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Hundreds of migrants storm border separating Spain’s Melilla enclave from Morocco

Hundreds of migrants stormed the border separating Spain’s Melilla enclave from Morocco on Friday, the first such attempted mass crossing into the territory since the two nations mended diplomatic ties in March. Melilla and Ceuta, Spain’s other tiny North African enclave, have the European Union’s only land borders with Africa, making them a magnet for …

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Belgium hands over tooth to family of Congo independence hero Patrice Lumumba

Belgium handed over a tooth, the only known remains of the murdered Congolese independence hero Patrice Lumumba, to his family during at a ceremony in Brussels on Monday. Lumumba became the Democratic Republic of Congo’s (DRC) first democratically elected prime minister after independence from Belgium in 1960, but alarmed the West with overtures to Moscow …

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Lebanon says ‘final’ gas deal with Egypt to be signed June 21

Lebanon will sign a “final” agreement to import gas from Egypt on June 21, its energy ministry told Reuters, after months of delays to a plan viewed as critical to boosting power supplies for Lebanon’s stricken economy. The plan, first floated in summer 2021, is part of a US-backed effort to address Lebanon’s crippling electricity …

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Indian Muslim groups urge followers to shun protests over anti-Islam comments

Leaders of prominent Islamic groups and mosques in India appealed to fellow Muslims on Monday to suspend plans for protests against derogatory remarks about the Prophet Mohammad made by two members of the ruling Hindu-nationalist party. For the latest headlines, follow our Google News channel online or via the app. The message to avoid big …

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UK Labor leader Starmer being investigated by parliament’s standards watchdog

British opposition Labor leader Keir Starmer is being investigated by parliament’s standards commissioner over whether he broke the rules on registering his earnings and gifts. For all the latest headlines follow our Google News channel online or via the app. Members of parliament are required to declare their external financial interests, such as fees or …

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