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Venezuela’s Maduro proposes early elections for opposition-held National Assembly

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Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro has proposed holding early elections to restock the National Assembly, currently headed by opposition leader and self-declared interim president Juan Guaido, who is backed by the US. Maduro made this call in a speech in Caracas on Monday. He also talked about an early election in February of this year. If Read More

EU establishment cries ‘Russia!’ in desperate bid to defeat critics

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With European Parliament elections looming, the establishment parties and mainstream media are reaching for the playbook of US Democrats and hyping the specter of ‘Russia’ to drive voters away from the rising tide of populism. One of the most outspoken liberals in the European Parliament, former Belgian PM Guy Verhofstadt, openly accused five populist politicians Read More

‘B Team’ Donald Trump taunted by Iranian minister

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Iran’s foreign minister has goaded Donald Trump on Twitter, after the US president threatened the “official end” of the country. In a tweet, Mohammad Javad Zarif said: “Goaded by #B_Team, @realdonaldTrump hopes to achieve what Alexander, Genghis & other aggressors failed to do. Iranians have stood tall for millennia while aggressors all gone. #EconomicTerrorism & Read More

Australian, Indian elections boost Asian shares, trade fears ease

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SHANGHAI (Reuters) – Asian shares clawed back some of last week’s losses as investors cheered apparent election wins for conservative incumbents in Australia and India, while broader global trade worries eased after Washington offered to lift some tariffs in North America. FILE PHOTO: A man looks at an electronic board showing the Nikkei stock index Read More

Indian women abduct, demand ransom for Mumbai top manager they accuse of rape

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Indian police have raided a home in New Delhi to rescue a wealthy businessman, who was taken hostage by a group of women over alleged sexual abuse. Rape is a major problem in India, as well as growing number of false accusations. The managing director of a Mumbai-based marine engineering company was kidnapped during a Read More

North Korea calls for urgent UN measures in response to seizure of cargo ship by ‘gangster’ US

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Pyongyang has urged the UN to act after North Korea’s bulk carrier, the Wise Honest, was captured by US forces. It was seized a year after being detained in Indonesia. Pyongyang’s UN representative Kim Song has sent a letter on Friday to Secretary-General Antonio Guterres asking for immediate action to be taken to return the Read More

Wall St. falls as trade anxieties spike

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NEW YORK (Reuters) – Wall Street ended lower on Friday as continuing trade tensions pulled industrial and tech shares down, and the Dow capped a fourth straight week of losses in its longest weekly losing streak in three years. While all three major U.S. indexes struggled for direction for much of the session, they turned Read More

US, Canada to lift tariffs on steel, aluminum & more, stop litigation in WTO – joint statement

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Washington and Ottawa have agreed to remove steel and aluminum tariffs as part of an agreement regulating the metal trade between the two neighbors, according to a joint statement. The US will lift the 25 percent tariff on steel imports and 10 percent tariff on aluminum President Donald Trump imposed against Canada back in late Read More

US, Canada to lift tariffs on steel, aluminum and more, stop litigation in WTO – joint statement

3 days ago DieselGasoil Comments Off on US, Canada to lift tariffs on steel, aluminum and more, stop litigation in WTO – joint statement
Washington and Ottawa have agreed to remove steel and aluminum tariffs as part of an agreement regulating the metal trade between the two neighbors, according to a joint statement. The US will lift its 25-percent tariff on steel imports and 10-percent tariff on aluminum President Donald Trump imposed against Canada back in late May 2018 Read More