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May ‘dismayed’ US pulling out of Paris accord

  Theresa May has said at the G20 summit she is “dismayed” Donald Trump has decided to withdraw from the Paris climate accord. The Prime Minister was speaking to reporters in a news conference at the G20 summit with the richest developed and emerging economies, after meeting the US President. …

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Girl ‘shot dead after two men row on Facebook’

  A Facebook argument between two men led to a 14-year-old girl being killed by a stray bullet fired into her home, it has been alleged. A court document says Mackenna Kronenberger was inside the bedroom of her home in Dayton, Ohio, when she was killed early on Wednesday. Jason …

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Blue Whale death ‘game’ leaves trail of misery

  As UK authorities continue to evaluate the risks posed by sinister “games” such as Blue Whale, Russian families say the risks are real and they want the world to know the price they have paid. Blue Whale is a teenage suicide challenge or “death group” that began in Russia …

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France unveils pro-business reform plan

  PARIS – French Prime Minister Edouard Philippe unveiled an ambitious programme of tax cuts and reduced public spending on Tuesday designed to boost investment and end the country’s reliance on state borrowing. Philippe put spurring entrepreneurship at the heart of his first policy speech to the National Assembly after …

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Zimbabwe’s unemployment rate at 90 percent: union

Zimbabwe’s largest workers union, the  Zimbabwe Congress of Trade Unions says the country’s unemployment rate is now at 90-percent. The unions said a change of leadership is the only solution to the country’s economic crisis. Addressing the workers day celebrations in Harare, Zimbabwe’s main opposition leader Morgan Tsvangirai said President …

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Labour beats UKIP in Stoke, lose Copeland to Tories

Britain’s Labour party on Friday beat UKIP to win a by-election in the Brexit bastion of Stoke-on-Trent, but suffered a historic defeat by the ruling Conservatives in a separate local vote. Labour clung on to its Stoke-on-Trent seat with Gareth Snell taking 7,853 votes to 5,233 for Paul Nuttall, leader …

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