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'Yemen war can end if world acts now'

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The world must act now to end the war in Yemen and save millions of people from the brink of famine, the man who is trying to broker a peace deal has told Sky News. Martin Griffiths, the United Nations special envoy for Yemen, said in an exclusive interview that the way ahead would be Read More

Gubitosi seen as favorite to become Telecom Italia CEO: sources

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MILAN (Reuters) – Veteran Italian manager Luigi Gubitosi is seen ahead in the race to become the new chief executive of Italy’s biggest telecoms group Telecom Italia (TIM) (TLIT.MI), two sources familiar with the matter said. Telecom Italia new logo is seen at the headquarter in Rozzano neighbourhood of Milan, Italy, May 25, 2016. REUTERS/Stefano Read More

Analysis: OPEC's production profile has changed, complicating negotiations over oil cuts

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Dubai — OPEC and its allies have all but decided to cut oil production in 2019 to shore up what they see as a weak market ahead. Not registered? Receive daily email alerts, subscriber notes & personalize your experience. Register Now Now comes the hard part: negotiating how much to cut, how to allocate quotas, Read More

Yemen peace talks poised to go ahead, says UN envoy

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The man trying to broker peace in Yemen said he is hopeful a new round of talks between the warring sides will begin within weeks provided a lull in fighting for a key port city holds. Martin Griffiths, the United Nations special envoy for Yemen, revealed in an interview he has overcome a hurdle that Read More

Will old Swedish parties destroy their political system just to stop anti-migrant Sweden Democrats?

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Sweden’s establishment parties are relying on magical thinking and a game of chicken to keep power after an election brought deadlock. But whatever coalition they stitch together, they risk damaging the country – and themselves. And any path the mainstream parties choose now, the Sweden Democrats – the anti-migrant, anti-Islam outcasts that have shattered Sweden’s Read More

How U.S. seniors on Medicare can bridge the gap in dental insurance

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CHICAGO (Reuters) – During a recent visit to my dentist, we got talking about his frustrations with Medicare. “It’s amazing – they have managed to eliminate teeth from the human body.” FILE PHOTO: Toothbrushes are seen during an organic market in Lisbon, Portugal, November 5, 2016. REUTERS/Rafael Marchante/File Photo Here is what he meant: traditional Read More

Too right-wing for Israel? Defense chief’s exit is a victory for moderates, analysts say

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Right-wing firebrand Avigdor Lieberman’s resignation as defense minister signals a victory for moderates in Israel, analysts told RT, adding that Lieberman’s own political ambitions look increasingly far-fetched. Lieberman’s resignation on Wednesday, which he says was prompted by the government’s decision to agree to a truce after days of cross-border violence with Hamas, marks “the beginning Read More

Battle for Yemen's Hodeida: Why the Saudi-led 'Golden Victory' operation is taking so long

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Saudi ground forces are too weak to stand up to the Houthis in Yemen, and their allies and proxies all have their own goals in mind – making the capture of the key port of Hodeida a strategic snarl, experts say. The coalition offensive on Hodeida – a key port and a lifeline for Houthis Read More

Israeli Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman resigns, slams Gaza ceasefire as ‘capitulation to terror’

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Israel Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman has resigned as a protest against the ceasefire in Gaza, calling the deal a “capitulation to terror.” His right-wing party, Yisrael Beiteinu, will also leave the ruling coalition. In a live televised address, Liberman called yesterday’s ceasefire a “surrender to terror” that only achieves “short-term quiet” while damaging Israel’s “long-term Read More

Swedish Parliament rejects center-right PM candidate, no end in sight to political deadlock

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Sweden’s Riksdag has voted against Ulf Kristersson’s candidacy for prime minister, after his center-right allies refused to create a future coalition that would rely on support from the anti-immigration Sweden Democrats. The previously expected result leaves Sweden without a permanent government two months after the election, an unprecedented political stalemate in the country’s democratic history. Read More