Trump threatens to pull US out of WTO

Trump threatens to pull US out of WTO

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Image copyright EPA Image caption Mr Trump has been embroiled in a tit-for-tat trade battle on several fronts in recent months President Donald Trump has threatened to withdraw the US from the World Trade Organization (WTO) if the body fails to change…

Uganda pop star MP Bobi Wine ‘re-arrested’

Uganda pop star MP Bobi Wine ‘re-arrested’

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Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionUganda’s popular musician-turned-politician Bobi Wine appeared in court on Monday with crutches Ugandan pop star and MP Bobi Wine has been prevented from leaving the country to seek medical treatment despite being granted bail,…

US condemns Harvard over ‘racial bias’

US condemns Harvard over ‘racial bias’

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Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Harvard is one of the most prestigious universities in the world The US Department of Justice (DoJ) has criticised Harvard University over its admissions process, saying it uses “racial balancing” to select students. The DoJ has…

Actor Gérard Depardieu accused of rape

Actor Gérard Depardieu accused of rape

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Image copyright AFP Image caption Gérard Depardieu at the Cannes Film Festival in 2015 French actor Gérard Depardieu has been accused of rape and sexual assault by a young actress, judicial sources say. He denies the allegations “absolutely”, his lawyer told AFP…

Russians mourn pro-Putin crooner

Russians mourn pro-Putin crooner

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Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Kobzon, a staunch supporter of the annexation of Crimea, sang in this 2016 celebration concert The crooner, Soviet icon and later Russian MP Iosif Kobzon has died at the age of 80. The death of the…

Argentina raises rates as peso plummets

Argentina raises rates as peso plummets

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Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Currency exchange values displayed in Buenos Aires The value of Argentina’s peso continued to fall on Thursday, plunging by more than 13% after a 7% drop a day earlier. The decline came despite the central bank’s…