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    Conservative Fillon wins French presidential primary
    Nov28

    Conservative Fillon wins French presidential primary

    PARIS: Francois Fillon, a conservative reformist promising to shrink the French state, on Sunday clinched the rightwing nomination for next year’s presidential election with a resounding victory over his rival Alain Juppe. Ex-prime minister Fillon, 62, will now become a favourite to be France’s next leader after winning the US-style...

    Giant new dome set to keep Chernobyl safe for generations
    Nov28

    Giant new dome set to keep Chernobyl safe for generations

    CHERNOBYL, Ukraine: The world´s largest metal moveable structure will be unveiled on Tuesday over the Chernobyl nuclear power plant´s doomed fourth reactor in Ukraine to ensure the safety of future generations across Europe. The giant arch — nearly as long as two football pitches and taller than New York´s Statue of Liberty — will...

    Saakashvili urges Ukrainians to rise up against government
    Nov28

    Saakashvili urges Ukrainians to rise up against government

    (ChinaPost.com.tw) – Some 2,000 people gathered in central Kiev on Sunday to support a call by ex regional governor Mikheil Saakashvili — also a former president of Georgia — to rise up against the Ukrainian government. …read more Source: The China...

    Francois Fillon wins conservative presidential primary in France
    Nov28

    Francois Fillon wins conservative presidential primary in France

    (Charles Platiau/Reuters) PARIS — Francois Fillon won France’s first-ever conservative presidential primary Sunday after promising drastic free-market reforms and a crackdown on immigration and Islamic extremism, beating a more moderate rival who had warned of encroaching populism. “President! President!” chanted the former prime...

    Eastern Ukraine Separatists Ban Czech Aid Group
    Nov28

    Eastern Ukraine Separatists Ban Czech Aid Group

    A Czech-based humanitarian organization, People In Need, says it has been banned from operating in the Donetsk area of eastern Ukraine by Russia-backed separatists there. In a November 26 statement, …read more Source: Big News...

    Fillon Wins France’s Conservative Presidential Primary
    Nov27

    Fillon Wins France’s Conservative Presidential Primary

    PARIS—Francois Fillon won France’s first-ever conservative presidential primary Sunday after promising drastic free-market reforms and a crackdown on immigration and Islamic extremism, beating a more moderate rival who had warned of encroaching populism. “President! President!” chanted the former prime minister’s supporters as he...

    Conservative Fillon wins French rightwing primary
    Nov27

    Conservative Fillon wins French rightwing primary

    PARIS (AFP) – Francois Fillon, a conservative reformist promising to shrink the French state, on Sunday clinched the rightwing nomination to stand in next years presidential election with a resounding victory.Ex-prime minister Fillon will now become a favourite to be Frances next leader after winning the US-style primary to pick the nominee...

    Trudeau defends Castro tribute, calls him a dictator
    Nov27

    Trudeau defends Castro tribute, calls him a dictator

    Prime Minister Justin Trudeau stood by the comments he made eulogizing Cuba’s former leader Fidel Castro, but in the face of backlash acknowledged he was a dictator. Trudeau’s initial statement praised Castro, whose death at the age of 90 was announced on Friday, as a “legendary revolutionary” and a “remarkable leader.” “While a...

    Iran Will Be the First Beneficiary From Trump’s Policies in Syria
    Nov27

    Iran Will Be the First Beneficiary From Trump’s Policies in Syria

    Raghida Dergham The US President-elect Donald Trump has caused different kinds of reactions so far: an international keenness to follow up news of his decisions and cabinet appointments, an optimistic surge in the New York stock markets, and deep apprehension among a segment of Americans and others regarding the possibility of the US turning its...

    Russia poised to gain from freeze in oil production
    Nov27

    Russia poised to gain from freeze in oil production

    With its oil output at record levels and state coffers running low, Russia has little to lose and much to gain from agreeing a deal with the Opec on limiting production.Ahead of an Opec meeting set for November 30 in Vienna, Moscow – which is not a member of the Organisation of the Petroleum Exporting Countries – is pushing for an agreement to be...