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French prosecutor investigates some of Macron's campaign finances

Tue, 11/20/2018 - 12:11
French prosecutors on Tuesday opened an investigation into the source of funds worth 144,000 euros that helped finance President Emmanuel Macron's election campaign in 2017, a source at the prosecutor's office said.
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Exclusive: Libya sees currency stabilizing next year, squeezing militia

Tue, 11/20/2018 - 12:08
Libya expects to end a long-running liquidity crisis by early 2019 as a foreign currency tax helps the official and black market exchange rates converge at less than 3 dinars to the dollar, the Tripoli-based deputy prime minister said.
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Ex-Macedonia PM Gruevski says he has been granted asylum in Hungary

Tue, 11/20/2018 - 11:59
Former Macedonian prime minister Nikola Gruevski, who fled abroad after being sentenced to two years in prison on corruption-related charges, said on Tuesday that he had been granted political asylum in Hungary.
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Libyan coast guards force stranded migrants off rescue ship

Tue, 11/20/2018 - 11:34
Libyan authorities on Tuesday forcibly disembarked more than 90 migrants who had refused to leave a cargo ship that rescued them before docking in a port west of Tripoli, a coast guard commander said. The Panama-flagged ship rescued them and other migrants off the Libyan coast ten days ago as their boat began sinking and brought them to Misrata.
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Brazil to create privatizations secretariat: incoming minister

Tue, 11/20/2018 - 11:23
Brazil will establish a privatizations secretariat under far-right president-elect Jair Bolsonaro, future Economy Minister Paulo Guedes told reporters on Tuesday.
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Factbox: What might a no-deal Brexit look like?

Tue, 11/20/2018 - 11:18
Britain is due to leave the European Union in just over four months' time but it still cannot count on a transition period to cushion the shock for its economy.
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UK PM May to meet Austria's Kurz in London on Thursday

Tue, 11/20/2018 - 11:14
British Prime Minister Theresa May will host Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz for talks at her Downing Street office on Thursday at 1230 GMT, her spokesman said.
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Brazil's justice minister designate Moro names anti-graft team

Tue, 11/20/2018 - 11:06
Brazil's incoming justice minister, the former anti-corruption judge Sergio Moro, picked Mauricio Valeixo on Tuesday to be director-general of the federal police with a mission to fight graft and organized crime.
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Macedonia ex-prime minister confirms he was granted asylum in Hungary

Tue, 11/20/2018 - 11:04
Macedonia's ex-prime minister Nikola Gruevski, who was sentenced to two years in prison on corruption-related charges, confirmed on Tuesday that he was granted asylum in Hungary.
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Twitter CEO kicks up storm in India, offending some Hindus

Tue, 11/20/2018 - 10:53
Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey has kicked up a social media storm in India after a picture of him holding a poster saying "smash Brahminical patriarchy", referring to the highest Hindu caste, went viral.
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More than 50 killed by suicide bomber in Kabul banqueting hall

Tue, 11/20/2018 - 10:52
A suicide bomber blew himself up in a banqueting hall where Islamic religious scholars had gathered in the Afghan capital Kabul on Tuesday, killing more than 50 people, three government officials said.
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Kremlin critics unite to try to stop Russian becoming Interpol head

Tue, 11/20/2018 - 10:50
Two of the Kremlin's most prominent critics joined forces on Tuesday to try to stop a Russian becoming the next president of international police organization Interpol, saying they feared Moscow would abuse the post to hunt down its detractors.
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Cows with or without horns? Swiss to vote on Sunday

Tue, 11/20/2018 - 10:42
Switzerland votes this Sunday on an issue of national importance that has divided the Alpine country - whether to subsidize farmers who let their cows' and goats' horns grow naturally.
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Investigators find no technical reasons for plane crash in Swiss Alps

Tue, 11/20/2018 - 10:34
An investigation into the crash of a vintage plane in the Swiss Alps in August that killed 20 people has so far found no technical defects that caused the tragedy, the country's transport safety agency said on Tuesday.
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Russia fails to curb new powers of chemical weapons watchdog

Tue, 11/20/2018 - 10:29
A push led by Russia to undercut new powers by the global chemical weapons agency to assign blame for attacks with banned poisons in Syria failed to win enough votes on Tuesday.
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Global chemical weapons agency members pass budget amid opposition from Russia

Tue, 11/20/2018 - 10:28
Members of the global chemical weapons agency on Tuesday overwhelmingly passed a new budget, rejecting attempts by Russia to block the organization from gaining new powers to assign blame for attacks in Syria.
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Myanmar court allows jailed Reuters reporters' appeal to proceed: lawyer

Tue, 11/20/2018 - 10:22
Myanmar's High Court has allowed an appeal to proceed in the case of two Reuters reporters jailed for seven years on charges of breaking the country's Official Secrets Act, defense lawyers said on Tuesday.The appeal against the conviction, filed earlier this month, cited evidence of a police set-up and lack of proof of a crime. The lawyers did not specify when the Yangon-based court made its decision and there was no formal announcement from the court. Reuters was unable to co
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Bosnia's new presidency sworn in, rivalry looms

Tue, 11/20/2018 - 10:18
A pro-Russian Serb nationalist who wants the Bosnian army dismantled and pro-NATO Croat and Bosniak supporters of a multi-ethnic Bosnia were sworn in on Tuesday as new members of the state presidency, with rivalry looming among them.
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U.S. military says strikes killed over 30 suspected militants in Somalia

Tue, 11/20/2018 - 10:13
The U.S. military said on Tuesday that it had carried out two airstrikes in Somalia that killed 37 suspected militants.
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China bars actress Zhao Wei from holding key positions in companies for five years

Tue, 11/20/2018 - 10:07
Billionaire Chinese actress Zhao Wei and her husband have been barred from taking on key positions at listed companies for five years for violating securities regulations, the Shanghai Stock Exchange said on Tuesday.
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