its economy

President Donald Trump speaks at the Values Voter Summit in Washington, Saturday, Oct. 12, 2019. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta) Targeting Turkey’s economy, President Donald Trump announced sanctions aimed at restraining the Turks’ assault against Kurdish fighters and civilians in Syria — an assault Turkey began after Trump announced he was moving U.S. troops out of

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Oil, Iran top agenda as Putin visits Saudi Arabia

/POOL/AFP / Alexander Zemlianichenko Saudi King Salman greets Russia’s visiting President Putin Russian President Vladimir Putin arrived in Saudi Arabia on Monday, where he was set to seal oil agreements and try to use his influence to defuse tensions boiling in the Gulf. King Salman and his son, Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, welcomed Putin

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Unveiling UK government plan, Queen Elizabeth says priority is to exit EU on October 31

Britain’s Queen Elizabeth delivers the Queen’s Speech during the State Opening of Parliament, next to Charles, Prince of Wales, in London, Britain October 14, 2019. REUTERS/Toby Melville/Pool The priority of Britain’s government is to leave the European Union on Oct. 31, Queen Elizabeth said on Monday, setting out Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s program for a

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