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Tunisia lifts state of emergency, three years after revolt

TUNIS (Reuters) – Tunisia has lifted a state of emergency three years after it was imposed, in a largely symbolic move to show security is improving in the North African state. Since the 2011 uprising that ousted autocrat Zine El-Abidine Ben Ali, Tunisian security…

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Membership of Japan’s yakuza crime gangs falls to all-time low

Police say number of people in organised crime syndicates fell below 60,000 for first time on record last year Members of the largest yakuza group, the Yamaguchi-gumi, at a funeral in the 1980s. Photograph: AP The number of people belonging to Japan’s notorious yakuza crime groups fell to…

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Membership of Japan’s yakuza crime gangs falls to all-time low

Police say number of people in organised crime syndicates fell below 60,000 for first time on record last year Members of the largest yakuza group, the Yamaguchi-gumi, at a funeral in the 1980s. Photograph: AP The number of people belonging to Japan’s notorious yakuza crime groups fell to…

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Crimea will remain in Ukraine, says new PM

Tweet Johannesburg, Mar. 6 (ANI): Ukraine’s new Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk has said embattled Crimea must remain part of Ukraine. In his first interview since taking office last week, Yatsenyuk Crimea said Crimea will however be granted more local…

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Russia, West try to hammer out Ukraine diplomacy

PARIS (AP) — Facing off in Europe’s capitals, Russia and the West began trying to build the elements of a diplomatic solution to Europe’s gravest crisis since the Cold War — even as the West appeared increasingly resigned to an entrenched Russian presence in Crimea. NATO hit back by putting Russia on suspension, and the European Union extended $15 billion ...

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Tymoshenko says West must stop Russian aggression

Share Photo Former Ukrainian Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko poses for a photo during an interview with the Associated Press in Kiev, Ukraine, Wednesday, March 5, 2014. Tymoshenko says the West must force Russia to withdraw troops from the Crimean peninsula and that Ukraine should not agree to any compromises with Russia. (AP Photo / Emilio Morenatti) Former Ukrainian Prime Minister ...

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German president seeks to visit Nazi massacre site

Germany’s president arrived in Athens Wednesday on a three-day visit that will include visiting the site where Nazi troops massacred dozens of people, in an attempt to ease anti-German sentiment stoked by Greece’s financial crisis. Joachim Gauck’s three-day visit will include a speech Friday at a…

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China to ‘declare war’ on pollution, premier says

Energy Reuters Image Caption: Chinese Premier Li Keqiang meets with Pakistan President Mamnoon Hussain at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing (reuters tickers) March 5, 2014 – 04:20 BEIJING (Reuters) – China is to “declare war” on pollution, Premier Li Keqiang said on Wednesday at the opening of the annual meeting of parliament, with the government unveiling detailed ...

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Anti-Keystone Protesters Are Boosting Putin’s Petrostate

The hordes of protesters–mainly college students from carbon-fueled busses–thronging the White House to protest the Keystone XL pipeline probably don’t consider themselves proponents of Russian President…

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Anti-Keystone Protesters Are Boosting Putin’s Petrostate

The hordes of protesters–mainly college students from carbon-fueled busses–thronging the White House to protest the Keystone XL pipeline probably don’t consider themselves proponents of Russian President…

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