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AFP AGENCY REPORT Foreign

Republican-led probe indicates Russia helped Trump in 2016

A Senate Republican-led investigation said in a report on Tuesday that Russia indeed sought to help President Donald Trump in the 2016 presidential election, contradicting persistent White House claims to the contrary. The Senate Intelligence Committee’s 2016 election investigation report said a sweeping social media manipulation campaign by the St. Petersburg-based Internet Research Agency (IRA) Read more

British PM Johnson the Brexit 'Hulk' finally meets EU's Juncker/newsheadline247
AFP AGENCY REPORT Foreign

British PM Johnson the Brexit ‘Hulk’ finally meets EU’s Juncker

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson met EU chief Jean-Claude Juncker for talks Monday insisting a Brexit deal is possible, despite deep scepticism from European capitals with just six weeks to go before departure day. After a weekend in which he compared himself to comic book super-smasher Hulk, the British leader will enjoy a genteel working Read more

Xenophobic attacks: South Africa’s president booed at Mugabe’s funeral/newsheadline247
AFP Africa AGENCY REPORT

Xenophobic attacks: South Africa’s president booed at Mugabe’s funeral

South Africa’s President Cyril Ramaphosa was jeered and whistled at on Saturday during his speech at Zimbabwe ex-leader Robert Mugabe’s funeral before he apologised for recent xenophobic attacks. At least 12 people have been killed this month in a surge in violence and mob attacks against foreign-owned businesses in and around Johannesburg, South Africa’s largest Read more

Cancer – Now ‘leading cause of death’ in rich countries/newsheadline247
AFP Health

Cancer – Now ‘leading cause of death’ in rich countries

Cancer has become the leading cause of death in rich nations, overtaking heart disease, according to the results of two landmark, decade-long global surveys of health trends released Tuesday. Heart disease remains the leading cause of mortality among middle-aged adults globally, accounting for more than 40 percent of deaths, the data showed. It was thought Read more