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French president's approval rating falls below 50%

French president's approval rating falls below 50%

French President Emmanuel Macron's approval rating has fallen below 50% to its lowest level since October last year, a poll showed on Sunday, as the government pushes ahead with plans to shake up France's costly civil service.

Saudi Arabia slashes ministers' pay, cuts bonuses

Saudi Arabia slashes ministers' pay, cuts bonuses

Saudi Arabia will cut ministers' salaries by 20% and scale back financial perks for public sector employees, according to a cabinet statement and royal decree broadcast on state-run Ekhbariya TV on Monday.