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Under a new state of emergency, Ethiopia is on the brink of crisis, again

Turmoil in Ethiopia couldn’t come at a worse time for East Africa.

BBC News /
How Venezuela's crisis developed and worsened

As President Maduro is re-elected, BBC News takes a closer look at the crisis rocking Venezuela.

NY Times /
U.K. Court Dismisses Charges Over Qatar Fund-Raising by Barclays

The case was the first in the country against a bank for actions during the global financial crisis, and the decision is a blow to British regulators.

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Lawyer who forced Big Tobacco to pay billions takes on opioid makers

Mississippi's Mike Moore says prescription drug companies are responsible for the nation's opioid addiction crisis.

BBC News /
U-turn over Facebook chief's EU meeting

Mark Zuckerberg agrees to allow his session with European politicians to be broadcast on the web.

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Trump Claims New Accord with China on Trade Negotiations

U.S. President Donald Trump says American farmers will be big beneficiaries of more trade with China. "Under our potential deal with China, they ...

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How an Irish-American woman’s legal case helped spur Ireland’s abortion referendum

Amanda Mellet contested Ireland’s abortion ban at the U.N. — and won.

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Venezuelans head to the polls amid international outcry

Venezuelans will head to the polls Sunday to elect a new president. The winner will inherit a country in the middle of a deep economic and social crisis, with millions suffering food and medicine shortages, hyperinflation and growing insecurity.

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Facebook’s Zuckerberg, EU Lawyers Locked in Negotiations

Facebook and European Union officials were locked in high-stakes negotiations Sunday over whether founder Mark Zuckerberg will appear Tuesday before EU lawmakers to discuss the site’s impact on the privacy rights of hundreds of millions of Europeans, as well as Facebook’s impact on elections on both sides of the Atlantic and the spreading of fake ...

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US, China Back Away from Tariff War

The U.S. and China said Sunday they have agreed to back away from imposing tough new tariffs on each other's exports, a day after reaching an accord ...

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In harsh Saudi crackdown, famous feminists are branded as ‘traitors’

Friday’s detentions came just weeks before the ban on female drivers is set to be lifted.   

NY Times /
Hand-Me-Down Plane That Crashed Reflects a Cuban Air Industry in Crisis

The 39-year-old plane is a powerful symbol of the troubled aviation industry. As tourism surges, Cuba’s national airline struggles to buy planes and maintain its fleet.

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Saudi Arabia Detains Activists Who Pushed to End Ban on Women Driving

At least five people connected to the campaign to end the longtime ban have been detained, despite the government’s promise to lift the ban next month.

BBC News /
Letter from Africa: Why is no-one talking about the Zamfara conflict?

The brewing crisis in Nigeria's Zamfara State has the potential to become as deadly as the Boko Haram conflict.

NY Times /
Jordan Peterson, Custodian of the Patriarchy

He says there’s a crisis in masculinity. Why won’t women — all these wives and witches — just behave?

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Rafiki director Wanuri Kahiu on Cannes success and Kenya ban

Rafiki director Wanuri Kahiu on Kenya's decision to ban the film, and its success at the Cannes Film Festival.

NY Times /
Violence Ebbs but Tensions Do Not in Gaza

Doctors struggled to treat the wounded. Funerals surged through deserted streets. And tensions lingered that the crisis could escalate.

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Saudi women prepare to hit the road

Women received driving lessons at an exhibition ahead of next month's lifting of the female driving ban.

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Why Ebola keeps coming back

It is unrealistic to think Ebola will ever be eradicated, but it is now easier to prevent a crisis.

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The iceberg and Cape Town's water crisis

How did Cape Town - on the verge of being the first city to run out of water - come back from the brink?

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