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The deal between Sudan and Israel depends on legislature approval, the minister tells World News

A groundbreaking agreement between Israel and Sudan, which Donald Trump hailed as a diplomatic triumph on Friday, will only come about if approved by the Sudanese Legislative Council, which does not currently exist, senior officials in Khartoum said. The statements indicate that the prospects for the agreement, which will lead to concrete results in the near future, are slim. If …

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The French Prime Minister says the 2nd wave of the virus is here and will significantly extend the curfew

PARIS (AP) – French Prime Minister Jean Castex announced on Thursday a far-reaching extension of the nightly curfew designed to curb the spiraling spread of the coronavirus, saying, “The second wave is here.” The curfew, imposed last week in eight regions of France, including Paris and its suburbs, will extend to 38 other regions and Polynesia from midnight Friday, Castex …

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Italy’s Prime Minister Conte announces further restrictions if cases increase

A delivery man passes near St. Peter’s Basilica as Italy tightens measures to contain the spread of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Rome, Italy. Remo Casilli | Reuters Italy announced a series of new restrictive measures to contain a second wave of coronavirus cases. Starting Monday, local mayors will be able to close public areas such as squares and streets after …

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Jacinda Ardern wins the second term as New Zealand’s Prime Minister in an election slide

AUCKLAND, New Zealand – New Zealand’s incumbent Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern won a second term on Saturday in a historic election slide seen by many as confirmation of her handling of the coronavirus pandemic. In a victory speech to hundreds of cheering supporters in Auckland, 40-year-old Ardern said her party had received more support from New Zealanders than at any …

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Salvador Cienfuegos Zepeda, Mexico’s former defense minister, is arrested in LA

MEXICO CITY – A former Mexican Defense Secretary was arrested Thursday evening after arriving at Los Angeles International Airport with his family. This was the first high-ranking military official to be taken into custody in the US in connection with drug-related corruption in his country, according to the Mexican government. Former official, General Salvador Cienfuegos Zepeda, who was Mexico’s Secretary …

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Palestinian Prime Minister: God help us if Trump wins re-election

The Palestinians have traditionally failed to take an explicit public position in the US presidential election. Shtayyeh’s comments reflected feelings of despair on the Palestinian side after a series of US movements that weakened and isolated them. The Palestinians severed relations with Trump after he recognized the embattled Jerusalem as Israel’s capital in late 2017 and then moved the American …

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Ram Vilas Paswan: India’s food minister dies after weeks in hospital

Paswan, India’s Minister for Consumer Protection, Food and Public Distribution, was admitted to a city hospital on September 11 and underwent heart surgery on October 4. In his role as food minister, Paswan led the world’s largest nutrition program. India’s government is giving ultra-cheap rice and wheat to millions of poor people as part of its multi-billion dollar food aid …

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“Absolutely the right time” to invest in tourism: Saudi Minister

An aerial view showing the cost of the Red Sea in Saudi Arabia. Franck Fife | AFP | Getty Images SINGAPORE – There’s no better time than now for Saudi Arabia to build its new tourist attractions, the Kingdom’s tourism minister told CNBC this week. “The time is absolutely right … because, as we all know, in a crisis the …

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Australian Finance Minister Mathias Cormann on budget announcements

SINGAPORE – After backing an economy hit by the coronavirus pandemic, the Australian government is now focusing on the strength of the recovery, Treasury Secretary Mathias Cormann told CNBC on Wednesday. The government announced its budget the day before and including Billions of dollars’ worth of personal tax cuts for middle-income people, job creation and promotion programs, and temporary tax …

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