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India’s war on tobacco and industry woes

India’s top court has ruled that tobacco companies must display larger health warnings on cigarette packs, giving a boost to the government’s latest move to reduce smoking and curb tobacco-related illnesses. DW examines.

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Puerto Rico bargains after default

Puerto Rico has said it’s hoping to avoid some lawsuits against it after the US territory said it would not be able to pay back its debt. The government warned the money was needed to keep critical services functioning.

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The five noes

I strongly reject the way the government rules the country. I refuse to see all officials belittle the minds of the Egyptians and cover up for their mistakes by directing attention towards the wrong things. They refuse to strain the military and burden it with all infrastructure projects. We even call them to solve our …

Emad El-Sayed

Polish government moves to control public media

Poland’s new conservative government wants to pass a media law that would effectively turn public broadcasters into mouthpieces for the government. Warsaw has already drawn scorn for politicizing the judiciary.
Poland’s new conservative government wants to pass a media law that would effectively turn public broadcasters into mouthpieces for the government. Warsaw has already drawn scorn for politicizing the judiciary.

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Unity government in Libya poised to proceed

Libya’s opposing parties aim to form a unity government at a meeting in Rome. The conference will also aim to mobilize international aid for the country. Time is short, as “IS” is growing stronger in Libya. Italy’s Prime Minister Matteo Renzi has issued an urgent warning: Europe should concern itself more with its southern neighbors …

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Could Morocco’s megaplant revive dreams of Saharan solar?

In December, the first plant of a gigantic thermal solar power complex on the edge of the Sahara will go online. But this does not fulfill a former dream of exporting such power to Europe – which is still a long way off. Bold plans to use desert sun to supply northern energy needs were …

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Spurring Africa’s industrialization

Experts say the German government needs to do much more to spur investment in Africa by German industries. Establishment of special economic zones and new energy infrastructure are among the measures that would help. The Pope is in Kenya on the second day of his grand tour of Africa. Between speeches preaching family values, Pope …

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