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High number of refugees in Germany

Germany’s Federal Bureau of Statistics reported that 1.8 million people applied for asylum in Germany in 2018, an increase of more than 6 percent. According to the office, this number includes people whose asylum requests were also rejected. Noting that most of the rejected applicants came from Iraq, Afghanistan and Serbia. Credit : http://wam.ae/ar/details/1395302775094

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The UAE leads the region in fixed broadband connectivity

The UAE has advanced levels of network performance and fixed broadband speed globally. The UAE ranked first in the region in fixed broadband connectivity, according to the latest data from Ookla, the world’s leading Internet speed analysis and testing company. The Ookla speed test data showed that the network performance in the UAE has reached […]

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Senegal, Algeria set for rematch in Africa Cup of Nations final

Sadio Mane’s Senegal and an Algeria side captained by Riyad Mahrez will attempt to secure their place in Africa Cup of Nations history in Friday’s final in Cairo. Senegal, the 2002 runners-up, are desperate to end a long wait for a first continental title, while Algeria are looking to add to the trophy they lifted […]

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US homeland security chief says migrant conditions improved

The US Homeland Security chief drew the wrath of Democrats on Thursday when he said conditions for detainedmigrant children on the southern border had improved after reports of squalor and abuse. The administration of President Donald Trump is facing pressure from the Democratic opposition majority in the House of Representatives amid reports of abusive conditions […]

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Canadian platform spills 3,200 gallons of oil-mix into Atlantic

An oil platform off the Canadian island of Newfoundland spilled nearly 3,200 gallons of an oil-water mix into theAtlantic Ocean, and efforts were underway to minimize the environmental impact, ExxonMobil said Thursday. The spill occurred a day earlier during “routine activities related to removing water” from a platform storage cell, the American oil giant said […]

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France to lead search for European candidate to head IMF

French Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire said Thursday he will lead talks on finding a single European candidate to succeed Christine Lagarde as head of the International Monetary Fund (IMF). The post of IMF managing director, which by convention goes to a European, became vacant after Lagarde was tapped by EU leaders to head the […]

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Trump to Nominate Eugene Scalia as His New Labor Secretary

President Donald Trump said he intends to nominate Eugene Scalia, a prominent Washington lawyer and son of late Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, to be his new Labor secretary. “Gene has led a life of great success in the legal and labor field and is highly respected not only as a lawyer, but as a […]

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Lukashenko rejects West’s criticism over human rights, citing heavy legacy from WWII

Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko has warned Western nations against criticizing Minsk and Moscow over human rights and fundamental freedoms. “When people in the West are criticizing us – there was more criticism before and a bit less now – it is not because they have become more conscientious. No, they haven’t. I am telling them: […]

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Patriotic choice to help IPs in quest for peace, dev’t: envoy

A Los Angeles Consulate official said it is a patriotic choice for government workers to help tribal leaders and fellow Filipinos in their quest for peace and development. Philippine Deputy Consul General Ambrosio Brian Enciso III said there is nothing wrong with helping the legitimate government of the Republic of the Philippines that is recognized […]

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Facebook’s Libra threatens to threaten the global economy G7 finance minister is seriously concerned

Seven industrial countries (G7) finance ministers and central bank presidents held a meeting, the meeting continued to issue cryptocurrency on the Facebook program Libra threatened the global economy issued a serious warning, making the face book currency The release plan is facing a new impact. After Facebook announced the launch of Facebook’s Libra plan last […]