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Opposition to immigrant sanctuary spreading in California

Opposition to immigrant sanctuary spreading in CaliforniaSANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — More local governments in California are resisting the state's efforts to resist the Trump administration's immigration crackdown, and political experts see politics at play as Republicans try to fire up voters in a state where the GOP has grown weak.



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Kenya expels opposition firebrand, again

Kenya expels opposition firebrand, againAn outspoken member of the opposition alliance was Wednesday expelled from Kenya for the second time in two months, his lawyer told AFP. Miguna Miguna, a firebrand member of the National Super Alliance (NASA) coalition, was forced onto an international flight to Canada last month. The High Court on February 26 ordered immigration authorities to allow him to return to the country and he arrived back on Monday.



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Dozens arrested as Belarus opposition marks 'Freedom Day'

Dozens arrested as Belarus opposition marks 'Freedom Day'Belarusian authorities on Sunday arrested around 30 protesters in Minsk ahead of a banned opposition march while detaining activists across the country, human rights group Viasna said. The Belarusian opposition is marking the 100th anniversary of the short-lived Belarusian People’s Republic of 1918-19 that it sees as the foundation of an independent Belarus. It accuses President Alexander Lukashenko of consciously erasing Belarusian identity and “russifying” the former Soviet republic.



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The Latest: Syria opposition urges force imposing cease-fire

The Latest: Syria opposition urges force imposing cease-fireBEIRUT (AP) — The Latest on the developments in Syria (all times local):



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Kenya's president and opposition leader pledge to heal divisions

Kenya's president and opposition leader pledge to heal divisionsBy George Obulutsa NAIROBI (Reuters) – Kenya’s President Uhuru Kenyatta and opposition leader Raila Odinga promised on Friday to unite the country after elections last year in which around 100 people were killed mainly in clashes between opposition supporters and security forces. The surprise announcement could lower political tension in a country that is East Africa’s richest economy and a key regional hub for security, diplomacy and trade. In a live television address with Kenyatta on the steps of the president’s office, Odinga said the time had come to resolve their differences.



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Kenya President and opposition leader meet to unify country

Kenya President and opposition leader meet to unify countryNAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Kenya's president and opposition leader said they met for talks Friday, months after the presidential elections sparked turmoil as the opposition charged there was electoral fraud.



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Zimbabwe opposition leader Tsvangirai dies in South Africa

Zimbabwe opposition leader Tsvangirai dies in South AfricaZimbabwe opposition leader Morgan Tsvangirai died on Wednesday after a long battle with cancer, casting his Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) party into the unknown less than three months after the army ousted long-time ruler Robert Mugabe. Tsvangirai, who died in South Africa, was 65. The family communicated this to me,” MDC vice-president Elias Mudzuri told Reuters.



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Ukraine deports opposition leader Saakashvili to Poland

Ukraine deports opposition leader Saakashvili to PolandKIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Opposition leader Mikheil Saakashvili was deported from Ukraine to Poland on Monday after being detained by armed, masked men at a restaurant in Kiev and rushed to the airport, Ukrainian officials and his supporters said.



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Syrian opposition will work with Sochi proposal under U.N. auspices: chief negotiator

Syrian opposition will work with Sochi proposal under U.N. auspices: chief negotiatorSyria’s opposition will cooperate with proposals made at a Russia-hosted conference this week to rewrite the country’s constitution as long as the process remains under U.N. auspices, the chief opposition negotiator said on Thursday. Participants at Tuesday’s meeting in the Black Sea resort of Sochi in Russia – which is a powerful supporter of President Bashar al-Assad – agreed to set up a committee to change the Syrian constitution, and called for democratic elections. The main Syrian opposition negotiating group had boycotted the gathering, while the United States, Britain and France also stayed away because of what they said was the Syrian government’s refusal to properly engage.



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Kenyan opposition leader 'sworn in' as event called treason

Kenyan opposition leader 'sworn in' as event called treasonNAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — In a ceremony that Kenya's government warned would be treason, opposition leader Raila Odinga on Tuesday was sworn in as "the people's president" during a mock inauguration protesting President Uhuru Kenyatta's new term after months of deadly election turmoil.



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