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Michelle Obama reveals why she didn't think Barack could become president: 'He was a black man in America'

Michelle Obama reveals why she didn't think Barack could become president: 'He was a black man in America'Former First Lady Michelle Obama has revealed she did not initially believe that her husband, Barack Obama, could have won the presidency in 2008. Although she already gave him his blessing, Ms Obama writes in her new memoir Becoming she was also “harbouring a painful thought: Barack was a black man in America, after all. The former first lady could not stomach the idea of Mr Obama becoming the nation’s elected leader.



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President Trump says he has 'never used racist remarks'

President Trump says he has 'never used racist remarks'The president angrily denies making racist remarks.



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Brazil Elects Far-Right Authoritarian Jair Bolsonaro As President

Brazil Elects Far-Right Authoritarian Jair Bolsonaro As PresidentThe rise of right-wing movements and parties across the globe took a giant and



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Gabon president hospitalised in Riyadh: Saudi media

Gabon president hospitalised in Riyadh: Saudi mediaGabonese President Ali Bongo has been hospitalised in Riyadh, Saudi state media said, without giving more details. Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman visited Bongo in Riyadh’s King Faisal hospital and “inquired after the health of the president”, the official Saudi Press Agency said in a brief dispatch on Thursday. Bongo, 59, was scheduled to appear Wednesday on a panel at the flagship Future Investment Initiative forum in Riyadh, but he was not seen during the discussion and organisers of the conference offered no explanation.



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French President Macron regrets Belgium choosing Lockheed jets

French President Macron regrets Belgium choosing Lockheed jetsBRATISLAVA/PARIS (Reuters) – French President Emmanuel Macron said on Friday that he regretted Belgium’s decision to choose Lockheed Martin’s F-35 stealth jets over the Eurofighter Typhoon planes. “It’s a decision that was the result of a process which I greatly respect and which was linked to political constraints specific to Belgium, which are not for me to comment upon, but strategically it goes against European interests,” said Macron at a news conference held with Slovakia President Andrej Kiska. “For my part, I regret the choice that was made.” On Thursday, Belgium announced its decision to go with the Lockheed Martin planes to replace its ageing F-16s in a 4 billion euro ($ 4.5 billion) deal, saying the decision came down to price.



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President Trump blames mail bombs for hurting Republicans in midterm elections

President Trump blames mail bombs for hurting Republicans in midterm electionsPresident Trump suggested Friday morning that the dangerous packages sent to prominent Democrats and critics of his administration were hurting the GOP’s chances in the midterms.



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CNN president tells Trump 'words matter' after suspected mail bomb found

CNN president tells Trump 'words matter' after suspected mail bomb foundOn a day when it was targeted with a suspicious package, the cable news network takes issue with the president's rhetoric against the press.



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China's president inaugurates Hong Kong-mainland mega bridge

China's president inaugurates Hong Kong-mainland mega bridgeChina’s President Xi Jinping officially opened the world’s longest sea bridge connecting Hong Kong, Macau and mainland China Tuesday, at a time when Beijing is tightening its grip on its semi-autonomous territories.



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Turkish President Erdogan: Jamal Khashoggi's Death Was A 'Planned Operation'

Turkish President Erdogan: Jamal Khashoggi's Death Was A 'Planned Operation'Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan on Tuesday offered more details of how



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China's president inaugurates Hong Kong-mainland mega bridge

China's president inaugurates Hong Kong-mainland mega bridgeChina’s President Xi Jinping officially opened the world’s longest sea bridge connecting Hong Kong, Macau and mainland China Tuesday, at a time when Beijing is tightening its grip on its semi-autonomous territories. The 55-kilometre (34-mile) crossing, which includes a snaking road bridge and underwater tunnel, links Hong Kong with the southern mainland city of Zhuhai and the gambling enclave of Macau, across the waters of the Pearl River Estuary. Xi presided over an inauguration ceremony attended by Hong Kong’s and Macau’s city leaders at a new port terminal in Zhuhai.



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