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Amid tensions in France, Macron promises minimum wage hike

PARIS: In the aftermath of the violent ‘yellow vest’ protests that rocked France lately, President Emmanuel Macron assured the people of the country that the minimum wage would be raised and new taxes on pensions would be abolished. In a televised address to the nation, Macron condemned the anti-government demonstrations ...

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Emirati prince flees to Qatar, exposing tensions in UAE

DOHA/DUBAI: An Emirati prince is seeking asylum in Qatar after fleeing the UAE saying he feared for his life because of a dispute with the rulers of oil-rich Abu Dhabi, The New York Times reported on Sunday. Sheikh Rashid bin Hamad al-Sharqi, 31, is the second son of the Emir of Fujairah, ...

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US-Turkey tensions boil over after arrest of consulate employee

WASHINGTON: When they met last month in New York, President Trump hailed what he called his “personal relationship” with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and said the United States and Turkey were “as close as we have ever been.” Erdogan called Trump “my dear friend Donald.” Close observers of Ankara ...

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Britain Attempts to Defuse Afghanistan’s Tensions With Pakistan

FILE – Mark Lyall Grant, then-Britain’s Ambassador to the United Nations Mark Lyall Grant addresses members of the U.N. Security Council. LONDON: Britain will host top officials from Afghanistan and Pakistan to discuss Afghan and regional security and try to resolve Kabul’s current political tensions with Islamabad. British National Security ...

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South Korean court throws president out of office; two die in protests

SEOUL: South Korea’s Constitutional Court removed President Park Geun-hye from office over a graft scandal involving the country’s conglomerates at a time of rising tensions with North Korea and China. The ruling sparked protests from hundreds of her supporters, two of whom were killed in clashes with police outside the ...

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US-Russia tensions rise as malware found at Vermont electric utility

PARIS: A day after Barack Obama announced tough new sanctions over what intelligence agencies believe to be Russian attempts to influence the presidential election in favour of Donald Trump, US officials said computer code linked to Russian-sponsored hackers had been detected in a computer at a Vermont electric utility. The ...

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