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Sudan Political Turmoil Drives Fears of Economic Collapse

Sales have tumbled at Hashem Abul Fadel's shopping centres in Sudan, where he and fellow business owners fear that months of political turmoil could bring on a full-scale economic collapse.

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No-Deal Brexit Forecast to Spark Year-Long UK Recession

Britain will slide into a year-long recession should it leave the European Union without a deal with Brussels, the government's official forecaster said Thursday.

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Three Soldiers Killed in French Guiana Gold Mine Accident

Three soldiers have been killed and another seriously injured in an operation to destroy an illegal gold mine in French Guiana, France's Armed Forces Minister Florence Parly said Thursday.

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Death Toll Rises to 3 in Attack on Turkish Diplomat in Iraq

The death toll from Wednesday's  attack on Turkish consular employees in Iraq's autonomous Kurdish region has risen to three after one victim died of his wounds, his family told AFP.

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US Senator Calls for Investigation into Russia-Made FaceApp

The chart-topping Russian-made FaceApp, which allows users to see how they will look as they age, found itself in the eye of a political storm in the US Wednesday, with one senator urging an FBI investigation into its "national security and privacy risks".

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In Rebuke to Trump, US Congress Blocks Saudi Arms Sales

The US House voted Wednesday to block $8.1 billion in arms sales to Saudi Arabia and other allies, a rebuke of Donald Trump that will likely lead to a veto by the president.

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Ghosn Sues Nissan and Mitsubishi for Breach of Contract

Former auto titan Carlos Ghosn, currently under house arrest in Tokyo, is suing Nissan and Mitsubishi in a Dutch court for "improper termination" of his contract, French newspaper Le Figaro reported Wednesday.   

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Argentina Still Waiting for 1994 Jewish Center Bombing Justice

Argentina marks the 25th anniversary of the bomb attack on a Jewish center that left 85 people dead with a day of mourning on Thursday, but the relatives of victims are still waiting for justice.

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Facebook's Libra Prospects Dim, but Cryptocurrencies Roll On

Facebook's planned global digital coin Libra has run into a wall of opposition in Washington that could prevent its launch as envisioned, but analysts say cryptocurrencies are likely to make gains around the world nonetheless.

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Verdicts Due in Morocco Trial for Killing of Scandinavian Hikers

Verdicts are expected Thursday for 24 suspected jihadists accused over the murder of two Scandinavian women beheaded while on a hiking trip in Morocco.

Winding up an 11-week-long trial in an anti-terrorist court in Sale, near the capital Rabat, the defendants are to make their final statements before judges withdraw.

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