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UAE Issues Reactor Licence for First Arab Nuclear Power Plant

The United Arab Emirates said Monday it has issued a licence for a reactor at its Barakah nuclear power plant, the first in the Arab world, hailing a "historic moment".

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China Virus Toll Jumps to 1,770, Says Govt.

The death toll from China's new coronavirus epidemic jumped to 1,770 after 105 more people died, the National Health Commission said Monday.

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Trudeau Cancels Diplomatic Trip over Canada Gas Pipeline Protests

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau canceled an official visit to the Caribbean at the last minute due to indigenous protests that have paralyzed railways in eastern Canada for more than a week, his office said Sunday.

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Algeria: Oil-Dependent Country Rocked by Protests

The North African country of Algeria has been the scene for the past year of huge protests against the ruling elite and political system.

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Kim Jong Un in First Appearance in Weeks as Coronavirus Rages Next Door

North Korea's Kim Jong Un marked the birth anniversary of the country's former leader Sunday, in his first reported public appearance in over three weeks as a deadly coronavirus rages in neighboring China.

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'Happy I Can Choose': New Era Sees Saudi Women Light Up in Public

Rima settles in a chair at an upscale Riyadh cafe, looks around carefully and, seeing no one she recognizes, drags on her electronic cigarette before exhaling a cloud of smoke.

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Russian Artist, Partner Held over Sex Tape that Sank Macron Ally

French police held a Russian activist and his girlfriend for questioning on Sunday over a sex tape released online that brought down President Emmanuel Macron's favored candidate for Paris mayor.

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Knife Attacker Injures Two in Moscow Church

An attacker injured two people in a Moscow Orthodox church with a knife on Sunday before being arrested, police said, adding they were not treating the incident as terrorism.

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Turkey Tells Russia: Syria Regime Attacks on Idlib Must Stop

Turkey's foreign minister said on Sunday he has told his Russian counterpart that the Damascus regime's attacks on the last rebel-held bastion in Syria must stop.

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Syria Govt. Targets Property, Cars to Curb Cash Buys

The government in war-devastated Syria decided Sunday that all property and car sales must be conducted through banks, in an apparent bid to revive the banking sector and fight tax evasion.

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