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Egypt to vote on modifications in which may see El Sisi in power until 2030

If approved, the amendments could extend Sisi’s current term to six years through four as well as allow him to run again for a third six-year term in 2024. They could also grant the president control over appointing head judges as well as the public prosecutor through a pool of candidates. They could task the military with protecting “the constitution ...

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A former Abu Dhabi CIO Paul O’Brien sees big role for ESG investing

Investors will soon apply environmental, social in addition to governance standards to global governments as the role of ethics grows from the investing world, according to Paul O’Brien, the former deputy CIO of the Abu Dhabi Investment Authority, which manages more than $700 billion in assets. “People [are] taking a more ethical approach to their investing. of which has been ...

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French protesters set fires in Paris as unrest grows after Notre Dame blaze

French yellow vest protesters set fires Saturday along a march through Paris to drive home their message to a government they believe is usually ignoring the poor: which rebuilding the fire-ravaged Notre Dame Cathedral isn’t the only problem France needs to solve. Like the high-visibility vests the protesters wear, the scattered smaller fires in Paris appeared to be a collective ...

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US intelligence reportedly says Huawei funded by Chinese state security

U.S. intelligence has accused Huawei Technologies of being funded by Chinese state security, The Times said on Saturday, adding to the list of allegations faced by the Chinese technology company within the West. The CIA accused Huawei of receiving funding coming from China’s National Security Commission, the People’s Liberation Army in addition to a third branch of the Chinese state ...

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There will be still a risk of no-deal Brexit despite delay

Alex Kraus | Bloomberg | Getty Images Theresa May, U.K. prime minister, with Jean-Claude Juncker, president of the European Commission during a news conference in Strasbourg, France, on Monday, March 11, 2019. There will be a still a concern that will Britain may leave the European Union without a deal to smooth the way, the bloc’s chief executive said on ...

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Beijing to show fresh warships on navy anniversary

Pu Haiyang | VCG | Getty Images The marines of the China’s navy participate inside annual military training on January 3, 2018 in Zhanjiang, Guangdong Province of China. China will show off fresh warships including nuclear submarines along with also destroyers at a parade next week marking 70 years since its navy’s founding, a senior commander said on Saturday, as ...

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Beijing to show completely new warships on navy anniversary

Pu Haiyang | VCG | Getty Images The marines of the China’s navy participate from the annual military training on January 3, 2018 in Zhanjiang, Guangdong Province of China. China will show off completely new warships including nuclear submarines along with destroyers at a parade next week marking 70 years since its navy’s founding, a senior commander said on Saturday, ...

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WeChat online petition support for woman suing CEO

Hundreds of people have added their names to an online petition in support of a University of Minnesota student who said she was raped last August by Richard Liu, the chief executive officer of China’s e-commerce retailer JD.com. The student, Liu Jingyao, through China, filed a civil lawsuit against JD’s CEO in a Minneapolis court on Tuesday, nearly four months ...

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WeChat online petition support for woman suing CEO

Hundreds of people have added their names to an online petition in support of a University of Minnesota student who said she was raped last August by Richard Liu, the chief executive officer of China’s e-commerce retailer JD.com. The student, Liu Jingyao, coming from China, filed a civil lawsuit against JD’s CEO in a Minneapolis court on Tuesday, nearly four ...

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Climate change protesters descend on France’s SocGen, energy companies

THOMAS SAMSON/AFP/Getty Images This specific picture taken on April 19, 2019 shows posters depicting French President Emmanuel Macron with the words ‘Macron President of polluters’ displayed near the entrance of the Societe Generale bank headquarters by climate change activists during an environmental protest called by the NGO Extinction Rebellion in La Defense, near Paris. Climate activists blocked thousands of employees ...

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