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New Zealand leader Ardern offers virus know-how to Joe Biden

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Detroit News – For more and to sign up click here Wellington, New Zealand — New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern on Monday became the latest world leader to congratulate President-elect Joe Biden on his election victory, saying she offered to share her nation’s expertise on dealing with the coronavirus.......

California NAACP leader to step down amid conflict-of-interest criticism

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USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here Melody Gutierrez The longtime leader of California’s NAACP will step down next month, a move that comes amid conflict-of-interest allegations after her public affairs company earned $1.7 million endorsing ballot measures this year. Alice Huffman, 84, cited health issues......

Uganda Releases Opposition Leader After Clashes Kill at Least 28

New York Times
New York Times – For more and to sign up click here NAIROBI, Kenya — Ugandan authorities on Friday charged an opposition leader and presidential contender with breaching coronavirus rules and then released him from jail, two days after his arrest sparked protests nationwide that led to the deaths of......

Michigan House Speaker and Senate majority leader will meet with Trump on Friday, source says

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USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here Trump extended the invitation on Thursday morning to the Michigan lawmakers by calling Mike Shirkey, the person familiar previously told CNN. Trump and the lawmakers will meet at 4 p.m. ET, the source familiar with the plans said. Shirkey......

Ex-GM board member, union leader sentenced to 30 months in prison

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Former UAW Vice President Joe Ashton speaks during a GM announcement at a plant in Spring Hill, Tenn. in 2011. GM Former General Motors board member Joe Ashton, a retired United Auto Workers leader, was sentenced Tuesday to 30 months......

Judge sentences former UAW leader Joe Ashton to federal prison

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Detroit News – For more and to sign up click here Detroit — Former United Auto Workers Vice President Joe Ashton was sentenced to 2 1/2 years in federal prison Tuesday for taking $250,000 in kickbacks from a union vendor, the second-longest sentence issued during a years-long crackdown on auto industry......

Forces from Ethiopia’s Tigray region bombed Eritrean capital, Tigray leader says

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FILE PHOTO: Debretsion Gebremichael, Tigray Regional President, attends the funeral ceremony of Ethiopia’s Army Chief of Staff Seare Mekonnen in Mekele, Tigray Region, Ethiopia June 26, 2019. REUTERS/Tiksa Negeri/File Photo ADDIS ABABA (Reuters) – The leader of Ethiopia’s Tigray region told Reuters on Sunday that his forces bombed the airport......

Iran Denies That Al Qaeda Leader Was Killed in Tehran

New York Times
New York Times – For more and to sign up click here Iran’s Foreign Ministry on Saturday denied a report that Israeli agents had fatally shot Al Qaeda’s second-ranking leader on the streets of Tehran, likening it to a “Hollywood” scenario manufactured by “American and Zionist” officials. The ministry issued......

Polisario leader says Western Sahara ceasefire with Morocco is over

Reuters
ALGIERS/RABAT (Reuters) – The leader of the Polisario Front, Western Sahara’s independence movement, said on Saturday the group had ended a 29-year ceasefire with Morocco to resume its armed struggle following a border confrontation. FILE PHOTO: The word Polisario is seen on the ground in Tifariti, Western Sahara, September 9,......

‘You Cannot Say No’: The Reign of Terror That Sustains Belarus’s Leader

New York Times
New York Times – For more and to sign up click here MINSK, Belarus — Appalled by savage police violence at the start of Belarus’s would-be revolution, the host of a popular morning show on state television quit his job in protest and declared that his country’s veteran leader, no......

Lakewood City Council President Dan O’Malley Elected Leader of North Shore AFL-CIO

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Courtesy North Shore AFL-CIO Dan O’Malley Lakewood City Council President Dan O’Malley has been elected to succeed Harriet Applegate as the leader of the North Shore AFL-CIO, Ohio’s largest labor organization. O’Malley, 35, was elected to the Executive Secretary position without challenge. He has served, in recent years, as the......

Biden speaks with Pope Francis, the latest world leader to acknowledge the new president-elect

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Pope Francis is joined by Vice President Joseph Biden after addressing Congress on his first U.S. visit on Sept 24th, 2015. Mindy Schauer| MediaNews Group | Getty Images WASHINGTON — President-elect Joe Biden spoke with Pope Francis on Thursday, adding to the......

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