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Ovid's exile to the remotest margins of the Roman empire revoked
Rome city council overturns banishment of ‘one of the greatest poets’ more than 2,000 years after Augustus forced him to leave

Jon Henley

16, Dec, 2017 @5:00 AM

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Peruvian officials begin impeachment process against president Kuczynski
Representatives of most political parties agree to initiate proceedings to force out the president, who is caught up in a wide-ranging corruption scandal

Dan Collyns in Lima

15, Dec, 2017 @10:24 PM

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EU to force firms to reveal true owners in wake of Panama Papers
Anti-corruption campaigners welcome move but criticise failure to include trusts in corporate ownership requirements

David Pegg and Hilary Osborne

15, Dec, 2017 @6:23 PM

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Canada's spy agency settles lawsuit over alleged racist and homophobic bullying
Details of the settlement were kept confidential after five employees claimed ‘discriminatory behavior has become the accepted culture’ at the agency

Ashifa Kassam in Toronto

15, Dec, 2017 @5:42 PM

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Extreme poverty in America: read the UN special monitor's report
Philp Alston, the UN’s special rapporteur on extreme poverty and human rights, has spent 10 days touring America. This is the introduction to his report

Philip Alston

15, Dec, 2017 @5:00 PM

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UK government must step up its support for South Sudan | Letters
Letters: As the South Sudan conflict enters its fifth year, 31 British parliamentarians call on the UK government to redouble its efforts to support peace in the country


15, Dec, 2017 @5:00 PM

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German girl imprisoned for Isis role has fleeting family reunion
Linda Wenzel, 17, who married Islamic State fighter, meets mother and sister while awaiting trial in Baghdad

Kate Connolly in Berlin

15, Dec, 2017 @4:24 PM

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First for Iran as museum celebrates works of woman exiled for decades
First museum dedicated to solo female artist to display works by Monir Shahroudy Farmanfarmaian, who gained international acclaim during years of exile

Saeed Kamali Dehghan Iran correspondent

15, Dec, 2017 @4:03 PM

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Mexican senate votes to keep troops in police role despite outcry from rights groups
Lawmakers push through ‘interior security law’ amid heavy security to stop protesters who say the measure will militarise the country

David Agren in Mexico City

15, Dec, 2017 @4:01 PM

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Ex-minister's harsh jail sentence sends shockwaves through Russian elite
Former economy minister Alexei Ulyukayev sentenced to eight years in prison and fined $2.2m for soliciting bribe

Shaun Walker in Moscow

15, Dec, 2017 @1:17 PM

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Far right to gather in Prague as fears grow of rising Czech populism
France’s Marine Le Pen among guests at conference likely to be met with protests as rightwing sentiment in country increases

Robert Tait in Prague

15, Dec, 2017 @12:10 PM

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World's steepest funicular rail line to open in Switzerland
Schwyz-Stoos funicular, hailed as triumph of engineering, goes into service on Sunday

Kim Willsher in Paris

15, Dec, 2017 @12:03 PM

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