- Trump presidency ‘good news’ for the world, says controversial French author HouellebecqControversial French author Michel Houellebecq has again raised eyebrows with a quasi defense of the US president. Under Donald Trump, "America is no longer the world’s leading power," he said, adding: This is "good news for the rest of the world".
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- French study recommends legalising therapeutic cannabisA scientific committee convened by the French government has concluded that it might be “appropriate” to legalise cannabis for therapeutic use in a report made public on Thursday.
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- Brazil ‘orders arrest’ of fugitive Italian guerrilla BattistiA Brazilian Supreme Court judge has ordered the arrest of Cesare Battisti, an Italian former left-wing guerrilla convicted of murder in his country, opening the way for his extradition, Globo TV reported on Thursday.
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- US Senate votes to end military support for Saudi coalition in YemenThe US Senate dealt President Donald Trump a double blow over Saudi Arabia on Thursday, approving a resolution to end US military support for the war in Yemen, and another holding the Saudi crown prince responsible for the murder of Jamal Khashoggi.
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- EU leaders unmoved by May’s plea over Brexit dealEU leaders rebuffed a plea by Theresa May on Thursday to help her sell her Brexit deal to parliament, warning she must set out exactly what she wants -- and announcing they would step up contingency plans in case the deal collapses.
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- DR Congo election campaign: ‘I saw police open fire’ on opposition supporters17 hours ago
- Yemen rivals agree Hodeida ceasefire, UN chief saysUN chief Antonio Guterres announced Thursday a series of breakthroughs in talks with rivals in the Yemen conflict, including a ceasefire for a vital port.
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- French govt urges end to protests after Strasbourg attackThe French government on Thursday urged "yellow vest" protesters not to hold another round of demonstrations this weekend as police hunted for a second day for the fugitive gunman who attacked a Christmas market in the eastern city of Strasbourg.
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- Israel finds secret Hezbollah tunnels running from Lebanon into its territoryIsrael has for the first time discovered tunnels running into Israeli territory from Lebanon, dug over a number of years by Lebanese militant Shiite group Hezbollah. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has ordered a military operation – dubbed “Northern Shield” – to search for more tunnels; three have so far been found that are as sophisticated as those dug by
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- Trump’s ex-lawyer Cohen sentenced to three years in hush-money scandalUS President Donald Trump's former lawyer Michael Cohen delivered a blistering attack on his ex-boss as he was sentenced to three years in prison on Wednesday for multiple crimes.
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