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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 legacy.

Interim UN envoy Stephanie Williams said 'Libyans have now a genuine opportunity to move past their differences and divisions' with this step

Kremlin dismisses calls to free Navalny, warns against protests

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Kremlin dismisses calls to free Navalny, warns against protests

The Kremlin dismissed Western calls to release top opposition politician Alexei Navalny and deplored his cries for mass demonstrations.

Palestinians urge EU to send monitors for summer <em>elections</em>

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Palestinians urge EU to send monitors for summer elections

The Palestinian prime minister called on the European Union to send observers to elections scheduled for later this year, specifically ...

Twitter suspends QAnon-linked Republican lawmaker's account

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Twitter suspends QAnon-linked Republican lawmaker's account

Marjorie Taylor Greene, a newly elected Republican congresswoman, has been temporarily suspended on Twitter for 'multiple violations'

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Kremlin critic Navalny decries 'mockery of justice' at hearing

Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny said Monday his treatment was beyond a 'mockery of justice' during a court hearing.

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Israeli warplanes strike the besieged Gaza Strip

There were no reports of any damage from Palestinian rockets, with Israeli army sources indicating they had landed in the Mediterranean sea

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Libya envoys 'to vote on proposal for new executive'

The head of the UN support mission in Libya said that Monday's vote was on a mechanism to choose a "temporary unified executive authority" until ...

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What's behind long-awaited Palestinian polls?

The announcement of May elections comes more than 15 years after Palestine's last polls.

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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Diplomats: UN Lebanon envoy to head Libya mission

Diplomats say the former Slovak foreign minister will replace Ghassan Salame in the post, which has been vacant for nearly a year.

Abbas announces long-awaited Palestinian <em>elections</em>

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Abbas announces long-awaited Palestinian elections

Palestinian president Mahmoud Abbas announced dates for the first Palestinian elections in more than 15 years.

Jordan becomes first country to vaccinate refugees

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Jordan becomes first country to vaccinate refugees

Jordan has vaccinated its first refugee and intends to include all those living in the country in its vaccine programme.

UN rights body to vote on president after standoff

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UN rights body to vote on president after standoff

The UN Human Rights Council will hold an unprecedented vote to pick its president.

How a multiracial coalition powered Georgia's Democrats to victory

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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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Iran advances research on uranium metal production

Iran told the UN it was advancing research on uranium metal production.

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Mitch McConnell doesn't rule out voting to convict Trump

Republican Senate leader Mitch McConnell did not rule out voting to convict President Donald Trump.

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Kuwait government resigns one month after formation

Kuwait's government has been subject to bitter disagreements, leading to its fall on Tuesday.

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Airbnb cancels Washington rentals during Biden inauguration

Facing the possibility of renewed violence from Trump supporters, Washington residents had been urging neighbors with Airbnbs not to rent during ...

France opens investigation into 'UAE donations' to Le Pen

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France opens investigation into 'UAE donations' to Le Pen

The French judiciary has opened an investigation allegations that Marie Le Pen received funding from the UAE during her 2017 election campaign.

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Somali PM reserves 30% of parliament seats for women

The Somali prime minister has reserved nearly a third of parliamentary seats for women following demands from citizens.

Facebook exec says 'no plans' to end Trump ban

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Facebook exec says 'no plans' to end Trump ban

Facebook does not intend to lift the ban on outgoing President Donald Trump

Trumpism and the political future of America

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Trumpism and the political future of America

In-depth: A common observation of Trumpism is that it is unprecedented, an aberration or un-American. History shows that none of these are the ...

Malaysia declares virus emergency, sparking anger

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Malaysia declares virus emergency, sparking anger

Critics of Malaysia's government have accused authorities of attempting to use the coronavirus pandemic to cling to power, after the king ...

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