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Dutch ballad bookies' favourite for Israel's controversial Eurovision
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Saturday, 18 May 2019
Dutch ballad bookies' favourite for Israel's controversial Eurovision
The glitzy finale will give Israel a chance to showcase its credentials as a culturally progressive nation. But the choice of Tel Aviv as host has stoked months of controversy geopolitically, and consternation among pop stars sympathetic to the rival Israeli and Palestinian causes....
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UN officials warn of ‘catastrophic humanitarian fallout’ in Syria’s Idlib
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Saturday, 18 May 2019
UN officials warn of ‘catastrophic humanitarian fallout’ in Syria’s Idlib
UNITED NATIONS, May 18 (APP):The UN’s Political and Humanitarian Affairs chiefs have called on the Security Council to unite in support of an immediate de-esca...
 
'Turkey can't be excluded from E. Med energy equation'
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Saturday, 18 May 2019
'Turkey can't be excluded from E. Med energy equation'
LEFKOSA, Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus Turkey and Turkish Cypriots cannot be excluded from the energy equation in the Eastern Mediterranean, Turkish vice...
 
India voices concern over delays in reimbursement to UN peacekeeping contributing countries
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Saturday, 18 May 2019
India voices concern over delays in reimbursement to UN peacekeeping contributing countries
India, which is owed$38 million by the UN for peacekeeping operations, has voiced concern over the “unjustifiable and inexplicable” delays in reimbursement to ...
 
Risk grows of ‘catastrophic humanitarian fallout’ in Syria
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Saturday, 18 May 2019
Risk grows of ‘catastrophic humanitarian fallout’ in Syria
The UN’s Political and Humanitarian Affairs chiefs on Friday called on the Security Council to unite in support of an immediate de-escalation of fighting aroun...
 
Escalating violence threatens to trigger humanitarian catastrophe in Idlib
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Saturday, 18 May 2019
Escalating violence threatens to trigger humanitarian catastrophe in Idlib
that in just three weeks of escalating violence, 180,000 people have been displaced, 160 killed and millions trapped in an ever-shrinking area. Attacks against...
 
Draft climate plan sets out unprecedented changes
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Saturday, 18 May 2019
Draft climate plan sets out unprecedented changes
The impact on cities, the biggest source of emissions on a per capita basis, will be dramatic, given what is envisaged in the electrification of transport and ...
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Cypriots hold negative view of UK, UN, positive on EU, Russia and US
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Saturday, 18 May 2019
Cypriots hold negative view of UK, UN, positive on EU, Russia and US
The majority of Cypriots feel Greece is the country with the most positive role in settlement talks while the UN comes second from last, according to a poll by...
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UN Owes Peacekeeping Nations $3.6 Billion, India Voices Concern
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Saturday, 18 May 2019
UN Owes Peacekeeping Nations $3.6 Billion, India Voices Concern
United Nations: India, which is owed $38 million by the UN for peacekeeping operations, has voiced concern over the "unjustifiable and inexplicable" delays in ...
 
Jimmy Carter Chastises Trump: “US Most Warlike Nation In History”
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Saturday, 18 May 2019
Jimmy Carter Chastises Trump: “US Most Warlike Nation In History”
You may not have noticed it, but America’s war with Iran started some days ago, and may not be going too well for the world’s mightiest power. This is not a wa...
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Trudeau Continues Push to Overthrow Venezuela's Government
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Saturday, 18 May 2019
Trudeau Continues Push to Overthrow Venezuela's Government
about the call. Venezuela was also on the agenda during Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's visit to Ottawa on April 28. The post meeting release noted, " dur...
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Dutch ballad is bookies' favourite for controversial Eurovision
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Saturday, 18 May 2019
Dutch ballad is bookies' favourite for controversial Eurovision
Holland, Sweden and Australia are the bookmakers' favourites going into Saturday's Eurovision song contest finals, as last year's winner and current host Israe...
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UN says 'worst fears are coming true' in Idlib bombings
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Saturday, 18 May 2019
UN says 'worst fears are coming true' in Idlib bombings
and its ally Russia to provide assurances that attacks on hospitals and schools would stop. Speaking at a UN Security Council meeting on Friday, UN humanitaria...
 
Justice Seán Ryan on the report of the Commission to Inquire into Child Abuse
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Saturday, 18 May 2019
Justice Seán Ryan on the report of the Commission to Inquire into Child Abuse
Q. Didn’t you use a Canadian model as to how redress was to be assessed? A. No, we didn’t. I visited Canada and spoke to people there, and that scheme they wer...
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Lars Lauridsen says it is affecting business at The Lucombe Oak
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Saturday, 18 May 2019
Lars Lauridsen says it is affecting business at The Lucombe Oak
An Exeter pub landlord says he is losing money because of an error on a car parking app. Lars Lauridsen, who is landlord of the The Lucombe Oak, says customers...
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Mourinho set for transfer to Scotland after auction sale
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Saturday, 18 May 2019
Mourinho set for transfer to Scotland after auction sale
It was an outstanding success for the Co Limerick breeder whose brother, Dr Ger Ryan, is head of the South Eastern Cattle Breeding Society at Dovea, Thurles, a...
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Are semi-autonomous systems making cars safer?
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Saturday, 18 May 2019
Are semi-autonomous systems making cars safer?
We’re with Avery and his team of research engineers to get a taste of exactly what kind of tests of these assisted driving technologies Thatcham has been devis...
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Herald View: A sad loss for Scotland’s literary scene
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Saturday, 18 May 2019
Herald View: A sad loss for Scotland’s literary scene
IT is difficult, bearing in mind the grim news concerning the Scottish Review of Books, not to cast one’s mind back to the giddy events of October 2004, when, ...
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India voices concern over delays in reimbursement to UN peacekeeping contributing countries
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Saturday, 18 May 2019
India voices concern over delays in reimbursement to UN peacekeeping contributing countries
India, which is owed USD 38 million by the UN for peacekeeping operations, has voiced concern over the "unjustifiable and inexplicable" delays in reimbursement...
 
Comment: The Tories are heading towards the cliff edge
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Saturday, 18 May 2019
Comment: The Tories are heading towards the cliff edge
Theresa May speaks at a EU election campaign event in Bristol, England, Friday May 17, 2019. Credit: Toby Melville T heresa May launched the Tory Euro campai...
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Tories pressure May to quit
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Saturday, 18 May 2019
Tories pressure May to quit
British Prime Minister Theresa May is facing growing clamour from within her own party to quit immediately as prime minister, after the collapse of Brexit talk...
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Gaza organizers cancel protests along Israel border
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Saturday, 18 May 2019
Gaza organizers cancel protests along Israel border
GAZA CITY, LONDON: Organizers canceled the main weekly protests along the Gaza-Israel border on Friday, for only the second time in more than a year. They said...
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FM: EU elections are chance to keep Scotland at heart of Europe
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Saturday, 18 May 2019
FM: EU elections are chance to keep Scotland at heart of Europe
The event was opened by a speech from Depute Leader Keith Brown, who joked that the it had been advertised at the correct address and the manifesto published i...
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Sean Dunne claims Nama forced his improving business into receivership
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Saturday, 18 May 2019
Sean Dunne claims Nama forced his improving business into receivership
Bankrupt property developer Sean Dunne has testified in his American civil trial that he was making real progress turning around his troubled property empire w...
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Eurovision finals to air in Tel Aviv in politically charged contest
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Saturday, 18 May 2019
Eurovision finals to air in Tel Aviv in politically charged contest
Israel had hoped the extravaganza would promote the country as a trendy escape for European tourists on the Mediterranean coast. But Eurovision was unable to l...
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Pound slides on Brexit woes
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Saturday, 18 May 2019
Pound slides on Brexit woes
The pound struck multi-month lows versus the dollar and euro yesterday on renewed prospects of a no-deal Brexit after Britain's Labour opposition pulled out of...
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Cazorla, Oyarzabal Return to Spain Roster
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Saturday, 18 May 2019
Cazorla, Oyarzabal Return to Spain Roster
MADRID – Villarreal midfielder Santi Cazorla returned on Friday to Spain’s national team roster after three and a half years of absence with a severe Achilles ...
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Ghana Celebrates World Telecommunications Day
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Saturday, 18 May 2019
Ghana Celebrates World Telecommunications Day
Ghana has joined the rest of the world today in observing the 2019 World Telecommunications and Information Society Day (WTISD) under the theme “Bridging the s...
 
CSOs decry lack of political will to implement UN Human Right recommendations 20 mins ago News
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Saturday, 18 May 2019
CSOs decry lack of political will to implement UN Human Right recommendations 20 mins ago News
[FILES] UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres adjusts his tie as he arrives at the opening day of the 40th session of the United Nations (UN) Human Rights Coun...
 
Trump denies friction with top aides over Iran policy
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Saturday, 18 May 2019
Trump denies friction with top aides over Iran policy
Pompeo laid out a lengthy list of demands on Iran a year ago that critics inside and outside Tehran said showed he was pushing for regime change. Bolton has a ...
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Wobbly week for US stocks; 2nd weekly drop for S&P 500
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Saturday, 18 May 2019
Wobbly week for US stocks; 2nd weekly drop for S&P 500
Stocks fell broadly on Wall Street Friday as investor jitters over the heated trade war between the world’s two biggest economies overshadowed encouraging deve...
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