US to end sanctions waivers for Iranian oil imports
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US to end sanctions waivers for Iranian oil imports

The United States on Monday announced it will not extend sanctions exemptions to countries importing oil from Iran when when they expire in early May. Eight governments — India, China, Turkey, Greece, Italy, Japan, South Korea and Taiwan — had been given…

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Algerian billionaires in court as part of anti-corruption drive
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Algerian billionaires in court as part of anti-corruption drive

The five billionaires were arrested and brought to court on Monday to face charges from the general prosecutor’s office in Algiers. There were no details of the charge sheets but the arrests follow an announcement by Algeria’s army…

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Dozens of migrants caught crossing English Channel in boats
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Dozens of migrants caught crossing English Channel in boats

Britain’s Border Force and coastguard intercepted three small boats carrying 36 migrants in the English Channel between France and Britain on Monday. The border agency said they responded to three separate incidents of vessels crossing the world’s busiest shipping lane to reach…

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A new race to the moon? US wants to lead the way
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A new race to the moon? US wants to lead the way

Israel earlier this month nearly joined the unofficial club of global space powers. But where Russia, the United States and China have been successful, the Israelis ultimately failed. The Beresheet lunar lander crashed on the moon’s surface due…

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Former inmates recall life in Erich Honecker’s GDR prisons
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Former inmates recall life in Erich Honecker’s GDR prisons

Thirty years after the fall of the Berlin Wall, there remain Germans who tout the legacy of the German Democratic Republic. The oft-heard claim that “not everything was bad about the GDR” and that the Soviet-allied state had…

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As Holocaust survivors grow older, activists keep their stories alive
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As Holocaust survivors grow older, activists keep their stories alive

Every day, there is something that reminds Erna de Vries of her dark past. A piece of bread lying on the ground makes her recall how hungry she was. The white bark of a birch tree reminds her…

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Easter peace marches held across Germany
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Easter peace marches held across Germany

Thousands of people participated in the traditional anti-war Easter marches across Germany on Easter Saturday, under the theme “disarm instead of rearm — ban nuclear weapons.” This year’s marches, which started on Good Friday and will continue through to Monday,…

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Ukraine: Zelenskiy outshined Poroshenko on way to victory
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Ukraine: Zelenskiy outshined Poroshenko on way to victory

The saying “He who laughs last, laughs longest” may turn out to be doubly applicable for Volodymyr Zelenskiy. Making people laugh has been his main occupation for years — and it now he has had the last laugh…

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Lyra McKee: Police release 2 men held over journalist’s murder
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Lyra McKee: Police release 2 men held over journalist’s murder

Two men arrested in connection with the fatal shooting of Northern Irish journalist Lyra McKee were released without charge on Sunday, the Police Service of Northern Ireland said. McKee, 29, was killed late Thursday while she was standing near…

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Detained ex-Nissan boss Carlos Ghosn faces fresh charge
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Detained ex-Nissan boss Carlos Ghosn faces fresh charge

The former chairman of Nissan Motor Co, Carlos Ghosn, had a fourth formal indictment brought against him on Monday, the day his current detention period was set to expire, a Tokyo court said. The charge means Ghosn will…

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