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Hong Kong starts standing down riot police after budget hike

Hong Kong starts standing down riot police after budget hike

Hong Kong's riot police officers will begin returning to regular law enforcement duties such as crime prevention and traffic control because violent pro-democracy protests have faded, the force said on Thursday. The announcement came a day after the force was given a 25 percent bump in its...

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Greek islanders strike as migrant camp row intensifies

Greek islanders strike as migrant camp row intensifies

The Greek islands of Lesbos, Chios and Samos staged a general strike Wednesday, as protests against the construction of new migrant camps intensified. For a second day, protesters on Lesbos faced off against riot police near the town of Mantamados, close to the site of a planned camp for up...

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UK, France and Germany intensify bid to save Iran nuclear deal

UK, France and Germany intensify bid to save Iran nuclear deal

Western European powers stepped up efforts on Wednesday to try to save a 2015 deal to curb Iran's nuclear ambitions -- on life support since a 2018 decision by the US to withdraw and reimpose sanctions. Officials from Britain, France and Germany began a meeting in Vienna -- the first since...

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Tunisian parliament debates new coalition with economy in focus

Tunisian parliament debates new coalition with economy in focus

Tunisia’s parliament began debating on Wednesday and looked set to approve a new coalition government, after months of political wrangling that has slowed the north African country’s efforts to tackle looming economic problems. Elyes Fakhfakh, who was designated prime minister last...

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