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Fearing Corruption, Thousands Protest New Decree in Romania

The decree decriminalises cases of official misconduct if the funds involved are less than 200,000 lei (£38,000). By issuing the decree, the government had undermined "progress on rule of law and the fight against corruption over the past ten years", the United States and five other countries said in a statement cited by the Associated Press .

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Whale euthanized after 30 plastic bags clog its stomach

The whale was also emaciated, with very little blubber, suggesting that it was malnourished. Researchers from the University of Bergen said that although the whale's death was tragic, it was unsurprising given the amount of plastic waste being dumped in the sea.

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United Nations removes name of Hekmatyar from IS, Al-Qaeda list

It was a part of one of the promises made by Afghan President Ashraf Ghani while signing the peace agreement with the armed group. Hekmatyar, a famous rebel leader from the Soviet-Afghan War era, was blacklisted by the United Nations in 2003 over suspected ties to al-Qaeda and the Taliban, and his group, Hezb-i-Islami, was listed as a terrorist organization.

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Gold Demand Rises to Three-Year High on Political Upheaval

Jewellery demand meanwhile sank over the year on the back of higher gold prices. "Global gold demand rose by 2 per cent in 2016 to 4,309 tonne, the highest level since 2013". Global demand for physical gold in the form of jewellery, coins and bars fell 9 percent as higher prices and import curbs hurt demand, particularly in the major Chinese and Indian markets.

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Knife-Wielding Attacker Shot At Paris' Louvre Museum

The man is thought to have entered France on a flight from Dubai on January 26, a source said . The museum was already suffering from a fall in visitor numbers after recent attacks in France. "We can't let them win, it's frightful", said British tourist Gillian Simms, who was in Paris with her daughters. "It's a awful reminder of why we must remain vigilant and why the president is taking steps to be proactive rather than reactive when it comes to our nation's safety and security", ...

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AG Healey: Mass. Is Joining Lawsuit Against Trump's Travel Ban

BOSTON-Massachusetts will become the second state to sue the federal government over President Trump's executive order barring immigration from seven predominantly Muslim countries. "It discriminates against people because of their religion [and] it discriminates against people because of their country of origin". She took to Twitter to declare the travel ban unconstitutional.


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