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France's Macron launches door-to-door campaign as presidency battle looms

28 May 2016
French Economy Minister Emmanuel Macron launched what he called a "Great March" on Saturday, a door-to-door campaign across France to collect voters' grievances ahead of 2017 presidential elections, in a new sign of his...
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Pakistani PM to undergo heart surgery in London

28 May 2016
Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif will undergo open heart surgery in London on Tuesday, his family and media said. It will be Sharif's second heart operation in five years. Sharif's daughter, Maryam Nawaz Sharif, said on her...
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Trump vows to undo Obama's climate agenda in appeal to oil sector

27 May 2016
Donald Trump, the presumptive Republican presidential nominee, promised on Thursday to roll back some of America's most ambitious environmental policies, actions that he said would revive the ailing U.S. oil and coal industries and...
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Nigeria militants blow up gas, oil pipelines

© AFP/File | Africa's largest oil producer Nigeria has announced a cut in petrol prices, a month before the country votes in presidential and parliamentary elections
 
 
 
27 May 2016
Militants attacked crude oil and gas pipelines operated by Nigeria's state oil firm in the Niger Delta, a community leader said on Friday, in an attack claimed by the Niger Delta Avengers, which has been targeting energy facilities for...
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Obama stirs debate with Hiroshima visit

27 May 2016
Barack Obama on Friday becomes the first sitting U.S. president to visit Hiroshima, site of the world's first atomic bombing, a gesture Washington and Tokyo hope will highlight their alliance and breathe life into stalled efforts to...
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G7 agrees need strong message on South China Sea, China says don't 'hype'

26 May 2016
Group of Seven (G7) leaders agreed on Thursday on the need to send a strong message on maritime claims in the western Pacific, where an increasingly assertive China is locked in territorial disputes with Japan and several Southeast Asian...
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Clinton email server broke government rules, watchdog finds

26 May 2016
Hillary Clinton broke government rules by using a private email server without approval for her work as U.S. secretary of state, an internal government watchdog said on Wednesday. The long-awaited report by the State Department inspector...
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French police break fuel depot blockade, nuclear plant strike looms

25 May 2016
Police broke up a fuel depot blockade in France on Wednesday and France's hardline CGT union prepared for a strike at a nuclear plant, escalating a standoff over proposed new labor laws. France has also mobilized its emergency motor...
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Greece starts moving migrants from squalid border camp

25 May 2016
Greece sent in police and bulldozers on Tuesday to knock down tents and relocate hundreds of migrants who had been stranded for months in a squalid makeshift camp on the border with Macedonia. Several busloads of people, most of them...
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Trump, aiming to offset money disadvantage, escalates Clinton attacks

25 May 2016
Donald Trump this week took his use of sordid accusations against Democrat Hillary Clinton to levels unprecedented in modern US presidential campaigns, in the latest example of the Republican's unorthodox playbook. The presumptive...
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