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French Union Cuts Power to Pressure Macron on Pensions

PARIS—To fight President Emmanuel Macron’s pension overhaul, France’s most militant labor union is pursuing a radical strategy: cutting electricity to his political supporters and the wealthy while handing out discounted power and gas to the public. During a nationwide strike last week, members of the far-left CGT union who work in the energy sector cut …

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North Korea condemns US sending battle tanks to Ukraine | Russia-Ukraine war News

Kim Yo Jong, the influential sister of North Korea’s leader, accused the US of fighting a ‘proxy war’ against Russia. The influential sister of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has condemned the decision by the United States to supply Ukraine with advanced battle tanks to help fight Russian forces, accusing Washington of crossing a …

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Why Indian students are protesting the ban of a BBC documentary

Student activists in Kochi, India, on Wednesday with an effigy of Prime Minister Narendra Modi after they watched the BBC documentary “India: The Modi Question.” (Arun Chandrabose/AFP via Getty Images) LONDON — Students in India have clashed with police over the government banning of a BBC documentary about Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his involvement …

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Jerusalem shooting and Jenin raid: Why Israel-Palestine violence is spiking

It’s been a violent two days in Israel and the occupied Palestinian territories. On Friday evening in East Jerusalem, a Palestinian gunman killed at least seven Israelis in the most lethal attack in the city since 2008. Israeli officials described the shooting outside a synagogue as an act of terrorism. Earlier Friday, three rockets were …

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Wounded Fox correspondent Benjamin Hall recounts talking with dying colleague Pierre Zakrzewski after Ukraine bombing

Fox News Channel correspondent Benjamin Hall, who was badly injured while covering the Russian invasion of Ukraine, said Thursday that he credits his dying colleague — as well as seeing a vision of his daughters — for motivating him to survive after the Russian bombing. Hall was hospitalized and two of his colleagues, cameraman Pierre …

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Russian military chiefs are losing patience with Putin and could soon turn on him in a coup, former aide predicts

Russian President Vladimir Putin (L) looks on Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu (R) during a military parade in Pskov, Russia, on March,1, 2020.Mikhail Svetlov/Getty Images Putin is losing his reputation as a strong leader, a former speechwriter said on Thursday. Abbas Gallyamov said that military generals are growing frustrated with their losses in Ukraine. He said …

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Anatomy of a scandal: why Zelenskyy launched a corruption crackdown in Ukraine

When Ukrainian investigative reporter and anti-corruption activist Yuriy Nikolov was tipped off about an overpriced catering contract for the defence ministry, he knew the story could land him in trouble. By publishing it, not only would Nikolov break a taboo on criticising the Ukrainian government during wartime. He knew it could also cast a shadow …

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Dina Boluarte: Can Peru’s President strike a truce with protesters?

CNN  —  When Dina Boluarte was anointed Peru’s sixth president in five years, she faced battles on two fronts: appeasing the lawmakers who had ousted her boss and predecessor Pedro Castillo, and calming protesterse enraged by the dethroning of yet another president. She called for a “political truce” with Congress on her first day of …

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China Spread an ‘Experiment the Likes of Which None of Us Have Seen’

China has embarked on “an experiment” the likes of which the world has not seen since reversing its zero-COVID policy—and one that could have grave consequences—a health care expert has told Newsweek. Ron Gutman, a Stanford University adjunct professor, health care entrepreneur and co-founder of Intrivo—a U.S. firm that developed the On/Go rapid COVID test—said …

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