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Barricades, protests spread over Venezuela 'sham' elections

By Alexandra Ulmer and Andrew Cawthorne | CARACAS Angry Venezuelans barricaded streets in parts of Caracas and the opposition geared up for another protest on Wednesday as the announcement of two election dates failed to appease anger against President Nicolas Maduro and an economy in tailspin. After nearly two months of protests demanding an early presidential vote, the pro-government electoral ...

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Turkey's Erdogan says NATO should do more on intelligence sharing

FILE PHOTO: Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan makes a speech during the Extraordinary Congress of the ruling AK Party (AKP) in Ankara, Turkey May 21, 2017. Murat Cetinmuhurdar/Presidential Palace/Handout via REUTERS Click here to Read from the source

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Trump arrives in Brussels, ahead of EU, NATO talks

U.S. President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump waves before leaves from the Leonardo da Vinci-Fiumicino Airport in Rome, Italy, May 24, 2017. REUTERS/Alberto Lingria Click here to Read from the source

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U.N. staff in Geneva angry over pay cut plan, call for strike

By Stephanie Nebehay | GENEVA Angry United Nations staff in Geneva protested on Wednesday against a proposed 7.5 percent cut to their salaries, the equivalent of almost a month’s pay, and called for strike action if it is implemented. The proposal came from the International Civil Service Commission (ICSC), a group of independent experts, which surveyed the cost of living ...

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Climate Change Is Turning Antarctica Green

Antarctica , the desolate southernmost continent boasting the coldest climate on Earth, usually brings to mind visions of ice, snow and penguins . But global warming is transforming Antarctica’s icy expanses, new research from the University of Exeter in the United Kingdom shows. Parts of the continent are “greening,” researchers say — and fast. Matt Amesbury Moss, as seen on ...

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Taiwan Makes History As Court Rules In Favor Of Same-Sex Marriage

Taiwan’s constitutional court declared on Wednesday that same-sex couples have the right to legally marry, the first such ruling in Asia, sparking celebration by activists who have been campaigning for the right for years. The court, known as the Judicial Yuan, said current marriage laws were “in violation of both the people’s freedom of marriage … and the people’s right ...

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