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UK backs 'targeted' sanctions on Venezuelan 'kleptocrats'

UK backs 'targeted' sanctions on Venezuelan 'kleptocrats'

British Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt said Thursday he believed sanctions against Venezuelan "kleptocrats" could be a way to pressure President Nicolas Maduro to call new elections. He said he would raise the issue later in the day with his European Union counterparts at a meeting in...

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Yellow Vest protests in Paris spread to other cities

Yellow Vest protests in Paris spread to other cities

The Yellow Vest protests in the French capital Paris, which have been continuing since mid-November, have spread to southern and western parts of the country. The protests are regarded as the greatest crisis since President Emmanuel Macron has assumed his office; although he organized...

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EU ends 2018 with 6.6 pct unemployment rate

EU ends 2018 with 6.6 pct unemployment rate

The European Union ended 2018 with an unemployment rate of 6.6 percent, the EU's statistical office reported on Thursday. On a yearly basis, the unemployment rate in the EU fell 0.6 percentage points compared to 7.2 percent in December, 2017. "Eurostat estimates that 16.3 million men...

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French police under fire as Yellow Vest casualties mount

French police under fire as Yellow Vest casualties mount

The French government is under growing pressure to follow other European countries in banning controversial rubber-ball launchers used by riot police amid a spate of serious injuries suffered by Yellow Vest protesters. France’s legal advisory body, the Council of State, was due to examine...

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