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Comedian wins Ukraine presidential election – exit poll

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Comedian Volodymyr Zelenskiy has won Ukraine’s presidential election with 73% of the vote, according to an exit poll. The poll suggests Mr Zelenskiy has beaten Petro Poroshenko by a landslide with the incumbent winning just 25% of the vote. Mr Poroshenko conceded defeat on Sunday and said he would leave office next month. “I’m leaving Read More

Assange arrest shows Moreno ‘CIA asset,’ turning country into ‘vassal’ state – Ecuador’s former FM

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The decision of Ecuador’s government to terminate Julian Assange’s asylum is “savagery” and has heavily damaged the dignity of the county, which caved in to the US as if it was its “vassal,” former FM Ricardo Patino told RT. The former official, who is a vocal supporter of the WikiLeaks co-founder, believes the arrest of Read More

Anger over Notre-Dame donations as yellow vest protests turn violent

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At least 126 people have been arrested in Paris on the 23rd week of the yellow vest protests as violence erupted on the city’s streets. Flares were thrown and dozens of motorbikes and cars were set on fire as riot police fired tear gas at protesters around Place de la Republique on Saturday. In a Read More

North Korea lambasts Bolton for ‘dim-sighted’ denuclearization remarks

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A top North Korean diplomat has slammed US National Security Advisor John Bolton for his “nonsense” and “dim-sighted” call for denuclearization amid stalled talks between the two nations following the fruitless summit in Hanoi. In an interview with Bloomberg on Wednesday, Bolton said that Washington could only proceed with further negotiations once there is “a Read More

Facebook draws liberal ire for hiring conservative ‘fact-checkers’ for once

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A fact-checking spinoff of the conservative website Daily Caller has partnered up with Facebook to police fake news, and mainstream media are outraged. The social media behemoth has added Daily Caller’s CheckYourFact.com to its list of US media partners this week, sparking outrage among the mainstream (and politically rather differently aligned) media outlets, who argued Read More

U.S. LNG exports on rise as regulators approve two new projects

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By Stephen Cunningham and Naureen S. Malik on 4/18/2019 Photo: Corpus Christi, Texas LNG terminal. WASHINGTON and NEW YORK (Bloomberg) — Tellurian Inc.’s proposed $28 billion Driftwood terminal in Louisiana and Sempra Energy’s Port Arthur LNG project in Texas were cleared by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission in a 3-1 vote in Washington, with Democratic Read More

LAGCOE 2019 registration is open

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4/18/2019 LAFAYETTE — LAGCOE leadership announces LAGCOE 2019 online registration is officially open. The event will take place Oct. 9-11, 2019 in New Orleans, La., at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center. In its 64th year, LAGCOE 2019 will have that South Louisiana charm, hospitality and grit it is known for, but this time the Read More

US Army truck catches fire in Poland, 3 injured

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Three US service members were injured in yet another traffic incident in Poland, as Washington and Warsaw are reportedly nearing a deal on permanent US presence in the eastern European country. A military truck traveling in a convoy between Swietoszow and Luboszow in Lower Silesia caught fire on Wednesday, local media reported. The injured service Read More

Qualcomm gains $30 billion in market value after Apple settlement

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(Reuters) – Qualcomm Inc added $30 billion to its market value after it resolved a legal battle with Apple Inc, a move that secures its leadership in 5G phone chips and could pave the way for a similar settlement with China’s Huawei Technologies. FILE PHOTO: A sign on the Qualcomm campus is seen in San Read More

ABB CEO steps down abruptly in middle of group’s overhaul

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ZURICH (Reuters) – ABB Chief Executive Ulrich Spiesshofer has quit the Swiss industrial group as the board and major shareholders look for a speedier turnaround at the maker of industrial robots and supplier of factory automation. FILE PHOTO: Ulrich Spiesshofer addresses ABB’s annual news conference in Zurich, Switzerland February 28, 2019. REUTERS/Arnd Wiegmann/File Photo Spiesshofer’s Read More