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US election 2016: George HW Bush 'to vote for Clinton'

Mr Bush and his wife Barbara

US Republican ex-President George HW Bush will vote for Democrat Hillary Clinton in November, US news website Politico reports.

Mr Bush allegedly made the pledge to Kathleen Kennedy Townsend, niece to US ex-President John F Kennedy.

The former president's office has not confirmed the report, with a spokesman saying he was checking.

Mr Bush, who held office from 1989 until 1993, has not endorsed Republican candidate Donald Trump. . . . . . .


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Obama's final UN assembly address: 'At this moment we all face a choice'

President Obama addressing UN General Assembly

US president sought to rally the morale of embattled liberal democracies at the summit, which is labouring under the shadow of resurgent east-west tensions

Barack Obama warned on Tuesday that the world faced a stark and urgent choice between striving for fairer open markets and democracies or falling prey to the lure of populist demagogues, xenophobia and division.


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Ghana to Launch First Foreign Exchange Auction From Cocoa Loans

BofG Governor Abdul Nashiru Issahaku with President Mahama

Ghana will start its first foreign-exchange auction by inviting bids for the proceeds from the cocoa regulator’s syndicated loans as the West African country seeks to liberalize its currency markets.

“We will start with a rules-based market-driven auction,” Bank of Ghana Governor Abdul Nashiru Issahaku told reporters Monday in the capital, Accra. “Banks will come to the auction and bid for the proceeds.”


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New York bombing: Suspect Ahmad Khan Rahami 'arrested after shooting police officer', local media reports

Suspect Ahmad Khan Rahami, New York bombing

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Police named 28-year-old Ahmad Khan Rahami as a suspect in an explosion in Manhattan over the weekend that left 29 wounded, as New York governor Andrew Cuomo said a there may be a 'foreign connection' to the attack.


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Theresa May to tell world leaders that Britain has 'a right' to protect its borders

Theresa May, British Prime Minister

Britain has “the right” to control its borders, Theresa May will tell world leaders as she warns that hundreds of thousands of “economic migrants” are posing has refugees.

The Prime Minister will use a trip to the United Nations General Assembly this week to criticise the global response to “unmanaged migration”, warning that they are simply “treating the symptoms of this crisis”.

Mrs May will say that “all countries” have a “responsibility” to manage their borders to reduce illegal and uncontrolled migration.


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World heavyweight boxing champion Anthony Joshua likes 'turning men into boys' as Joseph Parker enters his radar

Anthony Joshua with Manager

World boxing champion Anthony Joshua says he enjoys watching opponents "turn from a man to a boy" in the ring as he starts to set his targets on rising New Zealand heavyweight Joseph Parker.

The big Brit has started a 10-week training camp ahead of his November 26 IBF title defence in Manchester.

Joshua's promoter Eddie Hearn is set to reveal the opponent on September 26.


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Liberian Leader Commissions Envoys To UK, Ghana

President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf

President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf has commissioned Liberia’s Ambassadors to the United Kingdom and Ghana respectively in Monrovia.

According to an Executive Mansion release, those commissioned were Dr. S. Mohammed Sheriff, Ambassador to the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, and Madam Genevieve A. Kennedy, Ambassador to the Republic of Ghana.

Performing the commissioning ceremony on Friday, President Sirleaf hoped that the commissioned officials will represent the country with a high level of professionalism and allegiance to improve the image of Liberia.


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Obama aims to define his global leadership in last U.N. speech

FILE - In this Sept. 28, 2015, file photo, President Barack Obama addresses the 70th session of the United Nations General Assembly. In one of his last major appearances on the world stage, Obama will try to define how his leadership has made the planet safer and more prosperous when he gives his farewell speech to the U.N. General Assembly on Sept. 20, 2016. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)

WASHINGTON — In one of his last major appearances on the world stage, President Barack Obama will try to define how his leadership has made the planet safer and more prosperous when he gives his farewell speech to the U.N. General Assembly on Tuesday.


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Donald Trump says Hillary Clinton’s bodyguards should disarm and ‘see what happens to her'

Donald Trump

Donald Trump has sparked a fresh furore by calling on Hillary Clinton’s security detail to disarm and “see what happens to her”.

Presidential candidates are heavily protected by armed Secret Service agents at all times.

“I think that her bodyguards should drop all weapons,” Mr. Trump, the Republicans’ presidential nominee, said at a rally on Friday night in Miami.


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Johnson, Stein fail to qualify for first debate

Gary Johnson

Washington (CNN)Libertarian Gary Johnson and Green Party nominee Jill Stein will not participate in the first presidential debate, and their running mates will not be in the vice presidential debate, the Commission on Presidential Debates announced Friday.

The decision means Democrat Hillary Clinton and Republican Donald Trump will be the only two candidates on the stage on September 26, and Tim Kaine and Mike Pence, their respective running mates, will be the only participants on October 4.


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