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Teen activist from Sweden scolds world leaders on climate

Greta Thunberg, a 15-year-old student from Sweden, captured the attention of the world recently when she shamed climate change negotiators at a United Nations climate summit in Poland, CNN reported. “You are not mature enough to tell...
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Putin claims Russia’s new weapons have no foreign equivalent

Vladimir Putin says Russia’s new weapons have no foreign equivalents and will help ensure the country’s security for decades to come. The Russian president, speaking during a meeting with military chiefs in Moscow, specifically mentioned...
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UK economy to slip to 7th biggest in world in 2019: PwC

Britain risks slipping from being the world’s fifth-biggest economy to its seventh-largest next year, when it is due to leave the European Union, with France and India on course to overtake it, accountancy firm PwC said, Reuters reports. PwC...
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Shooting at Rotterdam school leaves teen girl dead

A shooting at a Rotterdam school left a 16-year-old girl dead, according to police. The shooting took place on Essenburgstraat. Emergency services were called to the street and also Beukelsdijk at about 1:10 p.m. on Tuesday. Police said the...
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NATO members drive fastest increase in global defense spending for a decade

Global defense expenditure grew 4.9% in 2018, the fastest growth rate since 2008, according to the annual Jane’s Defense Budget report, released by business information provider IHS Markit. Global defense spending grew for the fifth consecutive...
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Greek lawmakers approve new budget – with more austerity

Greek lawmakers approved the heavily indebted country’s budget for 2019 late Tuesday, the first since Greece exited an eight-year bailout program, AP reports. The budget lawmakers passed with a 154-143 vote still is heavy on austerity measures...
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UK ramps up ‘no-deal’ Brexit preparations amid impasse

Britain’s government ramped up preparations Tuesday for the possibility that the country could leave the European Union in 101 days without a divorce deal — putting soldiers on standby and warning thousands of businesses and millions of...
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Belgium PM Michel resigns over migration spat

Belgian Prime Minister Charles Michel has resigned amid pressure on his government after the biggest party in his coalition quit over his support for the UN global compact on migration, The Associated Press reports. PM Michel told Belgian MPs:...
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German high court throws out far-right complaint on migrants

Germany’s highest court has thrown out complaints from the far-right Alternative for Germany party claiming Chancellor Angela Merkel’s 2015 decision to allow in hundreds of thousands of migrants was a constitutional violation, AP reported. The...
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Italian police arrest Somali on suspicion of plotting to blow up St Peter’s Basilica

Italian police have arrested a 20-year-old Somali man suspected of having been a member of Islamic State and who had threatened to bomb churches in Italy, including St Peter’s Basilica in the Vatican. They told reporters in the southern...