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Macron to Set Out Fix for 'Yellow Vest' Anger

French President Emmanuel Macron was to set out a series of major policy announcements Monday in response to five months of nationwide "yellow vest" protests, in what has been billed as a make-or-break moment for his presidency.

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Saudi, UAE Fear for Sudan Interests Post-Bashir, Say Analysts

With Sudan in turmoil following the ouster of their ally Omar al-Bashir, Gulf powerhouses Saudi Arabia and the UAE are following events closely as they seek to protect their interests, analysts say.

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By the Numbers: Indonesia's National Elections

More than 190 million Indonesians are set to cast their ballots Wednesday in one of the world's biggest one-day elections.

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Nuclear Fuel Removed from Crippled Japan Plant

The operator of Japan's crippled Fukushima power plant on Monday began removing atomic fuel from inside a building housing one of the reactors that melted down in 2011.

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Sudan Leaders Face Pressure for Transfer to Civilian Rule

Sudan's military rulers faced pressure from demonstrators and Western governments to hand power to a new civilian government Monday as activists warned of an attempt to disperse a 10-day-old mass protest outside army headquarters.

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White House Denies Trump Inciting Violence against Muslim Lawmaker

The top Democrat in the US Congress ordered a safety review for a Muslim lawmaker and her family Sunday after accusing President Donald Trump of putting her in danger by tweeting a video of her spliced with footage of the 9/11 attacks.

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Amnesty Calls for Probe against Sudan's Former Top Spy

Sudan's new authorities must investigate the role of the country's former spy chief in killings of demonstrators during months-long protests that preceded the fall of president Omar-al-Bashir, Amnesty International said.

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Egypt's Sisi Meets Libyan Strongman Haftar in Cairo

Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi met Sunday with Libyan commander Khalifa Haftar, whose forces are fighting for control of the capital Tripoli, the presidency said.

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Sudan Protesters Present Demands to Military in Talks

Sudanese protest organisers presented demands including the creation of a civilian government in talks with the country's new military rulers late Saturday, the group spearheading demonstrations said.

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Lebanon Seizes 800,000 Stimulant Pills in Major Drug Bust

Lebanon's police said Saturday it has seized more than 800,000 pills of the amphetamine-type stimulant captagon worth around $12 million in a bust coordinated with Saudi authorities.

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