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  • Macron abandons fuel-tax hike amid fears of new ‘yellow vest’ protests

    Date: 2018-12-05 21:01:49 GMT - France - World - SN:96 - ID:7701594

    PARIS, Dec 5 (MENA) - French President Emmanuel Macron on Wednesday announced that he was abandoning a proposed fuel-tax hike amid fears of more unrest after weeks of nationwide protests that have already cost several lives and millions of euros in ....

  • Putin: Russia opposes destruction of INF Treaty

    Date: 2018-12-05 13:31:21 GMT - Russia - World - SN:54 - ID:7700840

    MOSCOW, Dec 5 (MENA) - Russian President Vladimir Putin has said that Moscow is against the destruction of the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty, but would respond accordingly if it happens. His comments come a day after the US said ....

  • Cyprus protests to UN against Turkish violations of air, maritime space

    Date: 2018-12-05 12:12:28 GMT - Cyprus - World - SN:36 - ID:7700739

    NICOSIA, Dec 5 (MENA) - Deputy Permanent Representative of Cyprus to the United Nations Polly Ioannou sent on November 20 a letter to UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres, protesting violations of the Republic of Cyprus air and maritime space by ....

  • West provides no evidence that Iran violated UN resolution — Russian diplomat

    Date: 2018-12-05 09:45:35 GMT - Russia - World - SN:19 - ID:7700227

    MOSCOW, Dec 5 (MENA) - The United Kingdom and France, who convened a UN Security Council session to discuss reports of ballistic tests in Iran, have failed to present any evidence demonstrating that UN Security Council resolutions were violated, a ....

  • UN calls for women’s meaningful participation in Afghan peace

    Date: 2018-12-05 08:17:35 GMT - Afghanistan - World - SN:13 - ID:7700214

    KABUL, Dec 5 (MENA) - Women’s full, equal and meaningful participation in peace processes was the focus of this year’s Afghanistan-wide Global Open Days events, a series of nationwide dialogues around women, peace and security. “Gender inequality ....

  • Tsunami alert after New Caledonia quake

    Date: 2018-12-05 07:09:24 GMT - USA - World - SN:7 - ID:7700077

    HAWAII, Dec 5 (MENA) - A 7.5 magnitude quake has struck close to New Caledonia in the Pacific, with a tsunami alert issued for coasts within 1,000km (620 miles), the BBC reported. Tsunami waves have now been observed, monitors reported. The ....

  • Ecuador vice president resigns amid investigation over payments

    Date: 2018-12-05 06:09:56 GMT - Ecuador - World - SN:4 - ID:7700035

    QUITO, Dec 4 (MENA) - Ecuador's Vice President Maria Vicuna announced her resignation on Tuesday, one day after President Lenin Moreno relieved her of duties amid an investigation into payments she received as a legislator years ago, Channel News ....

  • France suspends recent fuel taxes for 6 months

    Date: 2018-12-04 13:29:54 GMT - France - World - SN:62 - ID:7699217

    PARIS, Dec 4 (MENA) - French Prime Minister Édouard Philippe announced on Tuesday a suspension of fuel tax increases planned for January 1 in a move to end violent "Yellow Vest" protests against the measure. "No tax merits putting the unity of ....

  • UK can stop article 50 without EU approval, top ECJ adviser says

    Date: 2018-12-04 10:49:57 GMT - Luxembourg - World - SN:34 - ID:7698470

    LUXEMBOURG, Dec 4 (MENA) - The UK can unilaterally abandon the article 50 process, a senior adviser to the European court of justice (ECJ) has said, in a significant boost to anti-Brexit campaigners, The Guardian reported. Campos Sánchez-Bordona ....

  • French PM preparing to suspend fuel tax increases

    Date: 2018-12-04 08:39:55 GMT - France - World - SN:17 - ID:7698431

    PARIS, Dec 4 (MENA) - French Prime Minister Édouard Philippe is preparing to suspend planned tax increases on fuel, according to a government source. A turnaround in the decision would follow a weekend of violent protests in Paris that led to ....

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