President Obama is preparing to conclude his trip to Africa. The last leg of his trip is Tanzania, where he continues to press U.S. companies to invest in Africa. A new initiative is going to try to get rid of the road blocks that slow down trade in Africa.
Former National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden reportedly is seeking asylum in at least 20 countries. Snowden is being pursued by U.S. authorities after leaking details of the National Security Agency's surveillance programs.
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The resignations came just days after a senior cleric with ties to the institution was arrested after being caught with about $26 million in cash he was trying to bring into Italy from Switzerland. Pope Francis recently set up a special commission of inquiry to resolve the bank's problems.
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An African tour will include a stop in Tanzania, but not in neighboring Kenya, the homeland of President Obama's late father. The administration says it isn't the right time for a visit, since Kenya's new president is accused of crimes against humanity by the International Criminal Court.
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