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UK to send 250 troops to Mali for dangerous peacekeeping mission

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By Alistair Bunkall, defence and security correspondent, in Mali The UK is to send 250 troops to Mali in the biggest peace-keeping deployment since Bosnia and potentially the most dangerous mission for British forces since Afghanistan. The soldiers will form a long-range reconnaissance task group, specifically chosen for their ability to operate in small teams Read More

Reform of Japan’s ‘pacifist’ constitution clause at stake as super-majority slips from PM Abe

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The ruling coalition led by Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is poised for a solid win in the upper house of parliament. Still, early projections show it won’t secure the super-majority needed to change the constitution. Japan held elections for the upper house of its parliament, the Diet, on Sunday. After initial evaluations signaled that Read More

As U.S. heat wave breaks records, cooling centers offer relief

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NEW YORK (Reuters) – With a record-breaking heat wave intensifying over much of the U.S. Midwest and East Coast through the weekend, it was a bad time for Annie McQueen’s air conditioner to break down in her New York City apartment. Children play in a water feature in Domino Park as a heatwave continued to Read More

Ukraine’s Zelensky gains parliamentary faction in snap election

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The party of Volodymyr Zelensky entered Ukraine’s parliament on the back of his popularity, giving the president a much-needed faction in the legislature. Now he needs to walk the walk and deliver on his campaign promises. Zelensky is a professional comedian who entered politics last year to successfully defeat his predecessor, Petro Poroshenko, in April Read More

After failing to launch war with Iran on its own, US drags UK into conflict – Zarif

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Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif has blamed Washington for the ongoing row between Tehran and London, saying the US is pulling the strings in an effort to step up pressure on Iran. When US President Donald Trump called off an airstrike against Iran after the downing of a US drone, the war hawks in Read More

Libya declares force majeure on Sharara crude loaded at Zawiya: NOC

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Dubai — Libya’s state-owned National Oil Corporation said Saturday it declared force majeure on Sharara crude loaded at Zawiya port due to an unlawful closure of a valve. Not registered? Receive daily email alerts, subscriber notes & personalize your experience. Register Now NOC said 290,000 b/d of production at the Sharara oil field has been Read More

Hand grenades, rifle, crossbow & machete found in new neo-Nazi cell bust in Italy

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Italian police seized a new cache of weapons and Nazi materials during a raid on an underground far-right group linked with the conflict in Ukraine. The bust is tied to an earlier raid in which an air-to-air missile was found. Last week, the General Investigations and Special Operations Division (DIGOS) found a cache of 20 Read More

The way Iran seized British-registered oil tanker speaks volumes

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By Dominic Waghorn, diplomatic editor The way Iran seized the Stena Impero speaks volumes. Boarded using a helicopter and military speedboats, then ordered into port. That is exactly what happened to the Grace 1 Iranian supertanker seized by Gibraltarian forces just over a week ago. Iranians will like the symmetry of the two operations. Image: Read More

‘Alter your course’: Audio of moment Iranians warn UK-flagged tanker

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By Chris Robertson and Emily Mee, news reporters New audio has been released of both the Iranian Revolutionary Guard and the HMS Montrose giving instructions to a British-flagged tanker before it was “illegally” seized by Tehran. In the audio, the Revolutionary Guard can be heard telling the Stena Impero: “If you obey, you will be Read More

Panama cites ‘deliberate violations’ as it disowns UAE-based tanker seized by Iran

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The plot has thickened around the disappearance of the oil tanker MT Riah, towed to Iranian shores last week, with Panama saying it is revoking the ship’s registration over violation of international rules. Panama’s Maritime Authority on Saturday announced that it initiated the process of withdrawing its flag from the Emirati-based tanker Riah, that vanished Read More