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Interpol renews arrest warrant for MOL’s CEO, Croatia says

International police organization Interpol has decided to renew an arrest warrant for the head of Hungary’s energy group MOL issued by Croatia, Croatian police said in a statement on Saturday.

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Merkel protege eyes female quota for lawmakers, takes aim at dual citizenship

The woman campaigning to succeed Angela Merkel as head of Germany’s Christian Democrats (CDU), said she may consider quotas to get more women in parliament, as she positioned herself for a party election in December.

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Islamic State says U.S.-led strikes kill 40 in militant pocket in Syria

At least forty people, mostly women and children were killed on Saturday in the latest wave of U.S.-led coalition airstrikes against the last remaining Islamic State-held pocket in Syria near the border with Iraq, the militants and some local residents said.

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Trump administration says no final conclusion on Khashoggi murder

The Trump administration on Saturday said it had not reached a final conclusion on who was involved in the death of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi despite a U.S. Central Intelligence Agency assessment that Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman ordered the killing.

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Urban ranching: A socialist commune’s response to Venezuela’s crisis

A socialist commune has drawn the ire of its neighbors in a wealthy area of Caracas with an unusual response to the hyperinflation and food shortages afflicting Venezuela: turning its backyard into an urban cattle pasture.

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Clashes break out after Greeks march to mark 1973 student revolt

Greek police clashed with young protestors in central Athens on Saturday after thousands marched to mark the anniversary of a violently quashed student uprising in 1973 that helped topple the military junta.

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Rebels say Syrian army steps up attacks in Idlib

Syrian rebels said on Saturday the Syrian army and their allies were intensifying attacks on a demilitarised zone in the northwest in an attempt to undermine a Russian-Turkish deal that has averted a major offensive on their last stronghold.

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U.S. State Department says no ‘final conclusion’ on Khashoggi killing

The State Department on Saturday said the U.S. government has not made a final conclusion on who was involved in the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi amid media reports of a Central Intelligence Agency assessment that Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman ordered the killing.

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Argentine sub found partially ‘imploded’ after yearlong search

The Argentine Navy submarine that went missing a year ago off the country’s Atlantic Coast was found by a private company involved in what had been a massive search for the vessel and its 44-member crew, the defense ministry said in a news conference on Saturday.

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London bridges blocked by environment protest, 70 arrested

British police said they arrested more than 70 people at an environmental protest on Saturday, after demonstrators blocked five bridges across the River Thames in central London.

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Israel’s Netanyahu says early election must be avoided

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Saturday he wanted his government to fulfil its term, putting the onus of triggering an expected early election onto a coalition partner.

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Czechs rally against PM Babis on Velvet Revolution anniversary

Thousands of Czechs called for Prime Minister Andrej Babis to resign on Saturday, in protests coinciding with the anniversary of the “Velvet Revolution” that toppled Communism in the former Soviet-bloc state.

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Advocates of new Brexit deal ‘not living in real world’: Irish minister

Pro-Brexit British ministers are “not living in the real world” if they think they can renegotiate the divorce treaty agreed with the EU last week, Irish Foreign Minister Simon Coveney said on Saturday.

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French protesters rail against Macron’s fuel taxes with road blocks

Thousands of French protesters hit out at higher fuel taxes and President Emmanuel Macron’s economic policies in demonstrations across motorways on Saturday, sparking major logjams and several accidents, including a fatality at one road blockade.

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Turkey releases eight detained in probe of prominent rights activist: lawyers

Turkish authorities released eight people who were detained on Friday under an investigation into jailed rights activist Osman Kavala and accused of following him in a bid to unseat the government through mass protests in 2013, their lawyers said.

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