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Net neutrality supporter sentenced for death threats to FCC Chairman Pai

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – A California man was sentenced to 20 months in prison on Friday after pleading guilty for threatening to kill the family of U.S. Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai over the regulator’s successful effort to repeal net neutrality rules. The Justice Department said Markara Man, 33, of Norwalk, California, sent the email Read More

US speaks of peace talks, while ‘holding a gun’ at Tehran – top Iranian official

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Iran has pulled no punches with regards to Washington, saying that while the US is urging talks, it simultaneously holds a gun at Tehran. It comes as tensions between two states continue to grow. “The actions of American leaders in exerting pressure and launching sanctions while speaking of talks, is like holding a gun Read More

Taiwan: Same-sex marriage legalised in first for Asian country

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Taiwan has become the first country in Asia to legalise same-sex marriage. The landmark bill was passed by 66 votes to 27 following a heated debate over marriage equality that has divided the self-ruled island. Thousands of supporters of same-sex marriage gathered outside parliament in the capital Taipei. Ahead of the vote, president Tsai Ing-wen Read More

Louvre pyramid, JFK library & other iconic designs by late Chinese-US architect I.M. Pei (PHOTOS)

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World-renowned Chinese-born architect I.M. Pei has died at the age of 102, his son Li Chung Pei confirmed, leaving behind dozens of distinctive buildings as well as three children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. Pei trained under modernist architect and Bauhaus founder Walter Gropius, getting his start with commercial real estate developer Zeckendorf in New York and Read More

Climate change climbs up U.S. voters’ list of concerns

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NEW YORK (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – Climate change is rising up the list of voter concerns in the United States with nearly 40% saying the issue will be crucial in how they cast their ballots in the 2020 presidential election, according to a poll released on Thursday. FILE PHOTO: An attendant holds a placard during Read More

Saudi pipeline attack highlights risk to Middle East oil exports, as tensions rise

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By Salma El Wardany on 5/16/2019 Pipeline attacks, stock photo. CAIRO (Bloomberg) — Saudi Arabia accused Iran of ordering this week’s attack on key oil facilities, stoking concerns that the world’s largest oil-producing region is edging toward another war. Crude prices rose. Prince Khalid Bin Salman, the vice minister for defense and brother of Saudi Read More

John Sverdrup Phase 2 approved, according to Equinor

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5/15/2019 Trond Bokn, senior V.P. for the Johan Sverdrup development in Equinor, received the formal approval of the plan for development and operation from Kjell-Børge Freiberg, Minister of Petroleum and Energy. (Photo: Håkon Fonseca Nordang / Equinor ASA). STAVANGER — The plan for development and operation (PDO) of the second phase of the Johan Sverdrup Read More

‘There won’t be any war’ between Iran & US – Khamenei

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Despite a spike in tensions between Iran and the US, the two nations won’t engage in a military conflict – but there will also be no new nuclear deal, Iranian Supreme Leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, has said. “There won’t be any war. The Iranian nation has chosen the path of resistance,” Khamenei said as cited Read More

Greenpeace activists climb Sydney Harbour Bridge in climate protest

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SYDNEY (Reuters) – Police arrested 13 people on Tuesday after they scaled the Sydney Harbour Bridge to demand Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison take emergency action to address climate change. Greenpeace activists can be seen suspended from the under-carriage of the Sydney Harbour Bridge in Sydney, Australia, May 14, 2019. AAP Image/Dean Lewins/via REUTERS Security Read More

Uber fizzles in Wall Street debut, opens below $45 IPO price

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(Reuters) – Uber Technologies Inc’s shares made a disappointing market debut on Friday, marking a rocky start for the most anticipated initial public offering of the year as other high-profile startups such as Slack and WeWork look to go public. The fall in shares undermined Uber’s strategy of pricing its oversubscribed IPO conservatively at $45 Read More