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Nigeria releases first photo of ailing president in almost 80 days

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Nigeria releases first photo of ailing president in almost 80 days

Nigeria released a photograph of President Muhammadu Buhari on Sunday, the first in almost three months after he left the country on May 7 for medical leave in Britain. In stark contrast to his first absence, when numerous photos of a notably skeletal leader were published, the presidency had released no images of Buhari during his current medical leave until now. The president is on his second medical leave so far this year, the majority of which he has spent being treated for an undisclosed ailment in London.

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Iran top judge demands U.S. release assets, jailed Iranians

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Iran top judge demands U.S. release assets, jailed Iranians

Iran’s top judge called on the United States on Monday to release Iranians held in U.S. jails and billions of dollars in Iranian assets, days after Washington urged Tehran to free three U.S. citizens. The statement by Ayatollah Sadeq Larijani capped a week of heightened rhetoric over the jailing and disappearance of Americans in Iran and new U.S. sanctions against the Islamic Republic.

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Trump open to signing Russia sanctions legislation: official

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Trump open to signing Russia sanctions legislation: official

By Idrees Ali WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The White House said on Sunday that U.S. President Donald Trump was open to signing legislation toughening sanctions on Russia after Senate and House leaders reached agreement on a bill late last week. Congressional Democrats said on Saturday they had agreed with Republicans on a deal allowing new sanctions targeting Russia, Iran and North Korea in a bill that would limit any potential effort by Trump to try to lift sanctions against Moscow. “We support where the legislation is now and will continue working with the House and Senate to put …read more

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