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Gas station operators in Italy go on strike

On Wednesday, trade unions Faib, Fegica and Figisc-Anisa called for a two-day strike to protest at “being hit with a wave of mud over high fuel prices.” The trade unions say a decree recently passed by Prime Minister Giorgia Meloni’s cabinet, that the government says is aimed at boosting the …

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Hundreds of asylum-seeking children missing from UK govt. hotels

Hundreds of asylum-seeking children have gone missing from hotels managed by the British government, the country’s immigration minister Robert Jenrick told the parliament on Tuesday, prompting calls for an investigation into the matter. Jenrick said around 200 children have gone missing since July 2021, although the number could be higher. …

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Iran announces retaliatory sanctions on dozens of EU, UK individuals, entities

Iran on Wednesday announced sanctions against 34 individuals and entities from the European Union and the United Kingdom, days after Brussels and London imposed a fresh round of sanctions targeting Iranian officials and organizations. The ministry said the individuals and entities were designated because of “supporting terrorism and terrorist groups, …

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Europe will ‘pay dearly’ for its ‘visceral’ moves over anti-IRGC vote, Iran FM warns

Iran’s foreign minister has censured the European Parliament’s “visceral” vote calling for the designation of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) as a terror group, warning that such conduct would be “costly” for Europe. Hossein Amir-Abdollahian said the correct path for Europe would be rather to concentrate on diplomacy, constructive …

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Zelenskiy flags shake-up after corruption allegations

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy said on Monday that changes would be announced imminently in the government, the regions and in the security forces following allegations of corruption nearly a year into Russia’s invasion. Zelenskiy, elected by a landslide in 2019 on pledges to change the way government operated, did not …

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Burkina Faso Confirms Asking France to Withdraw Troops

The Burkina Faso government clarified on Monday that it has asked ex-colonial ruler France to pull its troops out of the insurgency-hit country within a month. France deploys about 400 special forces soldiers in junta-ruled Burkina, but relations have deteriorated, and tensions have soared in recent months. “We are terminating …

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