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British minister Rudd says May’s premiership and deal are not dead

FILE PHOTO: Britain’s Work and Pensions Secretary, Amber Rudd, arrives in Downing Street, in central London, Britain December 6, 2018. REUTERS/ Toby Melville LONDON (Reuters) – British minister Amber Rudd said on Monday she did not believe Theresa May’s premiership was dead after the prime minister pulled a parliamentary vote …

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To quell unrest, France’s Macron speeds up tax cuts but vows no U-turn

PARIS (Reuters) – President Emmanuel Macron on Monday announced wage rises for the poorest workers and tax cuts for pensioners in further concessions meant to defuse weeks of often violent protests that have challenged his authority. In his first national address following two weekends of France’s worst unrest for years, …

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Militia forces Libya’s NOC to declare force majeure on biggest oilfield

TRIPOLI/BENGHAZI, Libya (Reuters) – Libya’s National Oil Company (NOC) on Monday declared force majeure on exports from the El Sharara oilfield, which was seized at the weekend by a local militia group. FILE PHOTO: A general view of the El Sharara oilfield, Libya December 3, 2014. REUTERS/Ismail Zitouny/File Photo NOC …

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What are the human rights issues facing the world today? | United Nations

December 10 marked the 70th anniversary of the United Nation’s universal declaration of human rights. The document outlined 30 fundamental rights that should form the basis of democratic societies. The UN says it is as relevant today, as it always has been. However, with multiple examples of genocide, war crimes, and …

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