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Palestine Refugee Agency Faces Greatest Financial Crisis in Its History Following 2018 Funding Cuts,
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Friday, 09 November 2018
Palestine Refugee Agency Faces Greatest Financial Crisis in Its History Following 2018 Funding Cuts,
The United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) faces the greatest financial predicament in its history this year following the abrupt end to funding by the United States, its Commissioner?General told the Fourth Committee (Special Political and Decolonization) today....
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Saudi Arabia’s think-tank studying hypothetical world sans OPEC
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Friday, 09 November 2018
Saudi Arabia’s think-tank studying hypothetical world sans OPEC
A Saudi think-tank is studying what happens to oil markets in a world without OPEC. “We’re looking at what happens if there’s no spare capacity,” said Adam Sie...
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AP EXPLAINS: Pakistani Christians, an embattled minority
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Friday, 09 November 2018
AP EXPLAINS: Pakistani Christians, an embattled minority
The uproar surrounding Aasia Bibi — a Pakistani Christian woman who was acquitted of blasphemy charges and released from death row but remains at a secret loca...
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Qatari cash reaches Gaza
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Friday, 09 November 2018
Qatari cash reaches Gaza
Palestinian civil servants formed long queues in Gaza on Friday to receive Qatari-funded salaries, as part of efforts to ease tensions in and around the impove...
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Troops shoot dead Palestinian in border clash: ministry
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Friday, 09 November 2018
Troops shoot dead Palestinian in border clash: ministry
A Palestinian was killed by Israeli fire yesterday during clashes along the Gaza-Israel border, the health ministry in the Hamas-ruled coastal enclave said. Ra...
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Man who believed he could have sex with wife any time to have new trial
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Friday, 09 November 2018
Man who believed he could have sex with wife any time to have new trial
The Court of Appeal for Ontario is headquartered at the Osgoode Hall building in Toronto. Craig Robertson/Postmedia Craig Robertson Postmedia. A new trial has...
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UN chief calls for multilateralism to tackle global challenges
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Friday, 09 November 2018
UN chief calls for multilateralism to tackle global challenges
United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres (C, front) addresses an open debate of the Security Council on strengthening multilateralism and the role of ...
 
Saudi troops fight for control of Yemen port
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Friday, 09 November 2018
Saudi troops fight for control of Yemen port
Hodeidah Forces backed by the Saudi-led coalition in Yemen launched a “vast offensive” yesterday to take full control of Hodeidah. The Red Sea port city has be...
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Saudi troops fight for control of Yemen port
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Friday, 09 November 2018
Saudi troops fight for control of Yemen port
Hodeidah Forces backed by the Saudi-led coalition in Yemen launched a “vast offensive” yesterday to take full control of Hodeidah. The Red Sea port city has be...
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Hamas gets funds from Qatar to pay civil servants' salaries
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Friday, 09 November 2018
Hamas gets funds from Qatar to pay civil servants' salaries
GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) - Gaza's Hamas rulers lauded on Friday what they described as a gain of their weekly protests along Gaza-Israel perimeter fence, whi...
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Re: UNRWA stops rent payments for 1,612 families in Gaza
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Friday, 09 November 2018
Re: UNRWA stops rent payments for 1,612 families in Gaza
UNRWA has taken the “painful” decision to stop paying the rent for 1,612 Palestinian families in Gaza whose homes were demolished during Israel’s 2014 assault ...
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A century after fighting for Paris, leaders mark armistice
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Friday, 09 November 2018
A century after fighting for Paris, leaders mark armistice
Paris, the City of Light, always was the grandest prize of the First World War, either to conquer or defend. So it is only fitting that when victors and vanqui...
 
Qatar pays Gaza salaries to ease tensions; Israel says money’s not for Hamas
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Friday, 09 November 2018
Qatar pays Gaza salaries to ease tensions; Israel says money’s not for Hamas
By Nidal al-Mughrabi. GAZA (Reuters) - A $15 million Qatari cash infusion was paid out to impoverished Palestinian civil servants in the Gaza Strip on Friday, ...
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Oil price fall, China data weighs on stocks
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Friday, 09 November 2018
Oil price fall, China data weighs on stocks
By Chuck Mikolajczak. NEW YORK (Reuters) - Stocks around the globe were closing in on their biggest drop in two weeks as soft Chinese data hit demand for risky...
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Is Emmanuel Macron the one to restore the liberal world order?
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Friday, 09 November 2018
Is Emmanuel Macron the one to restore the liberal world order?
On November 11, 1918, the Armistice of Compiègne brought an end to the bloodshed of World War I, one of history’s most devastating conflicts. In the aftermath ...
 
Tensions Ease in Gaza, Allowing Money and Fuel to Roll In
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Friday, 09 November 2018
Tensions Ease in Gaza, Allowing Money and Fuel to Roll In
For Israeli leaders, the fuel and cash flowing into Gaza — both donated by Qatar — give the appearance that they are paying hush money to Hamas, their hated en...
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Floods kill 9 in Jordan, visitors seek high ground in Petra
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Friday, 09 November 2018
Floods kill 9 in Jordan, visitors seek high ground in Petra
Amateur video posted online showed a powerful torrent rushing through the steep, narrow canyon through which visitors reach the Treasury, the main attraction i...
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Man who believed he could have sex with wife anytime to have new trial
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Friday, 09 November 2018
Man who believed he could have sex with wife anytime to have new trial
The Court of Appeal for Ontario is headquartered at the Osgoode Hall building in Toronto. Craig Robertson/Postmedia Craig Robertson Postmedia. A new trial has...
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UN Police Week concludes in New York UN Headquarters
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Friday, 09 November 2018
UN Police Week concludes in New York UN Headquarters
UNITED NATIONS, Nov. 9 (Xinhua) -- There was a heavy police presence at UN Headquarters this week but there was no emergency, it was the 13th annual UN Police ...
 
Floods kill 9 in Jordan, visitors seek high ground in Petra Source: AP
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Friday, 09 November 2018
Floods kill 9 in Jordan, visitors seek high ground in Petra Source: AP
AMMAN, Jordan (AP) - Flash floods caused by heavy rain across Jordan killed nine people Friday and forced hundreds of tourists to seek higher ground in the kin...
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Oil price fall, China data weighs on stocks
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Friday, 09 November 2018
Oil price fall, China data weighs on stocks
By Chuck Mikolajczak. NEW YORK (Reuters) - Stocks around the globe were closing in on their biggest drop in two weeks as soft Chinese data hit demand for risky...
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U.S. judge halts Keystone XL oil pipeline in blow to Trump, Trudeau
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Friday, 09 November 2018
U.S. judge halts Keystone XL oil pipeline in blow to Trump, Trudeau
from Canada to the United States, drawing a sharp rebuke on Friday from in Montana late on Thursday dealt a major setback to TransCanada Corp, whose stock dro...
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Somalia: UN condemns deadly car bombings in Mogadishu
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Friday, 09 November 2018
Somalia: UN condemns deadly car bombings in Mogadishu
MOGADISHU, Somalia - The United Nations Assistance Mission in Somalia (UNSOM) strongly condemns the deadly attack which took place in Mogadishu today, reported...
 
UN chief appoints special envoy for 2019 Climate Summit
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Friday, 09 November 2018
UN chief appoints special envoy for 2019 Climate Summit
UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Friday announced the appointment of Luis Alfonso de Alba of Mexico as his special envoy for the 2019 Climate Summit, ...
 
UN chief appoints special envoy for 2019 Climate Summit
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Friday, 09 November 2018
UN chief appoints special envoy for 2019 Climate Summit
. Contributed by NAMPA / Xinhua. UNITED NATIONS, Nov. 9 (Xinhua) -- UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Friday announced the appointment of Luis Alfonso d...
 
Secretary-General Condemns Deadly Bomb Attack in Somalia
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Friday, 09 November 2018
Secretary-General Condemns Deadly Bomb Attack in Somalia
The following statement was issued today by the Spokesman for UN Secretary-General António Guterres: The Secretary-General condemns the bomb attacks perpetrate...
 
Canadian dollar nears four-month low on oil price fall, pipeline setback
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Friday, 09 November 2018
Canadian dollar nears four-month low on oil price fall, pipeline setback
TORONTO (Reuters) - The Canadian dollar weakened to a nearly four-month low against the greenback on Friday as oil prices extended recent declines and a court ...
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MARKET SNAPSHOT: Dow Ends 200 Points Lower As Unraveling Oil Price Shows 'global Economy In A Tough
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Friday, 09 November 2018
MARKET SNAPSHOT: Dow Ends 200 Points Lower As Unraveling Oil Price Shows 'global Economy In A Tough
By Mark DeCambre, MarketWatch , Chris Matthews. Disney, Dropbox buck the broader market after solid earnings. U.S. stocks finished Friday on a low note, haltin...
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Varadkar urged to focus on child poverty as ‘crisis of our times’
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Friday, 09 November 2018
Varadkar urged to focus on child poverty as ‘crisis of our times’
Child poverty was the “crisis of our times” and the Taoiseach should lead a drive to end it, a high-level conference on the issue heard on Friday. It heard key...
 
Somalia: Secretary-General Condemns Deadly Bomb Attack in Somalia
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Friday, 09 November 2018
Somalia: Secretary-General Condemns Deadly Bomb Attack in Somalia
SG/SM/19336. The following statement was issued today by the Spokesman for UN Secretary-General António Guterres: The Secretary-General condemns the bomb attac...
 
Draft report - Cooperation Agreement on Partnership and Development between the EU and the Islamic R
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Friday, 09 November 2018
Draft report - Cooperation Agreement on Partnership and Development between the EU and the Islamic R
PR\1165999EN.docx PE629.400v01-00 EN United in diversity EN European Parliament 2014-2019 Committee on Foreign Affairs 2015/0302M(NLE) 7.11.2018 DRAFT REPORT c...
 
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