Mnangagwa says disputed Zimbabwe election 'behind us'

Mnangagwa says disputed Zimbabwe election 'behind us'Zimbabwe President Emmerson Mnangagwa on Monday called for the country to move on from its disputed election, despite his victory being challenged in court over alleged fraud and his inauguration delayed. The country’s first election since the fall of Robert Mugabe was mired by the army opening fire on protesters, allegations of vote-rigging and a crackdown on opposition activists. Mnangagwa, who narrowly won the July 30 vote, took power last year when military generals ousted Mugabe after 37 years in office.


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Tensions rise as US border agents stop Canadian fishermen in disputed waters off Maine

Tensions rise as US border agents stop Canadian fishermen in disputed waters off MainePrimarily inhabited by nesting puffins, the islands of North Rock and Machias Seal remain the only disputed lands between US and Canada. Canada’s government is investigating reports that US border patrol officers have intercepted and questioned crew members on more than 20 Canadian vessels in disputed waters off the coast of Maine.


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Spain prepares to welcome disputed Aquarius migrants

  1. Spain prepares to welcome disputed Aquarius migrants  BBC News
  2. Boat migrants rocked by EU political storm to arrive in Spain  Reuters
  3. Rescued migrants escaping North Africa expected to arrive Sunday in Spain  CBS News
  4. News Analysis: Wandering of humanitarian ship Aquarius illustrates failure of EU migration policy?  Xinhua
  5. The retreat of rescue ships from the Mediterranean is a sign of changing odds for migrants  Washington Post
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Merkel on tightrope over disputed migrant policy

Merkel on tightrope over disputed migrant policyGerman Chancellor Angela Merkel was fighting Tuesday to stamp out the first major row within her uneasy coalition, as disputes over her refugee policy returned to haunt her while she negotiates a broad EU asylum deal. The discord within her conservative bloc burst into the open on Monday when hardline Interior Minister Horst Seehofer, of Merkel’s Bavarian allies CSU, hastily cancelled the presentation of his tough new “masterplan” on immigration. Merkel has made clear she rejects a plan to turn back at German borders any asylum-seeker already registered in another EU country, arguing that her country shouldn’t go it alone while Europe searches for a common policy.


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