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Former European leaders say Trump's Middle East peace plan akin to apartheid

LONDON (Reuters) – Fifty former European prime ministers and foreign ministers have condemned U.S. President Donald Trump’s Middle East peace plan in an open letter, saying it would create an apartheid-like situation in occupied Palestinian territory. In the letter published by British newspaper The Guardian, the former ministers rejected Trump’s plan for Israelis and Palestinians, which was announced in January […]

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SQ investigating death of teen girl in Laurentians

Quebec provincial police are investigating after the body of a teen girl was found in Brownsburg-Chatham in the Laurentians on Wednesday. The Sûreté du Québec (SQ) said the girl was discovered on the side of a road after her family alerted police about her disappearance. She was taken to hospital, where she was pronounced dead. Police have not ruled out […]

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Vladimir Putin denies years of rumours that he uses body doubles

Vladimir Putin denies years of rumours that he uses body doubles to avoid being assassinated – but admits he was advised to use them and turned the idea down Persistent rumour claims that Putin uses body doubles to avoid assassination Putin admitted that he was advised to use doubles during terror attacks in 2000  But the 67-year-old president he rejected […]

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Governments ramp up preparations for coronavirus pandemic

SYDNEY/SEOUL (Reuters) – Governments ramped up measures on Thursday to battle a looming global pandemic of the coronavirus as the number of infections outside China, the source of the outbreak, for the first time surpassed those appearing inside the country. Australia initiated emergency measures and Taiwan raised its epidemic response level to its highest, a day after U.S. President Donald […]

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