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Egypt Extends State of Emergency for Another 3 Months Egypt has extended its state of emergency for another three months. President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi's decision was published in the official gazette on Sunday. It should be approved by parliament within seven days and go into effect on July 14. Egypt has
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Accustomed to Police Raids, Italy's Gypsies Fear Vigilante Attacks They are accustomed to police raids in River Village, a litter-strewn, dusty camp of mobile homes just beyond Rome's ring-road and far from the foreign tourists and ancient sites of the Eternal City. Last April, local police raided the camp, one of 148 go
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Polls now Closed in Turkish Elections The polls have closed in Turkey's landmark presidential and parliamentary elections in which President Recep Tayyip Erdogan is seeking re-election to a presidency with vastly expanded powers. The elections complete Turkey's switch from a parliamentary dem
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Singapore: Trump-Kim Summit Cost Just $12 mln, after Some Question Expenses Singapore said on Sunday it spent S$16.3 million ($12 million) on hosting the summit between U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, less than earlier reports that had angered some locals. Most of the money went on security, the f
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US High Court to Rule on Travel Ban, Other Cases The U.S. Supreme Court, winding down its nine-month term, will issue rulings this week in its few remaining cases including a major one on the legality of President Donald Trump's ban on people from five Muslim-majority nations entering the country. The n
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Millions of Poor Not Benefiting from Ghana's Booming Economy A United Nations report finds millions of people in Ghana are not benefiting from that country's booming economy, but remain mired in poverty. The U.N. Special Rapporteur on extreme poverty and human rights has submitted the results of his 10-day fact-fin
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Calls for Tougher Action on Forced Marriage in Australia Campaigners are urging Australia to do more to stop forced marriages in its migrant communities. Since the practice was made illegal five years ago, more than 230 alleged cases have been referred to the Australian Federal Police, but there have been no pr
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Saudi Arabia Lifts Ban on Women Drivers Saudi Arabia has lifted the world's last ban on women drivers. The ban was lifted Sunday. The move is a milestone for Saudi women who have had to rely on drivers, male relatives, taxis, or ride-hailing services to get around. Earlier this month, Saudi Ara
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Kushner: US Will Unveil Mideast Peace Plan Soon U.S. President Donald Trumps point man in the Middle East has wound up a peace mission to the region. U.S. envoy Jared Kushner says the Trump administration will unveil its Mideast peace plan soon, with or without the Palestinians. The Palestinian Authori
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Protests Continue Over Migrant Detentions, Despite Policy Change Protests continue over the treatment of migrants detained in Texas for entering the United States illegally, although the Trump administration on Wednesday reversed its controversial practice of separating detained children and parents at the border. Stil
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