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Blinken says he raised ‘Hotel Rwanda’ hero’s detention with Rwandan leader

KIGALI, Aug 11 (Reuters) – US Secretary of State Antony Blinken said on Wednesday he had raised with Rwanda’s president US concerns over the jailing of Paul Rusesabagina, portrayed in the film “Hotel Rwanda” sheltering hundreds of people during the 1994 genocide. Rusesabagina, 67, a US permanent resident, was sentenced last September to 25 years …

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Russia suspends START arms inspections over US travel curbs

Russian and US state flags fly near a factory in Vsevolozhsk, Leningrad Region, Russia March 27, 2019. REUTERS / Anton Vaganov / File Photo / File Photo / File Photo Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register This content was produced in Russia, where the law restricts coverage of Russian military operations in …

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Macron, on trip to Cameroon, says food is Russian weapon of war

YAOUNDE, July 26 (Reuters) – French President Emmanuel Macron described the global food crisis as one of Russia’s “weapons of war” during a visit to Cameroon on Tuesday, dismissing suggestions Western sanctions were to blame. Cameroon, like many developing countries, is grappling with sharp increases in prices for oil, fertiliser and foodstuffs. Severe fuel shortages …

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Biden told it will take two weeks to have definitive data on Omicron variant

WASHINGTON, Nov 28 (Reuters) – The top US infectious disease official, Dr. Anthony Fauci, told President Joe Biden on Sunday it will take about two weeks to have definitive information on the new coronavirus variant Omicron that has sparked new travel restrictions and shaken financial markets. Biden, returning to Washington following the Thanksgiving holiday weekend, …

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US steps up fight against Omicron as variant marches across globe

Four US states find cases of Omicron variant Yellen says variant could slow growth ‘Situation is very serious,’ say Germany’s Merkel Omicron may cause half of European infections in months WASHINGTON / BERLIN, Dec 2 (Reuters) – President Joe Biden on Thursday laid out his strategy to fight the coronavirus as the highly contagious Omicron …

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