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‘Lift sanctions & apologize if you want to talk,’ Iran’s Rouhani tells Washington

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The US should first drop sanctions and apologize, if it wants to sit down for negotiations, Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani said, after Washington stepped up “maximum pressure” on Tehran. “Negotiation is only possible if all the pressures are lifted, they apologize for their illegal actions and there is mutual respect,” Rouhani said on Wednesday. He Read More

Angola in recovery mode with oil-block auction, new refineries on the horizon

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By Henrique Almeida on 4/23/2019 Photo: Luanda, Angola offshore field. LISBON (Bloomberg) — Africa’s second-biggest oil producer looks to benefit from a surge in crude prices that could boost companies’ appetite for investments with an auction of nine blocks this year and seeking new refineries. The tenders for the offshore areas are part of efforts Read More

Angola in recovery mode with oil-block auction, new refineries

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By Henrique Almeida on 4/23/2019 LISBON (Bloomberg) — Africa’s second-biggest oil producer looks to benefit from a surge in crude prices that could boost companies’ appetite for investments with an auction of nine blocks this year and seeking new refineries. The tenders for the offshore areas are part of efforts to lure back global explorers Read More

Israeli Army not prepared for war – Hezbollah leader Nasrallah

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Hezbollah leader Hassan Nasrallah has ruled out a summer of war with Israel, denying reports his Lebanese Shiite organization was planning for military conflict. He said the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) are not prepared for battle. Responding to the information by Kuwait’s al-Rai newspaper about a simmering stand-off in the coming months, the leader of Read More

Ahold says Stop&Shop strike will hurt 2019 margins

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FILE PHOTO: Striking workers gather outside a Stop & Shop store following a speech by former U.S. Vice President Joe Biden, a potential 2020 Democratic presidential candidate, in Boston, Massachusetts, U.S., April 18, 2019. REUTERS/Brian Snyder AMSTERDAM (Reuters) – Ahold, the Dutch owner of supermarket chains in the United States and Europe, said on Monday Read More

‘A whole new phase of confrontation’: New Revolutionary Guards head shows Iran readying for conflict

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Tehran’s appointment of a hardline new commander of its Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC) could signal that Iran is preparing for conflict with the US, former Pentagon analyst Michael Maloof has told RT. Brigadier General Hossein Salami, 58, will replace Mohammad Ali Jafari as the elite unit’s commander-in-chief, Iranian state media reported Sunday. Salami served as Read More

Landslide victory: Early Ukraine election results show Zelensky’s near 50-point lead over Poroshenko

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Comedian Volodymyr Zelensky has secured an impressive victory against incumbent president Petro Poroshenko in Sunday’s run-off, the first official results confirm. The 41-year-old showman secured over 73 percent of the vote, the Central Election Commission’s latest data shows, with just over 54 percent of the ballots counted. Poroshenko only managed to rake up a bit over Read More

Russia cautiously hopeful as newcomer Zelensky promises to ‘reboot’ E. Ukraine talks

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Some top Russian officials have expressed cautious hopes that the imminent presidential victory of Volodymyr Zelensky might improve the situation in Ukraine – and relations with Moscow. Others, however, remain quite skeptical. Zelensky had all but secured a certain victory by Sunday night, leading the incumbent Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko in this second run-off with Read More

US & Europe react to Poroshenko’s defeat by comedian Zelensky in Ukraine

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As early results show West-backed President Petro Poroshenko looks certain to be defeated by comic Volodymyr Zelensky, US and EU officials have queued up to congratulate the political rookie, all looking for “strong partnership.” The US embassy in Ukraine was apparently the first western mission that rushed to address Zelensky as exit polls showed the Read More

Ukraine’s president-in-waiting Zelensky vows to end conflict in Donbass with ‘POWERFUL INFOWAR’

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Comedian-turned-politician Volodimir Zelensky, set for a landslide win in Ukraine’s presidential vote, stayed true to character at his first press conference, dropping some flashy promises but refusing to go into boring detail. Shortly after claiming electoral victory, Zelensky held a Q&A session with reporters at his campaign HQ in a Kiev business center. While the Read More