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Mugabe turns 93, vowing to rule on in Zimbabwe

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Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe, the world's oldest national ruler, turns 93 on Tuesday, defiantly vowing to remain in power despite growing signs of frailty and failing health. The main celebrations will be held Saturday at Matobo National Park outside Bulawayo, Zimbabwe's second-largest city, and are expected to attract thousands of officials and ZANU-PF party faithful. In previous years Mugabe has reportedly been offered elephants, buffalo and impala for the feast.

Iraqi troops advance on western Mosul as Mattis holds talks

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SOUTH OF MOSUL, Iraq (AP) — Iraqi forces advanced Monday into the southern outskirts of Mosul on the second day of a push to drive Islamic State militants from the city's western half, as the visiting U.S. defense secretary met with officials to discuss the fight against the extremists.

Azerbaijan strongman appoints wife vice president

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Azerbaijan's President Ilham Aliyev on Tuesday appointed his glamorous wife as first vice president, the latest move seen as tightening the family's iron grip on the oil-rich Caspian nation. The elevation of Mehriban Aliyeva -- a prominent socialite and lawmaker -- sees her now become the country's second most senior official after her husband. "She is professional, educated, experienced, principled, and magnanimous," Aliyev told a National Security Council meeting.

Romania's have-a-go heroes fight corruption

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Romanian architect Serban Marinescu never thought he'd come up against such brazen corruption. Traffic cop Marian Godina came under pressure from superiors over a traffic incident involving a local official. "Romanian society has reached saturation point with regard to corruption," said Godina, 30, the policeman from Brasov in the central Transylvania region.

Vatican and Rome Jewish community to host landmark menorah exhibition

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By Philip Pullella ROME (Reuters) - The Vatican and Rome's Jewish museum will jointly host an unprecedented exhibition on the menorah, the ancient symbol of Judaism, and try to put to rest legends on the fate of one candelabra missing for 15 centuries. The May 15-July 23 exhibition, which Vatican and Jewish officials presented on Monday, will be held simultaneously in St. Peter's Square and in the Rome synagogue complex.

Women named to head Saudi bourse, major bank

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Women have been named to head Saudi Arabia's stock exchange and a major bank, the institutions announced, despite the kingdom's social restrictions on females. Samba Financial Group on Sunday said Rania Mahmoud Nashar had begun work as chief executive officer. The announcement came three days after the Saudi stock exchange, known as Tadawul, named Sarah al-Suhaimi as chairman of its board.

Airport Killing, Diplomatic Spat Could Cost N. Korea a Rare Friend

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It can be hard to parse the level of vitriol in North Korea's official statements, which often include tsunamis of angry accusations.

Weather Service Warns Of 'Imminent' Dam Break In Nevada

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The National Weather Service in Reno, Nevada, is warning of an "imminent" dam break about 85 miles northeast of the Reno-Lake Tahoe area, the Springfield, Ohio, News Sun reports. The NWS is urging people to evacuate immediately. The area was already dealing with a Winter Storm Warning. According the Reno NWS office, the South Dayton Retention Pond in Central Lyon County, Nevada, could break by 5 p.m. EST. Between two and four feet of water could rush into the areas of East Dayton Nevada. It's unclear how many people live in the affected areas, but according to a 2010 census, more than 50,000 people reside in the region. The NWS is urging people to immediately seek...

Trump's weekend trips to Mar-a-Lago cost taxpayers millions

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Budget watchdogs are criticizing the cost of President Trump's visits to Mar-a-Lago, his private club in Palm Beach, Florida. He has been there the past three weekends or 11 days of his 33 days in office. The travel has an estimated price tag of $10 million. Manuel Bojorquez reports.

Mexican officials riled by Trump’s new deportation memos

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The release of the documents come on the eve of Tillerson and Kelly’s trip south of the border.

From: www.politico.com

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