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Hariri Admits Government Formation Stalemate Is 'Pure Lebanese Failure'

Prime Minister-designate Saad Hariri on Tuesday said that no progress has been made in the government formation process, noting, however, that tension between political forces has started to subside. "We must form an all-inclusive government of national consensus. Each faction would participate in it based on the political agreement we have," Hariri was quoted as telling reporters.

Several People Dead After Highway Bridge Collapses in Italy

At least 20 people died and 13 people were injured after a section of a highway bridge in northern Italy partially collapsed Tuesday, according to Angelo Borrelli, head of the Italian Civil Protection Agency. Speaking to journalists, Borrelli said that around 30 vehicles and several heavy-duty trucks were on the affected section of the Morandi Bridge, which lies to the west of the port city of Genoa, when it gave way.

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