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Asia stocks fall on likely smaller Fed rate cut, crude climbs

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TOKYO (Reuters) – Asia stocks fell on Monday as investors scaled back expectations of an aggressive interest rate cut by the Federal Reserve, while heightened Middle East tensions following Iran’s seizure of a British tanker lifted crude oil prices. FILE PHOTO: Market prices are reflected in a glass window at the Tokyo Stock Exchange (TSE) Read More

Asia stocks dip on likely smaller Fed rate cut, oil gains

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TOKYO (Reuters) – Asia stocks eased on Monday as investors reduced expectations of an aggressive interest rate cut by the Federal Reserve, while heightened Middle East tensions following an Iranian seizure of a British tanker lifted crude oil prices. FILE PHOTO: Market prices are reflected in a glass window at the Tokyo Stock Exchange (TSE) Read More

Oil gains as Gulf tanker seizure raises tensions

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TOKYO (Reuters) – Oil prices rose on Monday amid high tensions in the Middle East after a British tanker was seized by the Iranian military at the end of last week. FILE PHOTO: An oil pump is seen at sunset outside Scheibenhard, near Strasbourg, France, October 6, 2017. REUTERS/Christian Hartmann/File Photo Brent crude futures were Read More

Europe faces ‘looming syphilis epidemic’ thanks to dating apps and reduced fear of HIV

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Syphilis stopped being “a disease of the past” after its worrying resurgence in Europe, health experts told RT. Less fear of contracting HIV and the rise of dating apps are among the factors behind the problem. The spread of syphilis in Europe is intensifying due to worrying trends in human behavior, the head of the Read More

The way Iran seized British-registered oil tanker speaks volumes

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By Dominic Waghorn, diplomatic editor The way Iran seized the Stena Impero speaks volumes. Boarded using a helicopter and military speedboats, then ordered into port. That is exactly what happened to the Grace 1 Iranian supertanker seized by Gibraltarian forces just over a week ago. Iranians will like the symmetry of the two operations. Image: Read More

‘Alter your course’: Audio of moment Iranians warn UK-flagged tanker

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By Chris Robertson and Emily Mee, news reporters New audio has been released of both the Iranian Revolutionary Guard and the HMS Montrose giving instructions to a British-flagged tanker before it was “illegally” seized by Tehran. In the audio, the Revolutionary Guard can be heard telling the Stena Impero: “If you obey, you will be Read More

Iran’s actions are an ‘illegal interference’ – UK tells UN

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By Emily Mee, news reporter Iran’s seizure of a British-flagged tanker in the Strait of Hormuz “constitutes illegal interference”, the UK has said in a letter to the United Nations Security Council. The ship was in Omani territorial waters and was “exercising the lawful right of transit passage in an international strait”, Britain’s UN mission Read More

Iran’s actions are an ‘illegal interference’, UK officials say

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By Emily Mee, news reporter UK officials say Iran’s seizure of a British-flagged tanker in the Strait of Hormuz “constitutes illegal interference”. The ship was in Omani territorial waters and was “exercising the lawful right of transit passage in an international strait”, Britain’s UN mission wrote in a letter to the United Nations Security Council. Read More

The way Iran seized the UK-flagged oil tanker speaks volumes

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By Dominic Waghorn, diplomatic editor The way Iran seized the Stena Impero speaks volumes. Boarded using a helicopter and military speedboats, then ordered into port. That is exactly what happened to the Grace 1 Iranian supertanker seized by Gibraltarian forces just over a week ago. Iranians will like the symmetry of the two operations. Image: Read More

Iranian state media releases footage of oil tanker seizure

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By Sharon Marris, news reporter Footage showing the moment Iran’s Revolutionary Guard seized a British-flagged oil tanker in the Strait of Hormuz has been released – with the UK describing the incident as a “hostile act”. The video, released by Iranian state media, shows armed troops wearing ski masks sitting in a helicopter as it Read More