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Robert Mugabe Resigns as Zimbabwe’s President, Ending 37-Year Rule

Advertisement HARARE, Zimbabwe — Robert Mugabe, who ruled Zimbabwe since independence in 1980 and once proclaimed that “only God will remove me,” resigned as president on Tuesday shortly after lawmakers began impeachment proceedings against him. The speaker of the Parliament, Jacob Mudenda, read out a letter in which Mr. Mugabe ...

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Why a New York Court Case Has Rattled Turkey’s President

The conversations caught on wiretaps planted by the Turkish police are alleged to show a conspiracy to help Iran skirt American sanctions by trading gold for gas. The recordings also suggest that the plotters aimed to please one man: Recep Tayyip Erdogan, then the prime minister of Turkey, now the ...

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Emmanuel Macron Will Take Over as President of France on Sunday

LONDON — Emmanuel Macron will take office as France’s next president on May 14, President François Hollande announced on Monday, a day after Mr. Macron, an independent centrist, defeated Marine Le Pen in a battle for the country’s leadership. Mr. Macron appeared beside Mr. Hollande at a ceremony at the ...

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How Liberian Women Delivered Africa’s First Female President

MONROVIA, Liberia — Bernice Freeman was chatting with some market women, trying to explain why it was so important that they leave their food stalls to vote for the first woman to be elected president of an African country, when she noticed some boys laughing nearby, waving something white. It ...

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A President Trump Excites, and Worries, Persian Gulf Leaders

By ERIC SCHMITT December 12, 2016 MANAMA, Bahrain — The political shock waves from the American presidential election are being felt here in the Persian Gulf, where diplomats, military commanders and other senior leaders say they are both fearful and excited about which Donald J. Trump shows up after he is sworn ...

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President François Hollande of France Won’t Seek Re-election

STRASBOURG, France — Battered by months of dismal approval ratings and a stubbornly high unemployment rate, President François Hollande of France announced Thursday night that he would not compete in next year’s election. The unprecedented decision opened up and energized France’s presidential race even as it added further turmoil to ...

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