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Sanctions on Russia can be lifted ‘at any time’ – French PM

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Even as both the EU and Russia renewed sanctions against each other, the French prime minister argued the measures are not permanent and could be removed swiftly, in a possible signal to Washington. “We know that sanctions are not a permanent regime, but a state that can be canceled at any time,” PM Eduard Philippe Read More

Russia extends counter-sanctions against US, EU & allies through 2020

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President Vladimir Putin has signed a law prolonging the embargo against Western countries that have imposed anti-Russia sanctions. Restrictions will be in force until the end of next year. The document which was published on Russia’s official portal of legal information, reads: “To extend from January 1 to December 31, 2020 the operation of certain Read More

Still too early to take position on OPEC+ crude deal for H2: Russia’s Novak

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London — Russian energy minister Alexander Novak said Monday it was still too early to talk about what form an OPEC+ deal on crude output should take in the second half of the year due to ongoing uncertainty in the market. Not registered? Receive daily email alerts, subscriber notes & personalize your experience. Register Now Read More

Asian stocks tick up, oil rises amid U.S.-Iran tensions

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TOKYO (Reuters) – Asian shares edged up on Monday as investors pinned their hopes on any signs of a thaw in Sino-U.S. trade negotiations, while oil prices firmed on heightened tensions between the United States and Iran. A passerby walks past in front of a stock quotation board outside a brokerage in Tokyo, Japan, May Read More

Asian stocks subdued, oil rises on U.S.-Iran tensions

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TOKYO (Reuters) – Asian shares were off to a cautious start on Monday as investors pinned their hopes on any signs of a thaw in Sino-U.S. trade negotiations while oil prices firmed on worries over heightened tensions between the United States and Iran. A passerby walks past in front of a stock quotation board outside Read More

Oil gains as new sanctions set to ratchet up pressure on Iran

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By James Thornhill on 6/23/2019 SYDNEY (Bloomberg) —Oil extended its rally after the U.S. said it was preparing new sanctions against Iran, further escalating tensions between the two states. Futures in New York were up 0.5%, after surging 9.4% last week — the biggest weekly gain in more than two years. U.S. Secretary of State Read More

FedEx misses delivery of Huawei package to U.S.; China paper says retaliation threatened

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(Reuters) – FedEx Corp said on Sunday an operational error prevented a Huawei Technologies package from being delivered to the United States, just weeks after the U.S. delivery company said an error led to the Chinese firm’s packages being misdirected. FILE PHOTO: A Federal Express truck makes its way down a freeway in San Diego, Read More

Robocalls in the crosshairs of bipartisan House bill

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Will the scourge of robocalls ever become a thing of the past? A flurry of proposals on Capitol Hill, including a bill that has bipartisan support in the House of Representatives, could make a dent in curbing the proliferation of ubiquitous spam calls. The House’s Stopping Bad Robocalls Act would toughen requirements for carriers like Verizon Read More

Bitcoin breaks key $10,000 mark, reaching 15-month high

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The price of the world’s largest cryptocurrency by market capitalization, bitcoin, crossed the psychological mark of $10,000 on Friday night and further extended the gains on Saturday to hit a 15-month record. Bitcoin soared more than 10 percent to $10,839.14 per one digital coin at 6:14am GMT on Saturday – its highest price since March Read More

Exclusive: Exxon’s $53 billion Iraq deal hit by contract snags, Iran tensions – sources

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BASRA, Iraq/BAGHDAD (Reuters) – Just weeks ago, U.S. energy giant ExxonMobil looked poised to move ahead with a $53 billion project to boost Iraq’s oil output at its southern fields, a milestone in the company’s ambitions to expand in the country. FILE PHOTO: Flames emerge from the flare stacks at the West Qurna-1 oilfield, which Read More