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176 Killed After Ukrainian Passenger Plane Crashes in Iran

A Ukrainian Boeing-737 with more than 170 people onboard has crashed in Iran, according to local media. Iran's Red Crescent said there is no chance of finding survivors. The aircraft belonging to Ukraine International Airlines crashed just after take-off from Iran's Imam Khomeini airport in Tehran, said the Fars state news agency. Preliminary

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US House of Representatives Impeaches Donald Trump

Washington, DC - The United States House of Representatives voted largely along party lines to impeach President Donald Trump for obstruction of Congress and abuse of power related to his dealings with Ukraine. Trump is only the third president in US history to be impeached by the full House. Wednesday's votes set up a likely January

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President Museveni meets with UNFPA Executive Director

President Yoweri Museveni has re-emphasized the need for African Governments to emphasize transformation of their societies in order to address the challenges of gender equality along with other pertinent issues of gender-based violence. The President was speaking to a delegation of the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) led by the Fund’s

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Ethiopian Prime Minister, Abiy Ahmed wins Nobel Peace Prize

The prime minister of Ethiopia, Abiy Ahmed,  has won the 2019 Nobel Peace Prize. Abiy won for his “efforts to achieve peace and international cooperation, and in particular his decisive initiative to resolve the border conflict with neighbouring Eritrea”, said Berit Reiss-Andersen, the Norwegian Nobel committee’s chair. Abiy came to power in April

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EU, Makerere University Team Up to Commemorate International Democracy Day 2019

The European Union Delegation to Uganda on Monday announced that it will celebrate International Democracy Day 2019 by organizing an event on "The role of Parliament in shaping representative democracy in Uganda", hosted by Makerere University. The event, which will involve an exchange of views with many of the students from

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Bombardier Quits Commercial Aviation After Failing to Break the Boeing-Airbus Stranglehold

Bombardier has given up on commercial aviation, selling its regional jet business to Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHVYF) for $550 million in cash. The sale marks the end of an era for Montreal-based Bombardier, which has been forced to admit defeat in the face of heavy competition from the industry's entrenched duopoly, Boeing(BA) and Airbus (EADSY). Bombardier (BDRAF) CEO Alain Bellemare said the

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