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Europe pays tribute to Kohl, ‘a giant’ of post-war history

STRASBOURG: European leaders joined with former US president Bill Clinton at an emotional tribute in Strasbourg yesterday for former German chancellor Helmut Kohl, the father of German reunification and a…

US Defense Secretary delays a plan for transgender recruits

WASHINGTON: Defense Secretary James Mattis has delayed a plan by Barack Obama’s administration to start accepting transgender recruits in the military, the Pentagon said.The decision to delay the plan for…

‘Carrot, not stick’: Israel pushes its curriculum in Palestinian schools

JERUSALEM: Young Palestinian Faris Abu-Mayyaleh will soon find out how he did in his final high school exams, in which he answered questions about Israel’s founding fathers and the history…

Xi draws ‘red line’ as protesters march

HONG KONG: China’s President Xi Jinping warned yesterday that any challenge to Beijing’s control over Hong Kong crossed a “red line”, as tens of thousands calling for more democracy marched…

India launches nationwide tax revolution

NEW DELHI: India yesterday launched its biggest ever fiscal reform with the government promising that a new nationwide tax would make the economy stronger and less corrupt, but businesses are…