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Bouteflika at bay: Why protesters are taking on Algeria's ruling system

10 hours 34 min ago
Protests that brought hundreds of thousands onto the streets in Algeria over the past month led President Abdelaziz Bouteflika to scrap plans to run for a fifth term.
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If Britain votes down Brexit deal next week, EU leaders will meet again: Juncker

10 hours 45 min ago
There will be an extraordinary EU leaders meeting next week if the British parliament votes down for the third time the Brexit deal negotiated by Prime Minister Theresa May, the head of the European Commission Jean-Claude Juncker said.
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We'll fight for a Brexit deal, but prepare for failure: Merkel

10 hours 51 min ago
The European Union must do everything possible to ensure that Britain leaves the bloc in an orderly fashion, German Chancellor Angela Merkel said ahead of a European Council summit that is set to be dominated by Brexit.
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In sign of new dual rule, Kazakh leaders sticking together

10 hours 56 min ago
Nursultan Nazarbayev remains omnipresent in Kazakh politics days after his surprise resignation, hinting he will effectively retain a share of power with the loyalist parliament speaker who automatically stepped into his shoes.
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Delays in Kosovo talks could destabilize Balkans, Serbia's president says

10 hours 59 min ago
The failure to revive talks between Serbia and Kosovo on normalizing relations could destabilize the Western Balkan region still recovering from the wars of the 1990s, Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic said on Thursday.
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At least 40 killed as overloaded ferry sinks in Iraq's Tigris river

11 hours 3 min ago
At least 40 people died when an overloaded ferry sank in the Tigris river near Mosul in Iraq, police and medical sources told Reuters on Thursday.
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Pompeo, in Israel, says Hezbollah putting Lebanon at risk

11 hours 11 min ago
U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Wednesday described the heavily armed Hezbollah group as a risk to their fellow Lebanese and conferred with Israel about the Iranian-backed militia ahead of a trip to Beirut.
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Aid workers rescue more African cyclone survivors, death toll mounts

11 hours 46 min ago
Rescue workers plucked more survivors from trees and roofs to safety on Thursday, a week after a cyclone ripped through southern Africa and triggered devastating floods that have killed hundreds of people and displaced hundreds of thousands.
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Ethiopians cheer as London museum returns plundered royal hair

11 hours 48 min ago
A London museum has handed back locks of hair cut from the corpse of an Ethiopian emperor during a British invasion 150 years ago, after a campaign by activists seeking the return of hundreds of pieces of colonial plunder.
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UK's Corbyn says he will try to renegotiate Brexit deal

11 hours 50 min ago
British Labour opposition leader Jeremy Corbyn said after meeting the EU's Brexit negotiator that he will push ahead with Brexit and seek to renegotiate the terms of the divorce deal.
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Anti-corruption campaigner tipped to win Slovakia's presidential run-off

12 hours 5 min ago
Anti-corruption campaigner Zuzana Caputova was projected to win 60.5 percent of the vote in Slovakia's presidential election run-off on March 30 in her first run for political office, an opinion poll showed on Thursday.
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Cut Britain some slack, but no rolling extension says Ireland's Varadkar

12 hours 8 min ago
European Union leaders must show flexibility on Britain's Brexit plans given the "chaos" currently reigning in London, Irish Prime Minister Leo Varadkar said, adding that Britain would have to give a valid reason for the time extension it was seeking.
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With time running short, what happens next on Brexit?

12 hours 8 min ago
The March 29 deadline for leaving the European Union is looming and with no Brexit deal yet approved by parliament, it is expected to be a tumultuous few days in which several different outcomes remain possible.
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U.S. envoy blames Houthis for Yemen peace deal delays

12 hours 12 min ago
The U.S. ambassador to Yemen blamed the Iran-aligned Houthi movement on Thursday for the stalling of a U.N.-led peace deal in the main port of Hodeidah and said the group's weapons pose a threat to other countries in the region.
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Moldova's new parliament lacks majority, announces recess: lawmaker

12 hours 14 min ago
Moldova's new parliament, which is convening on Thursday for the first time, currently lacks the majority it needs to appoint a speaker and a new government, senior lawmaker Eduard Smirnov said.
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South Korea arrests two for spy cameras that livestreamed 1,600 motel guests

12 hours 15 min ago
South Korean police have arrested two men for using illegal spy cameras at motels to film and livestream videos of about 1,600 guests, raking in about 7 million won ($6,200) over the past three months, police said on Wednesday.
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Water is now gold for desperate Venezuelans

12 hours 20 min ago
Living with a scarcity of water is becoming the norm for many Venezuelans.
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Struggle for Algeria hits business community

12 hours 21 min ago
One of President Abdelaziz Bouteflika's few remaining allies in the face of mass protests, business leader Ali Haddad, is facing pressure to quit as head of Algeria's main business association, a move that would further weaken the embattled head of state.
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EU leaders to discuss stronger shield against Chinese influence

12 hours 31 min ago
The European Union will weigh a more defensive strategy on China on Thursday, signaling a possible end to the unfettered access Chinese business has enjoyed in Europe but which Beijing has failed to reciprocate.
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Pompeo, in Israel, calls Hezbollah risk to Middle East stability

12 hours 34 min ago
U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo described Hezbollah on Wednesday as a risk to Middle East stability and conferred with Israel about the heavily armed, Iranian-backed Lebanese group ahead of a trip to Beirut.
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