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Friday, January 19, 2018, 3:07 a.m.

Fuel-price rises of up to 80% hit Egyptians

Egypt's prime minister on Saturday defended his government's decision to introduce a steep rise in fuel prices, saying energy subsidies in the past decade have cost the treasury nearly $100 billion that could have been used to bolster essential services.

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