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Iran suggests ratifying deeper nuclear inspections in return for US sanctions relief

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The Iranian Foreign Minister has said he offered Washington to provide the UN nuclear watchdog immediate expanded access to all parts of the Iranian nuclear program in exchange for the immediate lifting of US sanctions. Speaking to reporters in New York on Thursday, Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif said Tehran had reached out to Washington Read More

Evercore set to lose out as Aramco reshuffles IPO roles: sources

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LONDON/DUBAI (Reuters) – Boutique investment bank Evercore Partners has lost the chance to retain a prime position as an independent advisor for Saudi Aramco’s potential $100 billion share sale, as the oil giant revives its postponed listing, three sources said. FILE PHOTO: Flames are seen at the production facility of Saudi Aramco’s Shaybah oilfield in Read More

Kevin Spacey sexual assault case dropped by prosecutors

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Prosecutors have dropped a case accusing Kevin Spacey of sexually assaulting a young man at a US bar in 2016. The House Of Cards actor was accused of getting the 18-year-old drunk and then groping him on the island of Nantucket, off Massachusetts, where the man worked clearing tables, according to the Associated Press. The Read More

‘Irreparable wounds to relations’: Turkey calls on US to rectify ‘mistake’ of F-35 cut-off

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Turkey has blasted the US decision to kick it out of the F-35 fighter jet program, in response to Ankara buying Russian S-400 air defense systems, as a mistake that will cause permanent damage to the US-Turkish relations. “This unilateral step is incompatible with the spirit of alliance and does not rely on any legitimate Read More

‘Artificial snow’ could save stricken Antarctic ice sheet – study

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LONDON (Reuters) – Governments could stop the West Antarctic ice sheet from sliding into the ocean and submerging coastal cities by launching a last-ditch engineering project to blanket its surface with ‘artificial snow,’ a study found on Wednesday. FILE PHOTO: An iceberg floats in Andvord Bay, Antarctica, February 14, 2018. REUTERS/Alexandre Meneghini Scientists believe that Read More

‘Rubbish!’: Correa blasts CNN for claim that Assange made embassy into ‘command post for meddling’

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Former Ecuadorian president Rafael Correa has lashed out at CNN over a report claiming whistleblower Julian Assange turned the country’s embassy in London into a “command post for election meddling,” branding the story “rubbish.” In a Monday report, CNN alleged that the WikiLeaks founder had used the Ecuadorian embassy, where he lived under asylum for Read More

Erdogan hails Russian S-400 delivery, wants to ‘go much further’ and make weapons with Russia

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Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has celebrated the arrival in Turkey of the Russian S-400 air defense system, despite the threat of US sanctions, and stated that he wishes to co-produce weapons with Russia in the future. Speaking in Ankara on Monday –on the third anniversary of a failed coup attempt against him– Erdogan promised Read More

Sea section of Russia’s Nord Stream 2 natural gas pipeline is 60% complete

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Russia has finished laying nearly two thirds of the Nord Stream 2 natural gas pipeline along the bottom of the Baltic Sea, the deputy chairman of Gazprom’s management committee has announced. “The completion of the sea part is around 60 percent,” Oleg Aksyutin told the Rossiya 24 channel. The undersea pipeline, Read More

China threatens to sever ties with any US firm linked to selling weapons to Taiwan

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The Chinese foreign ministry has warned that American firms would be banned from doing business in China if they are involved in any arms deals with Taiwan. “In order to safeguard national interests, China will impose sanctions on US companies involved in arms sales to Taiwan,” foreign ministry spokesman Geng Shuang told reporters on Monday. Read More