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Belgian court finds Paris attacks suspect Abdeslam guilty over 2016 Brussels shootout

Mon, 23 Apr 2018 09:14:23 GMT

A Belgian court on Monday found Salah Abdeslam, the last surviving suspect in the Paris attacks, guilty of terrorism-related attempted murder over a shootout with police in Brussels days before his capture in 2016.

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'You don't make trade war with allies,' Macron says on eve of US visit

Sun, 22 Apr 2018 20:03:10 GMT

The fate of the Iran nuclear deal tops the agenda as French President Emmanuel Macron arrives in the US on Monday for the first official state visit hosted by President Donald Trump.

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France's National Assembly passes controversial immigration bill

Sun, 22 Apr 2018 22:30:47 GMT

France's National Assembly has passed a controversial immigration law that has exposed unprecedented divisions in President Emmanuel Macron's young centrist party.

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Several Chinese tourists killed in North Korea bus crash

Mon, 23 Apr 2018 05:25:52 GMT

A road accident in North Korea has caused “heavy casualties” among Chinese tourists, the foreign ministry in Beijing said on Monday.

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G7 united against Russia's 'malign activities', concerned about Iran nuclear deal

Mon, 23 Apr 2018 05:45:40 GMT

The Group of Seven industrialized nations presented a stern common front against Russian aggression Sunday at their foreign ministers conference in Toronto.

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Nicaragua's Ortega scraps welfare reforms after protests leave 24 dead

Mon, 23 Apr 2018 00:08:11 GMT

Nicaragua's President Daniel Ortega on Sunday agreed to scrap a highly-controversial pension reform that sparked four days of violence which left 24 people dead.

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Macron due in Washington for first state visit of Trump presidency

Sun, 22 Apr 2018 18:44:49 GMT

French President Emmanuel Macron begins a state visit to Washington on Monday that will bring together two world leaders who have forged an unlikely bond.

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Suicide blast at voter registration centre kills more than 50 in Kabul

Sun, 22 Apr 2018 09:13:42 GMT

An Islamic State suicide bomber killed at least 57 people including women and children and wounded 119 outside a voter registration centre in the Afghan capital Kabul on Sunday in the latest attack on election preparations.

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Conservative Abdo Benitez wins Paraguay election

Mon, 23 Apr 2018 03:45:55 GMT

Paraguay's Mario Abdo Benitez, who represents the country's long-dominant Colorado conservatives, was elected as president on Sunday, landing the top job in one of Latin America's poorest countries.

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Today's French strikes ‘lack vital ingredients’ of ’68 and ’95

Sun, 22 Apr 2018 12:34:23 GMT

France’s waves of strikes and protests over President Emmanuel Macron’s reform agenda have invited comparisons with the iconic upheaval of 1968 and the strikes that killed similar reform efforts in 1995. But it seems this time may be different.

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Saudi Arabia to diversify economy with ambitious plan for entertainment industry

Sun, 22 Apr 2018 15:55:07 GMT

Saudi Arabia held its first public screening of a film in 35 years on April 18 – showing the keenness of new Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman (nicknamed MBS) to develop a lucrative entertainment industry for his country.

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Germany's Social Democrats elect Andrea Nahles first female leader

Sun, 22 Apr 2018 13:23:30 GMT

Germany's centre-left Social Democrats on Sunday elected Andrea Nahles, a combative and outspoken former labour minister, as the first woman leader of the 155-year-old party.

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French politicians, celebrities condemn ‘new anti-Semitism’

Sun, 22 Apr 2018 05:51:04 GMT

More than 250 French dignitaries and stars have signed a manifesto denouncing a "new anti-Semitism" marked by "Islamist radicalisation" after a string of killings of Jews, published in the Sunday edition of Le Parisien newspaper.

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Samples taken from site of suspected chemical attack in Douma, OPCW watchdog says

Sat, 21 Apr 2018 16:08:10 GMT

Investigators from the global chemical arms watchdog collected samples Saturday from the site of a suspected gas attack in Syria two weeks ago, after security concerns delayed their probe.

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Plastic-eating enzyme sparks hope in fight against pollution

Sun, 22 Apr 2018 10:26:22 GMT

Scientists in Britain and the United States say they have engineered a plastic-eating enzyme that could help in the future fight against pollution.

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