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The UN’s fight for Palestinian refugees goes on – but its key agency needs help | Global development

The UN’s fight for Palestinian refugees goes on – but its key agency needs help | Global development

Today, on the 70th anniversary of its founding, the UN Relief and Works Agency, the UN’s main refugee agency serving Palestinians, is facing unprecedented challenges. It has become a key battleground in Donald Trump’s war against multilateralism and his unilateral attempts to redefine the Middle East peace process along a track proposed by Israel’s prime […]

North Korea carries out ‘very important’ test at rocket site it had vowed to close – World News

North Korea carries out ‘very important’ test at rocket site it had vowed to close – World News

North Korea has carried out what state media have called a “very
 important” test at its Sohae satellite launch site. The reported test has concerned nuclear affairs experts as denuclearisation talks between Pyongyang and the United States appear to remain stalled. The test was carried out at a rocket testing ground that US officials once […]

Art Basel: Maurizio Cattelan’s $120,000 banana eaten by artist

Art Basel: Maurizio Cattelan’s $120,000 banana eaten by artist

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The banana has attracted huge interest An artwork of an overripe banana duct-taped to a wall that sold for $120,000 (£91,000) has been eaten by a separate performance artist. The artwork, titled Comedian, by Italian artist Maurizio Cattelan, was on display at the international gallery Perrotin at Art Basel […]

France’s Macron to hold meeting on pensions as strike bites

France’s Macron to hold meeting on pensions as strike bites

PARIS: French President Emmanuel Macron will on Sunday (Dec 8) meet ministers involved in his radical pension reform which has prompted a nationwide strike and brought key transport services to a standstill. Transport in Paris remained paralysed Sunday, with only the two driverless lines of the Metro in operation while national rail operator SNCF warned […]

World War 3 – China’s new wonder weapon that could destroy the west | World | News

World War 3 – China’s new wonder weapon that could destroy the west | World | News

The weapon is the People’s Liberation Army’s (PLA) most powerful multiple launch rocket system (MLRS) ever, capable of firing eight 370mm rockets 350km or two 750mm ballistic missiles 500km. A leading American military magazine, ‘Modern Ships’, has made the claim after examining footage of the parade where the weapon passed by largely anonymously. A commentator […]

Israel Never Had Better Friend In White House Than Me, Says Donald Trump

Israel Never Had Better Friend In White House Than Me, Says Donald Trump

Donald Trump aimed to make inroads in politically important Jewish-American vote Hollywood, US: US President Donald Trump aimed to make inroads Saturday in the politically important Jewish-American vote with a Florida speech where he declared himself the best friend Israel has ever had. At a conference in Hollywood, Florida, the Republican real estate magnate said […]

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