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Ukraine’s Zelensky gains parliamentary faction in snap election

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The party of Volodymyr Zelensky entered Ukraine’s parliament on the back of his popularity, giving the president a much-needed faction in the legislature. Now he needs to walk the walk and deliver on his campaign promises. Zelensky is a professional comedian who entered politics last year to successfully defeat his predecessor, Petro Poroshenko, in April Read More

The way Iran seized British-registered oil tanker speaks volumes

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By Dominic Waghorn, diplomatic editor The way Iran seized the Stena Impero speaks volumes. Boarded using a helicopter and military speedboats, then ordered into port. That is exactly what happened to the Grace 1 Iranian supertanker seized by Gibraltarian forces just over a week ago. Iranians will like the symmetry of the two operations. Image: Read More

The way Iran seized the UK-flagged oil tanker speaks volumes

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By Dominic Waghorn, diplomatic editor The way Iran seized the Stena Impero speaks volumes. Boarded using a helicopter and military speedboats, then ordered into port. That is exactly what happened to the Grace 1 Iranian supertanker seized by Gibraltarian forces just over a week ago. Iranians will like the symmetry of the two operations. Image: Read More

CBS stations go dark for DirecTV customers amid contract dispute with AT&T

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FILE PHOTO: An AT&T logo is pictured in Pasadena, California, U.S., January 24, 2018. REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni (Reuters) – CBS Corp (CBS.N) and AT&T Inc (T.N) failed to renew their contact, resulting in millions of DirecTV subscribers losing access to CBS programming. CBS television stations in over a dozen U.S. cities, including New York and Los Read More

AT&T drops CBS channels from its cable systems

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FILE PHOTO: An AT&T logo is pictured in Pasadena, California, U.S., January 24, 2018. REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni (Reuters) – CBS Corp (CBS.N) said on Saturday AT&T Inc (T.N) has removed CBS’s television stations from the channels of DIRECTV, DIRECTV NOW and AT&T U-verse TV customers. CBS Sports Network has also been removed nationally from DIRECTV and Read More

Australian territory gives major status to solar plan by Singapore’s Sun Cable

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SYDNEY (Reuters) – Australia’s Northern Territory has given major project status to an ambitious plan to transmit 3 gigawatts (GW) of solar power to Singapore by subsea cable, its chief minister said on Saturday. Michael Gunner said Singaporean firm Sun Cable’s proposed A$20 billion ($14 billion) solar farm near Tennant Creek would be the world’s Read More

Iran suggests ratifying deeper nuclear inspections in return for US sanctions relief

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The Iranian Foreign Minister has said he offered Washington to provide the UN nuclear watchdog immediate expanded access to all parts of the Iranian nuclear program in exchange for the immediate lifting of US sanctions. Speaking to reporters in New York on Thursday, Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif said Tehran had reached out to Washington Read More

Crude oil futures up on mixed US stocks data, geopolitical tensions

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Singapore — Crude oil futures were stable to marginally higher during mid-morning trade in Asia Thursday, amid a mixed report on US inventory data and ongoing geopolitical tensions. Not registered? Receive daily email alerts, subscriber notes & personalize your experience. Register Now At 10:20 am Singapore time (0220 GMT), front-month ICE Brent September futures rose Read More

‘Irreparable wounds to relations’: Turkey calls on US to rectify ‘mistake’ of F-35 cut-off

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Turkey has blasted the US decision to kick it out of the F-35 fighter jet program, in response to Ankara buying Russian S-400 air defense systems, as a mistake that will cause permanent damage to the US-Turkish relations. “This unilateral step is incompatible with the spirit of alliance and does not rely on any legitimate Read More

‘Artificial snow’ could save stricken Antarctic ice sheet – study

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LONDON (Reuters) – Governments could stop the West Antarctic ice sheet from sliding into the ocean and submerging coastal cities by launching a last-ditch engineering project to blanket its surface with ‘artificial snow,’ a study found on Wednesday. FILE PHOTO: An iceberg floats in Andvord Bay, Antarctica, February 14, 2018. REUTERS/Alexandre Meneghini Scientists believe that Read More