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    Russia orders closure of leading rights group

    Agence-France-Presse . Moscow | Updated at 11:14pm on November 01, 2019

    Russia’s Supreme Court on Friday issued a ruling to wind up the operations of a respected rights group that has operated for more than two...

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    Ukraine MP caught up in sex scandal

    Agence France-Presse . Kiev | Updated at 11:13pm on November 01, 2019

    Ukrainian president Volodymyr Zelensky’s party was embroiled in a scandal Thursday after one of its lawmakers was caught chatting with a prostitute during a plenary...

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    Energy giants to slash production more than a third by 2040

    Agence France-Presse . Paris | Updated at 02:47pm on November 01, 2019

    The biggest listed oil and gas giants must slash production by more than a third by 2040 to keep emissions within targets laid out in...

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    UK election campaign begins with Corbyn attack on ‘rigged system’

    Reuters . London | Updated at 10:39pm on October 31, 2019

    Britain’s opposition Labour Party leader, Jeremy Corbyn, kicks off his election campaign on Thursday with a vow to take on Britain’s ‘rigged system’, which he...

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    Britain kicks off election battle over Brexit

    Agence France-Presse . London | Updated at 12:33am on October 31, 2019

    Britain’s political leaders tested their election pitches on Wednesday after parliament backed prime minister Boris Johnson’s bid for a pre-Christmas poll aimed at breaking the...

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    Teen climate activist Thunberg refuses environmental award

    Agence France-Presse . Stockholm | Updated at 01:29pm on October 30, 2019

    Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg on Tuesday refused to accept an environmental award, saying the climate movement needed people in power to start to ‘listen’...

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    UK lawmakers agree on December polls to break Brexit deadlock

    Agence France-Presse . London | Updated at 12:07pm on October 30, 2019

    British MPs on Tuesday agreed to hold an early election on December 12, backing prime minister Boris Johnson’s call to try to break the crippling...

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    Brexit election nears as UK opposition backs early poll

    Reuters . London | Updated at 10:58pm on October 29, 2019

    Britain was heading towards a December election on Tuesday after prime minister Boris Johnson’s bet on breaking the Brexit deadlock with an early vote gained...

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    Man with rightwing links tries to burn French mosque

    Agence-France-Presse . Bayonne | Updated at 10:51pm on October 29, 2019

    An 84-year-old former candidate for France’s ultra-right party shot and wounded two men in their seventies Monday as he attacked a mosque, prompting the government...

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    British PM expected to make fresh attempt to force election

    Agence France-Presse . London | Updated at 04:22pm on October 29, 2019

    The British prime minister is expected to make a fresh attempt Tuesday to force an early election, despite MPs rejecting his plan, after the European...

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