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Lebanon interior minister signs law for May election: statement

Lebanon's Interior Minister Nohad Mashnouk signed on Friday a decree to hold a long-overdue parliamentary election on May 6 next year, a statement from his office said.

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'Congratulations': EU launches next phase of Brexit but warns of tough

The European Union agreed on Friday to move Brexit talks onto trade and a transition pact but some leaders cautioned that the final year of Britain's divorce negotiations could be fraught with peril.

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Brazil's Temer to leave hospital, return to Brasilia

Brazilian President Michel Temer was cleared to leave hospital in Sao Paulo on Friday and will return to Brasilia in the afternoon, his office said.

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Poland gives government key election role, opposition sounds alarm

Poland's parliament has passed a bill that gives the government, rather than a panel of top judges, control over who conducts elections, a move the opposition called "satanic".

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Prince Harry and Meghan Markle to wed on May 19, 2018

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle will get married on May 19, 2018 at Windsor Castle, Kensington Palace announced Friday.

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Britain's Prince Harry and Meghan Markle to marry on May 19

Britain's Prince Harry and his American fiancée, Meghan Markle, will marry on May 19 next year, Kensington Palace said on Friday.

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Finland lets stores sell stronger drinks, health chiefs complain

Finnish lawmakers narrowly voted on Friday to let grocery stores sell stronger alcoholic drinks, after months of public debate pitting supporters of drinker's rights against health campaigners.

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Multi-summit Macron burns energy in hunt for results

If European leaders earned points for the amount of time they spend at summits, French President Emmanuel Macron would probably top the rankings this week.

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Erdogan says Turkey seeking to annul Trump decision on Jerusalem at U.

Turkey is launching an initiative at the United Nations to annul a decision by the United States to recognize Jerusalem as Israel's capital, President Tayyip Erdogan said on Friday.

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Russian ex-minister Ulyukayev jailed for eight years over $2 million b

Former Russian economy minister Alexei Ulyukayev was found guilty of soliciting a $2 million bribe from Rosneft chief executive Igor Sechin and sentenced to eight years in jail on Friday.

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Mexico's Senate passes divisive security law, paving way for final app

Mexico's Senate early on Friday approved security legislation that has sparked sharp protests from human rights advocates concerned that it could encourage abuses by the armed forces in their…

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U.S. says concerned about Myanmar's silence over where Reuters journal

The U.S. embassy in Myanmar said on Friday it was concerned that there had been no word on the whereabouts of two Reuters journalists three days after they were detained, and that authorities had n...

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