Myanmar hands death sentences to killers of Suu Kyi aide
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Myanmar hands death sentences to killers of Suu Kyi aide

A Myanmar court sentenced two men to death and two others to prison terms on Friday over the 2017 killing of lawyer Ko Ni, a senior member of the National League for Democracy (NLD) party. Ko Ni served…

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Opinion: Nigeria’s Buhari has failed to deliver
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Opinion: Nigeria’s Buhari has failed to deliver

Kano, in Nigeria’s north, in early 2015. Hundreds of thousands of Buhari supporters throng the streets on their way to a rally, many of them holding wicker brooms, his party’s symbol of sweeping away corruption. The euphoria at…

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Munich Security Conference: A masterclass in backroom diplomacy
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Munich Security Conference: A masterclass in backroom diplomacy

Roughly 35 heads of state and government, 80 foreign and defense ministers, and some 600 security policy experts will be in attendance at the Munich Security Conference (MSC) this year. Conference chief Wolfgang Ischinger has called it the…

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Facebook prefers to recruit from Google over Twitter employees
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Facebook prefers to recruit from Google over Twitter employees

Mountain View, Calif.-based AI start-up Diffbot has released a report using its Knowledge Graph. The Knowledge Graph is an AI-curated and structured database of all of the public knowledge on the web which is over one trillion facts…

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StarHub banks on enterprise managed services
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StarHub banks on enterprise managed services

Singaporean carrier StarHub has reported its full-year financial results for 2018, with net profit dropping by 27 percent from SG$274 million down to SG$201 million. For the year ended December 31, StarHub brought in revenue of SG$2.36 billion,…

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Adil Demirci: Turkish prosecutors release Cologne reporter
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Adil Demirci: Turkish prosecutors release Cologne reporter

An Istanbul court ordered the release of Cologne reporter and social worker Adil Demirci on Thursday, ending the 10-month detention for the 33-year-old German-Turkish national.  Demirci still faces terror charges. Under the conditions of his release, he would be required to…

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Germany’s suffering center-left SPD gets a boost in latest polls
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Germany’s suffering center-left SPD gets a boost in latest polls

Germany’s beleaguered center-left Social Democrats (SPD) have made minor gains in recent months, according to public broadcaster ARD’s weekly “Deutschlandtrend” political survey. The country’s oldest political party had hit a record low last year, garnering a meager 14…

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Bellingcat identifies third Russian suspect in Salisbury poisoning
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Bellingcat identifies third Russian suspect in Salisbury poisoning

Investigative group Bellingcat on Thursday said it has “conclusively” identified a third man suspected of involvement in the nerve agent attack that nearly killed former Russian intelligence agent Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia in Salisbury. Bellingcat last…

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300 babies die in war zones every day, Save the Children reports
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300 babies die in war zones every day, Save the Children reports

War zone acts including denial of aid, damage to hospitals and outright attacks killed 100,000 babies every year in the world’s 10 worst conflict-affected countries, the international charity Save the Children said on the eve of Munich’s Security…

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Germany’s list of ‘safe countries of origin’ and what it means
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Germany’s list of ‘safe countries of origin’ and what it means

Germany’s constitution defines as “safe countries of origin” the ones “in which, on the basis of their laws, enforcement practices and general political conditions, it can be safely concluded that neither political persecution nor inhuman or degrading punishment…

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