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Trump criticizes ‘artificially very high’ oil prices

Muslim Times(Web Desk) – US President Donald Trump has criticized the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC), saying “oil prices are artificially very high.” In a tweet, Trump warned that the US “will not” accept artificial price controls from OPEC, which represents 14 of the world’s leading oil producers. “Looks ...

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Thousands of Nicaraguans protest social security changes

(Reuters) – Thousands of Nicaraguans took to the streets in protest for a second straight day on Thursday as discontent grew over controversial changes to social security that will increase worker and employer payments and reduce future pensions. Students in the capital, Managua, took over the National University of Engineering, ...

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Macron to meet Merkel to push for EU reform plans

Muslim Times(Web Desk) – French President Emmanuel Macron is due in Germany on Thursday for a working meeting with Chancellor Angela Merkel in an attempt to hammer out a common position with Berlin on his agenda for Europe-wide reforms, amid political opposition to that agenda inside Germany. Macron and Merkel ...

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China warns of ‘stalemate’ in war on pollution

(Reuters) – China’s war on pollution is at risk of reaching a “stalemate,” with poor weather conditions undermining the country’s efforts to reduce smog, an Environment Ministry spokesman said on Thursday. Air pollution rose by more than a quarter in parts of northern China in March, and the region has ...

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