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Iraq protesters defy Baghdad curfew as violence rocks Shiite holy city

Protesters remained camped out in the Iraqi capital Baghdad on Tuesday after authorities failed to enforce an overnight curfew as deadly violence erupted further south, AFP correspondents reported. At least one person was killed in the Shiite Muslim holy city of Karbala late on Monday, the Iraqi Human Rights Commission said. An AFP correspondent reported live rounds were fired… Continua a leggere

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Lebanon’s PM Hariri offers to resign after weeks of protest

Lebanon’s embattled Prime Minister Saad Hariri said Tuesday he would submit his resignation following nearly two weeks of unprecedented protests demanding political change. In a televised address, Hariri said he would submit his government’s resignation to President Michel Aoun in response to the protests, saying his administration had “reached a dead end”. “It has become necessary for… Continua a leggere

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Northern California wildfires force nearly 200,000 people to evacuate Hurricane-force winds, some with gusts topping 100 mph, sent multiple wildfires hurtling across California, leading to a statewide emergency.

Turbocharged by winds reaching hurricane force, wildfires whipped across Northern California on Sunday, burning tens of thousands of acres, driving almost 200,000 people from their homes and seriously injuring a firefighter. The Kincade fire north of San Francisco continued to spread, injuring two firefighters, one of whom was airlifted to a hospital with serious burns,… Continua a leggere

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IMF stresses urgency of reforms in Lebanon to restore economic stability

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) said it is assessing an emergency reform package announced by Lebanon’s government last week and stressed reforms should be implemented urgently given the country’s high debt levels and fiscal deficits. Lebanon has been swept by over 10 days of protests against a political class accused of corruption, mismanagement of state… Continua a leggere

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Bolivians block roads in protest as Morales election win splits nation

LONDON: European Union ambassadors agreed Friday that the bloc should grant Britain’s request for another extension to the Brexit deadline but they have not yet figured out how long that delay should be. Speaking Friday in Brussels after EU ambassadors met with the EU chief Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier, European Commission spokeswoman Mina Andreeva said… Continua a leggere

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Lebanon protests enter second week

BEIRUT: Protests in Lebanon entered a second week on Thursday with demonstrators blocking main roads in Beirut and other parts of the country, AFP correspondents and Lebanese media reported.Sparked on October 17 by a proposed tax on calls made through messaging apps, the protests have morphed into a cross-sectarian street mobilization against a political system… Continua a leggere

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Sixteen sentenced to death after Bangladesh teen burnt alive

FENI, Bangladesh: A court in Bangladesh sentenced 16 people to death on Thursday over the murder of a 19-year-old female student burnt alive in April that provoked outrage across the country.Nusrat Jahan Rafi was doused in kerosene and set on fire after refusing to withdraw a sexual harassment complaint against the head teacher of the… Continua a leggere

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Lebanese PM gives government 72 hours to back his reforms

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo met with Israel’s prime minister on Friday to reaffirm the countries’ close ties at a time when many in Israel fear the Trump administration intends to cut and run from the Middle East. The meeting came a day after a US delegation led by Vice President Mike Pence and… Continua a leggere

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UK, EU reach tentative Brexit deal; still needs ratification

Britain and the European Union finally reached a new tentative Brexit deal on Thursday, hoping to escape the acrimony, divisions and frustration of their three-year divorce battle. British Prime Minister Boris Johnson now faces the Herculean task of selling the accord to his recalcitrant parliament  including his allies in Northern Ireland. Only hours before Brussels… Continua a leggere

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Erdogan vows no Daesh fighters will escape Syria

As the newspaper arabnews writes, Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan vowed not to allow any Daesh fighters to escape northern Syria, in an editorial published Tuesday, following fears from Western nations over its offensive in the region. “We will ensure that no ISIS (Islamic State) fighters leave northeastern Syria,” Erdogan wrote in the Wall Street… Continua a leggere

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Group behind Facebook’s Libra coin announces 21 founding members

The Libra Association, created by Facebook to launch its new cryptocurrency, has announced its 21 founding members after defections by previous supporters including Visa and Mastercard. The announcement on Monday came as the planned Libra global currency faces swelling criticism from regulators, and reported warnings from the Group of Seven that it poses a threat… Continua a leggere

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Civilians flee as Syria Kurds battle Turkish invasion

 Syria: Thousands of civilians fled air strikes and shelling as Syria’s Kurds battled to hold off a Turkish invasion on Thursday, with fears mounting of a developing humanitarian crisis. US President Donald Trump tried to justify the de facto green light he gave his Turkish counterpart Recep Tayyip Erdogan for an assault seen as a… Continua a leggere

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