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White House says Egypt’s Sisi to visit April 3

The White House announced Abdel Fattah al-Sisi will make an “official visit” to Washington on April 3, ending years in which the Egyptian president had been kept at arm’s length amid rights concerns.

Lafarge loses Paris ‘beach’ deal over support for Trump wall

The city of Paris on Tuesday dumped French-Swiss group LafargeHolcim as supplier of sand for the makeshift “Paris Plages” beach over the company’s readiness to supply cement for US President Donald Trump’s controversial border wall.

WHO warns of measles outbreak across Europe

The World Health Organization warned Tuesday of large measles outbreaks in countries where immunisation has dropped, after more than 500 cases of the highly contagious disease were reported across Europe in January.

Programme to be axed by Trump saves energy

Voluntary efficiency programmes — including one targeted for elimination by the Trump administration — have led to energy savings of up to 30 percent in commercial buildings in Los Angeles, researchers have reported.

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