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Vladimir Putin says Russians voted ‘with their hearts’ to let him extend rule

Russian President Vladimir Putin (AP) MOSCOW: President Vladimir Putin said on Friday Russian society had shown unity by voting to back reforms allowing him to…

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Macron names senior French official Jean Castex new PM: presidency

PARIS: President Emmanuel Macron on Friday named senior French civil servant Jean Castex, who drew up the policy for easing the coronavirus lockdown, as his…

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Edouard Philippe: French prime minister Edouard Philippe resigns, reshuffle expected | World News

PARIS: French Prime Minister Edouard Philippe has resigned as a government reshuffle is expected in the coming days, the French presidency announced Friday. The statement…

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France asks companies to keep masks for staff

PARIS: The French government is asking all companies to keep at least 10 weeks worth of masks for their employees in case of a second…

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Germany’s Angela Merkel warns that coronavirus pandemic is not yet over

BERLIN: German chancellor Angela Merkel said Europe was facing the toughest situation in its history and warned the coronavirus pandemic that has wreaked havoc on…

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Russia referendum: What it means for Vladimir Putin and the country

NEW DELHI: Russian President Vladimir Putin on Wednesday won the referendum vote which would allow him to extend his tenure as head of the country…

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Sweden Lockdown News: Border town pays price for Sweden’s no-lockdown as Norway reopens | World News

OSLO: The Swedish border town of Stromstad is paying a heavy price for Sweden’s decision not to lock down its economy like neighbouring Norway and…

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Merkel’s legacy at stake as Germany takes EU reins

FRANKFURT am MAIN: Germany takes over the European Union’s six-month presidency Wednesday, with outgoing Chancellor Angela Merkel staking her legacy on a massive economic recovery…

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Putin News: Russians grant Putin right to extend his rule until 2036 in landslide vote | World News

MOSCOW: Russians opened the door to Vladimir Putin staying in power until 2036 by voting overwhelmingly for constitutional changes that will allow him to run…

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Explained: What changes is Putin proposing to Russia’s constitution?

MOSCOW: Russians are casting their ballots this week in a vote on constitutional reforms that could prolong President Vladimir Putin’s hold on power. Putin proposed…

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