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Mugabe censures Zimbabwean exiles

Zimbabwe’s President Robert Mugabe has chided his countrymen who sought asylum in Britain, saying they were given money to turn their backs on the country. The 90-year-old leader claimed the British Government had appealed to him to help repatriate Zimbabweans whose asylum claims were rejected. He told mourners at the burial of a top army commander on Thursday that the ...

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Is Angela Merkel Thinking of Stepping Down?

Angela Merkel turns 60 this week and is celebrating the pinnacle of her political career, highly popular and uncontested in office. Still, many in her cabinet and party believe she will step down as chancellor before her current term ends. Several days ago, a young boy asked Angela Merkel a profound question. The chancellor was on a trip to China ...

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Berlin: Give foreigners a referendum vote

An overwhelming majority of Berliners believe the law should be changed to allow foreigners to vote in city referendums. The issue came to a head earlier this year when almost half a million people in the capital were unable to vote in the referendum over whether Tempelhofer Feld should be developed, because they did not have German citizenship. But according ...

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