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All roads lead to China: 17 Arab countries join Beijing’s new Silk Road

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Beijing has inked cooperation deals on its multi-trillion-dollar Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) with 17 Arab countries, state-run Xinhua News Agency reported, citing the results of a joint Sino-Arab forum. The second China-Arab Forum on Reform and Development, which was held in Shanghai on Tuesday, attracted more than a hundred businessmen, politicians, and academics from Read More

Four injured after lightning hits Acropolis Hill area in Athens

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ATHENS (Reuters) – Four people were injured after lightning struck the Acropolis Hill area in Athens on Wednesday, an ambulance service official said. There was no sign the Parthenon temple or other historic sites were damaged, the culture ministry said. Two guards and two tourists at the archaeological site were slightly injured by broken glass, Read More

Switzerland backs China’s new Silk Road as Western allies twiddle their thumbs

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Switzerland has become the fourth European country to join China’s ambitious global trade infrastructure project, the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI). The Swiss Finance Ministry announced that President Ueli Maurer is planning to sign a deal on cooperation with China under the new Silk Road project during his visit to Beijing later this month. Maurer, Read More

Elgin Marbles: Greece attacks British Museum as ‘murky prison’

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By Aubrey Allegretti, news reporter The Greek president has escalated a campaign for the return of the Elgin Marbles, attacking their home in the British Museum as a “murky prison”. Speaking in Athens, Prokopis Pavlopoulos challenged British officials to “come here and make the comparison” with the city’s Acropolis Museum, where he suggested the artefacts Read More

Europe at major threat of INSECT-BORN tropical diseases, scientists warn

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Europe is on the cusp of a major Health threat from dangerous tropical diseases as climate change shifts weather patterns across the continent and people move around more, scientists are saying. The harsher winters and generally colder conditions of Europe have long meant that insects that spread deadly illness like dengue fever and West Nile Read More

US lets 3 NATO allies use Russian SAMs, but why is it so spooked over Turkey’s S-400 deal?

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For years, three NATO states have had no trouble using Russian air defense systems, but Turkey’s S-400 deal is a special case as it’s a risk to the US grip on Ankara and inflicts losses on its military industry, analysts told RT. Not a single month passes without the United States unloading on Turkey, which Read More

‘Chinese spies’ stole secrets from chip equipment maker ASML: Dutch newspaper FD

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HOUSTON, April 11, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Occidental Petroleum Corporation (NYSE:OXY) will announce its first quarter 2019 financial results after close of market on Monday, May 6, 2019, and will hold a conference call to discuss results on Tuesday, May 7, 2019, at 12 p.m. Eastern/11 a.m. Central.  SUGAR LAND, Texas, April 11, 2019 Read More

Gang member killed in daring €10mn daylight heist on Tirana airport runway

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Four people have been arrested and 40 questioned following a daring, multimillion-euro daylight heist on the runway at Tirana airport, in which one gang member was killed during a shootout with Albanian police. An armed gang dressed in military fatigues stormed the runway at Tirana’s Mother Teresa Airport Tuesday and threatened baggage handlers before engaging Read More

TOP Ships Inc. Announces Commencement of Charter With Oil Major

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ATHENS, Greece, April 11, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — TOP Ships Inc. (the “Company”), an international owner and operator of modern, fuel efficient “ECO” tanker vessels, announced today that the recently delivered scrubber fitted Suezmax tanker M/T Eco Bel Air, constructed at the Hyundai Samho shipyard in South Korea, commenced its previously announced time charter employment Read More

Armed robbers steal ‘millions’ in Albania plane heist

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By Lucia Binding, news reporter Armed robbers have made off with a large sum of cash as it was being loaded on to a passenger plane in Albania. One robber was shot dead in an exchange of gunfire with police at Mother Teresa International Airport in Tirana on Tuesday afternoon, but the cash was not Read More