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    Merkel gets boost with ally’s party win

    Agence France-Presse . Hamburg | Updated at 02:33am on December 09, 2018

    The victory in a party leadership battle of a close ally of Angela Merkel greatly boosts her chances of seeing out her fourth term, but...

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    UN climate negotiators sweat over detail as deadline looms

    Reuters . Katowice, Poland | Updated at 12:51am on December 09, 2018

    Half-way through crucial talks to breathe life into the Paris climate deal negotiators haggled over how to share out the cost of curbing global warming...

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    Six, mostly teens, killed in Italy nightclub stampede

    Reuters . Rome | Updated at 11:36am on December 08, 2018

    Six people died in a stampede at a nightclub near Ancona in central Italy after panic erupted in the early hours of Saturday morning, fire...

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    Tear gas, mass arrests as new ‘yellow vest’ protests hit Paris

    Agence France-Presse . Paris | Updated at 11:10am on December 08, 2018

    Police fired tear gas and arrested hundreds of people in Paris on Saturday as the French capital went on lockdown for the latest ‘yellow vest’...

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    Merkel’s party votes for new leader

    Reuters . Hamburg | Updated at 12:00am on December 08, 2018

    Angela Merkel’s Christian Democrats vote on Friday to decide who replaces her as party leader and moves into pole position to succeed her as German...

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    Ukraine calls for int’l action against Russian aggression

    Agence France-Presse . Milan | Updated at 12:00am on December 08, 2018

    Ukraine’s foreign minister on Thursday called for a speedy international response to Russia’s ‘aggression’ after it seized three Ukrainian navy ships and 24 sailors in...

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    France to close Eiffel Tower at weekend

    Reuters . Paris | Updated at 12:15pm on December 07, 2018

    France will close the Eiffel Tower and other tourism landmarks in Paris and draft in thousands more security forces on Saturday to stave off another...

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    Road accident deaths swell to 1.35m each year: WHO

    Agence France-Presse . Geneva | Updated at 12:00am on December 08, 2018

    Road accidents kill someone every 24 seconds, with a total of 1.35 million traffic deaths around the world each year, the World Health Organisation said...

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    Global CO2 pollution set to make sharp rise this year

    Agence France-Presse . Paris | Updated at 01:50am on December 07, 2018

    Global emissions of carbon dioxide mainly from fossil fuel burning will rise 2.7 per cent in 2018, scientists said on Wednesday, signalling a world ‘completely...

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    It’s my deal, no deal or no Brexit at all: May

    Reuters . London | Updated at 12:00am on December 07, 2018

    Prime minister Theresa May said on Thursday that British lawmakers faced a choice ahead of a vote on her Brexit deal: approving her deal or...