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Incumbent Geingob wins Namibia presidential election with 56.3% of the vote

WINDHOEK (Reuters) – Namibia’s incumbent President Hage Geingob has won the 2019 presidential election with 56.3% of the vote, the Electoral Commission of Namibia (ECN) said on Saturday, surviving the country’s biggest corruption scandal, an economic recession and a fractured ruling party. Geingob, Namibia’s third leader since the sparsely populated and mostly arid country freed …

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Exclusive: EU antitrust regulators say they are investigating Google’s data collection

BRUSSELS (Reuters) – EU antitrust regulators are investigating Google’s collection of data, the European Commission told Reuters on Saturday, suggesting the world’s most popular internet search engine remains in its sites despite record fines in recent years. Competition enforcers on both sides of the Atlantic are now looking into how dominant tech companies use and …

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Iranian opposition leader compares Supreme Leader to toppled Shah

GENEVA (Reuters) – Iranian opposition leader Mirhossein Mousavi has compared Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei to the Shah, the monarch deposed in a 1979 revolution, following the government’s crackdown on protests this month. The unrest began on Nov. 15 after the government of the Islamic Republic, one of OPEC’s biggest oil producers, announced gasoline price …

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Ireland set for IS detainee, young daughter to return from Turkey

DUBLIN (Reuters) – Ireland expects to repatriate an Irish citizen aligned to Islamic State and her two-year-old daughter from Turkey this weekend, Prime Minister Leo Varadkar said on Saturday, as authorities in Ankara continues its deportation of detainees. Turkey says it has captured 287 militants in northeast Syria, where Turkish troops launched an offensive against …

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As Juncker bids farewell, new EU executive begins with scrutiny over Luxembourg tax

BRUSSELS (Reuters) – Officials from the new European Commission will discuss a report by International Monetary Fund researchers that lists Luxembourg as a world-leading tax haven just days after the former leader of the Grand Duchy departs the EU executive’s helm. Vice-President Margrethe Vestager and tax commissioner Paolo Gentiloni will on Monday meet IMF researchers …