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Cuba dreading Trump re-election, says diplomat

Cuba dreading Trump re-election, says diplomat

The re-election of Donald Trump as president of the United States would be "the worst" scenario for Cuba, Havana's top diplomat in charge of relations with Washington told AFP."If the Republicans win ... it's a very negative scenario," said Carlos Ferna

Biden: African Americans mulling Trump vote 'ain't black'

Biden: African Americans mulling Trump vote 'ain't black'

White House hopeful Joe Biden told an African-American radio host Friday that he "ain't black" if he was unsure who to support in November's election, igniting controversy and accusations of racism from President Donald Trump's camp.The comments by the pr

US hopes for better ties with Burundi after election

US hopes for better ties with Burundi after election

The United States said Thursday it hoped for better ties with Burundi after its latest election, which it praised as an improvement from its violent 2015 vote."It's no secret, our relations with Burundi have not been what I would call cordial at all," said

Burundians vote despite virus outbreak

Burundians vote despite virus outbreak

Tense elections to replace Burundi's long-ruling president got underway on Wednesday despite a coronavirus outbreak that the East African nation has largely ignored.The vote comes after five years of turmoil sparked by President Pierre Nkurunziza's bid for a

Suriname readies to vote despite virus

Suriname readies to vote despite virus

The tiny South American nation of Suriname holds legislative elections next week despite the coronavirus pandemic, and amid corruption scandals and tough economic times.Some 380,000 registered voters will cast ballots on May 25 to elect the 51-member national

No criminal probe of Obama or Biden: US attorney general

No criminal probe of Obama or Biden: US attorney general

The US attorney general said Monday he did not expect to investigate either former president Barack Obama or former vice president Joe Biden over the 2016 Russia election meddling case, despite President Donald Trump's call for a probe.Bill Barr said the orig