Dam dis­pute drags on

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CAIRO: Egypt has crit­i­cised re­ports blam­ing it for the fail­ure of re­cent talks with Ethiopia and Su­dan to reach an agree­ment over Ethiopia’s mas­sive dam un­der con­struc­tion on a Nile River trib­u­tary and called for a new round of talks to be held in Cairo.

Last week’s dis­cus­sions between the three coun­tries were the lat­est at­tempt to re­solve the dis­pute over the dam’s down­stream im­pact.

Egypt fears the Grand

Ethiopian Re­nais­sance Dam would im­pact its share of the Nile River, which is a life­line for the coun­try’s 100 mil­lion peo­ple.

Trump’s dagga vow

DEN­VER: A Repub­li­can senator says Pres­i­dent Don­ald Trump has promised to sup­port leg­is­la­tion pro­tect­ing the dagga in­dus­try in states that have le­galised the drug, re­mov­ing a threat placed by the at­tor­ney-gen­eral three months ago.

Senator Cory Gard­ner said Trump made the pledge in a con­ver­sa­tion.

Gard­ner has been push­ing to re­verse a de­ci­sion by at­tor­neygen­eral Jeff Ses­sions in Jan­uary re­mov­ing pro­hi­bi­tions from pros­e­cu­tion against peo­ple who were fol­low­ing laws in states like Colorado that le­galised the drug.

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