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Elizabeth Warren Pledges Big Money To ‘Turn Up The Heat On Gerrymandering’

Elizabeth Warren Pledges Big Money To ‘Turn Up The Heat On Gerrymandering’WASHINGTON ― Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) announced Tuesday that she would



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Macron pledges 700 million euros for new solar projects

Macron pledges 700 million euros for new solar projectsFrench President Emmanuel Macron on Sunday pledged hundreds of millions of dollars for solar projects in developing countries, as world leaders met in India to promote greater investment in renewable energy. Macron, who in December warned that the global shift to a green energy future was too slow, said France would extend an extra 700 million euros ($ 861.5 million) through loans and donations by 2022 for solar projects in emerging economies. France had already committed $ 300 million euros to the initiative when it co-founded with India a global alliance in 2015 to unlock new cash for solar projects in sunny yet poor nations.



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Investor Soros pledges new donation to pro-EU group

Investor Soros pledges new donation to pro-EU group(Reuters) – Billionaire financier George Soros will pledge an additional 100,000 pounds ($ 138,130) to Best for Britain, a campaign group seeking to keep Britain in the European Union, the group said in an email to Reuters. Soros, who donated 400,000 pounds to the campaign last week, will match any donations given to Best for Britain up to 100,000 pounds after attacks against him in the right-wing press, the group said. “I am happy to take the fight to those who have tried to use a smear campaign, not arguments, to prop up their failing case,” Soros told the Guardian, which had reported on the donation earlier on Sunday.



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Pence in Jerusalem pledges embassy move by end of 2019, faces protest

Pence in Jerusalem pledges embassy move by end of 2019, faces protestUS Vice President Mike Pence pledged to move the American embassy in Israel to Jerusalem by the end of 2019 on Monday in a speech to Israel’s parliament that saw Arab lawmakers expelled after they shouted in protest. As Pence spoke, Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas arrived to meet European Union foreign ministers in Brussels, urging them to “swiftly” recognise the state of Palestine. Pence’s speech, filled with biblical references and praise of Israel, was greeted with loud applause by Israeli Jewish lawmakers, including Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.



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Russia pledges to help negotiate an end to Libya crisis

Russia pledges to help negotiate an end to Libya crisisRussia will “do everything necessary” to facilitate an agreement between rival camps in Libya to end the country’s political crisis, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said on Tuesday. “We will assist in resolving all questions in negotiations between Tripoli and Tobruk, with whom we are regularly in contact,” Lavrov said at a press conference following a meeting with his Libyan counterpart Mohamad Taha Siala in Moscow. “Russia will do everything necessary to fully normalise the situation in Libya and in regard to the international aspect of re-establishing the rights of the Libyan state,” Lavrov said.



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President Mnangagwa pledges new era in Zimbabwe

President Mnangagwa pledges new era in ZimbabweZimbabwe's new President Emmerson Mnangagwa vowed sweeping change at his swearing in on Friday, pledging to fight poverty and corruption after Robert Mugabe's shock resignation.



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Hariri says resignation on hold, pledges to stay in Lebanon

Hariri says resignation on hold, pledges to stay in LebanonLebanon’s Prime Minister Saad Hariri said Wednesday he was suspending his surprise resignation, pending talks, providing a potential way out of a political crisis that has rocked the country. Lebanon has been thrown into turmoil by Hariri’s shock November 4 announcement from Saudi Arabia that he was stepping down, as well as his prolonged absence afterwards. The resignation was seen as a ratcheting up of tensions in the long-running rivalry between Saudi Arabia and Iran, and raised fears that Lebanon would be paralysed by regional tensions.



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Crown prince pledges 'moderate' Saudi Arabia

Crown prince pledges 'moderate' Saudi ArabiaPowerful Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman pledged a “moderate, open” Saudi Arabia on Tuesday, breaking with ultra-conservative clerics in favour of an image catering to foreign investors and Saudi youth. A life in which our religion translates to tolerance, to our traditions of kindness,” he told international investors gathered at an economic forum in Riyadh. Prince Mohammed, known by his initials MBS, said he would see to it his country moved past 1979, a reference to the rise of political Islam in the years following the assassination of King Faisal in 1975.



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Kenyan court scraps presidential vote, Kenyatta pledges to return to polls

Kenyan court scraps presidential vote, Kenyatta pledges to return to pollsBy Maggie Fick and George Obulutsa NAIROBI (Reuters) – Kenya’s Supreme Court on Friday nullified President Uhuru Kenyatta’s election win citing irregularities and ordered a new poll within 60 days, a rare move in Africa where judicial power is often seen as an extension of government. Kenyatta called for calm and respect for the ruling, while Odinga’s cheering supporters paraded in the streets of his western Kenyan heartland. Last month’s election results sparked protests and sporadic violence that killed at least 28 people.



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Abbas pledges to ramp up Gaza sanctions

Abbas pledges to ramp up Gaza sanctionsPalestinian president Mahmud Abbas has pledged to increase sanctions on the Gaza Strip, drawing a fresh attack from its Hamas rulers. Abbas, the leader of the internationally-recognised Palestinian government based in the Israeli-occupied West Bank, has been seeking to weaken Islamists Hamas by cutting power supplies to crowded Gaza. On Saturday, he said he would continue with sanctions on the coastal strip, despite UN concerns that it amounts to collective punishment of its two million residents.



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