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German millionaires rush assets to Switzerland ahead of election

Women relax on the banks of Lake Zurich on a sunny spring day, as the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19) continues, in Zurich, Switzerland March 23, 2021. REUTERS/Arnd Wiegmann. Reuters By Oliver Hirt A potential lurch to the left in Germany’s election on Sunday is scaring millionaires into moving assets into Switzerland, bankers and tax

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Examining Extremism: Harakat al Shabaab al Mujahideen (al Shabaab)

Center for Strategic and International Studies By Jake Harrington, Jared Thompson The resumption of U.S. airstrikes in Somalia in July 2021 after a six-month pause under the Biden administration is renewing focus on Harakat al Shabaab al Mujahideen, al Qaeda’s affiliate in East Africa more commonly known as al Shabaab. For nearly two decades, al

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Taiwan asks to join trade group, says China might interfere

File – In this Aug. 6, 2015, file photo, fishing boats are secured in a port during foul weather in Yilan County, northeastern Taiwan. Taiwan has applied to join an 11-nation Pacific trade group, Cabinet officials said Thursday, Sept. 23, 2021, setting up a potential clash with rival Beijing over the status of the island

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Algeria closes airspace to Moroccan aviation as dispute deepens

Algerian upper house chairman Abdelkader Bensalah is pictured after being appointed as interim president by Algeria’s parliament, following the resignation of Abdelaziz Bouteflika in Algiers, Algeria April 9, 2019. REUTERS/Ramzi Boudina/File Photo By Reuters Algeria’s supreme security council decided on Wednesday to close the country’s airspace to all Moroccan civil and military aircraft, the Algerian

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US-French spat seems to simmer down after Biden-Macron call

File – In this June 14, 2021 file photo, U.S. President Joe Biden, right, speaks with French President Emmanuel Macron during a plenary session during a NATO summit at NATO headquarters in Brussels. French President Emmanuel Macron expects “clarifications and clear commitments” from President Joe Biden in a call to be held later on Wednesday

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Kenya-Somali clans file historical injustices with NLC

Isaak and Harti community land management committee Interim Chair Said Ali Salad (left) submits a historical land injustice complaint to Isiolo County NLC Coordinator Paul Kasimbu in Isiolo town on September 21, 2021. By Daily Nation The Isaak and Harti clans of the Somali community living in Isiolo on Tuesday submitted to the National Land

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US president warns UK again on peace in Northern Ireland

By Anadolu Agency Biden says his administration does not want to see any change in Good Friday Agreement US President Joe Biden has reiterated his warning that peace in Northern Ireland must not be jeopardized by post-Brexit rules-related tensions. Biden’s warning came during an Oval Office meeting with UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson. He underlined

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Somali government, African Union prepares plan for Amisom withdrawal

A photograph appear on the Internet. The Somali government has launched a roadmap to take over responsibility for security in the country, following the completion of Amisom troops. A technical committee of the government and the African Union will jointly prepare a roadmap for the Federal Government of Somalia to take over the security of

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Racism, climate and divisions top UN agenda as leaders meet

United Nations Secretary General Antonio Guterres addresses the 76th Session of the U.N. General Assembly, Tuesday, Sept. 21, 2021, at United Nations headquarters in New York. (Eduardo Munoz/Pool Photo via AP) Associated Press By EDITH M. LEDERER UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Racism, the climate crisis and the world’s worsening divisions will take center stage at

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Somali officials who signed a Memorandum of Understanding, Presidential Candidates close to Kenya and its allies

A photograph appear on the Internet. Dr Abdi Ulusso, the former Somalia Foreign Ministry Director General, said Twitter that he had been fired for submitting the Memorandum of Understanding signed with Kenya in 2009 to the Somali Transitional Federal Parliament. Dr Abdi Ulusso described the memo as a treason. “Sadly, though the same people who

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