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Trump to honour refugee swap deal with Australia – source

SYDNEY: U.S. President Donald Trump has confirmed that his administration will honour a refugee resettlement deal with Australia, a source close to the Australian government said on Sunday. Trump spoke by telephone with Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull earlier on Sunday, officials in both countries said, one of a number of conversations the new U.S. president held with world leaders, ...

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Twenty-Seven Migrants Drown near Turkey

Twenty-seven migrants, 11 of them children, drowned off Turkey’s Aegean coast as they tried to reach a Greek island, the Turkish coast guard said. Four migrants were rescued and a search operation was underway for nine remaining passengers. One migrant was rescued by a fisherman and three more were rescued by the coast guard, which said it had deployed boats ...

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ME states must broaden non-oil revenue sources: IMF

Middle Eastern countries will need to streamline spending, reform energy pricing and broaden non-oil revenue sources to put their fiscal positions on a stronger footing following the slump in oil prices, IMF has said. The Middle East, North Africa, Afghanistan, and Pakistan region as a whole continues to see subdued growth, owing to spreading and deepening regional conflict as well ...

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