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Ethiopian leader rejects international ‘interference’ in war

UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 25, 2020

NAIROBI, Kenya — Ethiopia’s prime minister is rejecting growing international consensus for dialogue and a halt to deadly fighting in the Tigray region as “unwelcome,” saying his country will handle the conflict on its own as a 72-hour surrender ultimatum runs out on Wednesday.

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France postpones ‘Black Friday’ to help locked-down shops

UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 20, 2020

 France's government on Friday got supermarket chains and e-commerce platforms like Amazon to agree to postpone “Black Friday” promotions, responding to concerns that shops shuttered by the nation's coronavirus lockdown are hemorrhaging business and could be hurt further if they miss out on the consumer splurge.
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Mexico says it wants its ex-officials tried in Mexico

UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 19, 2020

Mexico said Thursday it will no longer allow officials accused of corruption to be tried in the United States, a move that could end a decades-old tradition in which most of Mexico’s high-profile drug-trafficking and corruption cases have been tried north of the border.
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IMF director: virus could disrupt global recovery

UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 19, 2020

The head of the International Monetary Fund said Thursday that the while the United States and other major economies turned in better-than-expected economic performances in the third quarter, the world now faces slower momentum with a resurgence in coronavirus cases.

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