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Donald Trump urged to honor global climate agreement

Many nations urged US President Donald Trump to remain in the global agreement to combat climate change, even if he reduces the ambition of US pledges to cut greenhouse gas emissions.
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HRW launches social media campaign to save abducted Saudi woman

A Philippine airline loaded a duct-taped, apparently kidnapped woman onto one of its flights in the Philippines.
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Bottas wins his first Grand Prix in Sochi

Bottas led virtually every lap at the Sochi Autodrom after passing pole-sitter Sebastian Vettel at the start.
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Central banks expand their power around the globe

Central banks worldwide are likely to get even broader mandates and will retain many of their often improvised unconventional tools
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The “mother of all bombs” fades in comparison to US mini-nukes

In December, the Defense Science Board, submitted a report advising the Pentagon to invest in low-yield nuclear weapons that could provide “a rapid, tailored nuclear option for limited use.”

North-Korea postpones nuclear tests, international tensions remain

North Korea paraded its intercontinental ballistic missiles in a massive military display in central Pyongyang.

UN: World faces largest humanitarian crisis since 1945

More than 20 million people in four countries facing starvation and famine, the UN humanitarian chief said Friday.

New Zealanders save stranded whales

More than 650 pilot whales had beached themselves along Farewell Spit at the tip of the South Island in two separate mass strandings over recent days.

Over 90 countries risk ending up on EU tax haven blacklist

The European Union has written to more than 90 countries warning them that they are being “screened” and may appear in a planned “blacklist” of tax havens.

EU migrants offered money to move to Asia and Latin America

The move builds on an existing scheme run by The UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR).

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