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Macron injects more cash into France’s strained healthcare system

Macron injects more cash into France’s strained healthcare system

President Emmanuel Macron on Tuesday promised extra money and more doctors in rural areas to ease pressure on France’s hospitals, which are creaking under the weight of budget constraints and closures of clinics outside towns and cities.Spending on healthcare will increase by 2.5 percent in 2019, higher than the initial 2.3 percent target and amounting to an additional 400 million […]

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Zimbabwe’s opposition members of parliament walk out on Mnangagwa address

Zimbabwe’s opposition members of parliament walk out on Mnangagwa address

Zimbabwean opposition lawmakers on Tuesday walked out on President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s state of the nation address to parliament, signalling their lingering bitterness after losing a disputed July 30 presidential and parliamentary vote.Members of Parliament from the Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) and their leader Nelson Chamisa heckled Mnangagwa when he started reading his speech before filing out and leaving the […]

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U.N. refugee agency gives Trump’s latest cuts a weary shrug

U.N. refugee agency gives Trump’s latest cuts a weary shrug

The U.N. refugee agency UNHCR declined to criticize U.S. President Donald Trump’s cut in refugee resettlement places on Tuesday, saying it was up to the United States to decide on its policy. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Monday the number of refugees allowed into the U.S. would be capped at 30,000 for fiscal year 2019, a sharp drop […]

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Orthodox envoys meet with Ukraine’s president

Orthodox envoys meet with Ukraine’s president

Ukraine’s president has met with two envoys dispatched by the spiritual leader of the world’s Orthodox Christians to prepare for establishing a Ukrainian church that is ecclesiastically independent from the Russian Orthodox Church. The prospect of an autocephalous church in Ukraine has deeply angered the Russian church, which last week gave a sharp spiritual rebuff to Ecumenical Patriarch Batholomew I […]

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Merkel, Algerian officials discuss migration, Libya

Merkel, Algerian officials discuss migration, Libya

German Chancellor Angela Merkel has met with Algerian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika on Monday during a one-day visit to the country to discuss migration and the situation in neighboring Libya. the meeting happened in the presence Prime Minister Ahmed Ouyahia and other government members. The discussions take on particular significance before April’s presidential election in Algeria. No candidate has yet emerged because […]

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Putin announces demilitarized zone in Syria

Putin announces demilitarized zone in Syria

Russian President Vladimir Putin says a demilitarized zone to separate Syrian forces and rebels in the Idlib region will be established by Oct. 15. Putin made the announcement Monday after meeting with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. He said the zone will be patrolled both by Turkish forces and Russian military police. Idlib is the last bastion of Syria’s rebels […]

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North Korea’s Kim says he hopes for ‘big outcome’ at inter-Korean summit

North Korea’s Kim says he hopes for ‘big outcome’ at inter-Korean summit

 North Korean leader Kim Jong Un said he wanted to produce a “big outcome” as he began three days of summit talks on Tuesday with South Korea’s President Moon Jae-in aimed at rekindling stalled nuclear diplomacy. The two leaders began official talks on Tuesday afternoon, after parading down the streets of Pyongyang in Kim’s black Mercedes limousine to loud cheers […]

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Venezuelans outraged by Maduro’s steak feast at Salt Bae restaurant

Venezuelans outraged by Maduro’s steak feast at Salt Bae restaurant

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro dined on expensive steak at a “Salt Bae” restaurant in Istanbul during a stop-off returning from a visit to China, drawing furor back home where millions struggle to get enough to eat and red meat is a rare luxury. Turkish celebrity chef Nusret Gokce, who owns a chain of restaurants and is known as Salt Bae […]

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Man charged in connection with Alaska girl’s death

An Alaska man found with the cellphone of a missing 10-year-old girl was charged Monday in connection with her death after GPS coordinates of where the phone had traveled led authorities to the girl’s body. Peter Wilson, 41, of Kotzebue, Alaska, was formally charged Monday with making false statements as police tried to find Ashley Johnson-Barr, who had been missing […]

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UK urges N. Korea to take steps to denuclearize

UK urges N. Korea to take steps to denuclearize

Britain’s top diplomat says it’s time for North Korea to take concrete actions toward eliminating its nuclear weapons. Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt said Tuesday in Tokyo that dialogue has helped improve the atmosphere “but we need to see actions now.” He spoke as South Korean President Moon Jae-in was visiting Pyongyang to meet North Korean leader Kim Jong Un to […]

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