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Ukraine passes controversial language law, isolating Russian-speakers

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Ukraine’s parliament has passed a law requiring the use of the Ukrainian language in almost all aspects of public life. While the move aims to solidify national identity, it could disenfranchise the country’s Russian speakers. The law, which passed by 278 votes to 38 on Thursday, obliges all Ukrainian citizens to know the national language, Read More

UK slams Saudi beheadings, but arms sales for Riyadh’s Yemen war still go on

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Saudi Arabia’s mass executions are “utterly unacceptable” and “repulsive” for the UK, but it less concerned when it comes to the ongoing arms sales to Riyadh, which continues its military campaign in the impoverished Yemen. Joining the outrage from the UN, the Foreign Office Minister Alan Duncan has issued a strong condemnation of the Saudi Read More

Belt and Road to make Russia-China trade more balanced – experts to RT

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Russia and China complement one another economically, according to political scientist Joseph Cheng. He said the two countries’ trade could become even more balanced with the help of the Belt & Road Initiative. Speaking to RT ahead of Russian President Vladimir Putin’s arrival to Beijing on Thursday, he said that Russia’s role is very important, Read More

Wall Street bankers make triumphant return to Saudi Arabia just in time for mass beheadings

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Global finance leaders, who boycotted the Saudi investment summit last year over the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, have returned to Riyadh despite the beheadings of dozens of people this week. Big investors, particularly from Wall Street, joined panels at the two-day financial forum which began on Wednesday in Riyadh. Larry Fink, CEO of US Read More

Put down your iPhone, Apple chief suggests

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Apple chief executive Tim Cook has told a summit that the company doesn’t want customers to spend all of their time on its devices. Medical bodies and professionals have warned about the amount of time that adults and children are spending in front of screens, although suggested optimal amounts differ. Governments have warned that technology Read More

Erdogan fires back at France’s ‘bloody past’ on day of 1st Armenian genocide commemoration

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Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has accused France of hypocrisy on the latter’s first national day of commemoration of the Armenian genocide, citing Rwanda and Algeria as example of France’s own historic misdeeds. “If we look at those trying to give lessons on human rights or democracy to Turkey on the Armenian question and the Read More

Saudi Arabia beheads 37 people, mostly from Shia minority, puts body on display

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Riyadh has drawn outrage from human rights advocates after it put to death 37 people and displayed a mutilated body of one of them on a pole. The execution was carried out after “sham trials,” the Amnesty International said. The ultra-conservative kingdom on Tuesday beheaded 37 of its citizens in its biggest mass execution in Read More

Tesla says robotaxis coming to U.S. roads next year, slams rivals’ use of Lidar

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SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – Chief Executive Elon Musk said Tesla Inc robotaxis with no human drivers would be available in some U.S. markets next year, continuing a habit of bold pronouncements that have excited many investors while often missing deadlines. FILE PHOTO: A Tesla logo is seen in Los Angeles, California U.S. January 12, 2018. Read More