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    Russia strike kill five civilians in NW Syria

    Agence France-Presse . Bala, Syria | Updated at 10:09pm on January 18, 2020

    An air strike Saturday by Syrian regime ally Russia killed five civilians, including four members of the same family, in an opposition bastion in the...

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    Israel strikes Gaza for second day

    Agence France-Presse . Gaza City | Updated at 12:33am on January 18, 2020

    Israeli forces struck Hamas targets in the Gaza Strip for a second consecutive day Thursday, the army said, saying it was in response to incendiary...

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    Louvre shut by pension strikes

    Agence France-Presse . Paris | Updated at 12:14am on January 18, 2020

    The Louvre museum in Paris shut down Friday after striking workers blocked the entrance, management said, in the latest protest against plans to overhaul France’s...

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    France at a crossroads

    Richard Greeman | Updated at 12:00am on January 17, 2020

    THE nationwide general strike in France, now entering its record seventh week, seems to be approaching its crisis point. Despite savage police repression, about a...

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    Petrol, diesel prices up in India as US strike roils oil market

    Press Trust of India . New Delhi | Updated at 10:24pm on January 05, 2020

    Petrol and diesel prices rose for the fourth straight day on Sunday as global oil prices jumped after the US killed a top Iranian general,...

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    US strikes in Iraq stir regional hornet’s nest

    James M Dorsey | Updated at 12:00am on January 04, 2020

    THE United States stirred a hornet’s nest that stretches far beyond Iraq when last weekend it attacked an Iranian-backed militia. The fallout of the US...

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    Unions vow no surrender

    Agence France-Presse . Paris | Updated at 11:33pm on January 01, 2020

    The leader of France’s hardline CGT union on Wednesday urged all workers to join pension strikes that have crippled public transport over the past month,...

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    Paris Opera musicians chime in with strike concert

    Agence France-Presse . Paris | Updated at 10:29pm on January 01, 2020

    Paris Opera musicians on Tuesday gave a symphonic show of support for the grinding transport strike over the French government’s pension overhaul. The orchestra musicians...

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    Iraq protesters lock down oil field, call strike

    Agence France-Presse . Nasiriyah | Updated at 09:52pm on December 29, 2019

    Iraqi anti-government protesters blockaded an oil field and rallied in southern cities Sunday while political factions remained paralysed in their attempts to form a new...

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    Yemen missile strike kills five

    Agence France-Presse . Aden | Updated at 09:38pm on December 29, 2019

    A missile struck a passing out ceremony in southern Yemen on Sunday, killing at least five southern separatists, security officials said. The ceremony in the...