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UN urges Djibouti, Eritrea to end border dispute

The UN Security Council have urged Djibouti and Eritrea to resolve their border dispute peacefully after tensions flared following the withdrawal of Qatari peacekeepers from a buffer zone. Djibouti accused Eritrea of moving its forces into the buffer zone last week, a day after Qatar, a mediator in the border ...

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Portuguese firefighters battling forest fire

Firefighters on Sunday continued battling the raging blazes from a forest fire, which has killed at least 62 and injured 54 others in central Portugal. The fire broke out in a forest of Pedrogao Grande, some 150 km northeast of the capital, Lisbon, on Saturday due to high temperatures and ...

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Macron’s party wins strong parliamentary majority

French President Emmanuel Macron’s newly established party has won a majority in parliamentary elections despite a record-low turnout. Macron’s Republic on the Move (LREM) and its Modem allies won 351 seats in the 577-seat National Assembly, the lower house of the French parliament, media reported on Monday. The Republicans and ...

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Gunmen storm tourist resort in Mali, take hostages

Four gunmen have been killed after they attacked a tourist resort in Mali frequented by Westerners, the country’s security minister says. “We have recovered the bodies of two attackers who were killed”, Salif Traore said on Sunday, adding that police were “searching for the bodies of two others.” “Malian Special ...

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Merkel concerned about US bans on Russia, too

German Chancellor Angela Merkel shares concerns with other European officials that the anti-Russia sanctions newly proposed by the United States could harm the European economy, her spokesman says. German government spokesman Steffen Seibert said on Friday that the chancellor shared the concern about the proposed sanctions expressed in a joint ...

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