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Russia teams up with France to deliver aid to Eastern Ghouta – Foreign Ministry

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Russia and France will send a relief convoy to Syria’s Eastern Ghouta, delivering first aid kits and medication to local hospitals, the Russian Foreign Ministry said. The distribution of aid will be supervised by Moscow. The two countries will launch a humanitarian project for Syria to provide care and Medicine for people in Eastern Ghouta Read More

As wheat harvest heads to parched north, Europe braces for more losses

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PARIS (Reuters) – Europe’s grain market is bracing for more downgrades to the size of this year’s wheat crop as harvesting reaches the northern regions that have been worst hit by exceptional drought and heat since spring. FILE PHOTO: A French farmer harvests wheat in Sancourt, northern France, July 17, 2018. REUTERS/Pascal Rossignol/File Photo Germany, Read More

Billionaire dies of heart attack after media wrongly report he killed toddler in car accident

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Was fake news the cause of a Russian real estate mogul’s death? Igor Nekhluydov suffered a heart attack after hearing reports that a boy injured by his car died. The toddler, however, turned out to be OK. News of the passing of the 71-year-old billionaire, Igor Nekhluydov, whose wealth was estimated by Forbes at $15 Read More

Tehran rejected 8 requests for Trump-Rouhani meeting – Iranian chief-of-staff

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The Trump administration had requested a meeting with Iran’s Hassan Rouhani eight times, but was turned down by the Iranian side, Rouhani’s chief-of-staff has said. Experts say a meeting would be a loss of face for the Iranians. A Trump-Rouhani meeting might have happened on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly session in September Read More

Battle lines drawn as EU court weighs fate of gene-edited crops

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LONDON (Reuters) – Gene editing in agriculture takes center stage next Wednesday when Europe’s highest court rules in a case that could determine the fate of the technology that is already making waves in the field of Medicine. FILE PHOTO: Professor Wendy Harwood poses for a photograph with barley plants that have undergone gene editing Read More

Robbery on the go: Moving bus looted during World Cup celebrations in Grenoble

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Some people took advantage of the French national team’s victory at the World Cup – a group of young men were filmed robbing a bus as it was driven through Grenoble during the celebrations. Men chasing a bus and emptying its luggage compartment in broad daylight were caught on film. The video was widely shared Read More

France's Dassault calls for UK-EU to agree post-Brexit ties quickly

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FARNBOROUGH, England (Reuters) – The head of France’s Dassault Aviation (AVMD.PA) urged Britain and the European Union to settle differences over the UK’s departure from the bloc and define a new partnership as quickly as possible to avoid hurting hundreds of suppliers. FILE PHOTO: A logo of Dassault Aviation is pictured on their booth during Read More

Macron’s aide filmed beating protesters, prosecutors launch preliminary probe

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Paris prosecutors kicked off a preliminary probe after an aide to French President Emmanuel Macron was filmed beating demonstrators during this year’s May Day rally, Le Monde reports. Announced Thursday morning, the investigation will focus on incidents of “violence by someone charged with a public service mission,” a judicial official said, without naming the aide Read More

Cute kids recreating World Cup final causes online race debate. Must it always end like this?

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A video of young footballers recreating the World Cup final between France and Croatia kicked off a vicious race debate online. Does everything in the era of online comments and identity politics have to be like this? RT is winding down its World Cup coverage after a successful tournament in Russia, and produced the video Read More

‘They want us all to leave’: South African farmer wants to move to Russia, change name to Ivan

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Half a million white South Africans have left the country in the past three decades, but most didn’t choose Russia as their new home, unlike Johannes du Toit, who is intent on settling here as Ivan Vahrushin. “The hostility, the injustice I’m living through, it is to do with the South African government. It is Read More