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    Merkel to step down as chancellor in 2021

    Agence France-Presse . Berlin | Updated at 12:00am on October 30, 2018

    Angela Merkel on Monday announced she will quit as German chancellor when her mandate ends in 2021, as she sought to draw a line under...

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    Pope condemns synagogue attack, calls for end to ‘hotbeds of hate’

    Reuters . Vatican City | Updated at 05:20pm on October 28, 2018

    Pope Francis on Sunday strongly condemned the attack on a synagogue in Pittsburgh as an ‘inhuman act of violence,’ and prayed for the...

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    Thousands protest over Rome’s decline as mayor teeters

    Agence France-Presse . Rome | Updated at 02:03am on October 28, 2018

    Thousands of protesters rallied in the centre of Rome Saturday over the Italian capital’s decrepit infrastructure, as the legal woes of its mayor whetted political...

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    Turkey hosts Syria summit with Russian, French, German leaders

    Agence France-Presse . Istanbul | Updated at 01:44am on October 28, 2018

    The leaders of Turkey, Russia, France and Germany met on Saturday to try to find a political solution to Syria’s devastating civil war, provide access...

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    Moscow wants UN resolution to preserve nuke treaty

    Agencies | Updated at 02:50am on October 27, 2018

    The US pushed back Thursday against a Russian draft resolution to the UN General Assembly that proposed to preserve the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty that...

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    Millions with high blood sugar face TB risk

    Agence France-Presse .The Hague | Updated at 01:17am on October 27, 2018

    Millions of people with high blood sugar may be at greater risk of tuberculosis than previously thought, scientists said Friday, warning that diabetes and TB...

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    Moscow wants UN resolution to preserve nuclear arms treaty

    Agence France-Presse . United Nations | Updated at 10:52am on October 26, 2018

    The US pushed back Thursday against a Russian draft resolution to the UN General Assembly that proposed to preserve the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty that...

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    Labour presses May to deliver end of austerity claim

    Reuters . London | Updated at 01:42am on October 26, 2018

    Britain’s opposition Labour Party challenged prime minister Theresa May’s government on Thursday to deliver immediately on its promise that nearly a decade of public spending...

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    Mentally disabled win right to freely marry and vote in France

    Agence-France-Presse . Paris | Updated at 01:30am on October 26, 2018

    Disabled people who have been made wards of court will soon be guaranteed the right to freely vote or get married, the French government said...

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    Meghan takes spotlight amid royal fever in Fiji

    Agence-France-Presse . Fiji | Updated at 03:13am on October 25, 2018

    British royal Meghan Markle sent adoring crowds into a frenzy in Fiji on Wednesday when she took centre stage from husband Prince Harry to passionately...

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