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    French PM to announce suspension of fuel tax hikes

    Agence France-Presse . Paris | Updated at 08:11pm on December 04, 2018

    French prime minister Edouard Philippe is to announce on Tuesday a suspension of fuel tax increases planned for January 1 in a move to end...

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    World ‘way off course’, UN warns at crunch climate summit

    Agence-France-Presse . Poland | Updated at 12:19am on December 04, 2018

    The world is ‘way off course’ in its plan to prevent catastrophic climate change, the United Nations warned Monday as nations gathered in Poland to...

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    Russia launches first manned voyage to ISS since rocket accident

    Reuters . Baikonur Cosmodrome, Kazakhstan | Updated at 12:00am on December 04, 2018

    A Russian-made Soyuz rocket blasted a three-man crew into orbit on Monday, beginning the first manned voyage to the International Space Station since a mission...

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    Macron hunts for way out of ‘yellow vest’ crisis

    Reuters . Paris | Updated at 12:00am on December 04, 2018

    France’s prime minister met with opposition leaders on Monday as president Emmanuel Macron sought a way to defuse nationwide protests over high living costs that...

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    Macron mulls state of emergency after worst unrest in decades

    Reuters . Paris | Updated at 01:06am on December 03, 2018

    President Emmanuel Macron considered declaring a state of emergency as he met security chiefs on Sunday seeking a way out of nationwide protests after rioters...

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    Georgians protest against election, urge snap polls

    Agence France-Presse . Tbilisi | Updated at 12:00am on December 03, 2018

    Around 25,000 Georgians protested Sunday against the election of a ruling party-backed candidate to the presidency and demanded snap parliamentary polls in a move that...

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    Putin briefs Trump over Ukraine

    Agence-France-Presse . Argentina | Updated at 12:00am on December 03, 2018

    Russian president Vladimir Putin said Saturday he briefed his US counterpart Donald Trump on the Ukraine crisis as he came under pressure over Moscow’s robust...

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    Nations urged to tackle ‘urgent threats’

    Agence France-Presse . Katowice, Poland | Updated at 12:00am on December 03, 2018

    With the direst warnings yet of impending environmental disaster still ringing in their ears, representatives from nearly 200 nations gathered Sunday in Poland to firm...

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    Labour threatens May

    Reuters . London | Updated at 12:00am on December 03, 2018

    Britain’s main opposition Labour Party said on Sunday it would press for contempt proceedings against the government if prime minister Theresa May fails to produce...

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    German far-right AfD in trouble as end of Merkel era looms

    Agence France-Presse . Berlin | Updated at 12:38am on December 02, 2018

    A year after it entered Germany’s parliament, the far-right AfD party is facing turbulence, including a donations scandal and the looming departure of its favourite...

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