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Interview with gay man lands Egyptian TV presenter in jail despite anti-LGBT views

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An Egyptian TV host known for expressing views against LGBT issues in the past has instead been jailed for promoting the gay lifestyle. The sentence stems from a 2018 on-air interview with a gay man about his life. Mohamed Al-Gheiti was sentenced to one year in prison and fined 3,000 Egyptian pounds ($176) by the Read More

Nippon Life president says actively exploring M&A in U.S.

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TOKYO (Reuters) – Nippon Life Insurance Co is actively seeking mergers and acquisitions overseas, with a focus on the United States and Asia’s emerging economies, the president of Japan’s largest life insurer said on Monday. FILE PHOTO: Nippon Life Insurance’s upcoming president Hiroshi Shimizu speaks at a news conference in Tokyo, Japan January 25, 2018. Read More

170 migrants feared dead in Mediterranean sinkings

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Up to 170 migrants are feared dead after two accidents in which dinghies sank in the Mediterranean after leaving North Africa for Europe. One of the vessels capsized off Libya after departing the country on Thursday, prompting the Italian navy to stage a rescue operation. But Flavio Di Giacomo, a spokesman for the International Organisation Read More

Eurotunnel boss says a second referendum would still back Brexit

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Jacques Gounon, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Channel tunnel operator Getlink, formerly known as Eurotunnel, poses before the company’s 2017 annual results presentation in Paris, France, February 21, 2018. REUTERS/Stephane Mahe PARIS (Reuters) – Britons would back Brexit again if asked to vote in a second referendum, the head of Eurotunnel said on Sunday. Read More

117 migrants feared dead as dinghy capsizes off Libya

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Survivors from a rubber dinghy that capsized off Libya fear that more than 100 migrants may have died, a rescue official has said. The fragile vessel left the North African country two days ago and it sank in the Mediterranean, prompting the Italian navy to stage a rescue operation. But Flavio Di Giacomo, a spokesman Read More

Oil hasn't started a year this hot since the turn of the century

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By Alex Nussbaum on 1/18/2019 Photo: Prudhoe Bay. NEW YORK (Bloomberg) — Oil hasn’t started off this strong in 18 years. After closing out 2018 in free-fall amid fears of a global supply glut and economic slowdown, U.S. crude prices have rebounded more than 18% to start this year. That’s the biggest climb over the Read More

Media & paramedics among 30 wounded at March of Return protest in Gaza

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At least 30 Palestinians have been wounded by live Israeli fire at the Great March of Return protest in Gaza, the Palestinian Ministry of Health reports, including two members of the media and three paramedics. *🚨Palestinian MoH – Gaza*Great March of Return Casualties 1812019 – 6:50pm 30 injuries by the Israeli occupation forces with live Read More

Shell appoints new upstream director

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1/17/2019 THE HAGUE — Royal Dutch Shell plc (Shell) has announced the appointment of Wael Sawan as upstream director with effect from July 1, 2019. Photo: Wael Sawan. In his new role, Wael will become a member of the Executive Committee and will take over from Andy Brown. Andy will remain available to Wael and Read More

Businesses cry out for Brexit clarity, warn of no-deal chaos

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LONDON (Reuters) – Business leaders in Britain and beyond warned on Wednesday of catastrophic job losses and chaos at ports if the country does not agree a European Union withdrawal, turning up the heat on politicians to deliver clarity. FILE PHOTO: British Prime Minister Theresa May gestures as she speaks during a no confidence debate Read More