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Following the ceremony, Mr Macron accompanied Mr Hollande as he walked to his vehicle in the palace forecourt and drove away as the new president waved him off. Mr Kohler, a 44-year old graduate of France's elite ENA administrative school, was Mr Macron's chief of staff when the incoming president was economy minister and has worked for the Treasury.
  • Erdogan: New Silk Road to eradicate terrorism

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    Duterte and his economic managers are expected to look for "areas of convergence" between his administration's 10-point socioeconomic agenda and Chinese President Xi Jinping's "Belt and Road Initiative", Philippine ambassador to China Chito Sta.
  • Romania's Halep defends her Madrid Open crown

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    Mladenovic had tweaked her back during her semi-final against Svetlana Kuznetsova and was asked if it hampered her performance against Halep in the final. "She said, of her upcoming final: "[Halep's] such a smart player, all around the court, I feel. Sevastova rallied to move into a 3-0 lead in the second set but Halep responded with a series of aggressive tactics which saw her shoot to victory in one hour and 13 minutes.
  • Israel cuts funding to UNESCO

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    Defence Minister Avigdor Lieberman said the vote "amounts to denying Israeli sovereignty over the whole of Jerusalem and presents our country as an occupying state on the day when we celebrate our independence". Meanwhile, the Foreign Ministry summoned the Swedish Ambassador to Israel Carl Magnus Nesser Wednesday morning, following Sweden's support for the UNESCO resolution critical of Israel's policy a day earlier.
  • Israeli cabinet approves defining Israel as Jewish nation

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    The bill states that Hebrew would be the lone national language and downgrades Arabic to "a special status in the state" whose "speakers have the right to language-accessible state services". German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier, visiting Israel, said a two-state solution is the only resolution to the conflict between Israel and Palestinians.
  • Portugal wins Eurovision Song Contest in Kiev

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    It was the first time ever that the country has won the competition in the show's 53-year history with the ballad Amar Pelos Dois (Love For Two). Blanche had been one of the early favourites with this contemporary pop song before rehearsals started in Kiev, but the 17-year-old slipped in the pundits' list of top songs after some nervous performances.
  • China, Pakistan Sign Six Memorandums of Understanding to Enhance Bilateral Ties

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    In 2013, Beijing launched "One Belt, One Road" aimed at strengthening ties between Eurasian countries and at development of infrastructure across the continent. India has not sent an official delegation to attend the " Belt and Road Forum " in Beijing and instead criticized China's global initiative, warning of an "unsustainable debt burden" for countries involved.
  • Erdogan urges United States to 'immediately' reverse decision on arming Syrian Kurds

    Erdogan urges United States to 'immediately' reverse decision on arming Syrian Kurds

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    The SDF, a US-backed group dominated by YPG but which also contains Arab elements, hailed the move and said that receiving USA arms and military equipment would "hasten the defeat" of the Daesh. The move has irked Turkey, which considers the Kurds militants. Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan called on the U.S.to reverse its decision, saying weapons in the hands of the Kurdish-led forces are a "threat" to his country.
  • BC NDP request recount in three ridings

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    Preliminary results show a 560-vote spread in the riding where Liberal incumbent Sam Sullivan beat the NDP's Oger. The B.C. NDP has requested a vote recount in the riding of Vancouver-False Creek and will likely know the fate of that request by early next week.