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Sudan's president is first Arab leader to visit Syria since crisis

Sudan's president is first Arab leader to visit Syria since crisisSudanese President Omar al-Bashir arrived in the Syrian capital Damascus on Sunday, the first such visit by an Arab leader since the start of the Syrian conflict, Syrian state media said. President Bashar al Assad welcomed him at the airport, official photos showed. Many Arab countries have shunned Assad since the conflict that began early in 2011 after protests calling for his downfall swept Syria.



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Sudan president lands in Syria in 1st visit by Arab leader

Sudan president lands in Syria in 1st visit by Arab leaderDAMASCUS, Syria (AP) — Sudan's president on Sunday became the first Arab League leader to visit Syria since civil war erupted there nearly eight years ago.



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Mexico leader says he talked with Trump about migrants, jobs

Mexico leader says he talked with Trump about migrants, jobsMEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico's leftist President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador said he spoke by telephone Wednesday with U.S. President Donald Trump about migration and job creation.



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Georgia group can prove illegal voter purge by Kemp, leader says

Georgia group can prove illegal voter purge by Kemp, leader saysThe leader of a group formed by Georgia Democrat Stacey Abrams says it can prove that voters were illegally removed from state rolls over the past few years by the office of former Secretary of State Brian Kemp.



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Mexico’s Leader Sells Off ‘Too Lavish’ Presidential Boeing 787

Mexico’s Leader Sells Off ‘Too Lavish’ Presidential Boeing 787The 787-8 aircraft is headed Monday to a facility in California where Boeing can help maintain the presidential jet until a buyer is found, Finance Minister Carlos Urzua and Banobras development bank director Jorge Mendoza said in a message to reporters in Mexico City. Lopez Obrador has criticized the plane, which cost more than $ 200 million, as ostentatious — more luxurious than Air Force One, which flies U.S. presidents around the world, and too lavish for the leader of Mexico.



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House Democratic leader threatens to tie Mueller protections to spending bill

House Democratic leader threatens to tie Mueller protections to spending billU.S. House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi said on Thursday that Democrats would try to force protections for U.S. Special Counsel Robert Mueller into a must-pass spending bill if the House is not allowed to vote on a free-standing bill protecting him from potential political interference. Republicans control the House of Representatives and Senate until January, but they need some Democratic votes on the legislation to keep parts of the U.S. government open beyond Dec. 7. “The Congress must immediately pass legislation to preserve the Special Counsel investigation,” Pelosi said in a statement.



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Kosovo police arrest three over January murder of Serb leader Ivanovic

Kosovo police arrest three over January murder of Serb leader IvanovicPolice in Kosovo have made the first arrests in connection with the murder of Kosovo Serb leader Oliver Ivanovic in January, detaining three suspects including two ex-police officers in a pre-dawn raid on Friday, officials said. Ivanovic, 64, was shot dead on Jan. 16 as he arrived at his party office in Mitrovica, a town bitterly split between Kosovo’s majority ethnic Albanians and minority nationalist Serbs, who dominate the northern region surrounding Mitrovica.



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Polish leader suing Walesa for blaming him for plane crash

Polish leader suing Walesa for blaming him for plane crashWARSAW, Poland (AP) — Two of Poland's most famous foes, former President Lech Walesa, and the country's de facto leader, Jaroslaw Kaczynski, faced off in court Thursday, exchanging wry comments.



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Nancy Pelosi Critic Reverses Course, Will Back Democratic Leader For Speaker

Nancy Pelosi Critic Reverses Course, Will Back Democratic Leader For SpeakerRep. Brian Higgins (D-N.Y.), a critic of Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.),



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UK Labour leader Corbyn: second Brexit referendum is for future, not today

UK Labour leader Corbyn: second Brexit referendum is for future, not todayBritain’s opposition Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn said on Sunday that a second Brexit referendum was an option for the future rather than today. Labour has said it will not support Prime Minister Theresa May’s Brexit agreement in an upcoming vote in parliament, and some in the party have backed calls for a referendum on the deal. What’s the question going to be?” Corbyn told Sky News.



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