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White House asks Supreme Court to allow full travel ban


WASHINGTON The White House asked the U.S. Supreme Court on Monday to allow President Donald Trump's latest travel ban to take full effect after an appeals court in California ruled last week that only parts of it could be enacted.

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Merkel signals readiness for new election after coalition talks collapse

BERLIN Chancellor Angela Merkel said she would prefer a new election to ruling with a minority after talks on forming a three-way coalition failed overnight, but Germany's president told parties they owed it to voters to try to form a government. | Video

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Burkina Faso recalls ambassador to Libya over "slave markets" report

OUAGADOUGOU Burkina Faso's foreign minister said on Monday it had recalled its ambassador to Libya over a report that black African migrants were being auctioned as slaves there.

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Egypt's Sisi to meet Lebanon's Hariri on Tuesday - Egypt presidency

CAIRO Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi will meet Saad al-Hariri, who announced his resignation as Lebanese prime minister on Nov. 4, on Tuesday evening, the presidency said on Monday.

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BP seeks stake in Cairn Energy Senegal assets

SYDNEY/DAKAR Oil exploration company Cairn Energy is in talks with BP to sell a 30 percent stake in its deepwater SNE field offshore Senegal, which could be valued at around $600 million, banking sources and a Senegal oil ministry source said on Monday. "We are aware that BP wants to acquire a stake in Cairn Energy, but they are awaiting validation by the state (of Senegal)," an adviser to Senegal's oil minister, who declined to be named, told Reuters by telephone.

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Zimbabwe's Mugabe in contact with ousted vice president

HARARE Zimbabwe's top general said on Monday talks were planned between President Robert Mugabe and former vice president Emmerson Mnangagwa, whose sacking by the 93-year-old leader two weeks ago triggered a coup. | Video

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Interview: Education revolution needed to spur African leadership

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Progress in improving Africa's education has nearly ground to a halt and nothing short of a complete overall can create a system good enough to underpin leadership and growth on the continent, said Sudanese billionaire philanthropist Mo Ibrahim.

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Sale of migrants in Libya 'slave markets' sparks global outcry

DAKAR (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - A video appearing to show African migrants sold as slaves in Libya sparked a global outcry on Monday as protests erupted in Europe and Africa, while soccer stars to U.N. officials made impassioned pleas for the abuse to end.

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Pioneering climate fund for developing world gets a boost at U.N. talks

BARCELONA (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - From protecting coastal slum dwellers on Pacific islands against floods to helping poor farmers keep up harvests battered by drought in Africa, a global fund to help developing countries adapt to climate change received a vote of confidence at the latest round of U.N. climate talks.

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Zimbabwe's Mugabe in talks with ousted vice president: army chief

JOHANNESBURG Zimbabwe's top general said on Monday he was encouraged by contact between President Robert Mugabe and former vice president Emmerson Mnangagwa, whose sacking two weeks ago triggered a coup.

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Like Zimbabwe, South Africa needs leadership change: ANC official

JOHANNESBURG South Africa's ruling African National Congress (ANC) should get President Jacob Zuma to stand down as head of state after a party conference next month because like Zimbabwe the country urgently needs a change of leader, a senior ANC official said.

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