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Trump administration moves to lift ban on bear baiting in Alaska

Washington - The Trump administration on Tuesday presented a plan to roll back Obama-era rules preventing hunters in some protected zones in Alaska from luring bears with bait including bacon and donuts, and using spotlights at den sites to hunt black bear cubs and...

Canada's Trudeau to unveil gender equality plan at G7

Ottawa - Canada will unveil measures to educate women in crisis zones when it hosts leaders of the Group of Seven industrialized nations summit next month, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said in an exclusive interview with AFP.

'Emergency plan' for Paris bike-hire system as debacle deepens

Paris - The city of Paris is scaling back its once-vaunted Velib bike-hire service after a chaotic change of operator that has infuriated cyclists, many of whom had hoped to be back in the saddle for the start of the summer.

After Cape Town, Ivory Coast city feels the thirst

Earlier this year, Cape Town grabbed the world's headlines as it careened towards a water armageddon.Crippled by a three-year-long drought, the South African city braced for a complete shutdown of domestic water supplies.

Deadly olive tree disease detected in Corsica

Ajaccio - A deadly bacterial disease with no known cure that ravaged olive groves in southern Italy three years ago has been detected in the French island of Corsica, industry officials said Tuesday.

Calamitous Paris bike-hire rollout will be complete by May: mayor

Paris - Paris Mayor Anne Hidalgo promised Thursday to get the city's bike-sharing service back on track by May after a change of operator brought the popular system to a near standstill.

Iran bars widow of dead environmentalist from leaving

Tehran - Tehran has barred the widow of an Iranian-Canadian environmentalist who died in prison from leaving the country, drawing protests from Ottawa and her family.

Police tear gas anti-nuclear protesters in France

Mandres-en-barrois - Police used tear gas during clashes with anti-nuclear protesters at a waste site in northeastern France on Saturday.

Police tear gas anti-nuclear protesters in France

Mandres-en-barrois - Police used tear gas during clashes with anti-nuclear protesters at a waste site in northeastern France on Saturday.

Police tear gas anti-nuclear protesters in France

Mandres-en-barrois - Police used tear gas during clashes with anti-nuclear protesters at a waste site in northeastern France on Saturday.

Paris takes over rollout for troubled bike-hire system

Paris - Paris city hall is taking over the installation of new stations for the Velib bike-hire system, following weeks of disastrous efforts by its new operator that have the city's cyclists seeing red.

Macron pledges aid for historic Senegal city threatened by Atlantic

Saint-louis - French President Emmanuel Macron got a rousing welcome Saturday from tens of thousands as he visited the historic city of Saint-Louis, Senegal's former capital, and announced an aid package of 40 million euros for the UNESCO World Heritage site which i...

Trump reverses elephant trophy decision, keeps ban

Washington - President Donald Trump said Friday he will uphold a ban on importing trophies of elephants hunted and killed in Zimbabwe, pending further review, reversing his own administration's decision from just a day earlier after a public outcry.

Air pollution kills over 500,000 Europeans a year: report

Copenhagen - Air pollution causes more than 500,000 premature deaths across Europe each year despite "slowly" improving air quality on the continent, the EU's environment authority said Wednesday.

South Africa gives go-ahead to rhino horn auction

Johanesburg - A South African court on Sunday gave the go-ahead for an online auction of rhino horns that has outraged conservationists.

Greek refuse workers end strike as rubbish piles up in the sun

Atenas - Greek refuse workers, embroiled in a contract dispute, on Thursday ended an 11-day strike which had left ever-mounting piles of stinking rubbish festering in sweltering sun in city streets.
 

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