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Nicolas Sarkozy to seek French presidency again


Former French head of state Nicolas Sarkozy has announced that he is a candidate to run again in next year’s presidential election. In order to stand, he must first win his centre-right Republicans party’s primary in November. Mr Sarkozy said he “felt he had the strength to lead the combat ...

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Qatar plane makes emergency landing in Turkey

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Turkey’s state-run news agency says a Qatari plane has made an emergency landing at Istanbul’s main airport shortly after take-off. In a statement released on its Twitter account, Qatar Airways said flight QR240, headed for Doha, was forced to return to Ataturk Airport after being hit by a bird. All ...

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Donald Trump defends Milwaukee police shooting

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US Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump has said initial evidence suggests the shooting of a black man by police in Milwaukee was justified. The killing of Sylville Smith in a predominantly African-American part of the city on Saturday led to protests. “We have to obey the laws or we don’t ...

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US in largest detainee transfer under Obama


Guantanamo Bay, A detention facility on an American naval base in south-eastern Cuba. The jail was opened by former US President George W Bush in January 2002 to accommodate foreign terror suspects after the 11 September attacks in 2001 and the subsequent US-led invasion of Afghanistan. Some 779 men have ...

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Russia accuses Ukraine of attempted Crimea ‘incursions’

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Russia has accused Ukraine of trying to carry out armed incursions into Crimea – the territory annexed by Russia in 2014 after an unrecognised referendum. The FSB intelligence agency said two attempted incursions had taken place over the weekend and a Russian soldier and an FSB employee had been killed. ...

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