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Daily Bulletin 18.11.2017 | 19:30 UTC
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Lebanon
Lebanon's Hariri says he will return to Beirut
Lebanon's Prime Minister Saad Hariri has announced on a Paris visit that he will soon travel back to his country. Hariri's recent resignation is seen as the latest fallout of the proxy war between Iran and Saudi Arabia.
Zimbabweans elated at prospect of Robert Mugabe downfall
After years of repression and economic woes, Zimbabweans have seized a moment of freedom. The streets of Harare have been filled with an emotional outpouring of joy and hope.
Donald Trump reverses course on trophy hunting, reimposes Obama-era ban
US President Donald Trump has reinstated a ban on trophy hunting amid a public uproar. However, the federal agency responsible for the ban still has on its website that it will issue permits for trophy hunting.
French President Macron's party elects new leader
Christophe Castaner has been elected as the new chief of Republic on the Move!. He will seek to consolidate Macron's movement as some grassroots members start to grumble about where it is heading.
Ukraine arrests Russian for 2004 murder of US journalist
A Russian man has been arrested in Ukraine for the murder 13 years ago of a US journalist working for Forbes magazine in Moscow. Three people charged with Klebnikov's murder in 2006 were acquitted.
Environment
Paris Agreement
COP23: Climate negotiations agree on way forward
The Paris Agreement remains on track. Talks in Bonn went 12 hours into overtime as participants reached an agreement on climate finance. But now comes the tough part.
World
After COP23, renewed focus on climate damage by fossil fuel
Oil and coal consumption around the world must be reduced if the 2 degree C global warming target is to be kept. This gives cause for concern; yet it also motivates change. Is there an end in sight to fossil fuel energy?
Rafah crossing to Egypt opens for (some) Gaza Palestinians
For the first time in a decade — and for just three days — the Rafah border crossing is open under the auspices of the Palestinian Authority. It's an important step in the reconciliation deal between Hamas and Fatah.
Sports
Confident Bayer Leverkusen show their potential
A goal and a man down in the second half against RasenBallsport Leipzig, Bayer Leverkusen refused to abandon their attacking style and were rewarded. The club are heading in the right direction.
ATP World Tour Finals: David Goffin shocks Roger Federer in London
Roger Federer was expected to waltz into the final when he faced David Goffin in Saturday's semi. But the Belgian had other ideas as he came from behind to deny Federer a seventh title at the season-ending event.
Bundesliga Matchday 12 Roundup
Borussia Dortmund couldn't return to winning ways as Stuttgart continued their fantastic run of home form. Bayern Munich extended their perfect record under Jupp Heynckes, Leipzig were held in Leverkusen.


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