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Australia’s ruling coalition loses 50th straight Newspoll

SYDNEY (Reuters) – Australia’s conservative government is heading for defeat in a looming election, a widely watched opinion poll showed…

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French ‘yellow vests’ march through Paris denouncing police violence

PARIS (Reuters) – Several thousand “yellow vest” protesters marched through Paris and other French cities on Saturday on the 12th…

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Sudanese man dies in detention after protests: family members

KHARTOUM (Reuters) – A Sudanese man died in detention after being arrested in connection with protests in eastern Sudan, family…

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UAE’s Noor Capital says it bought 3 tonnes of gold from Venezuela

CARACAS (Reuters) – Abu Dhabi investment firm Noor Capital said on Friday that it bought 3 tonnes of gold on…

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Russians worried about country’s direction hits highest in 13 years

FILE PHOTO: A billboard in Moscow for Russian President Vladimir Putin during last year’s presidential campaign election, January 15, 2018….

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Thai junta chief touts economy, coy on candidacy as elections loom

BANGKOK (Reuters) – The leader of Thailand’s military government on Friday credited the junta with restoring a strong economic footing…

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India government steps up rural funding, cuts tax in pre-election budget

NEW DELHI (Reuters) – India’s Hindu nationalist-led government pledged 750 billion rupees ($10.56 billion) to support farm incomes and reduced…

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India government steps up rural funding in last budget before election, deficit rises

NEW DELHI (Reuters) – India’s Hindu nationalist-led government poured extra money into support for farmers and a rural jobs program,…

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India PM Modi looks to budget on Friday to shore up political base

NEW DELHI (Reuters) – Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s government is expected to try and shore up its political support…

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Saudi Arabia winds down 15-month anti-corruption campaign

RIYADH (Reuters) – Saudi Arabia has ended a sprawling crackdown on corruption ordered by Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman that…