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AG William Barr faces huge test as Robert Mueller’s final report approaches

Today 06:59 GMT

William Barr has been attorney general for just one week but is on the cusp of staring down what will almost certainly be the most consequential decision of his long career: how much of the special counsel’s findings to make public.

The position catapults him from Justice Department outsider free to theorize and speculate on special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation to the man at the centre of the legal and political firestorm that will accompany its looming conclusion.

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Source: DW

Kenyan court delays decision on homosexuality

Today 05:09 GMT

In the recent past, men caught having sexual relations with other men were arrested and sentenced in court to up to fourteen years of imprisonment.

"Most Kenyans are bothered with this (homosexuality) and see it as a threat to national culture," he said. Homophobic views appear to be deeply rooted in many African countries. More than half of the countries in sub-Saharan Africa have anti-homosexuality laws, although others have moved towards legal tolerance, watchdogs say.

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Source: Global News

Canadian who tried to join terror group in Syria released on parole despite being ‘high risk to public safety’

Friday 19:05 GMT

An Ontario man who travelled to Syria to join an al-Qaida faction is being released from prison less than two years after pleading guilty, even though the Parole Board of Canada is concerned he might continue to engage in terrorism.

“Based on the public safety factors and above noted considerations, your risk to public safety has been rated as high because there are current indicators of high risk/concern,” according to the decision.

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Source: DW

Burundi rejects AU's troop pullout decision

Friday 16:20 GMT

Burundi and Somalia have called for an emergency summit to discuss the pullout of 1,000 Burundian troops from the African Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) before the end of the month.

Since 2007, Burundi soldiers have made the ultimate sacrifice, and I assure the people of Burundi, your soldiers' sacrifice will not go in vain," he said. "I thank the government and people of this great nation for your pan-Africanism to help your fellow African brothers and sisters in Somalia.

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Source: BBC

Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola 'a big fan of VAR' after win at Schalke

Friday 00:35 GMT

Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola said he is "a big fan of VAR" despite his side conceding two penalties and having a man sent off in a Champions League last-16 first-leg win at Schalke.

As well as Schalke's two penalties, there were two big calls in Atletico Madrid's 2-0 win over Juventus in the evening's other game. Daniel Caligiuri hit a shot from the edge of the area which came off Otamendi's arm, which was down by his side.

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Source: BBC

Schalke 2-3 Manchester City: Raheem Sterling snatches late win for City

Thursday 20:55 GMT

Raheem Sterling scored a last-minute winner as 10-man Manchester City staged a brilliant late comeback to beat Schalke in the first leg of their Champions League last-16 tie.

Questions were asked about City when they lost 2-1 at Newcastle in late January, but five successive victories later talk has turned to whether they can win achieve an unprecedented quadruple of trophies this season. While Phil Foden believes they can "definitely" win all four, fellow midfielder Kevin de Bruyne has suggested it would be "nearly impossible" and Guardiola said it was "silly" to be asked the question in February.


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