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Indonesian leader condemns France attacks, Macron’s comments

Indonesian President Joko Widodo has strongly condemned terrorist attacks in Paris and Nice and comments by French President Emmanuel Macron that were deemed offensive toward Islam and the global Muslim community

Iraq clears sit-in square, a year after mass protests began

Iraqi security forces have cleared out sit-in tents from the capital’s central square that has been the epicenter of the anti-government protest movement, a year after the eruption of demonstrations against corruption led to months of clashes with authorities across Iraq

UK could see new lockdown in days as virus cases surge

The British government is considering imposing a new national lockdown for England, after its scientific advisers warned that hospitalizations and deaths from the coronavirus could soon surpass the levels seen at the outbreak’s spring peak

Armenia asks Moscow for help amid Nagorno-Karabakh fighting

Armenia’s leader has urged Russia to consider providing security assistance to end the fighting over Nagorno-Karabakh, the biggest escalation in the decades-long conflict between his country and Azerbaijan

France church attack: Assailant’s family demands answers

A third suspect is in French custody Saturday in the probe into an Islamic extremist knife attack that killed three people in a Nice church

Women’s rights groups, Polish nationalists face off as churches become flash points in protests over abortion law

Street protests enter eigth day as Polish president appears to distance himself from restrictive new law.

‘A different Christmas’: World leaders warn that the coronavirus will put holiday celebrations in jeopardy

“I think that this year’s Christmas will be a different Christmas," European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen told reporters in Brussels on Wednesday.

The U.S. will leave the Paris climate accord on Nov. 4. But voters will decide for how long.

President Trump's plan to withdraw the U.S. from the Paris climate agreement takes effect Nov. 4, one day after the national election. If Democratic candidate Joe Biden wins the White House, he has promised to rejoin the accord. For the other nearly 200 countries that are part of the deal, the stakes are high. Without U.S. leadership, global efforts to lower greenhouse gas emissions and mitigat...

Researchers find ‘glimmers of hope’ after inviting thousands to indoor concert amid pandemic

In one scenario modelled by the scientists, the infection risk for participants and their contacts was around 70 times lower when health and safety instructions were followed.

Qatar vows to punish officials responsible for strip-searches of female passengers at Doha airport

“It is not something I have ever heard of occurring in my life, in any context,” Australia's foreign minister said.

Angered at French call to ‘reform’ Islam, tens of thousands gather in protests across Muslim-majority countries

A day after a knife attack in a church in France killed three, Muslims marched in several countries to protest the French government’s rhetoric defending cartoons of the prophet Muhammad.
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