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    EU, US call on Georgia to sign compromise pact

    Agence France-Presse . Brussels | Updated at 11:57pm on April 18, 2021

    The EU and US jointly called on lawmakers in Georgia to sign on to a compromise agreement to be proposed Sunday to resolve a protracted...

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    Calls for US police reform at fresh protests over Daunte killing

    Agence France-Presse . Brooklyn Centre | Updated at 11:50pm on April 18, 2021

    High-ranking Congress member Maxine Waters called for an overhaul of policing in the United States as she joined the seventh consecutive night of protests in...

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    Three die in US tavern shooting

    United News of Bangladesh / AP | Updated at 05:37pm on April 18, 2021

    A shooting at a tavern in Wisconsin killed three people and seriously injured two others, a sheriff’s department official said. The shooting happened early Sunday...

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    US, China commit to climate cooperation ahead summit

    Agence France-Presse . Washington | Updated at 10:35am on April 18, 2021

    The United States and China are ‘committed to cooperating’ on the pressing issue of climate change, the two sides said Saturday, issuing the pledge days...

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    Pompeo violated ethics rules with staff errands

    Agence France-Presse . Washington | Updated at 03:43am on April 18, 2021

    Former US secretary of state Mike Pompeo and his wife violated ethics rules by asking staff to conduct personal errands including walking their dog and...

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    Biden drops promise for expansion in refugee admissions

    Agence France-Presse . Washington | Updated at 03:38am on April 18, 2021

    President Joe Biden’s administration announced Friday he was scrapping his pledge for a rapid expansion in the number of refugees allowed into the United States,...

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    Raul Castro steps down

    Agence France-Presse . Havana | Updated at 01:45am on April 18, 2021

    The all-powerful Communist Party of Cuba opened a historic congress Friday to rubber-stamp the transfer of power to a new generation as outgoing leader Raul...

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    Mass shooting leaves eight dead in Indianapolis

    Agence France-Presse . Indianapolis | Updated at 02:38pm on April 16, 2021

    A gunman has killed at least eight people at a FedEx facility in the midwestern US city of Indianapolis before turning the gun on himself...

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    Apple announces $200mn forestry fund to reduce carbon

    Agence France-Presse . San Francisco | Updated at 11:55am on April 16, 2021

    Apple on Thursday announced a $200 million fund to invest in timber-producing commercial forestry projects, with the goal of removing carbon from the atmosphere while...

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    UN to maintain Afghanistan mission after US, NATO withdrawal

    Agence France-Presse . United Nations | Updated at 11:48am on April 16, 2021

    The United Nations said on Thursday that it will maintain its political and humanitarian mission to Afghanistan despite the departure of US and NATO troops...