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The most relevant news of the day: 01. Trump administration considering separating women, children at Mexico border; 02. May tells Scottish nationalists that “politics is not a game”; 03. Macron gets presidential poll boost as Fillon crisis deepens; 04.…

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“First chemical attack” in Mosul battle injures twelve

Twelve civilians have been injured in Mosul in what appears to be the first chemical weapon attack in the battle for the IS stronghold. An 11-year-old boy has severe respiratory and skin problems and a month-old baby was also injured. The injuries were…

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UN: Syria talks in Geneva end with clear agenda

Syria’s warring sides have agreed to future negotiations at the end of a fourth set of talks in Geneva, a mild breakthrough after a week of stalled discussions and a steadily failing ceasefire. Staffan de Mistura, the UN envoy for Syria, announced on…

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Less damage to ancient Palmyra than feared, Syrian antiquities chief says

Damage to the World Heritage site of Palymra by Islamic State militants may be less than earlier believed, Syria’s antiquities chief said on Friday. Maamoun Abdulkarim told Reuters that video from Palmyra after it was recaptured by the Syrian army has…

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Lavrov compares White House Russia scandal to a witch-hunt

The scandalous claims that several members of the United States government had contact with Russian officials during Donald Trump’s election campaign was described on Friday by Russia’s foreign minister as a witch-hunt. Sergey Lavrov was speaking at a…

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Macron gets presidential poll boost as Fillon crisis deepens

Centrist candidate Emmanuel Macron cemented his status as favourite to win the French presidency on Friday as pressure mounted on his conservative rival, Francois Fillon, to pull out because of a deepening financial scandal. For the first time since the…

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May tells Scottish nationalists that “politics is not a game”

The prime minister of the United Kingdom warned the pro-independence Scottish government on Friday that politics was not a game. Theresa May was addressing the Scottish Conservative Party conference in Glasgow. The UK Conservative party leader accused the…

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Trump administration considering separating women, children at Mexico border

Women and children crossing together illegally into the United States could be separated by U.S. authorities under a proposal being considered by the Department of Homeland Security, according to three government officials. Part of the reason for the…

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Summary - 2017-03-03

The most relevant news of the day: 01. Catalans prepare vote for independence from Spain; 02. Calais mayor bans distribution of food to migrants; 03. Sudan’s first PM since 1989 coup sworn in; 04. Trump administration has found only $20 million in…

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Al-Qaeda confirms coalition strike killed top leader in Syria

Al-Qaeda has confirmed that top leader Abu Khayr al-Masri, believed to be the organisation’s number two, was killed in a drone strike by the US-led coalition in Syria. Two branches of the global jihadist group, including the powerful Al-Qaeda in the…
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