ABUJA — More teenage girls were abducted in the latest attack by Boko Haram militants who stormed a village in Nigeria’s northeastern state of Borno, security sources and residents told Xinhua on Monday.
An unspecified number of teenage girls were taken away early Sunday in Bam Village, located about 170 km south of Maiduguri, the capital of Borno State, after razing buildings and killing at least seven persons, an unnamed security officer said. (Nigeria-Boko Haram-Abduction)
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PARIS — On the eve of international conference on climate, riot police clashed with hundreds of environmentalists who called for climate defense at the Republic square in the French capital on Sunday, according to local reports.
Defying a ban of rallies imposed by a state of emergency, some masked demonstrators tried to poured into the Republic square chanting “State of emergency, police state, you do not remove our right to demonstrate.”
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BRUSSELS — The European Union (EU) clinched an agreement with Turkey on late Sunday, offering 3 billion euros (3.18 billion U.S. dollars) in aid and more promising access for Ankara’s membership to the bloc, to trade for massive reduction of illegal migrant arrivals.
European Council President Donald Tusk made the announcement at a press conference after Sunday’s summit, which was attended by leaders of the 28-country bloc and visiting Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu. (EU-Turkey-Migration Crisis)
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SEOUL — South Korea’s parliament on Monday ratified its free trade agreement (FTA) with China during the plenary session.
The ratification bill on the China-South Korea free trade accord was passed through the National Assembly by a majority of 196 to 33 with 36 abstentions. (S. Korea-China-FTA)
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RIYADH — Three Saudi soldiers were killed in a fire exchange with militants on the Saudi-Yemeni border, Saudi Press Agency reported on Monday.
The militants, believed to be affiliated with the Shiite Houthi group in Yemen, attacked the border guards in the city of Jazan on Sunday night, a spokesman for the Saudi Interior Ministry said. (Saudi Arabia-Clash) Enditem