Finnish PM to stand-in for Swedish colleague at EU Summit
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Finnish PM to stand-in for Swedish colleague at EU Summit

Sweden’s Prime Minister Stefan Lofven won’t be at Thursday's European Union summit meeting as he will be attending his mother’s funeral, so he will be represented by his counterpart from neighboring Finland

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Foreign observers note 'chaos,' 'rancor' in US debate
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Foreign observers note 'chaos,' 'rancor' in US debate

“Chaos, interruptions, personal attacks and insults,” one outspoken Chinese newspaper editor said of the U.S. presidential debate

Germany's Merkel defends government record during pandemic
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Germany's Merkel defends government record during pandemic

German Chancellor Angela Merkel has defended her government’s record during the coronavirus pandemic

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Crown Prince Sheikh Nawaf sworn in as new ruler of Kuwait

Kuwait’s Crown Prince Sheikh Nawaf Al Ahmad Al Sabah has been sworn in as the ruling emir of the tiny oil-rich country, propelled to power by the death of his half-brother after a long career in the security services

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Terrorism charges filed in stabbings near French newspaper

A Pakistani man accused in a double stabbing outside the former Paris offices of satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo has been given preliminary terrorism charges

Rape and killing of Dalit woman shocks India, draws outrage
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Rape and killing of Dalit woman shocks India, draws outrage

The gang rape and death of a woman from the lowest rung of India’s caste system has sparked outrage across the country with several politicians and activists demanding justice and protesters rallying on the streets

European evaluators visit Vatican mired in financial scandal
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European evaluators visit Vatican mired in financial scandal

European anti-money laundering evaluators are beginning a periodic visit to the Vatican amid a mounting financial scandal that has cost a half-dozen people their jobs, including one of the Holy See’s most powerful cardinals

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Shell plans to cut up to 9,000 jobs as oil demand slumps

Royal Dutch Shell says it is planning to cut between 7,000 and 9,000 jobs worldwide by the end of 2022 following a collapse in demand for oil and a subsequent slide in oil prices during the coronavirus pandemic

Blast from the past: Campers revel in East German nostalgia
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Blast from the past: Campers revel in East German nostalgia

It’s been three decades since the reunification of Germany, but camping enthusiasts from the former East Germany allow themselves twice a year to relive the past and forget about how much has changed

32 acquitted in razing of India mosque that set off violence
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32 acquitted in razing of India mosque that set off violence

An Indian court has acquitted all 32 people who had been accused of crimes in a 1992 attack and demolition of a 16th century mosque that sparked Hindu-Muslim violence leaving some 2,000 people dead