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Sweden's housing minister to leave after comments on Israel

STOCKHOLM, April 18 (Reuters) Sweden's Housing Minister Mehmet Kaplan will resign following comments where he likened Israel's treatment of Palestinians to what happened to Jews in Nazi Germany, the prime minister said on Monday.
The comments that daily Svenska Dagbladet first reported last week were made in 2009, before Kaplan entered the newly formed centre-left government to represent the minor coalition partner the Green Party in 2014.
The resignation comes amid reports of tensions within the centre-left minority coalition government of Prime Minister Stefan Lofven's Social Democrats and the Green Party.
The coalition had already been strained by an asylum crisis last year. Deputy Prime Minister Asa Romson of the Greens was close to tears when tougher asylum policies were presented late last year and criticism from within her party has been fierce.
Kaplan, who was born in Turkey, has also been criticized for appearing on pictures from a dinner where representatives from an ultra-nationalist Turkish organisation attended.
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Paris police arrest 71 protesters as pension strike escalates

05 Dec 2019 | 11:51 PM

Paris, Dec 5 (UNI) Paris police arrested 71 protesters in the French capital as tens of thousands marched Thursday against the planned pension reform, the city’s prefecture said.

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Iran informs UN about determination to continue Ballistic Missile Program

05 Dec 2019 | 11:49 PM

Tehran, Dec 5 (UNI) Iran informed UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres about plans to develop its ballistic missile program and stressed that some countries’ accusations concerning the program's inconsistency with UN resolutions were not true, a letter of the Iranian Permanent Mission said.

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Tens of thousands rally against pension reform in central Paris

05 Dec 2019 | 11:47 PM

Paris, Dec 5 (UNI) Tens of thousands of French people unhappy with the government’s pension reform plans gathered in central Paris on Thursday, a Sputnik correspondent said.

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Over 60 killed, 100 wounded in clashes in South Sudan: ICRC

Over 60 killed, 100 wounded in clashes in South Sudan: ICRC

05 Dec 2019 | 11:29 PM

Juba, Dec 5 (UNI) About 67 people have been killed and 100 others wounded during intercommunal clashes in South Sudan's Western Lakes State, a global charity said on Thursday.

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Pelosi asks US House panel to proceed with articles of impeachment against Trump

05 Dec 2019 | 10:44 PM

Washington, Dec 5 (UNI) US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said Thursday that she is asking the House Judiciary Committee to draft articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump.

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