More than one million child refugees forced to flee South Sudan

More than one million child refugees forced to flee South Sudan

More than one million children have fled South Sudan because of escalating conflict, the United Nations has claimed, with a similar number of children displaced within the country. The South Sudan refugee crisis has been described as the most worrying in the world by senior UN refugee agency official Valentin...

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Greece agrees deal with Eurozone creditors

Greece agrees deal with Eurozone creditors

Greece has reached a preliminary deal with its creditors that should pave the way for long-awaited debt relief talks. “The negotiations are concluded,” Euclid Tsakalotos told reporters, according to state agency ANA. After overnight talks, Tsakalotos said a “preliminary technical agreement” had been achieved ahead of a 22 May meeting...

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Egyptian archaeologists uncover tomb of ‘pharaoh’s daughter’

Egyptian archaeologists uncover tomb of ‘pharaoh’s daughter’

The 3,700-year-old burial chamber of a pharaoh’s daughter is believed to have been found near the remains of a recently discovered pyramid in Egypt. The ministry of antiquities said the chamber at the Dahshur royal necropolis, south of Cairo, contained a wooden box engraved with hieroglyphs. Inside the box were...

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Brazil declares end to Zika virus emergency

Brazil declares end to Zika virus emergency

Brazil has declared an end to a national emergency over the Zika virus after a sharp decrease in cases. The number of cases dropped 95% between January and April, compared to the same period a year ago, officials said. The virus has been linked to the birth of babies with...

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Erdogan Supporters and Protesters Clash Outside Turkish Embassy in US

Erdogan Supporters and Protesters Clash Outside Turkish Embassy in US

Nine people were injured and two arrested following a brawl outside the Turkish embassy in Washington, DC on Tuesday, May 16th.   Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan met US President Dondald Trump for talks that day.   Hours after the meeting, around two dozen opponents to the Turkish leader gathered...

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US and China reach trade agreement

US and China reach trade agreement

The US and China have reached a 10-point trade deal that opens the Chinese market to US credit rating agencies and credit card companies. Under the deal, China will also lift its ban on US beef imports and accept US shipments of liquefied natural gas. In return, Chinese cooked chicken...

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Labour launches 2017 election manifesto

Labour launches 2017 election manifesto

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn on Tuesday (16/5/17) launched the Labour Election Manifesto for 2017 detailing plans to renationalise public services, increase NHS funding and scrap tuition fees for students. In the Manifesto, Corbyn makes a number of tax pledges including plans to lower the threshold for income tax from £150,000...

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North Korea undertakes ‘successful’ nuclear test

North Korea undertakes ‘successful’ nuclear test

North Korea launched a missile test on Sunday 14th May which they claim is capable of carrying a large nuclear warhead. The missile, which landed in the sea west of Japan, was launched at a steep angle, reaching an altitude of 2,000km, and travelling about 700km. North Korea said the...

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French President Emmanuel Macron chooses centre-right mayor Edouard Philippe as new prime minister

French President Emmanuel Macron chooses centre-right mayor Edouard Philippe as new prime minister

French President Emmanuel Macron has chosen centre-right mayor Edouard Philippe as the country’s new prime minister. The decision to pick a Republican is considered an attempt to draw in key figures from both the right and left of French politics. Mr Philippe, 46, is the lawmaker and mayor of the...

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Macron sends a clear climate message to Trump

Macron sends a clear climate message to Trump

French president Emanuel Macron has released a provocative video inviting American climate researchers, entrepreneurs and engineers to France where they are “welcome”.  The video message, which has gone viral on social media, appears to be a direct snub to Donald Trump’s climate policies. “I do know how your new president now...

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