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Italians Vote In Autonomy Referendums In Shadow Of Catalonia Crisis

Pic: ReutersMILAN: Two wealthy regions of northern Italy began voting on Sunday in referendums for autonomy, ballots that could fan regional tensions in Europe at a time when neighbouring Spain is striving to prevent Catalonia from breaking away.

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Trump Defends Tweets As Key To White House Victory

The masthead of U.S. President Donald Trumps realDonaldTrump Twitter account is seen on July 11 2017

WASHINGTON - U.S. President Donald Trump defended his regular use of social media, especially Twitter, and said he may not have won the White House without it.

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South Korea's President Says Will Continue Phasing Out Nuclear Power

South Korean President Moon Jae in addresses the 72nd United Nations General Assembly at U.N. headquarters in New York U.S. September 21 2017

SEOUL - South Korea’s President Moon Jae-in said on Sunday the government will continue to phase out nuclear-generated electricity, following a public opinion survey that dealt a blow to his plans to do so.

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Women The Mystery Ingredient In Australia's Jobs Feast

Office workers and shoppers walk through Sydneys central business district in Australia September 7 2016

SYDNEY - Women coming into Australia’s workforce provide the answer to an economic puzzle that analysts and policymakers alike have been struggling to solve this year.

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China Says Jobless Rate Lowest In Years, But Challenges Persist

A job seeker fills in application forms during a job fair at Shanghai Stadium February 4 2012

BEIJING - China’s unemployment rate has hit its lowest point in multiple years at 3.95 percent by the end of September, but employment still face challenges as the economy pushes ahead with structural reforms, China’s labor ministry said on Sunday.

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China Says Needs To Create Jobs For 15 Million People Every Year

Chinese Human Resources and Social Security Minister Yin Weimin speaks at a news conference in Beijing March 10 2009

BEIJING - China needs to create jobs for 15 million people every year and will maintain support for entrepreneurship to help achieve this, the country’s labor minister said on Sunday.

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"Golden Triangle" Cartels Turning To Synthetic Drugs

BANGKOK, Oct 22 – Once famous for heroin and marijuana, the drug-producing region of the "Golden Triangle" now has become one of the largest producers of synthetic drugs in the world, with turnover estimated to be worth billions.

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Spain To Suspend Catalonia's Leaders, Call Elections

Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy has confirmed that Spain will go forward with Article 155 after his cabinet held a crisis meeting to decide how to put an end to Catalonia's secession drive.

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Gunmen Kill 12 Niger Troops In Attack Near Mali Border

Gunmen mounted on pick-up trucks and motorcycles have killed at least 12 paramilitary police and wounded several others in a new attack in Niger's restive southwest, near the Mali border.

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Suicide Bomb Attack Kills 15 Army Trainees In Kabul

A suicide bomber has killed 15 Afghan army cadets as they were leaving their base in the capital, Kabul, officials said, taking the death toll from attacks this week across the war-torn country to more than 250.

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