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Ethiopia to swear in new prime minister on April 2

(Reuters) – Ethiopia’s prime minister-elect Abiye Ahmed will be sworn in on Monday, its parliament said, after the ruling coalition chose him to succeed Hailemariam Desalegn as its chairperson. The ruling Ethiopian People’s Revolutionary Democratic Front coalition on Tuesday voted in the 42-year-old, a retired lieutenant general from Ethiopia’s largest ...

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Former French President Sarkozy to be tried for corruption

(AFP) – Former French President Nicolas Sarkozy will face trial over charges that he misused his influence to secure leaked details of an inquiry into alleged irregularities in his 2007 election campaign, Le Monde reported on Thursday. The case came about after investigators used phone-taps to examine separate allegations that ...

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Isner routs Chung to reach Miami semi-finals

MIAMI (AFP) – John Isner s magical ATP Miami Open run continued Wednesday when the big serving American overpowered South Korean Chung Hyeon 6-1 6-4 to book his place in the semi-finals. Isner, the 14th seed, arrived in South Florida having won just two matches all year, but his fourth ...

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Unheralded Collins stuns Venus in Miami quarter-finals

MIAMI (AFP) – Danielle Collins produced the performance of a lifetime and pulled off an almighty shock at the WTA Miami Open on Wednesday, sending Venus Williams crashing out 6-2, 6-3 to reach the semi-finals. It was an amazing effort from a 24 year-old qualifier in just her second season ...

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Bench in Musharraf treason case dissolved

ISLAMABAD (Muslim Times) – The bench formed in the treason case of former president Pervez dissolved once again on Thursday. The development occurred after Justice Yahya Afridi rescued himself from the bench over the objections of Musharraf’s lawyer. The petition submitted by the former president adopted stance that Justice Afridi ...

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MQM’s MNA Dr Fouzia Hameed joins PSP

KARACHI (Muslim Times) – Another Muttahida Qaumi Movement’s (MQM) female leader Fouzia Hameed, who is a member of National Assembly, on Thursday has joined Pak Sarzameen Party (PSP). PSP Chief Mustafa Kamal warmly welcomed the female leader and said that he will never embarrass anyone after joining his party. Earlier, ...

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