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In a 'landmark' court ruling, an Israeli diamond magnate was sentenced to five years in prison on corruption charges.

The impeachment trial of former US president Donald Trump commences in the first week of February.

Brexit 'loopholes' allow UK to dump waste abroad

Katia Youssef

Brexit 'loopholes' allow UK to dump waste abroad

While the European Union is putting in place regulations to stifle this approach, London relies on legal loopholes to carry on with business as usual.

Biden to remake US role in climate crisis

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Biden to remake US role in climate crisis

Through a raft of executive orders, President Joe Biden committed the United States to tackling the climate crisis.

Democrats control US Senate after Georgia pair sworn in

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Democrats control US Senate after Georgia pair sworn in

Georgia Democrats Jon Ossoff and Raphael Warnock were sworn in as the US Senate's newest members, handing their party control of the chamber.

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China sanctions Pompeo, Trump officials for violating 'sovereignty'

China announced sanctions on more than two dozen officials and members of former president Donald Trump's cabinet.

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Tiffany Trump announces engagement to billionaire Lebanese boyfriend

Tiffany Trump got engaged to her boyfriend Michael Boulos, son of Lebanese billionaire tycoon Massad Boulos.

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Seven Turkish nationals face trial in Ghosn escape case

Nearly a dozen Turkish nationals face charges relating to Nissan boss Carlos Ghosn's escape from Japan.

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'Pray' for Biden team, says Trump on last day

Outgoing President Donald Trump for the first time wished success to President-elect Joe Biden's incoming administration.

The racist legacy of outgoing US President Donald Trump

Narjas Zatat

The racist legacy of outgoing US President Donald Trump

It is Donald Trump's last official day as President of the United States, and his departure is a good time to look back on his problematic ...

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Qatar sports broadcaster beIN denies changes in Saudi services

Subscribers of Qatar's sports broadcaster beIN have reported an alleged resumption of services in Saudi Arabia after a three-year ban.

Meagre food ration parcels make for a Dickensian reality

Malia Bouattia

Meagre food ration parcels make for a Dickensian reality

Comment: The shameful food parcels handed out to needy parents show once again how a privatised pandemic response puts profit over people, ...

Biden plans swift action on coronavirus

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Biden plans swift action on coronavirus

Joe Biden has promised quick action to address the coronavirus pandemic and boost the ailing US economy once he takes office.

Pompeo’s Yemen policy may cause 'worst famine in decades'

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Pompeo’s Yemen policy may cause 'worst famine in decades'

“Yemenis are crowding into markets and shops to stockpile whatever they can afford. Families are terrified that no more food or other supplies ...

Iraq urges Facebook, Twitter to reconsider militia accounts ban

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Iraq urges Facebook, Twitter to reconsider militia accounts ban

In a statement on Friday, Iraq's Media and Communications Commission called on Facebook and Twitter to review a decision to ban accounts linked ...

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Trump to leave town early Wednesday before Biden inauguration

Outgoing President Donald Trump plans to leave town before his successor Joe Biden's inauguration.

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WhatsApp delays data sharing change after backlash

WhatsApp delayed a data-sharing change as users fled the messaging service over privacy concerns.

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Dubai developer 'happy to do business' with embattled Trump

A Dubai real estate developer has said he intends to expand business with Trump despite the global backlash against the departing US ...

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Trump impeachment trial looms over Biden's first 100 days

President-elect Joe Biden's first 100 days agenda is being overshadowed by the looming Senate trial of his soon-to-be predecessor Donald Trump.

How a multiracial coalition powered Georgia's Democrats to victory

Brooke Anderson

How a multiracial coalition powered Georgia's Democrats to victory

In-depth: Georgia's different minority communities worked together to help tip the balance in Senate runoffs, ultimately shaping the trajectory ...

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US blacklists China's CNOOC, S&P deletes from stock indices

The move reflects outgoing President Donald Trump's flurry of last minute pressure on Beijing as his days in office wind down.

UN urges US to reverse 'Houthis terrorism' plan

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UN urges US to reverse 'Houthis terrorism' plan

Mark Lowcock will speak to the UN Security Council and warn of the devastating consequences that would follow, if the US labels the Houthi ...

Where are the cronies of Tunisia's Ben Ali today?

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Where are the cronies of Tunisia's Ben Ali today?

Ten years after the Tunisian revolution toppled Tunisian dictator Zine El Abidine Ben Ali, few of his relatives have faced justice.

Trump impeached for unprecedented second time

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Trump impeached for unprecedented second time

Donald Trump was impeached for the second time, a first in US history.

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