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EU ministers fail to agree key economic reforms

Jerome Hughes Press TV, Brussels There can be no doubt that the EU's next generation face an uncertain future. Youth unemployment levels in several of the bloc's 28 nations have never recovered from the 2008 economic crash. EU finance ministers have just concluded two days of talks here in Brussels. They failed to agree on key economic reforms. These include the bloc's bailout fund known as the European Stability Mechanism and ...
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French general strike begins amid huge protests

Ramin Mazaheri Press TV, Paris France’s largest general strike since 1995 got off to a roaring start as 90% of public transport was shut down nationwide and workers walked off the job in massive numbers. Well over a million people marched against the radical pension rollback threatened by President Emmanuel Macron. The government wants to create the world’s first universal pension system, which is still shrouded in mystery but will include a ...
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About 2 hours ago

Meet Jo Swinson, the anti-Brexit kingmaker in UK election

Robert Carter Press TV, London Meet Jo Swinson, the current leader of Britain’s centrist Liberal Democrats and the first female to hold the post ever in the party’s history. Swinson was elected in July 2019, when the then aging leader Vince Cable designed to throw in the towel and resign from politics. Paving the way for the deputy leader to win the top party post. Swinson, who was elected leader with a ...
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About 3 hours ago

India government approves controversial citizenship bill

Munawar Zaman Press TV, New Delhi India is the world’s largest democracy and so far a secular nation. Over the decades, the country has hosted persecuted immigrants from neighboring countries with respect, regardless of their faith, but things seem to have changed since the emergence of the Hindu nationalist government of Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Apparently a new citizenship amendment bill has cast a shadow over India’s secular fabric as the ...
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About 3 hours ago

Citrus harvest season begins in Gaza

Ashraf Shannon Press TV, Gaza The citrus harvest season has begun in the Gaza Strip and farmers are busy plucking oranges and clementines on their land. Farmers wait for the month of December every year to harvest citrus fruits to provide for their families. However, citrus farming has been hit hard by more than a decade of Israeli blockade and three wars since 2008. The tiny coastal enclave used to have ...
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About 3 hours ago

Lebanese pres. to begin parliamentary consultations to name PM

Mariam Saleh Press TV, Beirut On Wednesday night groups of protesters took to the streets in an attempt to block roads. The demonstrations came after an announcement by the Lebanese Presidential Office that compulsory consultations with parliamentary blocs to name a new Prime Minister-designate will be held on Monday. The protests died down Thursday, yet the opposition from some protesters was not to the consultations per se; they were against a potential ...
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About 3 hours ago

Trump leaves NATO summit after being insulted by Canadian PM

Robert Inlakesh Press TV, London Following US President Donald Trump’s address to this year’s NATO military alliance summit on Wednesday, Canadian Premier Justin Trudeau was caught on camera, alongside fellow world leaders, seemingly mocking Donald Trump. After days of visible tension and the trading of verbal blows between NATO member allies, bringing the very functionality of the alliance into question, this secret recording has sparked yet another division. The latest comments prompting ...
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About 21 hours ago

Venezuelan opposition-led congress to replace Guaido

Jesus Silva Press TV, Caracas Venezuela's opposition leader Juan Guaido faces a round of corruption accusations from both pro and anti government figures that might bring about his replacement as head of the country's Congress, also known as the National Assembly. The accusations are related to the millions of dollars that the United States have donated to the Venezuelan opposition aimed at struggling against the government of ruling President Nicolas Maduro, as ...
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About 1 day ago

‘Europe could be at frontline of world climate emergency’

Amina Taylor Press TV, London The world is facing a climate emergency and unless there is urgent action, Europe could be at the frontline of this new disaster. This stark warning comes courtesy of a new report the "State and Outlook of the European Environment". The document, released every five years, calls for significantly scaled up efforts to successfully combat climate change. According to the head of European Union Environmental Agency, there ...
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