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Aoun will wait for Hariri return before action


BEIRUT: President Michel Aoun will make no decision regarding Prime Minister Hariri’s resignation announcement until Hariri returns to Lebanon, Baabda sources told The Daily Star Sunday. Constitutionally, the source said, Hariri’s resignation had already been completed and did not need to be submitted in writing, but its acceptance would not ...

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Hundreds killed at North Korea nuclear base: Report


AT LEAST 200 people have reportedly died at Kim Jong-un’s nuclear test site, and there are fears of a radioactive leak. A TUNNEL at an underground North Korea nuclear site has reportedly collapsed with up to 200 people killed, according to reports. The collapse happened at the Punggye-ri nuclear test ...

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Catalonia: Leader’s flight to Brussels sees first day of work for ‘independent’ Catalan state descend into chaos


Spanish officials say that even as he tweeted to suggest he was outside the regional presidency building, Carles Puigdemont was already making plans to escape to Belgium   The first working day for the administration of Catalonia, Europe’s newest “independent” country, unfolded in an extraordinary and dramatic fashion with its ...

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