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Burdened with Brexit, Theresa May is on the brink

Exiting the European Union, Theresa May suggested after the referendum two years ago, was a simple process. “Brexit means Brexit,” she said in the wake of the United Kingdom’s vote to quit the EU, following former Prime Minister David Cameron’s decision to resign over the result. Almost two and a …

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Gabon’s Bongo suffered a stroke – Vice President

Gabon’s President Ali Bongo, out of the country since falling ill in October, suffered a stroke, his vice president said, providing the first official details of his illness. The 59-year-old leader left hospital in Morocco earlier this month and is recovering at a private residence in the capital Rabat after …

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Yellow vest protest in Paris sees police detain hundreds

Police in Paris have fired rubber bullets and tear gas as a fourth weekend of anti-government protests across France turned violent. The French interior ministry said 118 people had been injured in the protests in several cities, including 17 law enforcement officers. More than 500 people have been taken into …

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Sudan helicopter crash kills officials

A helicopter has crashed in eastern Sudan, killing a state governor and at least four other officials. The helicopter exploded in flames after it hit a communications tower as it tried to land in the remote Al-Qadarif state, witnesses are quoted by AFP news agency as saying. No official reason …

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Macron to hold protest crisis meeting

French President Emmanuel Macron is set to meet trade unions and employers’ organisations, in a bid to defuse weeks of unrest in Paris and other cities. Monday’s meeting comes ahead of a TV address in which he is expected to announce measures in response. France has seen four weekends of …

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