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New Iranian regional governor slapped in face at inauguration

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The new governor of a north-western Iranian province was slapped in the face by an angry man during his inauguration on Saturday in an unusual breach of security in the Islamic Republic. A motive for the attack in Ir...

Iranian regional mayor is slapped in the face during inauguration – video

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The new governor of a northwestern Iranian province was slapped in the face by an angry man during his inauguration on Saturday in an unusual breach of security in the Islamic Republic during a ceremony attended by th...

War still rages in Syrian border town at heart of Iran’s regional ambition

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From a ridge known locally as Baghouz Mountain, the most contested corner of the Middle East resembles an oasis: it’s a splash of green on a desert horizon stretching from the banks of the Euphrates to a sprawling are...

Property, pay and regional power could be the keys to ‘levelling up’

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The much-discussed issue of “levelling up” (Editorial, 6 October) leaves me feeling irritated, with the implication that those of us living in the south are all well-off. Members of my family, on a trip to the north o...

Tony Abbott arrives in Taiwan to address regional forum amid rising tensions with China

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The former Australian prime minister Tony Abbott has arrived in Taiwan to speak at a regional forum as tensions with China escalate following recent air incursions. Abbott is in Taiwan to deliver a keynote speech at t...

Biden to rally regional support for China containment strategy at Quad summit

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Joe Biden will host the first in-person summit of the Quad countries – the US, India, Japan and Australia – at the White House on Friday as he ratchets up the reorientation of US foreign policy towards the Pacific and...

New NSW Covid lockdown restrictions: update to Sydney, regional NSW and Canberra, ACT coronavirus rules explained

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The premier, Gladys Berejiklian, has announced that a curfew in the 12 greater Sydney hotspots has lifted as the state hit the 80% single dose vaccination milestone. She announced on 19 September that from Monday 20 S...

Australia Covid news live update: NSW facing hundreds of deaths in western Sydney, regional Victoria awaits lockdown decision

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Worshippers ignoring coronavirus restrictions fined at Melbourne synagogue, as Daniel Andrews demands more vaccine doses to make up for ‘secret’ Sydney deal

NSW and ACT Covid hotspots: list and map of Sydney, regional NSW and Canberra coronavirus exposure sites

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Health authorities have released a list of public exposure sites visited by a confirmed case of Covid-19 in Sydney, regional NSW and Canberra, ACT. Here are the current coronavirus hotspots, Covid exposure sites, venu...

NSW Covid lockdown restrictions: update to Sydney, regional NSW and Canberra, ACT coronavirus rules explained

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NSW premier Gladys Berejiklian has announced a plan for schools to return to face-to-face learning from October 25. Students will return on a staggered basis, with kindergarten and year one students to return to the c...

NSW and ACT Covid hotspots: full list and map of Sydney, regional NSW and Canberra coronavirus exposure sites

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Health authorities have released a list of public exposure sites visited by a confirmed case of Covid-19 in Sydney, regional NSW and Canberra, ACT. Here are the current coronavirus hotspots, Covid exposure sites, venu...

The Guardian view on France’s regional polls: democracy a big loser

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The morning after the final round of France’s regional elections, the two most likely contenders for the Élysée in next year’s presidential elections were left licking their wounds. Marine Le Pen’s far-right Rassemble...

Five key takeaways from France’s regional elections

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France’s regional elections produced a humiliating defeat for Marine Le Pen’s far-right Rassemblement National (RN), stinging failure for Emmanuel Macron and thumping wins for incumbents from the country’s traditional...

Le Pen’s far-right party suffers blow in French regional elections

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Marine Le Pen’s far-right party has suffered a serious electoral blow when it failed to win a regional election in its stronghold in the south of France. The Rassemblement National (RN) had pinned its last chances on ...

Le Pen looks to Provence for last hope of victory in French regional elections

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At the 17th-century town hall in the Provençal city of Arles, a large tricolour flapped vigorously outside the open window of the mayor’s office last week, animated perhaps by what locals call the mistralet, a gentle ...

France regional elections: Greens hope to win first region in 30 years

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The French Green party stepped up campaigning in the Pays de La Loire on Friday in the hope of narrowly winning its first region in almost 30 years in the final round of elections this Sunday. But after a record abste...

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