EU foreign ministers consider restoring Libya naval mission
Photo: AP German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas

EU foreign ministers consider restoring Libya naval mission

European foreign ministers met on Monday in Brussels to discuss reviving a naval mission in the Mediterranean in order to enforce an arms embargo against Libya's warring parties, news wires reported. On Sunday Germany hosted a summit to push for a ceasefire in the country, gripped by civil war since the 2011 overthrow of dictator Moamar Gaddafi.

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  • Norway's coalition collapses after IS family repatriated from Syria

    Norway's coalition collapses after IS family repatriated from Syria

    Norway's coalition government collapsed on Monday after the populist right-wing Progress Party pulled out in a row over a suspected terrorist supporter repatriated from Syria, news wires reported. However, the PM Erna Solberg said she would stay in office, leading a minority coalition government comprising her Conservatives and the two smaller centrist parties, the Liberals and Christian Democrats.

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  • Anti-govt protesters in Iraq demand overhaul of political system

    Anti-govt protesters in Iraq demand overhaul of political system

    Dozens of Iraqi protesters were wounded in Baghdad and other cities on Monday in clashes with security forces who were trying to clear blocked roads, security and medical sources said, as anti-government unrest resumed after a lull of several weeks. As the regional crisis recedes, Iraqi activists gave the government a week's deadline to act on their demands for sweeping political reforms or said they would up the pressure with new demonstrations.

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  • DeepMind unlocks secret of human brain

    DeepMind unlocks secret of human brain

    Developments in artificial intelligence often draw inspiration from how humans think, but now AI has turned the tables to teach us about how brains learn. In a paper published in Nature last week, DeepMind, Alphabet’s AI subsidiary, has used lessons from reinforcement learning to propose a new revolutionary theory about the reward mechanisms within our brains. 

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  • Spain's 2019 tourist arrivals hit record high

    Spain's 2019 tourist arrivals hit record high

    In 2019, the number of visitors to Spain hit an all-time high of 83.7 million in a seventh straight year of records, Industry and Tourism Minister Reyes Maroto said on Monday. Tourist arrivals rose 1% last year from a year earlier. "We address 2020 with optimism, because we have a strong and consolidated sector, capable of tackling the challenges ahead of us," Maroto said.

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  • Kostov hides his dark past, names Dogan and Peevski as enemies

    Kostov hides his dark past, names Dogan and Peevski as enemies

    You can tell Google to erase you from its memory (requesting the removal of specific results for queries that include your name from Google Search is actually an option). This is essentially what Ivan Kostov, former Bulgarian prime minister and the mastermind behind the country’s transition to democracy, did – he tried to hide his dark past under a thick shroud so that society can forget how he sold public assets at cents on the dollar.

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