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Conference on the Future of Europe officially launched at Strasbourg event

Conference on the Future of Europe officially launched at Strasbourg event

The European Union's big project of consultation with its citizens kicked off in Strasbourg on 9 May - Europe Day. The Conference on the Future of Europe is meant to provide an opportunity for all EU citizens to participate in the debate on how the EU should be shaped through a series of digital platforms and citizens' panels. Sunday's Strasbourg meeting was filled with big words by EU leaders. There was talk of "a new beginning", the "next generation of Europeans" and "a democratic wind". European Commission president, Ursula Von der Leyen, spoke of the opportunity "to simplify" the EU "and make it more 'down to earth' where necessary".

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Protests erupt across Tunisia

Protests erupt across Tunisia

Tunisia's capital, Tunis, witnessed a fourth straight night of street protests, in what doesn't seem to be a short-lived moment of unrest. Youth, in mostly working-class neighbourhoods, clashed with riot police as protestors took to the streets in about 15 locations. There are calls for further protests on social media as more than than 600 had been arrested. 
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International outrage following the arrest of Navalny on his return to Moscow

International outrage following the arrest of Navalny on his return to Moscow

There has been widespread international condemnation after the Russian authorities arrested opposition politician Alexei Navalny when on Sunday he returned back to Moscow after receiving medical treatment in Germany. Mr Navalny, 44, was detained by police at Moscow Sheremetyevo airport soon after his flight from Germany landed.
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Oman names its first Crown Prince

Oman names its first Crown Prince

For the first time in the modern time of the Sultanate, Haitham bin Tariq, the Sultan of Oman, introduced amendments on the transfer of power, naming the Sultanate’s first Crown Prince. The new decree came at the first anniversary of Sultan Haitham’s rule. Dhi Yazan bin Haitham bin Tariq, son of the current Sultan, is the first crown prince of the Sultanate of Oman.
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Kuwaiti government resigns after disputes with parliament

Kuwaiti government resigns after disputes with parliament

Kuwait’s Cabinet submitted its resignation on Tuesday after tensions with the Parliament. The move, while not a surprise after some 30 lawmakers backed a no-confidence motion against the government this month, reveals how the country is reacting to diminished public confidence and the worst economic crisis in decades. 
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Tunisia arrests an al Qaeda leader plotting a terrorist attack

Tunisia arrests an al Qaeda leader plotting a terrorist attack

Politics in Tunisia in the last decade has been dominated by the rivalry between An Nahda, a mainstream Islam inspired party, and secularists who oppose any interference of religion in the public space. Both seek to resist the Islamist threat, although their approach is different. In the meantime the threat from extremists continues.