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Taiwan president: Island’s democracy under threat from China

TAIPEI, (TAIWAN): Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen said Sunday that the self-governing island’s democracy remains under direct threat from rival China, underscoring her calls for closer ties with the US and other allies. Tsai was speaking at a televised debate against Han Kuo-yu of the main opposition Nationalist Party and veteran politician James Soong of the People’s First Party. Most polls ...

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Taliban attack kills 17 militia in northern Afghanistan

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — A Taliban attack in northern Afghanistan killed at least 17 local militiamen, an Afghan official said Sunday. The attack apparently targeted a local militia commander who escaped unharmed, said Jawad Hajri, a spokesman for the governor of Takhar province, where the attack took place late Saturday. Local Afghan militias commonly operate in remote areas, and are ...

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Union boss defiant on France’s longest strike in decades

Employees of French national railway operator SNCF are seen on a platform at Gare Montparnasse train station during a strike by all unions of French SNCF and the Paris transport network (RATP) in Paris as French transportation workers’ strike continues for a 23rd day against pension reform plans in France, December 27, 2019. Reuters PARIS – The boss of a ...

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Sydney New Year’s Eve fireworks to go ahead despite wildfires

Sydney’s multi-million-dollar New Year’s Eve firework display will go ahead despite the wildfire crisis threatening the city. Australia has also confirmed that volunteer firefighters will receive some financial support. Sydney’s famous New Year’s Eve firework display will not be canceled despite the ongoing wildfire crisis, Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison announced on Sunday. Morrison also said some of the volunteer ...

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Indian govt issues ‘RED WARNING’ for Delhi as capital & adjacent states shiver in ‘extreme cold’

The government’s meteorological office issued the highest-level warning for the capital as Indians continue to struggle through what has been described as the second coldest December in a century. The recent “red warning” by the Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) came as temperatures in Delhi plummeted to 2.8 Celsius (37.04 Fahrenheit) and is likely to drop further. ‘Red’ usually…

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Philippines Christmas typhoon death toll climbs to 41

MANILA: The number of deaths from a powerful storm that hit the Philippines on Christmas has climbed to 41, authorities said Sunday, with tens of thousands still in evacuation centres. Typhoon Phanfone left the Philippines on Saturday after devastating several islands in the central Visayas, including popular tourist destinations, but the extent…

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Netanyahu eyes Israel’s election after Likud landslide boost

Binyamin Netanyahu hopes his decisive victory in the ruling Likud party primary on Thursday will boost his standing ahead of the March election, Israel’s third within a year. Even though he failed to form a government after elections in April and September, and despite the fact that he is set to stand trial on serious corruption charges, Netanyahu received 72.5 ...

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