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TUNIS (Reuters) - Tunisia's powerful UGTT union has cancelled a planned public sector general strike after reaching a deal with the government on salary increases covering the next two years, officials said on Wednesday. The agreement reduces the prospect of widespread social unrest over austerity measures proposed in the 2017 draft budget, though the government still faces protests and industrial action from several sectors. The UGTT had called a strike for Thursday over a proposed freeze on public sector wage increases. ...
DUBLIN (AP) — A Dublin judge has ordered authorities to unfreeze 100 million euros ($107 million) in cash belonging to an exiled Russian oligarch, ruling that police had provided no evidence that the funds were illegally gained as Russia contends.
A Pakistani plane carrying 47 people crashed Wednesday in the mountainous north of the country and burst into flames, police and aviation authorities said. Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) Flight PK661 came down on a flight from the city of Chitral to Islamabad, the civil aviation authority said. Rescuers were still struggling to reach the remote site near the town of Havelian in Abbottabad district of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province.