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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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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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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 9 hours ago

Ice sculptures delight Berlin visitors

Artists from across Asia have created a beautiful exhibit of ice sculptures which is now open to the public on the outskirts of the German capital. Twenty-six ice sculptors from Malaysia, Japan, Thailand, China, the Philippines, Mongolia and Russia have contributed to the 5th Ice World in Elstal. They used 300 tonnes of ice to create more than 100 sculptures including moose, pandas and tuk-tuks. One highlight is "Long" - a ten-meter-long ...
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About 10 hours ago

Tourists empathize as strike forces Eiffel closure

At the Eiffel Tower, closed exceptionally due to a nationwide strike over pension reforms, tourists are disappointed but many empathize with the trade unions' decision to strike. (Source: AFP) ...
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