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Spanish court drops international warrant for Carles Puigdemont

  The Guardian | Published: Thu 19 Jul 2018   Decision means former Catalan president and colleagues no longer face extradition threat Carles Puigdemont attends a meeting in April of his party, Junts per Catalunya (Together for Catalonia), in Berlin. Photograph: Michael Sohn/AP   By Sam Jones in Madrid and Severin Carrell in Scotland   A Spanish judge has dropped ...

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Turkey mulls new terror laws as emergency ends

July 19, 2018   Some 130,000 civil servants have been purged from government jobs for purported links to terror organizations Turkey has arrested more than 75,000 people for alleged links to Fethullah Gulen People wave Turkish flags during a commemoration event for the second anniversary of a botched coup attempt, in Ankara. (AP)   AP   ANKARA: As Turkey’s controversial two-year-long ...

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Ethiopian Airlines Resumes Flight to Asmara after Two Decades

  July 19, 2018   Addis Ababa (ENA) – Ethiopian Airlines has resumed direct flight to Asmara, the capital of Eritrea, after the 1998 war between the two countries. A high-level delegation led by former Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn has flown today to Asmara in the inaugural flight that carried a total of 465 passengers. Former Prime Minister Hailemariam said ...

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Trump says he misspoke on Russia poll meddling

July 18, 2018   US president says he accepts Russia sought to influence the 2016 US election Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin speak at a news conference in Helsinki, Finland, on Monday, July 16, 2018. Image Credit: Bloomberg AFP Washington: President Donald Trump moved Tuesday to limit the damage from his summit with Vladimir Putin, claiming he misspoke in appearing ...

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Ethiopia Preparing to Use Port of Assab

  July 17, 2018   Addis Ababa (ENA) – Preliminary preparations are being underway to restart using the port of Assab in Eritrea, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs disclosed. In a presser he gave here today, the Spokesperson, Meles Alem said preliminary activities are being carried by both sides to make use of the port. According to Meles, the preparation ...

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Vote Leave fined and reported to police by Electoral Commission

The Guardian | Published: Tue 17 Jul 2018   Watchdog finds ‘significant evidence’ of coordination with another Brexit campaign group A Vote Leave sign urging people to vote for Brexit in the EU referendum in June 2016. Photograph: David Sillitoe for the Guardian   By Jessica Elgot   Vote Leave has been fined £61,000 and reported to the police by ...

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Putin praises ‘well-qualified’ Trump

July 17, 2018   Russian leader describes US president as ‘an interesting conversationalist’ after summit Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin speak at a news conference in Helsinki, Finland, on Monday, July 16, 2018. Image Credit: Bloomberg   AFP   Moscow: President Vladimir Putin praised US leader Donald Trump as well-informed and a good conversationalist after a summit in Helsinki. “He’s ...

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