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‘Build your own establishment’: How ‘blacklisted’ ballet star Sergei Polunin handles his critics

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Blacklisted in Ukraine and under fire from critics abroad, ballet superstar Sergei Polunin is no stranger to controversy. The contentious dancer joined RT to discuss how he handles his detractors. Last year, Polunin found himself on Ukraine’s artistic blacklist. Since 2014, hundreds of Russian performers, films and television series have been banned in the country Read More

Netanyahu compares EU approach to Iran with ‘appeasement’ of Nazi Germany before WWII

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Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu has compared Europe’s attitude to Iran with the 1930s appeasement of Nazi Germany, after the EU foreign policy chief said Tehran’s enrichment breach wouldn’t trigger the Iran deal’s dispute mechanism. The EU’s high representative Federica Mogherini said on Monday that the bloc did not regard Tehran’s recent breaches of the 2015 Read More

Amazon rivals ride on Prime Day marketing as protests unfold

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NEW YORK (Reuters) – Amazon.com Inc’s Prime Day is now a major marketing opportunity and shopping event in the annual calendar for other U.S. retail companies, rivaling the Thanksgiving holiday’s Black Friday as a driver of sales. FILE PHOTO: The logo of Amazon is seen on the door of an Amazon Books retail store in Read More

Bye bye Bond: The new 007 is a black woman, but does everything old need to be fixed?

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The James Bond franchise will shake things up completely for its 25th instalment, casting a black actress to take over from Daniel Craig as the new 007 – since re-doing old stories with a PC angle is easier than writing new ones. The UK’s Daily Mail reports that British actress Lashana Lynch will take over Read More

Climate activists disrupt five British cities with ‘summer uprising’

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LONDON (Reuters) – Civil disobedience group Extinction Rebellion staged protests in five British cities on Monday, aiming to renew pressure on the government to take bolder action to tackle climate change and slow the worldwide loss of plant and animal species. The movement, which shut down four sites in central London for 11 days in Read More

Protesters clash with riot police in Hong Kong shopping centre

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Protesters demanding the resignation of Hong Kong’s chief executive have clashed with riot police in a mainland shopping centre in Sha Tin. Footage shows officers appearing to strike demonstrators with batons after more than 10,000 people marched for greater democracy in the territory. Protesters also called for an investigation into complaints of police violence. The Read More

Parks in Israeli city open up to Arabs as court rules against ban on ‘non-residents’

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A city in northern Israel was ordered to keep its public parks open to anyone, including those who do not reside there, effectively removing a “racist” practice local rights groups said was used mainly against Arabs. Israeli Arabs claimed a small legal victory over the city of Afula, which closed its parks to ‘non-residents’. Lifting Read More

Nike goes ahead with investment in new Arizona manufacturing plant

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FILE PHOTO: A customer is reflected in a shop window decorated with Nike store logo at the outlet village Belaya Dacha outside Moscow, Russia, April 23, 2016. REUTERS/Grigory Dukor/File Photo (Reuters) – Nike Inc (NKE.N) said on Thursday it will open a manufacturing facility in Goodyear, Arizona, with a likely investment of at least $184 Read More

Salvini aide negotiated fuel deal with Russians ‘to fund political campaign,’ BuzzFeed claims

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An aide to Italian Deputy PM Matteo Salvini allegedly met some Russian officials to discuss details of a fuel delivery, which was meant to “fund a political campaign,” BuzzFeed has claimed in a report. The meeting allegedly happened on the morning of October 18 last year in the lobby of Moscow’s Metropol Hotel, coinciding with Read More

‘Set your ovaries free’: Tanzanian president urges women to have babies to boost economy

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The president of Tanzania is urging females to have more children to help boost the economy, despite having one of the highest birth rates in the world. John Magufuli claimed that countries with a higher birth rate like China, India and Nigeria, have reaped economic benefits and called on Tanzanian women to let their ovaries Read More