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Turkey to break new political, economic ground with Sudan, Erdoğan says during Africa tour

On the first leg of his three-country tour, which will include Chad and Tunisia, President Erdoğan arrived in Sudan for a two-day visit. He said Turkey wants to bring the bilateral trade of $500 million with Sudan up to $1 billion as soon as possible, and that the two countries ...

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33% less migrants arrived to Italy in 2017

The number of migrants crossing the Mediterranean to reach Italy has fallen 33% in 2017 compared to last year. According to the Italian news agency ANSA, Interior Minister Marco Minniti said on Wednesday that the number of migrants has fallen 33% this year compared to last year despite a slight ...

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Defying Trump, over 120 countries at U.N. condemn Jerusalem decision

More than 120 countries defied President Donald Trump on Thursday and voted in favor of a United Nations General Assembly resolution calling for the United States to drop its recent recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital. Trump had threatened to cut off financial aid to countries that voted in favor. ...

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Swiss government lifts freeze on Egyptian assets, keeps Tunisian, Ukrainian assets

 The Swiss Federal Council announced that it will end the freeze on the remaining $436m of frozen Egyptian assets, in a press statement on Wednesday. However, they extended the freeze on both Tunisian and Ukrainian assets.The Swiss Federal Council had frozen both Egyptian and Tunisian assets in the wake of ...

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Eighth planet found in faraway solar system, matching ours

A record-tying eighth planet has been found in a faraway solar system, matching our own in number. Even more amazing, machines and not humans made the discovery. NASA joined with Google on Thursday to announce the finding. This eighth planet orbits the star known as Kepler-90. Like Earth, this new ...

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European Commission announces €9 billion in climate aid for partner countries

During the One Planet Summit, the European Commission announced a series of climate-smart investments for Africa and the EU Neighbourhood countries worth €9 billion. The news is part of the EU External Investment Plan, which was adopted in September to boost climate investment in partner countries in Africa and the ...

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Libyan women seek greater role in forthcoming governance system

Leading Libyan women concluded a two-day consultative meeting on the political changes happening now in Libya and the impact on women’s participation in the forthcoming governance system. The meeting, organized last week by the United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) as part ...

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Britain’s shameful abandonment of Libya needs to end

The exposure of refugees being sold as slaves in Libya raises uncomfortable questions about our national debt of conscience You could be forgiven for not being aware of the horrific reports from Libya which have gained momentum in some parts of the press this week. I emphasise the word some ...

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How sustainable is our country”s food system? Ethiopia does better than US, China and Nigeria

Can lower-income countries develop sustainable food systems? ·         France, Japan and Germany lead the world ·         Ethiopia, coming 12th in our Food Sustainability Index, performed better than both the US and China. ·         Nigeria came 24th out of the 34 countries in the coverage, performing better than Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Brazil, India and United ...

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Stash of bullets discovered near Christmas market in Berlin not linked to terrorism – police

A “large amount” of ammunition was discovered Sunday evening near a Christmas market in Berlin, prompting the police to sweep the area. Authorities, however, claim the discovery is not uncommon, and unlikely linked to terrorism. The ammunition, according to the publication, was discovered by a tenant of an underground car park at ...

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