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China bans Australian coal imports as diplomatic tensions over Huawei intensify

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One of China’s biggest ports has put restrictions on shipments of coal from Australia, its top supplier of anthracite, casting a shadow upon Australia’s second largest export earner. The Port of Dalian is set to cap overall coal imports from all sources at 12 million tons until the end of 2019, according to an official Read More

Giant tortoise feared extinct for over 100 years found on Galapagos Islands (PHOTOS)

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A species of giant tortoise thought to have gone extinct over a century ago was found on the Galapagos island of Fernandina, stunning researchers and bringing hope to conservationists. According to Ecuador’s Ministry of the Environment, the female Fernandina Giant Tortoise found Sunday is likely over 100 years old. While genetic tests are still being Read More

Netanyahu’s rivals join forces on ticket that could threaten Israeli PM’s hold on power

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Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s leadership could be under threat as two of his political rivals have announced they are merging parties to create a joint ticket that would see them take turns at being prime minister. Hosen L’Yisrael (Israel Resilience) chairman Benny Gantz and Yesh Atid chairman Yair Lapid will run as one ticket Read More

Netanyahu in hot water amid claims he canceled Russia visit to pull ‘racists’ into his coalition

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Israeli opposition leader Yair Lapid slammed Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu for postponing a visit to Russia, saying that he is “working tirelessly” to incorporate far-right groups into his coalition instead. Scheduled for Thursday, Netanyahu’s visit to Moscow was meant to focus on Syria and bilateral security issues, but the Kremlin had to postpone the meeting Read More

Russia’s industrial zone in Egypt’s Suez Canal to be launched by end of 2020-early 2021

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The construction of Russia’s industrial zone in one of the world’s major transportation routes, the Suez Canal area in Egypt, will be finished soon. That’s according to the head of the Suez Canal Authority, Mohab Mamish, who told TASS the zone will be “launched in late 2020 – beginning of 2021.” He said factories manufacturing Read More

China customs testing coal imports for environmental reasons: foreign ministry

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Imported coal is seen lifted by cranes from a coal cargo ship onto a truck at a port in Lianyungang, Jiangsu province, China July 26, 2018. Picture taken July 26, 2018. REUTERS/Stringer BEIJING (Reuters) – China’s customs administration is testing coal imports for reasons including environmental protection, a foreign ministry spokesman said on Thursday. Spokesman Read More

New Zealand finds fruit fly that could threaten crops, ramps up monitoring

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WELLINGTON (Reuters) – New Zealand on Thursday set up hundreds of traps around the country’s largest city of Auckland after finding a second Queensland fruit fly, a species that poses a risk to the country’s multi-billion dollar horticulture sector. A solitary male Queensland fly was collected from a fruit fly surveillance trap and formally identified Read More

Daimler risks fine as German prosecutors launch new probe

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BERLIN (Reuters) – German prosecutors have launched a probe into Daimler for allegedly failing to prevent diesel (gasoil) emissions cheating, possibly resulting in a fine for the carmaker, as its legal woes mount up over the affair. The Daimler is seen during a press conference on the second press day of the Paris auto show, Read More

A fish called Nasrallah: Israel hails decline of ‘toxic’ catfish from their waters

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Israel has managed to mostly banish a particularly invasive fish species from its waters. They came through the Suez Canal and fishermen nicknamed them after the leader of Hezbollah for their toxicity. Israel’s Ministry of Environmental Protection lauded a “significant decrease in the presence of the invasive, poisonous Nasrallah fish” found in the shallow waters Read More

Chinese tech a threat? Europe weary of Washington's 'nonsense' allegations against Huawei

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Washington is riding another wave of scaremongering by warning the world about the alleged dangers posed by Chinese tech giant Huawei. However, without solid proof, the message seems more like a cover for self-interests. Senior US officials have been urging the world to be “vigilant” over Chinese tech corporations and their communication grids, threatening to curb Read More