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    Merkel seen shaking for 2nd time

    Reuters . Berlin | Updated at 12:00am on June 28, 2019

    German chancellor Angela Merkel was seen shaking as she met president Frank-Walter Steinmeier on Thursday, her second such bout within two weeks, but her spokesman...

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    Johnson pledges post-Brexit migration controls

    Agence-France-Presse . London | Updated at 12:00am on June 28, 2019

    British leadership hopeful Boris Johnson pledged Thursday to introduce a new points-based system to control migration after Brexit, addressing a key issue from the EU...

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    Air India plane makes emergency landing in UK

    Reuters . New Delhi | Updated at 03:52pm on June 27, 2019

    An Air India passenger plane flying to the United States was escorted by British fighter jets to land in London on Thursday after what an...

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    Europe braces for peak of record heatwave

    Agence France-Presse . Paris | Updated at 03:31pm on June 27, 2019

    Europeans braced Thursday for the expected peak of a sweltering heatwave that has sent temperatures soaring above 40 degrees Celsius (104 Fahrenheit), with schools in...

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    Khashoggi fiancee says US ‘ethically’ responsible to seek justice

    Agence-France-Presse . Geneva | Updated at 12:00am on June 27, 2019

    The Turkish fiancee of murdered Saudi journalist and dissident Jamal Khashoggi insisted in an emotional interview Tuesday that Washington has the ethical responsibility to initiate...

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    Hunt takes aim at Johnson’s ‘do or die’ Brexit pledge

    Reuters . London | Updated at 12:00am on June 27, 2019

    Jeremy Hunt took aim at Boris Johnson’s ‘do or die’ pledge to take Britain out of the European Union on October 31, saying his rival...

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    Democracy falls short for people around world: survey

    Reuters . Brussels | Updated at 01:33am on June 26, 2019

    Only half of the world’s population thinks their country is democratic, a survey published on Tuesday found, with many Western Europeans viewing banks and social...

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    Johnson admits needing EU support in event of no-deal Brexit

    Agence France-Presse . London | Updated at 11:50am on June 25, 2019

    Boris Johnson, the favourite to replace British prime minister Theresa May, has acknowledged that London would need cooperation from the European Union to cushion potential...

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    World faces climate apartheid: UN expert

    Agence-France-Presse .  Geneva | Updated at 12:53am on June 25, 2019

    The world faces ‘a climate apartheid’ where the wealthy are better able to adjust to a hotter planet while the poor suffer the worst from...

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    France prepares to swelter in record high June temperatures

    Reuters . Paris | Updated at 12:00am on June 25, 2019

    Authorities in Paris are setting up ‘cool rooms’ in municipal buildings, opening pools for late-night swimming and installing extra drinking fountains as France braces for...

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