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France counts costs of protests, new measures: $11B

France counts costs of protests, new measures: $11B

Tax relief and other fiscal measures announced by French President Emmanuel Macron to try to calm nationwide protests will cost 10 billion euros ($11 billion), the government said Tuesday. In parliament, Prime Minister Edouard Philippe went to bat for Macron's measures, calling them...

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Israel: 3rd Hezbollah tunnel found on Lebanon border

Israel: 3rd Hezbollah tunnel found on Lebanon border

Israeli army on Tuesday announced it had discovered a third tunnel leading into Israeli territory from southern Lebanon, according to a military statement. “The attack tunnel is under the IDF's control and does not pose an imminent threat,” the Israeli army said.  The...

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Child malnutrition worsened in insurgency-hit Nigeria

Child malnutrition worsened in insurgency-hit Nigeria

Apart from having the world’s largest mortality rate of under-fives, a UNICEF nutrition expert said Nigeria now has at least 35 million severely malnourished children. UNICEF nutrition experts say the crisis is most prevalent in Adamawa, Borno and Yobe -- the three states in the...

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Iran says it recently tested a ballistic missile

Iran says it recently tested a ballistic missile

A senior Revolutionary Guards commander said Tuesday that Iran had recently carried out a ballistic missile test but he did not specify what kind of missile had been tested, according to Fars News. The comment appeared to confirm a report by U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo who said...

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Theresa May to visit Germany for crisis Brexit talks

Theresa May to visit Germany for crisis Brexit talks

Germany’s chancellor will host Britain’s prime minister Tuesday in Berlin to discuss the latest developments on Brexit, her office said. “Upon a request from the British side, Chancellor Angela Merkel will meet British Prime Minister Theresa May on Tuesday at 13:00 hours,”...

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Palestinian shot dead by Israeli forces in Hebron

Palestinian shot dead by Israeli forces in Hebron

A Palestinian man was shot dead by Israeli forces near the West Bank city of Hebron on Tuesday, according to the Health Ministry. Omar Awawdeh, 27, was shot in his back by Israeli forces and rushed to hospital in a serious condition, the ministry said in a statement. “He soon...

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Israeli army storms Palestinian news agency office

Israeli army storms Palestinian news agency office

Israeli army on Monday stormed the headquarters of Palestine's official news agency Wafa, eye witnesses said. An Israeli military official in the occupied West Bank city of Ramallah held journalists inside a room of the building and fired tear gas canisters at them. Clashes...

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Turkey calls for justice for Khashoggi killing under international law

Turkey calls for justice for Khashoggi killing under international law

Turkey said Monday the world should seek justice for slain Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi under international law after Riyadh ruled out extraditing two senior Saudi officials who Turkish officials suspect planned his killing in Istanbul. Fahrettin Altun, director of communications at...

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Yemen's Saudi-backed government rejects UN troops in Hodeida city

Yemen's Saudi-backed government rejects UN troops in Hodeida city

Yemen's Saudi-backed government is willing to accept a U.N. role in Hodeida's seaport, a lifeline for millions of people during the country's war, but not a long-term presence in the city itself, Foreign Minister Khalid al Yamani said Monday. Mediator Martin Griffiths, who opened United...

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Israeli court jails Palestinian woman for 30 months

Israeli court jails Palestinian woman for 30 months

An Israeli court on Monday sentenced a Palestinian woman to 30 months in prison for an alleged stabbing attempt in the occupied West Bank, according to a Palestinian NGO. The Ofer military court also ordered Israa Samih Jaber, 19, to pay a fine of 2,000 shekels ($540), the Palestinian...

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May postpones Brexit deal vote: Reports

May postpones Brexit deal vote: Reports

British Prime Minister Theresa May has postponed Tuesday's vote on Brexit deal after holding an emergency conference call with her Cabinet on Tuesday, the country’s media reported. May will give a statement to the House of Commons on the European Union at 3.30 p.m. local time (1530GMT),...

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Rights group urges global response to abuse in Myanmar

Rights group urges global response to abuse in Myanmar

A London-based rights group on Monday called upon the world to reflect and respond to the ongoing human rights abuses in Myanmar. "While we celebrate the anniversary of the UN’s adoption of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and the achievements thereafter, we must also take a...

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Iraq won’t be platform for attacking others: PM

Iraq won’t be platform for attacking others: PM

raq will never be a launching pad for attacking other countries, Iraqi Prime Minister Adil Abdul-Mahdi said on Monday.  “My government will not allow turning Iraq into a hotbed for terrorism or a source of attacks on other countries,” he told a ceremony held to mark the first...

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Merkel hails adoption of UN migration pact

Merkel hails adoption of UN migration pact

German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Monday hailed the adoption of UN migration pact, stressing that it would ensure human rights for all, including refugees and migrants. “This is a very important day. We agreed for the first time at global level on a comprehensive political compact...

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Death toll from Ebola in Congo rises to 235

Death toll from Ebola in Congo rises to 235

The death toll from Ebola has risen to 235 in the Democratic Republic of Congo since the start of an outbreak in late July, the country's Health Ministry said on Monday. According to the Health Ministry, among the 494 cases of reported hemorrhagic fever, 446 of them were confirmed to be...

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Iraq marks anniversary of victory over Daesh

Iraq marks anniversary of victory over Daesh

Iraq Monday celebrated the anniversary of its costly victory over Daesh (ISIS), which has lost virtually all the territory it once held but still carries out sporadic attacks. The government declared victory last December after a grueling three-year war in which tens of thousands of...

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Yemen calls for more humanitarian aid from Turkey

Yemen calls for more humanitarian aid from Turkey

Yemen is calling for more humanitarian aid and protection from Turkey, said the undersecretary of Yemen's Ministry of Local Administration. Speaking to Anadolu Agency, Hasan Alsoudi said: "There is urgent need of humanitarian aid in Yemen. People in our country are now cutting trees and...

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Israel accepted to anti-illicit funding body FATF: minister

Israel accepted to anti-illicit funding body FATF: minister

Israel has been accepted as a member of a global inter-governmental body dedicated to combating money laundering and terrorism financing, a step that could help it influence policy against regional foes, the Justice Ministry said Monday. The Financial Action Task Force confirmed...

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France counts costs of protests, new measures: $11B      Israel: 3rd Hezbollah tunnel found on Lebanon border      250,000 Syrian refugees could return home next year: UNHCR      People suffer bread shortage in regime-held Deir Ezzor      Child malnutrition worsened in insurgency-hit Nigeria      Iran says it recently tested a ballistic missile      Huawei exec remains behind bars in Canada      Theresa May to visit Germany for crisis Brexit talks