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President of crisis-hit Guinea-Bissau names new PM, triggering protests

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Two weeks after sacking his entire government, the president of Guinea-Bissau on Thursday named Baciro Dja as the west African country's new prime minister, in a move that triggered immediate protests from the ruling party. Dja's appointment, announced by presidential decree, was swiftly condemned by the...(more) 



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France faces major challenge as dock workers step up protests over bill loosening labor protections

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France's deeply unpopular President Francois Hollande is facing the greatest challenge to his authority and that of his socialist government as widespread strikes threaten to paralyze the country. Union activists have blocked oil refineries and fuel depots during the last week, forcing authorities... 



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Toronto police raid and shut down dozens of marijuana dispensaries

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About 45 of Canadian city’s 83 unlicensed dispensaries targeted for alleged recreational sales in latest local crackdown amid federal plans to legalize drugToronto police have raided and shut down dozens of marijuana dispensaries in Canada’s largest city, in the latest crackdown by local authorities as the...(more) 



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Boris Johnson trades invites to 'see the reality' with EU president

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After Jean-Claude Juncker invited former London mayor to Brussels, Johnson invites the EU president to see ‘damage’ of EU membership in BritainBoris Johnson has urged the president of the European commission, Jean-Claude Juncker, to visit Britain and see the impact of Brussels on families and businesses,...(more) 



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Donald Trump hits delegate count needed for Republican nomination – live

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Trump campaign manager: Muslim ban idea was just conversation-starterHillary Clinton to speak in Vegas after getting bad news about her emailsMore: Can Elizabeth Warren unite a divided Democratic party? 10.09pm BST When Donald Trump declared that “You have to be wealthy in order to be great,”...(more) 



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EU naval force rescues refugees from sinking ships – video

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Refugees aboard sinking vessels in the Mediterranean are rescued on Thursday. Video showing the latest migrant boat tragedy was released by the European Union’s naval force in the Mediterranean. The footage filmed from an aircraft showed migrants on the deck of a partly-submerged boat at sea...(more) 



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Riot police crack down on Paris protests against labour reforms

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Thousands of protesters turn out on streets of French capital as refineries and nuclear power stations across the country come to a haltRiot police arrested 16 people and fired teargas in violent clashes with protesters marching in Paris as striking workers continued to blockade refineries and...(more) 



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Croatian government in doubt as coalition partners split over confidence vote

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ZAGREB (Reuters) - The future of Croatia's center-right government was in doubt on Thursday after the junior coalition partner said it would support the removal of the deputy prime minister in a confidence vote to be held by June 18.  




CDC urges speed on Zika as House moves to negotiate funding

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WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. must act more quickly to protect pregnant women from birth defect-causing Zika, a top health official said Thursday even as the House left town for its Memorial Day recess with no visible progress toward a congressional compromise on emergency funding to...(more) 



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Trump would approve Keystone pipeline blocked by Obama

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Donald Trump said Thursday that if he is elected US president he would support the Canadian Keystone oil pipeline project that was blocked by President Barack Obama on environmental grounds. "I want a piece of the profits for the United States. The Obama administration decided in...(more) 



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Clashes as Chile students step up demonstrations

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Hooded protesters pelted stones at police who fired tear gas and water cannons in the Chilean capital Thursday, as thousands of students staged fresh street rallies demanding free university education. Students rallied in the center of Santiago, where security forces tried to block their path. Protesters...(more) 



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Over 100 feared dead in new migrant boat tragedies in Mediterranean

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Over 100 migrants were feared dead Thursday after two crowded boats capsized off Libya in separate incidents, with one of the tragedies captured on video that shows dramatic rescues and desperate final moments. The survivors of the first shipwreck, which happened Wednesday, said some 650 people...(more) 



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