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Japan government to halt buying Huawei, ZTE equipment

Japan plans to ban government purchases of equipment from China’s Huawei Technologies Co Ltd and ZTE Corp to beef up its defenses against intelligence leaks and cyber attacks, sources told Reuters. Chinese tech companies are under intense...
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German human rights institute criticizes exploitation of migrant workers

A report by the German Institute for Human Rights says German labor laws are utterly inadequate in protecting foreign workers’ rights. Foreign laborers are often forced into hardships out of fear of losing their jobs. The state-financed...
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Haradinaj: Kosovo remains committed to establishing regular army, despite warnings from NATO

Kosovo Prime Minister Ramush Haradinaj told the Secretary General of NATO, Jens Stoltenberg, on Thursday by telephone that Kosovo was committed to transforming the Kosovo Security Force, KSF into an army, one day after NATO urged it not to. “This...
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France protests: Paris tourist sites to close amid fears over ‘gilets jaunes’ action

France is bracing for yet another weekend of protests that could rock Paris and other parts of the country. Prime Minister Edouard Philippe said the government was deploying 89,000 troops across France — including 8,000 in the capital...
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CNN’s New York offices given all-clear after bomb threat

Police and CNN have issued an all-clear message after the network’s New York offices and studios were evacuated Thursday night because of a phoned-in bomb threat. “The NYPD has now given us the all clear, and employees have been...
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UN urges warring parties to make progress in Yemen peace talks

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Thursday called on Yemen’s warring sides to engage in UN-brokered talks without imposing pre-conditions afer the government and rebels put forward demands. Yemen’s government and Huthi rebels began...
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Mexico City elects first female mayor, scientist Claudia Sheinbaum

The first woman elected mayor of Mexico City was sworn in Wednesday for a six-year term leading one of the world’s largest cities, in a country with a deep tradition of machismo, Agence France-Presse writes. According to the AFP report, Claudia...
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Survey: Europeans less religious than others

Europeans generally are less religious than people in other parts of the world, but sizable differences remain within Europe regarding religious commitment, according to a recently published Pew Research Center analysis. Romania is the most...
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Luxembourg to become first country to make all public transport free

Luxembourg is set to become the first country in the world to make all its public transport free, the Guardian reports. Fares on trains, trams, and buses will be lifted next summer under the plans of the re-elected coalition government led...
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First Afghan woman appointed to high Interior Ministry post

Afghanistan has appointed its first woman to a senior post at the Interior Ministry, naming Hosna Jalil as deputy for policy and strategic affairs, AP reports. Following her appointment ceremony on Wednesday, Jalil said she relished the challenges...