An open China contributes greater momentum to world economy: experts
An open China contributes greater momentum to world economy: experts

ANTANANARIVO — One person was shot dead, while 17 others were injured during opposition demonstrations on Saturday in Antananarivo, capital of Madagascar, Madagascar’s Prime Minister Olivier Mahafaly Solonandrasana said.
However, one of the leaders of the demonstration, Hanitra Razafimanantsoa, a parliament member supporting former president Marc Ravalomanana, said that four were killed, including two demonstrators shot dead and two babies suffocated by tear gas at the children hospital nearby the scene. (Madagascar-Demonstrations)
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PARIS — French President Emmanuel Macron on Saturday told Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas by phone that France would continue diplomatic action so that Israeli and Palestinian negotiators resume peace negotiation and end the year-long deadlock.
In a statement issued by his office, Macron reiterated the necessity of a negotiated solution between the sides. (France-Middle East)
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BUDAPEST — Just one week after a massive demonstration against Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban, a second protest with the participation of several tens of thousands of people was held here on Saturday after Orban’s third consecutive election victory on April 8.
The crowd, of which the number was put at 100,000 people by the organizers, gathered in front of the parliament’s building and took a march in the inner city of Budapest to hear the speeches at a podium set up at the foot of the Erzsebet Bridge. (Hungary-Demonstrations)
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KABUL — Nine civilians and an assailant were killed and 56 people wounded after a suicide bomb blast ripped through an election-related registering site in western neighborhood of Kabul, capital of Afghanistan, on Sunday, a spokesman of the Interior Ministry said.
“Our latest figures found that nine civilians were killed and 56 civilians injured in Sunday morning’s suicide blast,” spokesman Najib Danish tweeted. (Afghanistan-Bomb Attack)
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TEHRAN– Iranian officials vowed Saturday to retaliate U.S. threats to possibly withdraw from the landmark 2015 international nuclear deal and expressed assurance that that will not hurt the country.
Iran’s economy would not be negatively affected by the possible withdrawal of the U.S. from the 2015 international nuclear deal, Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani said Saturday. (Iran-Nuclear Weapon) Enditem

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