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No 'fiscal and social dumping' in EU, says Italiam PM

Wed, 02/21/2018 - 23:52

Milan, Feb 21 (IANS/AKI) Italian Premier Paolo Gentiloni on Wednesday slammed US-owned electrical appliances manufacture Embraco's plan to switch production to Slovakia and fire almost 500 workers at its plant in northwest Italy.

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Two French soldiers killed in Mali

Wed, 02/21/2018 - 23:46

Paris, Feb 21 (IANS) Two French soldiers were killed on Wednesday morning during an operation in Mali, French President Emmanuel Macron's office announced.

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3 Libyan soldiers killed in suicide attack

Wed, 02/21/2018 - 22:54

Tripoli, Feb 21 (IANS) Three soldiers of Libya's eastern-based army were killed on Wednesday in a suicide attack on a military checkpoint in the city of Jufra, according to military and medical sources.

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Guterres, Ban Ki-moon ask Security Council to focus on preventing conflicts

Wed, 02/21/2018 - 22:32

United Nations, Feb 21 (IANS) Warning of the changing threat situations around the world, US Secretary General Antonio Guterres and his predecessor, Ban Ki-moon, making an unprecedented joint appearance before the Security Council, called on it to focus on prevention of conflicts, staving them off before they arise.

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Russia slams UK's 'groundless' cyber attack accusations

Wed, 02/21/2018 - 22:24

Moscow, Feb 21 (IANS) London's allegations of Moscow being behind the cyber attack against Ukraine in June 2017 are far-fetched and "information warfare" against Russia, said Russia's Foreign Ministry on Wednesday.

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Gaza municipality declares state of emergency

Wed, 02/21/2018 - 22:02

Gaza, Feb 21 (IANS) The Gaza municipality on Wednesday declared a state of emergency, citing reduced services caused by resource shortages and foreign aid cuts.

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Suspicious vehicle spotted near White House

Wed, 02/21/2018 - 21:14

Washington, Feb 21 (IANS) Roads near the White House were closed for traffic and a building next to it evacuated on Wednesday after a suspicious vehicle was spotted nearby. The roads were reopened after the Secret Service cleared the vehicle.

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Morocco busts IS-linked terror cell

Wed, 02/21/2018 - 20:40

Rabat, Feb 21 (IANS/MAP) Morocco busted a terror cell with suspected links to the Islamic State (IS) group on Wednesday, the interior ministry said.

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Famed US evangelist Billy Graham dies at 99

Wed, 02/21/2018 - 20:12

Washington, Feb 21 (IANS) Famed evangelical Christian pastor Billy Graham, a charismatic figure for decades in the US and counsellor to Presidents, died on Wednesday at the age of 99.

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Pakistan SC disqualifies Nawaz Sharif as PML-N chief

Wed, 02/21/2018 - 19:50

Islamabad, Feb 21 (IANS) Pakistan's Supreme Court on Wednesday disqualified former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif as the president of the ruling Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N), saying that all the decisions made by him as the party chief stand "null and void".

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Pakistan gets 3-month reprieve from terror financing watchlist: Asif

Wed, 02/21/2018 - 19:38

Islamabad, Feb 21 (IANS) Pakistan has won a last-minute reprieve at the Financial Action Task Forces meeting in Paris after member states failed to reach a consensus on a US-led motion to place Pakistan on a watchlist of countries that finance terrorism, Foreign Minister Khawaja Asif has said.

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Pakistan SC disqualifies Sharif as PML-N chief

Wed, 02/21/2018 - 19:20

Islamabad, Feb 21 (IANS) Pakistan's Supreme Court on Wednesday disqualified former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif as the president of the ruling Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N), saying that all the decisions made by him as the party chief stand "null and void".

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