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France’s Macron calls on Iraq to dismantle all militias

Regional Kurdistan Government Deputy Prime Minister Qubad Talabani, right, leaves Elysee Palace after meeting with French President Emmanuel Macron, left, in Paris on Saturday (AFP) French President Emmanuel Macron on Saturday called for Iraq to dismantle all militias, including the
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Sanaa streets empty as Saleh’s forces try to take capital from Houthis

SANAA, Yemen – Streets are empty, schools and universities announced a temporary holiday until further notice, people fled their houses in conflict zones, shops and companies were closed as military vehicles and fighters spread everywhere in the capital city on Saturday. Most residents stayed home as clashes broke out in the streets between former allies Ali Abdullah
Africa News

Merkel, Macron meet African leaders for AU-EU summit

German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Emmanuel Macron are among the European leaders who will sit down with their African counterparts for the two-day summit in the capital, Abidjan.The issue of human slave auctions in Libya is expected to be on the agenda, following recent reporting by CNN which revealed African migrants being sold as slaves in the capital,
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Macron on human trafficking in Africa

Melissa Bell asked French President Emmanuel Macron about human trafficking in Africa during a press conference in Abidjan, Ivory Coast." data-link="http://cnn.it/2k8hZrJ" data-isshorturl="true" data-twitter-account="CNN" data-image-src="//cdn.cnn.com/cnnnext/dam/assets/171128104429-03-macron-burkina-faso-1128-super-tease.jpg"> Original
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Poland: Patriotic, not authoritarian

This is a POLITICO debate. For the counterargument, click here. WARSAW — How many legs does a dog have if you call his tail a leg? Lincoln’s famous question sought to ridicule those who wished to change the reality by rebranding the truth. I’m reminded of it by the ongoing, well-orchestrated campaign to brand the Polish government as a pro-fascist regime. Despite the
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Poland: Authoritarian, not patriotic

This is a POLITICO debate. For the counterargument, click here. BUDAPEST — The massive independence day march that took place in Warsaw earlier this month left even the harshest critics of Poland’s right-wing government speechless. How could Jarosław Kaczyński, Poland’s de facto leader, let the “evil genie” of neo-Nazism and hateful nationalism “out of the bottle”? Other
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In the East, the EU is leaving its partners behind

Ask any of the EU’s six “Eastern Partners” what the Eastern Partnership policy means to them, and you’re likely to get several answers. Ask the EU, and you’ll get something else entirely. In response to these differences — which will once again be on display as leaders gather in Brussels for the fifth Eastern Partnership summit — the EU has adopted an approach aimed at
Sports

Formula E: Bird wins chaotic season opener in Hong Kong

THe DS Virgin Racing driver started the 43-lap race in second place behind pole sitter Jean-Eric Vergne and looked to be in control after passing the Frenchman on Lap 20. But his race hit a snag when he skidded into the side of his team's pit garage during the mandatory car swap. Follow @cnnsportThe error cost him minimal time and he returned to the track in the lead
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Eden Hazard tells Antonio Conte not to deny him a hat-trick in future Chelsea games

Eden Hazard score twice to sink Newcastle United. (EPA) Eden Hazard has urged Antonio Conte to allow him to complete his hat-trick in future games following Chelsea’s 3-1 win over Newcastle United on Saturday. The Belgium international was the star man at Stamford Bridge as he found the net twice against Rafa Benitez’s men. But Hazard was denied the chance to score his