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World Bank Starts Formal Process of Seeking New President

Posted February 17th, 2012 at 4:35 pm (UTC-5)
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Top World Bank officials say they intend to name a new president for the global lender by April. Current World Bank President Robert Zoellick is not seeking renomination when his term ends at the end of June, and must be replaced. Bank officials have praised the American economic expert for coping with a global food […]

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German President Announces Resignation

Posted February 17th, 2012 at 6:40 am (UTC-5)
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German President Christian Wulff has resigned amid allegations he accepted favors during his time in a previous political post. The announcement comes a day after prosecutors requested Mr. Wulff’s immunity be lifted so they could investigate whether he abused his position as governor of the state of Lower Saxony. Wulff faces multiple allegations including allowing […]

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Germany President Announces Resignation

Posted February 17th, 2012 at 5:50 am (UTC-5)
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German President Christian Wulff has resigned amid allegations he abused a previous political post by accepting favors The annoncement comes a day after prosecutors requested Mr. Wulff’s immunity be lifted so they could investigate whether he abused his position as governor of the state of Lower Saxony. Wulff faces multiple allegations including allowing a film […]

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Guinea-Bissau President Sanha Dies in Paris

Posted January 9th, 2012 at 3:30 pm (UTC-5)
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The president of Guinea-Bissau, Malam Bacai Sanha, has died in a Paris hospital. A statement from the president’s office said Mr. Sanha died Monday at Val de Grace hospital, where he was undergoing treatment. No cause of death was given, but the 64-year-old leader was known to have had diabetes and a blood ailment. He […]

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Guinea-Bissau President Sanha Dies in Paris

Posted January 9th, 2012 at 1:25 pm (UTC-5)
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The president of Guinea-Bissau, Malam Bacai Sanha, has died in a Paris hospital. A statement from the president’s office said Mr. Sanha died Monday at the Val de Grace hospital, where he was undergoing treatment. No cause of death was given, but the 64-year-old leader was known to have had diabetes and a blood ailment. […]

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Guinea-Bissau President Sanha Dies in Paris

Posted January 9th, 2012 at 11:40 am (UTC-5)
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State media in the West African nation of Guinea-Bissau say President Malam Bacai Sanha has died. A statement from the president’s office says Mr. Sanha died Monday at the Val de Grace hospital in Paris, where he was undergoing treatment. No cause of death was given, but the 64-year-old leader was known to have had […]

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Guinea-Bissau President Sanha Dies in Paris

Posted January 9th, 2012 at 11:10 am (UTC-5)
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State media in the West African nation of Guinea-Bissau say President Malam Bacai Sanha has died. A statement from the president’s office says Mr. Sanha died Monday at the Val de Grace hospital in Paris, where he was undergoing treatment. No cause of death was given, but the 64-year-old leader was known to have had […]

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Nigerian President Announces Government Austerity

Posted January 7th, 2012 at 7:40 pm (UTC-5)
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Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan went on television Saturday to promise that the government will share hardship with ordinary citizens, hit by rising fuel costs. Mr. Jonathan said that everyone must be prepared to make sacrifices. He said the foreign travel of government officials will be reduced to the barest minimum and the salaries will be […]

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Guinea-Bissau President Hospitalized in Paris

Posted December 3rd, 2011 at 8:00 am (UTC-5)
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Guinea-Bissau President Malam Bacai Sanha has been hospitalized in Paris. Media reports say the leader of the West African country has been in France for several days after being transported from Senegal, where he underwent a check up for an undisclosed condition. President Sanha’s health has been a concern since taking office two years ago. […]

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Atambayev Inaugurated as Kyrgyzstan’s President

Posted December 1st, 2011 at 1:40 am (UTC-5)
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Kyrgyzstan President-elect Almazbek Atambayev has been sworn into office in the capital, Bishkek. Mr. Atambayev’s inauguration marks the first peaceful transition of power in Kyrgyzstan since the breakup of the Soviet Union. Atambayev, a former Kyrgyz prime minister, won the presidency by capturing 62 percent of the vote in an October 30 election. Under the […]

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