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Cameroon leader wants talks to end separatist crisis

In a rare address to the nation, Cameroon’s President Paul Biya has announced plans for major talks to end the conflict in the English-speaking regions of the country, where separatist fighters are demanding independence. The two Angolophone regions argue they have been marginalised for decades by the central government and the French-speaking majority. Mr Biya […]

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Brexit: Scottish judges rule Parliament suspension is unlawful

Boris Johnson’s suspension of the UK Parliament is unlawful, Scotland’s highest civil court has ruled. A panel of three judges at the Court of Session found in favour of a cross-party group of politicians who were challenging the prime minister’s move. The judges said the PM was attempting to prevent Parliament holding the government to account […]

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US extracted high-level spy from inside Russia in 2017, reports say

The US extracted a high-level spy from inside Russia in 2017, reports say. Citing “multiple Trump administration officials with direct knowledge” of the operation, CNN reported that US intelligence feared the source’s cover could be blown by US officials. The decision was made soon after a meeting in which President Trump unexpectedly shared classified US intelligence with […]

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Russia’s ruling party hit badly in Moscow election

Russia’s ruling United Russia party has suffered major losses in Sunday’s election to the Moscow city parliament, nearly complete results show. The party lost nearly a third of the seats in the 45-member parliament, but remains on course to retain its majority with about 26 seats. With most opposition candidates disqualified, the Communists, independents and […]