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Russian politicians reject Paradise Papers leaks

MOSCOW: Russian politicians on Monday downplayed leaks in the Paradise Papers concerning Russian officials and state companies, insisting the deals were legal and not politically motivated. The head of the foreign affairs committee of…

Swiss reject speedy nuclear phaseout

GENEVA: Switzerland's ageing nuclear reactors will keep running for the foreseeable future, after voters Sunday rejected a call to speed up the phaseout of the plants. A full 54.2 percent of voters and an overwhelming majority of…

Saudi advisory council rejects study of women driving

RIYADH: Saudi Arabia's Shura Council, which advises the cabinet, has turned down a proposal to study the issue of women's driving, a Shura member told AFP on Wednesday. The kingdom has some of the world's tightest restrictions on women,…

Colombians reject deal to end 52-year FARC rebel war

COLOMBIA: Colombians narrowly rejected a peace deal with Marxist guerrillas in a referendum on Sunday, plunging the nation into uncertainty and dashing President Juan Manuel Santos' painstakingly negotiated plan to end the 52-year war. The…