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U.N. Conference Adopts Migration Pact despite Withdrawals

A United Nations conference adopted a migration pact in front of leaders and representatives from over 160 countries in Morocco on Monday, despite a string of withdrawals driven by anti-immigrant populism.

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Macron Vows Wage Hike, Says 'Legitimate Anger Doesn't Justify Violence'

French President Emmanuel Macron vowed Monday to hike wages as of next year while stressing that “legitimate anger does not justify violence and rioting.”

In an address to the nation, Macron announced a 100-euro ($113) per month increase in the minimum wage from next year in a major concession to "yellow vest" protesters who have roiled the country.

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U.S. Sanctions Three N. Korean Officials over Human Rights

The United States said Monday it was imposing sanctions on three senior North Korean officials over human rights abuses, despite President Donald Trump's efforts to woo the regime into a denuclearization accord.

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Embattled Trump Struggles to Fill Key White House Post

A beleaguered President Donald Trump on Monday insisted hush payments made to women before the 2016 election were legal, as he struggled to fill the key position of chief of staff -- made toxic by two years of White House turmoil.

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Russia Deploys Two Bombers to Venezuela for Exercises

Two Russian long-range strategic bombers landed in Venezuela Monday for what the government said were air force exercises aimed at strengthening the defense of the leftist-ruled South American country.

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Sri Lanka's Ousted PM Sets Deadline to End Crisis

Sri Lanka's ousted prime minister promised Monday to bring tens of thousands of supporters to the capital next week for a massive demonstration unless President Maithripala Sirisena reinstated him imminently.

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Three Killed as Hong Kong Schoolbus Mounts Pavement, Trapping Passers-By

Three people were killed when an empty runaway schoolbus mounted a pavement in a crowded Hong Kong neighbourhood on Monday, trapping passers-by underneath and injuring 11, police said.

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Trump Looking at Several Candidates for Chief of Staff

President Donald Trump is weighing at least four people to serve as his next chief of staff, after plans for an orderly succession for departing John Kelly fell through.

The high-profile hiring search comes at a pivotal time as the president looks to prepare his White House for the twin challenges of securing his re-election and fending off inquiries once Democrats gain control of the House next year.

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Amnesty Calls on ICC to Fully Probe Boko Haram Conflict Atrocities

Amnesty International on Monday said the International Criminal Court should start a full-blown investigation into atrocities committed in the Boko Haram insurgency, accusing Nigeria of failing to bring those responsible to justice.

ICC chief prosecutor Fatma Bensouda opened a preliminary examination in 2010 into eight potential cases of war crimes and crimes against humanity during the violence.

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Armenia PM's Bloc Wins by Landslide in Snap Polls

The electoral bloc of Armenia's acting prime minister Nikol Pashinyan won a landslide victory in Sunday's snap parliamentary elections, which were triggered by the reformist leader seeking to cement his political authority in the post-Soviet country.

The bloc led by Pashinyan's Civil Contract party had 70.45 percent of the vote, and trailing in distant second place with 8.37 percent was the Prosperous Armenia party, according to results from 90 percent of precincts, the central election commission said.

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