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Right-wing parties set to make gains in Italy’s local elections

Right-wing parties registered a sound performance in a string of local elections across Italy on Monday, according to early results, in a final test ahead of the country's much-awaited national elections next year.  The local races, held Sunday,...

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Fitch cuts 2022 growth forecast for global economy, with biggest revision to China

Global ratings agency Fitch Ratings on Monday cut its world GDP growth forecast to 2.9% for 2022.  Fitch said in its latest report that global inflation pressures continue to intensify amid the Russia-Ukraine war, with increasingly adverse implications...

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Biden to visit Israel, West Bank, Saudi Arabia next month

US President Joe Biden will travel to Israel, the West Bank and Saudi Arabia next month, a senior administration official said Monday, ending months of speculation about his visit to the Middle East. The tour between July 13-16 will involve engagements with...

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China calls for joint efforts with US for stability in Asia-Pacific

China has urged the US for 'joint efforts” to ensure the stability of the Asia-Pacific region as the two sides agreed to keep communication channels open to 'manage differences.” The call for joint efforts came at a meeting between Yang Jiechi,...

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Strong wind delays S.Korea's space rocket launch

Strong wind and bad weather on Tuesday compelled the South Korean authorities to delay its space rocket Nuri's transportation to the launchpad, which was scheduled to launch on Wednesday, local media said. Nuri was initially set to make its second launch...

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France begins military withdrawal from Mali

France has started withdrawing its troops from Mali with the handover of the Menaka base to the Malian forces, the general staff of defense announced on Monday. 'The transfer was conducted in an orderly, safe and transparent manner. Focus on this important...

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Togo declares state of emergency due to security issues

Togo declared a state of emergency Monday in its northernmost Savanes region on the border with Burkina Faso due to security issues. The move was taken due to a recent increase in terrorist attacks in Savanes and aims to manage and accelerate military operations...

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UN commission on Palestine seeks new ways to get Israel to comply with int'l law

The United Nations Independent International Commission of Inquiry on the Occupied Palestinian Territory said Monday that the global community must urgently explore new ways of ensuring Israel's compliance with international law.  Former UN Human...

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Outreach to Central Asian states reflects China's desire to seek new projects

The recent meeting of foreign ministers of China and five Central Asian states in Kazakhstan's capital of Nur-Sultan reflected Beijing's desire to seek openings for new realignments with these states. This outreach was aimed to publicize China's...

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Türkiye's satellites in space to increase to 10, says President Erdogan

With the launching of the national surveillance satellite IMECE next January and Turksat 6A in mid-2023, the number of Türkiye's satellites in space will reach 10, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said on Tuesday. Speaking at the Turksat 5B Satellite...

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Press agenda on June 14

TÜRKİYE ANKARA - President Recep Tayyip Erdogan to attend Turksat 5B Satellite Commissioning Ceremony at Turksat General Directorate. ANKARA - Erdogan to chair meeting of his Justice and Development (AK) Party's Central Decision and Executive Board....

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Bulgaria's foreign, energy ministers resign amid coalition crisis

Bulgaria's Foreign Minister Teodora Genchovska and Energy Minister Alexander Nikolov resigned on Monday after their party withdrew from the coalition government last week, the country's national news agency reported. Both officials handed their...

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Macron wins razor-thin majority in 1st round of France legislative elections

President Emmanuel Macron won a razor-thin majority in the first round of legislative elections in France on Sunday. The president's Ensemble movement faced off against the NUPES (New Ecological and Social Popular Union), a coalition of the Socialist,...

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Global nuke arsenals expected to grow for 1st time since Cold War: Study

Global nuclear arsenals are expected to grow over the next decade for first time since the Cold War, according to an international study released on Monday. The world's nine nuclear-armed states -- the US, Russia, Britain, France, China, India, Pakistan,...

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Crypto market cap dives below $1T, lowest in 17 months

Cryptocurrency market capitalization dived below $1 trillion on Monday for the first time in 17 months, as record-high inflation around the world and the US Federal Reserve's hawkish stance continue to present risks for investors. The total value of...

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Oil prices drop as China's COVID-19 measures cue lower demand

Oil prices decreased on Monday after new mass testing and partial lockdown measures in parts of China signaled lower fuel demand. International benchmark Brent crude was trading at $120 per barrel at 0705GMT for a 1.65% decrease after closing the previous...

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Iraqi lawmakers from Muqtada Al-Sadr’s bloc resign

Lawmakers from Shia cleric Muqtada al-Sadr's bloc resigned from Iraq's parliament Sunday in an apparent bid to end eight months of political deadlock. Al-Sadr had urged members from his bloc, the biggest in parliament, to resign over the failure...

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Greek Cypriot side trying to dilute negotiations on Cyprus issue: Top Turkish diplomat

The Greek Cypriot side is trying to dilute negotiations on the Cyprus issue by repackaging and selling the issues they brought to the agenda as 'confidence-building steps or measures,” Türkiye's foreign minister said Sunday. Mevlut Cavusoglu...

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Crypto lender Celsius pauses withdrawals amid 'extreme market conditions'

Cryptocurrency loan firm Celsius Network announced Monday it is pausing all withdrawals, swap, and transfers between user accounts due to "extreme market conditions." The company said that its decision is taken to meet its withdrawal obligations over time,...

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Turkish foreign minister reiterates support on 2-state solution for Cyprus

Türkiye's foreign minister on Monday reiterated his country's support for a two-state solution in Cyprus, emphasizing the need to launch talks between the two sides as equal sovereign states. "If there is going to be negotiations on the Cyprus...

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'Very fierce fighting' going on in Severodonetsk: Ukrainian leader

The "fierce fighting" with the Russian forces has been continuing in Severodonetsk city in the eastern Luhansk region of Ukraine, the country's leader said late Sunday. "The key tactical goal of the occupiers has not changed. They (Russian army) are...

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Press agenda on June 13

TÜRKİYE ISTANBUL/ZONGULDAK - President Recep Tayyip Erdogan to attend exporters' assembly, receive North Macedonian Prime Minister Dimitar Kovacevski in Istanbul, followed by event to mark laying of first offshore pipe to carry Black Sea natural gas....

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55th anniversary of Loving v. Virginia: US Supreme Court case struck down laws banning interracial marriage

In June 1958, during the heart of the US Civil Rights era, a young couple in the state of Virginia committed a crime when they fell in love and got married. Richard Loving, a white construction worker, and Mildred Jeter, a mixed Black and Native American...

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Tens of thousands rally across US against gun violence

Tens of thousands of people demonstrated Saturday against gun violence across the US after a series of mass shootings in recent months. The protests, which call for action on gun control, were organized by the March For Our Lives organization, which was founded...

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