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    Ex-Trump advisor accuses White House of blocking Twitter access

    Agence-France-Presse . Washington | Updated at 10:21pm on November 23, 2019

    Former Trump National Security advisor John Bolton said the White House denied him access to his Twitter account after his dismissal in early September, in...

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    Greta to guest-edit BBC radio news programme

    Agence France-Presse . London | Updated at 10:19pm on November 23, 2019

    Teenage Swedish environmental activist Greta Thunberg will guest-edit BBC radio’s main daily current affairs programme in December, the broadcaster announced Saturday. The 16-year-old climate change...

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    9-year-old Belgian prodigy set for university degree

    Agence France-Presse . Amsterdam | Updated at 10:19pm on November 22, 2019

    Like many other nine-year-olds, Laurent Simons likes TV and his pet dog. But he also wants to make artificial organs, and is about to get...

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    Merkel heiress says will step down if party fails to back her

    Agence France-Presse . Leipzig, Germany | Updated at 10:19pm on November 22, 2019

    Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer, the under-fire leader of Germany’s ruling Christian Democrats, threw down the gauntlet to her critics on Friday, saying she would step down if...

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    UK Tories plan property tax increase for foreign buyers

    Agence France-Presse. London | Updated at 06:07pm on November 22, 2019

    Britain’s Conservatives said Friday they will make foreign individuals and companies pay more tax on residential property purchases if they win next month’s election. Prime...

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    Top diplomat implicates Trump in explosive impeachment testimony

    Agence-France-Presse . Washington | Updated at 12:02am on November 22, 2019

    A senior US diplomat directly implicated president Donald Trump Wednesday in a scheme to force Ukraine to probe a political rival, in bombshell testimony to...

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    Europe’s prisons failing to monitor inmates’ health: WHO

    Agence-France-Presse .  Copenhagen | Updated at 12:00am on November 22, 2019

    Prison authorities in Europe are not doing enough to monitor the health of inmates, meaning prisoners are more likely to suffer untreated conditions and are...

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    Greta awarded international children’s peace prize

    Agence-France-Presse . The Hague | Updated at 11:53pm on November 21, 2019

    Swedish teen activist Greta Thunberg was awarded an international children’s peace prize on Wednesday, for her work in the struggle against climate change which has...

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    At least 5 killed in Sicily fireworks factory blasts

    Agence France-Presse . Rome | Updated at 01:25pm on November 21, 2019

    Five people died Wednesday as a result of two explosions at a fireworks factory in Sicily, fire fighters and police said after the incident at...

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    Fossil fuel polluters from US to China far off climate targets: UN

    Reuters . London | Updated at 01:50am on November 21, 2019

    The world’s major fossil fuel producers are set to bust global environmental goals with excessive coal, oil and gas extraction in the next decade, the...