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Tunisian Protester Killed in Clashes with Police Over Price Hikes, Unemployment

TUNIS —  One person was killed Monday during clashes between security forces and protesters in a Tunisian town, a security official and residents said, as demonstrations over rising prices and tax increases spread in the North African country. A man was killed during a demonstration against government austerity measures in …

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White House rejects Steve Bannon’s apology to Donald Trump – National

The White House has rejected Steve Bannon’s apology over comments he made about Donald Trump and his eldest son in a newly-released tell-all book. “I don’t believe there is any way back for Mr. Bannon at this point,” deputy press secretary Hogan Gidley reportedly told reporters while aboard Air Force …

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Turkey’s Nationalist Opposition to Back Erdogan in 2019 Election

ANKARA —  Turkey’s nationalist opposition said on Monday it would back President Recep Tayyip Erdogan in the 2019 election, signaling continued right-wing support crucial to his narrow victory in a constitutional referendum last year. The Nationalist Movement Party (MHP), the smallest of parliament’s four factions, backed the vote to grant …

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New Report Warns IS Increasing “Footprint” in Pakistan

ISLAMABAD —  A new report has documented an “alarming” increase in the Islamic State footprint in Pakistan, saying it adds to the challenges facing the country’s decade-long campaign against terrorism and religious extremism. The annual report, published by the independent Pakistan Institute for Peace Studies, or PIPS, registered 370 terrorist …

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Malaysian Opposition Names 92-year-old Mahathir as PM Choice

KUALA LUMPUR, MALAYSIA —  Malaysia’s opposition alliance has named 92-year-old former Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad as its prime minister candidate for upcoming general elections to boost its chances of wrestling power from a coalition that has ruled since independence. The announcement Sunday by the four-party Hope Alliance puts an end …

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Velib Bike-Sharing Scheme Hits Road Bump in French Capital

PARIS —  Paris’ pioneering Velib bicycle hire service, which has been copied from London to Seattle, has ground to a virtual standstill after the new concession holder failed to install revamped docking stations on schedule. In May 2017, Paris awarded a new contract to the French-Spanish Smovengo consortium to operate …

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