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    US, Russia test tense ties as Pompeo visits Putin

    Agence France-Presse . Sochi | Updated at 02:32pm on May 14, 2019

    Russian president Vladimir Putin on Tuesday meets US secretary of state Mike Pompeo in the highest-level talks between the rival powers in nearly...

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    Sweden reopens rape probe against Assange

    Agence-France-Presse . Stockholm | Updated at 12:00am on May 14, 2019

    Swedish prosecutors said Monday they were reopening a 2010 rape investigation against WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, hoping to bring him to justice before the statute...

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    May’s party slumps to fifth place as pressure mounts for her to go

    Reuters . London | Updated at 01:14pm on May 13, 2019

    British prime minister Theresa May’s Conservatives have fallen to fifth place in an opinion poll ahead of the May 23 European parliamentary election as pressure...

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    Doctor plans to withdraw life support in French right-to-die case

    Agence-France-Presse . France | Updated at 12:00am on May 13, 2019

    The doctor of a Frenchman whose family has kept him alive in a vegetative state for a decade has informed them that he plans to...

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    Over 50 migrants climb fence, enter Spain’s Melilla enclave

    Agence France-Presse . Madrid | Updated at 12:00am on May 13, 2019

    Fifty-two African migrants forced their way into Spain’s North African enclave of Melilla from Morocco Sunday by climbing over a towering border fence, Spanish authorities...

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    Conservatives battle Brexit ballot bloodbath

    Agence-France-Presse . Bristol | Updated at 12:00am on May 13, 2019

    British prime minister Theresa May’s Conservatives are facing a battering at this month’s European Parliament elections amid the Brexit impasse, presenting their candidates with quite...

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    Fake blood flows at anti-extinction protest in Paris

    Agence France-Presse . Paris | Updated at 12:00am on May 13, 2019

    Environmental protesters spilled fake blood Sunday on the steps of the Trocadero, a Paris tourist landmark, in a stunt to highlight the accelerated loss of...

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    Secret chamber uncovered 2,000 years on at Nero palace

    Agence France-Presse . Rome | Updated at 12:00am on May 12, 2019

    A team of archaeologists have discovered a secret chamber decorated with detailed frescoes during restoration work at Emperor Nero’s Domus Aurea or Golden Palace constructed...

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    Conservatives suggest May should set resignation date

    Reuters . London | Updated at 12:00am on May 12, 2019

    British prime minister Theresa May should set a date for her departure next week when she meets leaders of an influential group of Conservative lawmakers...

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    UN: Plastic waste pact approved with US among few holdouts

    AP/UNB. Geneva | Updated at 01:06pm on May 11, 2019

    Almost every country in the world has agreed on a legally binding framework for reducing polluting plastic waste, with the United States a notable exception,...

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