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Italy court defends Silvio Berlusconi conviction ruling

Italy court defends Silvio Berlusconi conviction ruling

Aug 29, – Italy’s Supreme Court has issued a text explanation from judges on why they upheld the former Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi’s sentence for tax fraud. The 1 August ruling confirmed a one-year prison term and ban on political office for the billionaire senator. Neither measure has yet been enforced. Berlusconi argued he did […]

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Egg-breaking rampage: French farmers smash eggs in fury at costs

Egg-breaking rampage: French farmers smash eggs in fury at costs

Aug 08, France – A group of rogue French farmers has gone on a furious egg-breaking rampage, destroying tens of thousands on roads and pledging to smash many more in protest against low prices. “More than 100,000 eggs were destroyed in the Cotes d’Armor (a department in the northwestern region of Brittany),” a spokesman for […]

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35 people killed in two attacks by militants in northern Nigeria

35 people killed in two attacks by militants in northern Nigeria

At least 35 people have been killed in two attacks by militants in northern Nigeria, the authorities have said. A military statement said 32 militants, two soldiers and a police officer died in the assaults on a police station and a military base on Sunday. An emergency was declared in Borno and two neighbouring states […]

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Militants ambush truck convoy in northern Iraq, kill 14 people

Militants ambush truck convoy in northern Iraq, kill 14 people

July 25, BAGHDAD — Across Iraq, insurgents have in the recent months escalated attacks on civilians and government forces. The violence has reached levels not seen since 2008, fueling worries of a return to the widespread sectarian killing that pushed the country to the brink of civil war after the 2003 U.S.-led invasion. More than […]

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Al-Qaida claims deadly raids on Iraq prisons, says 500 inmates freed

Al-Qaida claims deadly raids on Iraq prisons, says 500 inmates freed

July 23, BAGHDAD — Al-Qaida’s branch in Iraq claimed responsibility Tuesday for audacious raids on two high-security prisons on the outskirts of Baghdad this week that killed dozens and set free hundreds of inmates, including some of its followers. The statement issued in the name of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, the […]

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Kerry squeezes in more talks at end of Mideast peace mission

Kerry squeezes in more talks at end of Mideast peace mission

June 30, AP- U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, engaged in breakneck shuttle diplomacy to coax Israel and the Palestinians back into peace talks, is flying to the West Bank on Sunday to have a third meeting in as many days with Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas. U.S., Israeli and Palestinian officials have declined to disclose […]

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Hajj in focus as coronavirus strikes hard in Saudi Arabia

Hajj in focus as coronavirus strikes hard in Saudi Arabia

June 29, AP – Geneva: Little is known about the new pathogen, beyond the fact that it can be lethal by causing respiratory problems, pneumonia and kidney failure. It can be transmitted between humans, but unlike its cousin, the Sars virus, which sparked a scare a decade ago, it does not seem very contagious. Virologists […]

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