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Trump hails Manafort as a standup guy, denounces Cohen as a snitch

Trump hails Manafort as a standup guy, denounces Cohen as a snitchPresident Trump responded to the guilty plea of his former lawyer Michael Cohen and the conviction of his former campaign manager Paul Manafort, praising Manafort as a “brave man” who remained loyal to him, while insisting that two of the charges Cohen admitted to in federal court were “not a crime.”



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Zimbabwe elections: Emmerson Mnangagwa declared winner as opposition denounces 'fake' results

Zimbabwe elections: Emmerson Mnangagwa declared winner as opposition denounces 'fake' resultsZimbabwe's Emmerson Mnangagwa has secured a narrow victory in Zimbabwe's first election since the dictator Robert Mugabe was overthrown last year.  Mr Mnangagwa took 50.8 percent of the vote, obtaining by a whisker the 50 percent plus one vote majority required to avoid a second round run off, Zimbabwe's election commission announced in Harare late on Thursday night.  Nelson Chamisa, his nearest challenger, took 44.3 percent of the vote.  Mr Mnangagwa said he was "humbled", hailing the victory as a "new beginning". "Thank you Zimbabwe! I am humbled to be elected President of the Second Republic of Zimbabwe," he said in a Twitter message. Thank you Zimbabwe! I am humbled to be elected President of the Second Republic of Zimbabwe. Though we may have been divided at the polls, we are united in our dreams. This is a new beginning. Let us join hands, in peace, unity & love, & together build a new Zimbabwe for all! pic.twitter.com/FbdrixAktR— President of Zimbabwe (@edmnangagwa) August 2, 2018 Mr Mnangagwa's victory makes him Zimbabwe’s second elected president and puts a stamp of legitimacy on his rule, which began with a military coup to oust Mr Mugabe, who had ruled the country for 37 years.  But it was immediately challenged by the opposition, whose allegations of voter fraud have raised fears of a renewal of post election violence.  Opposition MDC spokesman Morgan Komichi denounced the results, saying the count was "fake". "The results that have been announced have not been verified by us… so the results are fake," said Komichi, before he was removed by police from the stage at the official results announcement in Harare. Emmerson Mnangagwa stands after casting his ballot at Sherwood Primary School in Kwekwe Credit: JEKESAI NJIKIZANA/AFP Downtown Harare was unusually quiet a day after six people were killed when troops fired live rounds against demonstrators alleging the vote had been rigged. Soldiers and police cleared the city centre, shouting at pedestrians and traders to leave, as the opposition Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) continued to charge that the ruling ZANU-PF had stolen the election. "What they have been trying to do of late is to play around," MDC leader Nelson Chamisa told reporters. "That is rigging, that is manipulation, trying to bastardise the result, and that we will not allow." The government has accused the MDC of inciting Wednesday's unrest and vowed to enforce a security clampdown. Soldiers stood guard at ZANU-PF headquarters on Thursday, while armoured personnel carriers, water cannon trucks and police anti-riot vans took position outside MDC headquarters. Zimbabwean's main opposition candidate Nelson Chamisa speaks at a news conference in Harare, Zimbabwe Credit: AP Monday's vote was meant to turn the page on years of brutal repression under Mugabe. It has pitted 75-year-old President Emmerson Mnangagwa, Mugabe's former ZANU-PF ally, against Chamisa, 35 years his junior. While the government warned that further protests would not be tolerated, Mnangagwa also said on Twitter that he wanted an independent investigation into the killings, and that he sought to settle differences "peacefully". It is also more important than ever that we are united, and commit to settling our differences peacefully and respectfully, and within the confines of the law. 4/6— President of Zimbabwe (@edmnangagwa) August 2, 2018 But Chamisa racheted up the pressure, accusing the government of turning tanks and guns on voters, and ruling out the prospect of a unity government. "No unity government. There has to a government of the people elected by the people," he told reporters. In official results from the parliamentary election, also held on Monday, ZANU-PF won easily – suggesting Mnangagwa would be on course to retain the presidency. Mnangagwa had promised a free and fair vote after the military ushered him to power when Mugabe was forced to resign. A credible and peaceful vote was meant to end Zimbabwe's international isolation and attract foreign investment to revive the shattered economy.  



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He was once a leading Trump supporter. Now this Mexican-American lawyer denounces his policy on migrant children

He was once a leading Trump supporter. Now this Mexican-American lawyer denounces his policy on migrant childrenJake Monty, a former member of Donald Trump's National Hispanic Advisory Council, said it’s troubling to see the Trump administration let the fate of undocumented immigrants be determined by a political agenda.



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Trump denounces Mueller's investigative team as 'hardened Democrats'

Trump denounces Mueller's investigative team as 'hardened Democrats'President Trump accused Robert Mueller’s team investigating Russian interference in the 2016 U.S. elections of Democratic bias on Sunday morning.



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White House denounces U.K. nerve agent attack, mum on Russia

White House denounces U.K. nerve agent attack, mum on RussiaThe White House on Monday denounced the poisoning of a former Russian spy in England with a nerve agent as “an outrage” but did not echo London’s charge that Moscow was “highly likely” to be behind the attack.



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Bernie Sanders denounces 'outrageous' Trump ad as 'so sad for our country'

Bernie Sanders denounces 'outrageous' Trump ad as 'so sad for our country'Sen. Bernie Sanders condemned as “nonsense” a new ad from President Trump accusing Democrats of being “complicit” in murders in the United States by undocumented immigrants.



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Netanyahu denounces Iran 'threat' in Putin talks

Netanyahu denounces Iran 'threat' in Putin talksIsraeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Wednesday said Iran wielded growing influence in Syria that was a “threat” to his country as he met Russian President Vladimir Putin, a figure in the Syrian crisis. “Iran is putting in great efforts to fortify its presence in Syria. This is a threat for Israel, for the Middle East and, I believe, for the whole world,” Netanyahu said in remarks translated into Russian posted on the Kremlin’s website.



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Trump declares ‘racism is evil’ and denounces neo-Nazis, KKK

Trump declares ‘racism is evil’ and denounces neo-Nazis, KKKAfter coming under fire for not naming the hate groups involved in violent protests in Charlottesville, Va., over the weekend, President Trump delivered a statement from the White House on Monday explicitly condemning them.



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Tiki denounces use of torches by white nationalists in Charlottesville

Tiki denounces use of torches by white nationalists in Charlottesville“We do not support their message or the use of our products in this way,” the company that makes the backyard bamboo torches said in a statement.



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John McCain Denounces Trump’s Syrian, Afghanistan Policy

John McCain Denounces Trump’s Syrian, Afghanistan PolicyBrain Tumour Diagnosis could not prevent John McCain from criticising the Trump administration Thursday over reports it has decided to end a CIA program to arm and train anti-Assad rebels in Syria.



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