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Macedonian president backs Turkey on fighting FETO

Macedonian president backs Turkey on fighting FETO

Gjorge Ivanov says they showed their support for democratically elected representatives in Turkey during defeated coup Macedonian President Gjorge Ivanov said they had showed their open support for the democratically elected representatives in Turkey in the morning of the defeated coup attempt in 2016. In his meeting with Turkish Parliament Speaker Ismail Kahraman on Tuesday, Ivanov expressed his sadness over the […]

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Macron’s state reform tsar looks to technology to cut red

Macron’s state reform tsar looks to technology to cut red

France is ready to invest in artificial intelligence, blockchain and data mining to “transform” its sprawling bureaucracy instead of simply trimming budgets and jobs, its administration reform tsar said. The 39-year old former telecoms executive whom President Emmanuel Macron has charged with reforming the public sector said he believed technology would win support from government employees and in the end […]

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South Korean president endorses Russian presence at Winter Games

South Korean president endorses Russian presence at Winter Games

South Korean President Moon Jae-in lauded Russia’s participation at the Winter Games on Tuesday, saying it had “made our Olympics better”, despite calls from some athletes and anti-doping agencies for Russians to be banned from competing at the event. Moon made the comments after giving a reception for Russian sports officials at the presidential Blue House in Seoul, two days […]

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Turkey’s Erdogan says halted Syrian deployment into Afrin through talks

Turkey’s Erdogan says halted Syrian deployment into Afrin through talks

Turkey managed to thwart a possible deployment of Syrian government forces into the northwestern Afrin region, President Tayyip Erdogan said on Tuesday, a day after he spoke to his Russian and Iranian counterparts. overnment forces if they entered Afrin to help the Kurdish YPG militia repel a Turkish offensive in the region, after reports of a deal between the YPG […]

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South Africa’s Ramaphosa says it’s time to review cabinet make up

South Africa’s Ramaphosa says it’s time to review cabinet make up

South Africa’s new President Cyril Ramaphosa said on Tuesday it was time to consider the make-up of his cabinet, amid growing speculation about whether Finance Minister Gigaba would keep his job. Ramaphosa was sworn in as head of state on Thursday after his scandal-plagued predecessor, Jacob Zuma, reluctantly resigned on orders of the ruling African National Congress (ANC) after nine […]

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Donald Trump Jr. arrives in India to help sell apartments

Donald Trump Jr. arrives in India to help sell apartments

 The eldest son of President Donald Trump has arrived in India to help sell luxury apartments and lavish attention on wealthy Indians who have already bought units in Trump-branded developments. Donald Trump Jr. posed for photos Tuesday morning with Indian developers, who are building the complexes in four cities. Later in the week, he is scheduled to make a speech […]

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Trump endorses Romney for Senate bid in Utah

Trump endorses Romney for Senate bid in Utah

The GOP’s presidential nominee in 2012, Romney announced last week he would seek the nomination to replace retiring Sen. Orrin Hatch. In a tweet Monday night, Trump wrote, “He will make a great Senator and worthy successor to @OrrinHatch, and has my full support and endorsement!” Romney quickly accepted the endorsement via Twitter. Trump has not always been so positive […]

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Pope backs down after defending Nigerian bishop rejected by locals

Pope backs down after defending Nigerian bishop rejected by locals

A Nigerian bishop whom Pope Francis had fiercely defended has resigned after a five-year, sometimes violent, standoff with rebel priests and faithful who rejected him as an ethnic outsider, the Vatican said on Monday. The case of the Vatican versus the people of the diocese of Ahiara in southwestern Nigeria had become a rare battle of wills that tested the […]

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France says committed to Iran deal, will keep talking to European, U.S allies

France says committed to Iran deal, will keep talking to European, U.S allies

France reaffirmed its commitment to the Iran nuclear deal on Monday, saying it wanted it to be strictly implemented and was continuing talks with its European and U.S. partners on the programme. The foreign ministry said France was concerned about Iran’s ballistic missile programme and its activities in the region, mentioning its support for Houthi rebels in Yemen but making […]

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South Korea’s Moon bemoans GM plant closure move, calls on government to help workers

South Korea’s Moon bemoans GM plant closure move, calls on government to help workers

South Korean President Moon Jae-in said on Monday General Motors Co’s (GM) (GM.N) decision to shut down a factory south of Seoul will hurt that region, and called upon his administration to take measures to boost economic activity there. GM announced last week it will shutter the plant in the city of Gunsan, in South Korea’s southwest, by May and […]

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