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Ukraine’s Zelenskyy alleges coup will be attempted against him next week; Russia denies involvement

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Zelenskiy told reporters that Ukraine had uncovered a plot for an attempted coup and that Ukrainians and Russians were involved, The Washington Post reported. While he also spoke of a threat of military escalation fr...

Trump pressured Pence to engineer a coup, then put the VP in danger, source says

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President Donald Trump and top White House officials did little to check in on Vice President Mike Pence while he and members of his family were inside the US Capitol when Trump-backed rioters stormed the halls of C...

Sudan’s Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok says he’ll never step down ‘willingly’ in the wake of coup

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Khartoum, Sudan Sudan's Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok, who is under house arrest following a military coup on Monday, says that he will never "willingly" stand down, according to sources close to the prime minister. ...

Sudan’s military chief reinstates prime minister ousted after last month’s coup

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Khartoum, Sudan Sudan's military chief on Sunday reinstated Abdalla Hamdok as prime minister, almost a month after he was ousted in a military takeover. Gen. Abdel Fattah Al-Burhan appeared with Hamdok at a signing c...

Sudan: Officials say coup attempt failed, army in control

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The development underscored the fragility of Sudan’s path to democracy, more than two years after the military's overthrow of longtime autocrat Omar al-Bashir amid a public uprising against his three-decade rule. Sud...

Sudan protesters call for military coup as political crisis deepens

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Thousands of demonstrators gathered in front of the presidential palace in Khartoum on Saturday calling for the military to seize power as Sudan grapples with the biggest political crisis in its two-year-old transit...

Sudan internet cuts complicate civil disobedience campaign against coup

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Sudanese pro-democracy groups launched two days of civil disobedience and strikes on Sunday in protest at last month's military coup, though participation appeared to be limited by continuing interruptions to intern...

Ousted Myanmar President says army tried to force him to resign hours before coup

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Myanmar's deposed President testified on Tuesday that the military tried to force him to relinquish power hours before its February 1 coup, warning him he could be seriously harmed if he refused, according to his law...

Officer injured in Capitol riot warns Michael Flynn’s coup comments could ‘absolutely’ lead to more violence

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A DC Metropolitan Police officer who was brutally assaulted while defending the US Capitol during the January 6 insurrection said Wednesday evening that Michael Flynn's recent comments about a Myanmar-style coup in ...

Myanmar frees more than 2,000 prisoners held since military coup

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Myanmar freed more than 2,000 detainees on Wednesday, among them journalists and others who the ruling military said had been held on incitement charges for taking part in protests, local media reported. The release ...

Myanmar fighting since coup has displaced 230,000 people, UN says

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An estimated 230,000 people have been displaced by fighting in Myanmar and need assistance, the United Nations said on Thursday, as a major armed ethnic group expressed concern about military force, civilian deaths a...

Myanmar ambassador says he’s locked out of London embassy in ‘coup’

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London Myanmar's ambassador to the UK said he has been locked out of the London embassy in what he described as another "coup." Ambassador Kyaw Zwar Minn -- who last month broke ranks with his country's military jun...

Milley pressed on claims he was concerned Trump would attempt coup

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Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Mark Milley said Wednesday he wouldn't comment on a recent book excerpt alleging he was so shaken that then-President Donald Trump and his allies might attempt a coup or take ot...

Mali’s top court declares coup leader Goita as interim president

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Mali's constitutional court on Friday declared Assimi Goita, the colonel who led a military coup this week while serving as vice president, to be the new interim president. The ruling raises the stakes as West Afric...

LA teachers union boss says children lost nothing during pandemic, now know words ‘insurrection’ and ‘coup’

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"There is no such thing as learning loss," United Teachers Los Angeles President Cecily Myart-Cruz told "Los Angeles Magazine" in a rare sit-down interview when she was questioned about how her insistence to keep the...

Jackie Weaver, Britney Spears and a local coup d’état: A breakdown of the world’s worst Zoom call

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London Was the Zoom meeting of the century called illegally? Had all participants read and understood the standing orders? And, most importantly, did Jackie Weaver have the authority to kick Handforth Parish Council'...

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