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    Arms sales worldwide up by nearly 5pc: report

    Agence France-Presse . Stockholm | Updated at 12:57am on December 10, 2019

    Arms sales rose by nearly five percent worldwide in 2018 in a market dominated by the United States, according to a new report published Monday...

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    Rival UK leaders make final campaign push

    Reuters . London | Updated at 10:43pm on December 09, 2019

    Prime minister Boris Johnson will travel to the heartlands of Brexit Britain in a final campaign blitz ahead of Thursday’s election, as he seeks to...

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    Putin to talk with Zelensky in Paris

    Agence France-Presse . Paris | Updated at 10:33pm on December 09, 2019

    Russian leader Vladimir Putin will for the first time hold formal talks with Ukrainian counterpart Volodymyr Zelensky over the conflict in Ukraine’s east on Monday,...

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    French strike chaos deepens

    Agence France-Presse . Paris | Updated at 10:29pm on December 09, 2019

    France’s transport chaos deepened Monday on the fifth day of a nationwide strike over pension reforms, ramping up tensions at the start of a crucial...

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    Finland picks world's youngest PM, women-led cabinet

    Reuters . Helsinki | Updated at 07:20pm on December 09, 2019

    Finland's new prime minister - the world's youngest premier - will have a finance minister two years her junior in a new women-led coalition cabinet...

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    French strike bites on pensions

    Agence France-Presse . Paris | Updated at 02:00am on December 09, 2019

    French president Emmanuel Macron will on Sunday meet ministers involved in his radical pension reform which has prompted a nationwide strike and brought key transport...

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    Impact of UK polls to be felt for decades: Johnson

    Agence France-Presse . London | Updated at 08:30pm on December 08, 2019

    British prime minister Boris Johnson said on Sunday that the impact of Thursday’s general election would be ‘felt for decades’ as campaigning entered the...

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    Kosovo to boycott Nobel ceremony over Handke’s prize

    Agence France-Presse . Pristina, Kosovo | Updated at 01:04am on December 08, 2019

    Kosovo is boycotting next week’s Nobel Prize ceremony, its foreign minister said on Saturday, in protest at the literature award being given to Peter Handke,...

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    No let-up in French strikes with fresh turmoil awaited

    Agence France-Presse . Paris | Updated at 12:58am on December 08, 2019

    France was on Saturday expecting its most serious nationwide strike in years to paralyse the country over the weekend, with unions warning the turmoil would...

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    Marine life under threat due to climate change

    Agence France-Presse . Madrid | Updated at 12:30am on December 08, 2019

    The loss of oxygen from the ocean due to climate change risks ‘dire effects’ on sea life, fisheries and coastal communities, a global conservation body...

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