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Ursula von der Leyen: First woman to hold EU’s top job

Ursula von der Leyen has been elected into the EU’s top job by a narrow margin after vowing to address climate change. The 60-year-old former defence minister of Germany secured a majority in the Strasbourg-based assembly by just nine votes during Tuesday’s secret ballot to replace Jean-Claude Juncker as president of the European Commission. “The …


Tunisia bans face veils in public institutions after bombing

Tunisian Prime Minister Youssef Chahed has banned the wearing of the niqab – a full-face veil – in public institutions with immediate effect, citing security reasons. “Chahed signed a government decree that bars any person with an undisclosed face from access to public headquarters, administrations, institutions for security reasons,” an official source told Reuters News …

Aseman Airlines plane crash kills 66 in central Iran

Aseman Airlines plane crash kills 66 in central Iran

Twin-engine turboprop operated by Iran Aseman Airlines goes down near Semirom town while en route from Tehran to Yasuj. An Iranian passenger plane with 66 people on board has crashed in central Iran during a flight from Tehran to the city of Yasuj, according to Iranian news media reports. A spokesperson for Iran Aseman Airlines …


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