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Louvre Reopens after Being Blocked by Strikers

The Louvre in Paris, the world's most visited museum, reopened on Saturday after being shut down by workers striking over government plans to overhaul France's pension system.

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Report: Taliban Aim to Sign Deal with US by End of Month

The Taliban are aiming to reach a withdrawal agreement with the US by the end of January and are prepared to "scale down" military operations ahead of signing the deal, according to their chief spokesman.

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Europe Will Face Terror Threat if Tripoli Govt Falls, Says Erdogan

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has warned Europe it could face new threats from terrorist organisations if Libya's UN-recognised government in Tripoli were to fall, in an article published in Politico on Saturday.

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China and Myanmar 'Stand Together' despite Rohingya Backlash

China and Myanmar inked dozens of mammoth infrastructure and trade deals after a meeting Saturday between President Xi Jinping and fallen rights icon Aung San Suu Kyi, as Beijing doubles down on its support for a government under fire for its treatment of Rohingya Muslims.

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Trump Warns Iran's Supreme Leader to Be 'Careful with His Words'

President Donald Trump on Friday warned Iran's supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, to be "very careful with his words."

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Libyan State Oil Firm Warns against Export Blockade

Libya's National Oil Company warned Friday against threats to block oil exports, the war-torn country's main income source, two days before a Berlin conference aimed at relaunching a peace process.

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Trudeau Urges Iran to Send Downed Jetliner's Black Boxes to France

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on Friday urged Iran to hand over black boxes from last week's downed airliner to France, saying it has one of the few laboratories capable of properly examining them.

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U.S. Condemns Iran General but Sees Calm for Now

The United States on Friday slapped sanctions on another senior Iranian official over a crackdown on protests but said Tehran appeared to be following through on de-escalating military tensions.

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HRW Says Rabat Kept Belgian-Moroccan for Years in 'Abusive Solitary'

Human Rights Watch on Friday accused Morocco of holding a dual Belgian-Moroccan  citizen in "inhuman" and "abusive solitary detention" for more than three years following his 2009 life sentence on terrorism charges.

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Ukraine President Rejects PM's Resignation over Leaked Recording

Ukraine President Volodymyr Zelensky said Friday he wanted to give his prime minister a "second chance" and refused to accept his resignation after a recording emerged of the premier questioning the head of state's grasp of economics.

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