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April 29, 2017 4:06 PM Tanzania fires 10,000 civil servants over ‘fake qualifications’

By AGENCE FRANCE PRESSE, DAR ES SALAAM, Tanzania, Apr 29 – Tanzanian President John Magufuli sacked close to 10,000 civil servants on Friday after a government report found they had faked their qualifications. Some of the government workers are accused of falsifying exam certificates while others are said to have passed relatives’ qualifications off as their

April 28, 2017 4:47 PM EU readies united Brexit front, bets on Macron

DUBLIN European Union leaders may have feared the worst for 2017 but in the coming days they can demonstrate a united front on Brexit, watch the bloc's economic recovery strengthen further and likely avoid an electoral earthquake in France. In a year laden with potential risks, Europe has so far cleared an electoral hurdle in the Netherlands, produced

April 28, 2017 4:10 PM Macron evokes French Resistance as Le Pen party faces new Holocaust row

Mr Macron sought to bring the horrors of the Holocaust home to voters with his visit to Oradour-sur-Glane. France’s troubled wartime past has taken centre stage in a highly charged presidential race as Emmanuel Macron visited the site of France’s worst Nazi massacre and Marine Le Pen’s party suffered a new blow over alleged Holocaust denial

April 28, 2017 3:17 PM Furor over Holocaust comments hits Le Pen's election bid

PARIS Marine Le Pen's bid to defy the odds and win election as French president risked a setback on Friday when the man named interim head of her National Front party stood down to defend himself against charges that he shares the views of Holocaust deniers. Days from the May 7 ballot when the far-right leader faces off against centrist ex-banker Emmanuel

April 28, 2017 11:43 AM France election: New far right leader quits in Holocaust row

France's far-right National Front (FN) has replaced its leader for the second time in three days after a row erupted about Holocaust denial. Jean-François Jalkh had been named as the interim president on Tuesday after Marine Le Pen stepped down to fight for the French presidency. Mr Jalkh denies claims that in past remarks he questioned the reality of Nazi gas chambers

April 28, 2017 11:17 AM UK on heightened alert after terror arrests

By AGENCE FRANCE PRESSE, London, United Kingdom, Apr 28 – British police warned Friday they were facing an “increased level of terrorist activity”, the day after a knifeman was arrested near parliament and a woman was shot in a separate police raid. Just weeks after the attack on the Houses of Parliament that left five people dead and scores injured

April 28, 2017 11:09 AM Le Pen’s party swaps leader after Holocaust comments

By AGENCE FRANCE PRESSE, PARIS, France, Apr 28 – The party of French far-right presidential candidate Marine Le Pen changed its interim leader for the second time in four days on Friday after her first stand-in was accused of praising the work of a Holocaust denier. Le Pen announced on Monday she was temporarily stepping aside as leader of the National

April 28, 2017 7:23 AM German MPs approve partial burqa ban, security measures

By AGENCE FRANCE PRESSE, BERLIN, Apr 28 – German lawmakers on Thursday approved a partial ban on the full-face burqa Islamic veil and a package of security measures aimed at preventing extremist attacks. The new laws follow several jihadist attacks, including a truck rampage through a Berlin Christmas market that claimed 12 lives, and come ahead of September

April 28, 2017 7:23 AM Bundestag bans face veils for civil servants amid security measures

In a late night sitting, the lower house of parliament has approved a raft of security measures and a draft ban on face veils. The ban would only apply to civil servants in Germany. Germany's lower house of parliament, the Bundestag, on Thursday approved a draft law that would prevent civil servants, judges and soldiers from wearing Islamic full-face

April 28, 2017 5:01 AM Arkansas carries out last execution before drug expires

By AGENCE FRANCE PRESSE, WASHINGTON, United States, Apr 28 – Arkansas executed another inmate on Thursday, the last in a series of lethal injections that the state has squeezed into a compressed timeline, even as the daughter of one of his victims appealed for clemency. A plan by the conservative southern state to execute eight prisoners in 11 days — before