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Joe Biden to appoint Nigerian-born Adewale Adeyemo as US Deputy Treasury Secretary

US President-elect Joe Biden is set to announce Nigerian-born attorney Adewale Adeyemo, as deputy Treasury secretary, according to various reports. Adeyemo, who was a former senior international economic adviser during the Obama administration, will serve under former Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen, who Biden plans to appoint to lead the US Treasury Department. This will …

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France’s Macron issues ‘republican values’ ultimatum to Muslim leaders

French President Emmanuel Macron has asked the country’s Muslim leaders to accept a charter of “republican values” which states that Islam is not a political movement and prohibits “foreign interference” in Muslim groups. On Wednesday he gave the French Council of the Muslim Faith (CFCM) a 15-day ultimatum to accept the charter. BBC reported that CFCM …

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Barack Obama admits his job as the US President took a toll on his marriage

Former President Barack Obama opens up about his 8 years in office in an upcoming memoir called “A Promised Land” … and he admits the presidency took a toll on wife Michelle.   In his new 768 page reveals how being the leader of the US took a toll on his now 28 year marriage …

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Trump criticizes Biden’s DNC acceptance speech as ‘just words’

President Trump on Thursday wasted no time weighing in on Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden’s acceptance speech, brushing off his agenda as “just words” while Biden was still speaking. “In 47 years, Joe did none of the things of which he now speaks. He will never change, just words!” Trump wrote on Twitter as Biden …

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Trump: ‘If you can protest in person, you can vote in person’ amid mail-in ballot controversy

President Trump on Wednesday said if people can “protest in person,” they can “vote in person” in November, amid the battle over mail-in ballots. “IF YOU CAN PROTEST IN PERSON, YOU CAN VOTE IN PERSON!,” Trump wrote on Twitter in an all-caps tweet. IF YOU CAN PROTEST IN PERSON, YOU CAN VOTE IN PERSON! — …

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Donald Trump says he is looking at BANNING TikTok

President Trump said on Wednesday that the United States was considering banning the TikTok social media app, fearing it could be used by China to spy on Americans. “We’re looking at TikTok, we’re thinking we’re making a decision,” he told reporters in South Lawn before leaving the White House for a day trip to Texas. …

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Belarus president who claimed vodka would cure coronavirus reveals he tested positive for Covid-19

The President of Belarus has announced he tested positive for Covid-19, after describing fears over the pandemic as ‘psychosis,’ and prescribing remedies including vodka and saunas. He made the announcement at a meeting with security officials ahead of the country’s election in two weeks’ time. “Today you are meeting a man who managed to survive …

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Trump wears mask in public for first time during COVID-19 pandemic

For the first time, US President Donald Trump has been seen wearing a mask in public. President Donald Trump wore a mask during a visit to a military hospital on Saturday, the first time the president has been seen in public with the type of facial covering recommended by health officials as a precaution against …

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Trump responds to Kanye West’s presidential bid

US President Donald Trump said Tuesday that rapper Kanye West’s declaration that he is running for president was “very interesting.” Responding to West’s claim that he would run against Trump — for whom the musician has expressed support in the past, Trump told reporters at the White House, “He may.” The declaration by West, 43, …

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Boris Johnson says he would not take the knee: ‘I don’t believe in gestures’

People should not feel “bullied” into taking the knee, Prime Minister Boris Johnson has said. Speaking on LBC on Friday, Johnson acknowledged that there are “injustices and prejudice” that need to be rectified in the UK, but said: “I don’t want people to be bullied into doing things that they don’t necessarily want to do …

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