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Unrest ends as Moreno to repeal fuel subsidy cuts

Unrest ends as Moreno to repeal fuel subsidy cuts

Ecuadorean President Lenin Moreno yesterday said he would repeal a decree that slashed IMF-backed fuel subsidies “in coming hours,” confirming that he had given into a key demand of protesters who had spent nearly two weeks agitating against it.

Nobel prize winner comes from family of economists

Nobel prize winner comes from family of economists

Indian politicians and academics cheered the Nobel economics prize awarded yesterday to Indian-born American Abhijit Banerjee, whose proud mother told visitors crowding into her apartment that he came from “a family of economists”.

Protests after Spain imprisons Catalan leaders

Protests after Spain imprisons Catalan leaders

Spain’s Supreme Court has sentenced nine separatist leaders from Catalonia to between nine and 13 years in prison for sedition over their role in a failed independence bid, triggering protests across the region.

US diplomat’s wife must face UK justice, say Dunn’s parents

US diplomat’s wife must face UK justice, say Dunn’s parents

The parents of Harry Dunn have given their first US TV interview, recounting the death of their son in a road accident as part of a campaign to pressure a US diplomat’s wife involved in the collision to return to the UK and face police questioning.

Japan searches for typhoon survivors as toll rises to 56

Japan searches for typhoon survivors as toll rises to 56

Tens of thousands of rescuers worked into the night yesterday to find survivors of a powerful typhoon in Japan that killed at least 56 people, as fresh rain threatened to hamper their efforts.

Johnson repeats Brexit vow as EU talks at critical point

Johnson repeats Brexit vow as EU talks at critical point

Prime Minister Boris Johnson yesterday repeated that Britain must leave the EU on October 31, as divorce talks resumed in Brussels in a pivotal week that could define how and when Brexit finally happens.

National security will be top priority: Lanka candidate

National security will be top priority: Lanka candidate

Sri Lankan presidential candidate and former defence minister, Gotabaya Rajapaksa said that he was committed to make his country a secure, prosperous nation where all communities could co-exist in harmony.

Video of Trump slaying media shown at event

Video of Trump slaying media shown at event

A video depicting a fake Donald Trump shooting, stabbing and assaulting members of the media was shown at an event for his supporters at the US president’s resort in Miami, the New York Times reported late on Sunday.

Police shooting of black Texas woman in her home fans anger

Police shooting of black Texas woman in her home fans anger

Police in the Texas city of Fort Worth are investigating an incident in which a white police officer shot and killed a black woman as she sat in her home playing video games with her young nephew

3 dead, 7 wounded in DR Congo militia ambush

3 dead, 7 wounded in DR Congo militia ambush

Three people were killed and seven more wounded Monday in an ambush in eastern DR Congo blamed on a notorious Islamist-rooted militia, local officials said.

Embattled S.Korea justice minister resigns amid protests

Embattled S.Korea justice minister resigns amid protests

South Korean Justice Minister Cho Kuk, mired in a corruption scandal involving his family, resigned on Monday after just over a month on the job, saying his appointment had become a political burden for the government.

Trio of researchers win Nobel Prize in Economics for poverty work

Trio of researchers win Nobel Prize in Economics for poverty work

A trio of American economists on Monday won the Nobel Economics Prize for their work in the fight against poverty, including with new approaches in education and healthcare, the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences said.

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