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Venezuelan border guards open fire on indigenous border community – reports

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At least one person is dead and several more injured after Venezuelan troops opened fire on civilians near the Brazilian border, opposition figures claim. The victims were reportedly helping move humanitarian aid into Venezuela. Video footage shot by opposition politician Americo De Grazia purports to show several of the wounded being treated in hospital. Between Read More

Pakistan vows 'full force' response as tensions with India escalate

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By Russell Hope, news reporter Pakistan’s military has promised to respond with “full force” if the country is attacked by India, following a suicide bombing that killed 40 Indian paramilitary policemen in Kashmir.  Major General Asif Ghafoor told reporters his message to their neighbour was: “Don’t mess with Pakistan. “We have no intention to initiate Read More

Climate plan 'not pie in the sky' before election, says Spain

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MADRID (Reuters) – Spain’s government presented a draft proposal on how to drastically reduce carbon emissions on Friday, less than two weeks before parliament is due to be dissolved ahead of a general election that may nix its chances of becoming law. FILE PHOTO: Spain’s Energy and Environment Minister Teresa Ribera arrives for a cabinet Read More

‘Macron is playing ‘political theater’ in linking anti-Semitism & anti-Zionism – French commenters

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French President Emmanuel Macron’s vow to outlaw “anti-Zionism” as racism has less to do with actually fighting hate crimes and more to do with courting votes, according to French commenters. “Anti-Semitism is hiding itself behind anti-Zionism,” Macron said Wednesday, speaking at the Representative Council of French Jewish Institutions (Crif) and announcing that France seeks to Read More

US arm-twisting & pipe dreams aside, Europe just won’t quit Russian gas imports

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Austria will continue buying Russian gas despite US pressure and fear-mongering from Poland and Ukraine about dangers to European energy security. The cost of importing US gas is just not right, says its Chancellor Sebastian Kurz. Meeting with US President Donald Trump in Washington on Wednesday, the 32-year-old chancellor stood up for Austria’s continued support Read More

Southwest shares drop as mechanics dispute escalates

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(Reuters) – Southwest Airlines Co’s shares fell more than 5 percent on Wednesday after the low-cost U.S. carrier said it was investigating whether a conflict with its mechanics union was leading to a spike in flight cancellations. The escalating labor dispute, one of the biggest to hit a top-four U.S. airline in more than a Read More

Putin warns of retaliation if US places missiles in Europe

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By Diana Magnay, Moscow correspondent Vladimir Putin has warned Moscow will match any US move to deploy nuclear missiles closer to Russia by placing its own missiles closer to the US or by deploying new, faster missiles. The Russian president issued a clear message to American politicians in his annual state of the nation address. “Let Read More

Qualcomm urges U.S. regulators to reverse course and ban some iPhones

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(Reuters) – Qualcomm Inc is urging U.S. trade regulators to reverse a judge’s ruling and ban the import of some Apple Inc iPhones in a long-running patent fight between the two companies. FILE PHOTO: A Qualcomm sign is seen during the China International Import Expo (CIIE), at the National Exhibition and Convention Center in Shanghai, Read More

Quadriga: The cryptocurrency exchange that lost $135m

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When the 30-year-old founder of a Canadian cryptocurrency exchange died suddenly, he took the whereabouts of some C$180m ($135m; £105m) in cryptocurrency to his grave. Now, tens of thousands of Quadriga CX users are wondering if they will ever see their funds again. In 2014, one of the world’s biggest online cryptocurrency exchanges – MtGox Read More

Venezuela's Exit From U.S. Sanctions? Show Maduro the Door

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By Saleha Mohsin on 2/17/2019 Photo: Minister of Petroleum and President of PDVSA Manuel Quevedo, courtesy of Twitter. WASHINGTON (Bloomberg) — The Trump administration has given Venezuela’s state-owned oil giant, Petroleos de Venezuela SA, and President Nicolas Maduro’s associates a clear path to escape U.S. sanctions: Help bring down the authoritarian leader. The Treasury Department Read More