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Fadi al-Batsh killing: Israel dismisses involvement

Image copyright EPA Image caption Fadi al-Batsh had lived in Malaysia for about 10 years Israel’s defence minister has dismissed suggestions that spy agency Mossad had assassinated a Palestinian lecturer who was shot dead in Malaysia on Saturday. Avigdor Lieberman said it was likely that Fadi al-Batsh, 35, was killed …

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Germany's Social Democrats elect first female leader

Germany's Social Democrats elect first female leader

Germany’s centre-left Social Democrats have elected Andrea Nahles, a combative and outspoken former labour minister, as the first female leader of the 155-year-old party. Known for her lectern-thumping speeches and occasional outbursts of child-like humour, the 47-year-old single mother joins the country’s chancellor, Angela Merkel, at the top of German …

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Demographic shifts show close 2020 election

Get breaking news alerts and special reports. The news and stories that matter, delivered weekday mornings. SUBSCRIBE President Donald Trump’s 2016 win upended much of the conventional wisdom about the U.S. electorate to cobble together a surprising victory. But how much of that remarkable 2016 movement is replicable in 2020, …

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Head of EBRD hopes to expand into sub-Saharan Africa

Head of EBRD hopes to expand into sub-Saharan Africa

A bank originally set up to help countries of the former Soviet bloc is poised to extend its operations into sub-Saharan Africa in order to speed up progress in meeting ambitious development goals set by the United Nations. Sir Suma Chakrabarti, president of the London-based European Bank for Reconstruction and …

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