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The world’s longest-serving leaders

(AFP) – Vladimir Putin won Russia’s presidential election on Sunday, giving him a fourth term that will take him to nearly a quarter-century as the head of state or government. Here are some of the world leaders who have held power the longest – excluding monarchs enthroned for life. Topping ...

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Trump sharpens attacks on Russia probe

WASHINGTON (AFP) – President Donald Trump Sunday intensified his attacks on Robert Mueller s Russia investigation as biased against him, but stopped just short of targeting the special counsel — whose ouster lawmakers warned would cross a “massive red line.” In a morning flurry on Twitter, Trump insisted that Mueller ...

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Trade wars will generate no winners: IMF

Muslim Times(Web Desk) – Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) Christine Lagarde has warned the United States against the adverse consequences of putting up barriers to trade, saying it would generate “no winners.” “Trade wars leave no winners,” Lagarde said in an interview with Argentine daily La Nacion ...

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Grenade attack injures 5 students in Shia district of Afghan capital

(AFP) – An attacker has set off a grenade among a group of university students in Afghanistan’s capital, Kabul, killing himself and wounding five students. On Sunday, the assailant, dressed in a school uniform, struck a neighborhood dominated by ethnic Hazaras, a Shia Muslim minority frequently targeted by extremist groups. ...

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Putin cruises to landslide election win

MOSCOW (AFP) – Vladimir Putin cruised to victory in Russia s presidential election on Sunday, giving him another six years in power as Moscow s relations with the West plunge to new Cold War lows. Putin, who has ruled Russia for almost two decades, won more than 75 percent of ...

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