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France brushes off EU worries over Macron’s budget

France insisted Thursday that it was on course to wrestle its deficit back within European Union limits, after Brussels expressed concern that Paris might not meet the bloc's tough spending rules. President Emmanuel Macron is "totally determined" to deliver...

Lebanon’s Hezbollah hails ‘positive’ Hariri moves

Lebanon's Iran-backed Hezbollah organization on Thursday welcomed Prime Minister Saad Hariri's decision to suspend his resignation pending talks, after he returned from a mysterious, nearly three-week-long stay abroad. Hariri had caused widespread perplexity on November 4 when he resigned during...

Premature to say if Assad part of Syria transition: Turkish official

It's too early to decide whether a political transition in Syria for ending its civil war will include President Bashar al-Assad, a Turkish official said Thursday, emphasizing the Syrian leader should have no long-term political future. Turkey, led by President...

New UCI chief ‘for salary cap’

New International Cycling Union (UCI) president David Lappartient said in a statement on Thursday that he would support a salary cap to help improve competitiveness amongst World Tour teams. "We should be able to pay an athlete as much as...

India father’s posts over daughter’s hospital death sparks probe

India's government Tuesday ordered a probe into the death of a girl at a private hospital after her father's social media posts alleging negligence and being overcharged went viral. The case made national headlines in a country where a...

Norway court grants reprieve to seven wolves

A Norwegian court on Tuesday granted a reprieve to seven wolves near Oslo caught in the middle of a battle between environmental activists and sheep farmers. The Oslo district court granted a request from the Norwegian branch of the...

Six Syrians arrested for ‘planning terror attack’ in Germany

German police on Tuesday arrested six Syrian refugees suspected of preparing a terror attack in the name of the Islamic State jihadist group, prosecutors said. The suspects, aged 20 to 28, were detained in dawn raids that saw some...

German president urges parties to compromise, end crisis

German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier urged political parties Monday to rethink their positions and find compromises to form a government, hours after coalition talks collapsed and plunged Germany into a crisis. "Building a government has always been a difficult process...

Photo of Israel president in Palestinian scarf sparks probe

Israeli police announced Monday an investigation after a picture of President Reuven Rivlin wearing a Palestinian scarf emerged amid anger over his decision to reject a soldier's pardon request. Rivlin had on Sunday refused to pardon Elor Azaria, the...

French union protests fizzle against Macron

People protested across France on Thursday against President Emmanuel Macron's economic reforms but low turnout suggested that resistance to an agenda seen as too pro-business was losing steam. The demonstrations are the fourth in a series launched in September...
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