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‘Not a gift’ UNRWA slams Israel decision to close its Palestinian schools

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Israel will close all UNRWA schools in East Jerusalem to replace them with Israeli-run schools in a blow to Palestinians. The agency has complained it was not told of this decision. Israel’s National Security Council decided it will revoke permits for the schools which are run by the United Nations Relief Works Agency (UNRWA) in Read More

170 migrants feared dead in Mediterranean sinkings

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Up to 170 migrants are feared dead after two accidents in which dinghies sank in the Mediterranean after leaving North Africa for Europe. One of the vessels capsized off Libya after departing the country on Thursday, prompting the Italian navy to stage a rescue operation. But Flavio Di Giacomo, a spokesman for the International Organisation Read More

'Syria's children are its future but it's they who have suffered most'

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Hamish de Bretton-Gordon is a chemical weapons expert and formerly an officer in the British Army commanding the UK’s regiment to deal with chemical weapons defence regiment. Alongside Professor David Nott and Richard Benyon MP, he warns that leaving Syria’s fate in the hands of Vladimir Putin and Bashar al Assad threatens millions. Image: Hamish Read More

'Syria's children are its future but it's them who have suffered most'

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Hamish de Bretton-Gordon is a chemical weapons expert and formerly an officer in the British Army commanding the UK’s regiment to deal with chemical weapons defence regiment. Alongside Professor David Nott and Richard Benyon MP, he warns that leaving Syria’s fate in the hands of Vladimir Putin and Bashar al Assad threatens millions. Image: Hamish Read More

China set to post slowest growth in 28 years in 2018, more stimulus seen

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BEIJING (Reuters) – China is expected to report on Monday that economic growth cooled to its slowest in 28 years in 2018 amid weakening domestic demand and bruising U.S. tariffs, adding pressure on Beijing to roll out more support measures to avert a sharper slowdown. A woman looks at job advertisements on a wall in Read More

Russia warns US against arms race on Earth & space after missile defense plans revealed

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US rejection of any limitations on missile defense programs and readiness to weaponize space has drawn a blunt reaction from Moscow, with the Russian Foreign Ministry warning Washington not to restart the Cold War-era arms race. Describing the US Missile Defense Review (MDR) published Thursday as “openly confrontational,” the Russian Foreign Ministry said the document Read More

Moscow’s pick of new envoy to conflict-ridden CAR is ‘good choice’ – ex-diplomat to RT

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Moscow has assigned a new envoy to the Central African Republic (CAR) as the country faces fresh internal conflicts. However, appointing a new ambassador is nothing out of the ordinary, a veteran diplomat told RT. Vladimir Titorenko was appointed ambassador to CAR on Tuesday. He replaced Sergei Lobanov, who had been Moscow’s envoy since 2011. Read More

CVS, Walmart resolve pharmacy contract impasse

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(Reuters) – Walmart Inc (WMT.N), the world’s largest retailer, will remain part of CVS Health Corp’s (CVS.N) network for commercial and Medicaid pharmacy customers, the companies said on Friday, breaking a contract impasse disclosed earlier this week. FILE PHOTO: An employee pushes shopping carts outside a Walmart store in Chicago, Illinois, U.S., November 20, 2018. Read More

CVS, Walmart reach agreement on pharmacy contract after impasse

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FILE PHOTO: An employee pushes shopping carts outside a Walmart store in Chicago, Illinois, U.S., November 20, 2018. REUTERS/Kamil Krzaczynski/File Photo (Reuters) – CVS Health Corp (CVS.N) and Walmart Inc (WMT.N) said on Friday the world’s largest retailer would remain part of CVS’s network for commercial and Medicaid pharmacy customers, breaking a contract impasse CVS Read More

CVS, Walmart reach new agreement for pharmacy network

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FILE PHOTO: A logo of CVS Health is displayed on a monitor above the floor of the New York Stock Exchange shortly after the opening bell in New York, U.S., December 5, 2017. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson (Reuters) – CVS Health Corp (CVS.N) and Walmart Inc (WMT.N) reached a multi-year agreement, under which Walmart will continue participating Read More