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France to scrap prison terms for cannabis users

France will introduce a law by year’s end that will end prison terms for cannabis use, although consuming the drug will remain a criminal offence, a government spokesman said Friday.

NATO reels from harsh Trump reality show

US President Donald Trump’s performance at a “shocking” NATO summit has dealt a major blow to the alliance and may hand a win to Vladimir Putin, analysts say.

Floods, landslides kill at least 91 in Sri Lanka

Flooding and landslides killed at least 91 people and left another 110 missing in Sri Lanka as the monsoon set in Friday, dumping record rainfalls in many parts of the island, authorities said.

26 killed in fresh attack on Egypt Christians

Masked gunmen attacked a bus carrying Coptic Christians on a visit to a monastery south of the Egyptian capital on Friday, killing at least 26 people, officials said.

Republican accused of ‘bodyslam’ wins Montana special election

A US Republican candidate accused of assaulting a reporter was declared the projected winner of Thursday’s Montana special congressional election, which had been considered a bellwether in the opening months of Donald Trump’s crisis-ridden presidency.

Amazon opens first brick and mortar New York bookshop

Online retail giant Amazon on Thursday opened its first brick and mortar bookstore in New York, selling a limited range of its highest-rated books and letting customers browse products as in times gone by.

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