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New York Mayor Bill de Blasio said Thursday he will seek the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination, despite a panning by US media and polls which suggest he faces a tough fight. De Blasio becomes the 23rd prospective Democratic challenger to President Donald Trump. “Donald Trump must be stopped. I am Bill de Blasio and I […]

The Eiffel Tower has celebrated its 130th birthday in Paris, with the city marking the anniversary with a light show at the famed monument. Built for the 1889 World’s Fair, the tower — which soars to 324 metres in height and weighs 7,300 tonnes — still attracts nearly seven million visitors every year. Despite calls […]

Twitter is making headway in tackling online terrorism content on its platform as it suspended more than 166,000 accounts in the second half of 2018, the social media company said on Thursday. This is about a fifth less than in the previous period. Together with Facebook and Google, Twitter is under pressure from regulators and […]

Spain’s foreign minister on Wednesday lashed out at Washington’s decision to lift a ban on lawsuits in US courts over property confiscated by Cuba, calling the move an “abuse of power” that would lead to a “legal battle”. Washington announced last month it would begin enforcing a controversial provision of the 1996 Helms-Burton Act allowing […]

Jordan’s Prime Minister Omar Razzaz on Wednesday asked ministers to resign in preparation for a cabinet reshuffle, the state-run Petra news agency reported. The premier said the reshuffle is expected in the next few days. The reshuffle is to deal with the upcoming stage that requires more efforts to overcome challenges and achieve government’s priorities, […]


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