Russian passenger plane makes emergency landing in Baku after bomb threat: RIA

MOSCOW (Reuters) – A Ural Airlines passenger plane carrying 225 people bound for Moscow made an emergency landing in Baku on Monday after the cabin crew thought there might be a bomb on board the plane, RIA news agency cited Baku’s airport as saying. The plane was flying to the Russian capital from Bahrain, the airport’s press service was quoted […]

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Indonesian soldiers clash with rebels amid tensions over Papua highway

JAKARTA (Reuters) – Three Indonesian soldiers were killed in a clash with dozens of rebels in the eastern province of Papua, the military said late on Thursday, the latest deaths amid high tensions and violence in the restive region. Papua, a former Dutch colony and the western part of New Guinea island, was incorporated into Indonesia after a widely criticized […]

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Renewed yellow vest protests hit with police water cannon, tear gas in Paris

PARIS (Reuters) – Paris police fired water cannon and tear gas to repel “yellow vest” demonstrators from around the Arc de Triomphe monument on Saturday in the ninth straight weekend of protests against French President Emmanuel Macron’s economic reforms. Thousands of protesters also marched noisily but peacefully through the Grands Boulevards shopping area in northern Paris close to where a […]

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Taiwan to appoint new premier, Cabinet after resignations over poll defeats

TAIPEI (Reuters) – Taiwan will appoint the ruling pro-independence party’s former chairman as premier, official media reported on Friday, after incumbent William Lai resigned along with the entire Cabinet in response to local election defeats. The election losses in November presented a major challenge to President Tsai Ing-wen, who came under mounting criticism at home over her reform agenda while […]

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