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6 Aug
Democratic Republic of Congo has asked the spokesman for a U.N. mission in the country to leave, accusing him of "indelicate and inappropriate" statements that contributed to tensions behind deadly protests last week.
22 Jul
Mali junta expels UN peacekeeping mission spokesman over tweets. BAMAKO – Mali's military government on Wednesday ordered the spokesman of the United Nations peacekeeping mission MINUSMA to leave the country within 72 hours over Tweets about a diplomatic incident with Ivory Coast that has soured relations with the U.N.
2 Oct 2021
Social media users have been sharing images that purport to be of Taliban spokesperson Zabihullah Mujahid. It's claimed they show he's leading a double life. The photos, supposedly, include him failing to wear a head covering and even posing alongside a woman who also isn't wearing a headscarf or veil. But by using reverse image searches and facial recognition technology, it's easy to see the photos are all of other people. The means to spot fakes are out there, but people have to want to look.
28 Apr 2020
Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Geng Shuang said some U.S. politicians are lying to deflect attention from their insufficient response in dealing with the new coronavirus at home.
24 Jun 2017
White House spokesman Sean Spicer says U.S. President Donald Trump has no intention of firing Robert Mueller, the special counsel investigating allegations of Russian meddling in the 2016 U.S. election and possible collusion with the Trump campaign.
1 Feb 2017
White House spokesman Sean Spicer says former acting Attorney General Sally Yates was in a position of leadership and expected "to execute orders that are handed down to them properly."
24 Jan 2017
White House spokesman Sean Spicer says U.S. President Donald Trump spoke with Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi by phone and discussed fighting terrorism and extremism.

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