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Lebanon crisis: Dozens hurt as police and protesters clash in Beirut

Added: 15.12.2019 3:16 | 8 views | 0 comments

Riot police fire tear gas and rubber bullets as anti-government protests continue in Lebanon.

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Argentina's new government hikes export taxes on disgruntled farmers

Added: 15.12.2019 0:10 | 10 views | 0 comments

Argentina's new government has hiked export levies on soy, wheat and corn, according to an official decree on Saturday, hitting farmers in the grains exporting nation to raise revenue needed to avoid default on a mountain of looming sovereign debt.


Nicaragua nationalizes major gas station chain linked to Ortega

Added: 14.12.2019 23:42 | 13 views | 0 comments

Nicaragua's National Assembly on Saturday approved nationalizing a major gas station company two days after the United States imposed sanctions on it for allegedly being used by President Daniel Ortega's family to finance and launder money for the government.


French union calls for break in transport strikes over Christmas

Added: 14.12.2019 23:03 | 10 views | 0 comments

France's CFDT union is opposed to transport strikes over the Christmas period but will call for new actions in January if the government does not drop a pension reform proposal that would encourage more years of work, its leader said on Sunday.


Amazon sees alarming rise in deforestation

Added: 14.12.2019 19:17 | 20 views | 0 comments

Brazil's state space agency reports a 100% increase in the destruction of the world's largest tropical rainforest in November, compared to last year. President Bolsonaro denies his environmental policies are to blame. Deforestation in Brazil's Amazon rainforest last month jumped to the highest level since records began in 2015, according to government...

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Macron backlash intensifies as he's accused of ‘brutally dismantling’ pension system

Added: 14.12.2019 18:25 | 22 views | 0 comments

RIGHT-wing MEP Jordan Bardella on Thursday accused President Emmanuel Macron of destroying the country’s pension system, as his government announced controversial plans to overhaul a system it says is too costly and unfair.


Argentina's new government increases export taxes on disgruntled farmers

Added: 14.12.2019 18:01 | 14 views | 0 comments

Argentina raised farm export taxes, the country's main source of foreign exchange, with a decree on Saturday aimed at increasing government revenue ahead of restructuring talks on about $100 billion in sovereign bonds and loans.


UN Human Rights Office accused of helping China keep an eye on dissidents

Added: 14.12.2019 17:17 | 12 views | 0 comments

A United Nations whistleblower is accusing the organization's human rights office in Switzerland of continuing to provide the Chinese government with the names of activists critical of Beijing.

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Singapore invokes fake news law over opposition party posts

Added: 14.12.2019 13:54 | 14 views | 0 comments

Singapore's government invoked a fake news law on Saturday to order an opposition party to publish corrections on two social media posts and an article on its website about local employment, an official statement showed.


China top diplomat says China-U.S. trade deal good news for all

Added: 14.12.2019 13:16 | 27 views | 0 comments

China and the United States' "phase one" trade agreement is good news for all and will "provide stability in global trade", the Chinese government's top diplomat Wang Yi said during a visit to Slovenia on Saturday.


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