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Iraq says ExxonMobil evacuation of staff Is `unacceptable’

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By Khalid Al-Ansary on 5/19/2019 Photo: Iraq Oil Minister Thamir Ghadhban. BAGHDAD (Bloomberg) — The evacuation of some ExxonMobil Corp. workers is “unacceptable and unwarranted” because it has nothing to do with the security situation in southern Iraq, according the country’s energy minister. “This withdrawal may send the wrong message about the situation in Iraq, Read More

Leaked OPCW memo casts doubt on watchdog’s Douma ‘chemical attack’ conclusions

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A leaked report by OPCW engineers contradicts the chemical watchdog’s official report on the April 2018 incident in Syria, and raises questions about political pressure by US, UK and France on the UN body. In April 2018, as Syrian government forces recaptured the city of Douma from Islamist militants, the “White Helmets” claimed a chemical Read More

UAE won’t be baited into Iran crisis as tensions mount

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By Zainab Fattah and Manus Cranny on 5/16/2019 DUBAI and LONDON (Bloomberg) — The United Arab Emirates “won’t jump the gun” and accuse Iran of sabotaging ships off its coast, a senior government official said, as rising tensions in the Persian Gulf stoke concerns the region is teetering on the brink of another war. In Read More

Weapons tests, stalled talks complicate South Korea’s push for food aid to North

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SEOUL (Reuters) – Impoverished North Korea is suffering its worst drought in decades and food supplies are reportedly running low, but South Korea’s push to provide aid is bogged down in the growing tension marked by missile tests and sanctions crackdowns. FILE PHOTO: A North Korean flag flutters on top of a 160-metre tower in Read More

Jeremy Kyle did not kill anyone & poor people can decide for themselves if they want to go on TV

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The cancellation of The Jeremy Kyle Show is a typical British middle-class moral panic that treats working-class people as children – too stupid to even be allowed to participate in (or watch!) a daytime TV program. Having looked down on what is a parochial watered-down Jerry Springer Show clone for its entire 14 year run, Read More

WhatsApp points finger at Israeli firm over hack

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WhatsApp has pointed the finger at an Israeli firm after confirming that a sophisticated hacking group had developed a tool which could take control over victim’s phones by sending them a call. The company said the attacks carried the hallmarks of a private surveillance technology firm which reportedly works with governments to deliver spyware that Read More

WhatsApp urges users to act after cyber surveillance attack

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WhatsApp has urged users around the world to update the messaging app after it was targeted by a cyber surveillance attack. Dozens of WhatsApp users, including human rights organisations and a UK-based lawyer, are thought to have been targeted after hackers exploited a major vulnerability in the app in an attempt to take over the Read More

VW shares up 2.7% in early trade on truck listing plans

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FRANKFURT (Reuters) – Volkswagen shares were up 2.7% in early trade on Tuesday after the multi-brand carmaking group said it would press ahead with a listing of its trucks unit Traton in what could be Germany’s biggest share offering this year. FILE PHOTO: Visitors stand at the booth of Volkswagen’s truck unit Traton Group, former Read More

Detailed footage shows extent of damage to tanker ships in Persian Gulf

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Video footage captured by an RT Arabic correspondent details the damage done to a Norwegian tanker ship at a port in UAE waters. Saudi and Emirati officials allege three other ships nearby were targeted with ‘sabotage.’ The footage reveals a sizable hole in the stern of the Andrea Victory, a Norwegian tanker ship docked at Read More

US deploys ‘4 B-52 bombers’ in Middle East to counter purported Iran ‘attack plan’

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The Pentagon will reportedly station four B-52 heavy bombers in the Middle East in response to what the White House called a “credible” Iranian attack plan on Americans or US allies in the region. Two of the warplanes will leave the Barksdale Air Force base in Louisiana for Qatar on Tuesday, where the other two Read More