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French MPs call for boycott of address by environmentalist ‘apocalyptic guru’ Greta Thunberg

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With 16-year old Swedish environmentalist Greta Thunberg set to address the French parliament, a group of MPs have vowed to boycott the doomsday speech by the person they called an “apocalyptic guru” and “prophetess in shorts.” Invited to the session by an environmental caucus called Accellerons– formed to fight what its members call “the climate Read More

Europeans plan naval mission to ensure safe passage in Persian Gulf

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7/22/2019 LONDON – European governments will assemble a naval mission to provide safe passage for ships through the Persian Gulf, after Iran seized a British oil tanker in the region last week, an act that U.K. Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt described as “state piracy.” Hunt announced a “European-led maritime protection mission to support safe passage Read More

UK seeks ‘European-led’ maritime protection mission in Strait of Hormuz

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London — The UK will attempt to build a European-led force protecting free navigation in the Strait of Hormuz after last week’s capture of the tanker Stena Impero by Iranian forces, Foreign Minister Jeremy Hunt said Monday. Not registered? Receive daily email alerts, subscriber notes & personalize your experience. Register Now “We will now seek Read More

Hunt: New maritime protection mission after Iran’s ‘state piracy’

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By Sanya Burgess, news reporter The Foreign Secretary says there will be a European-led maritime security mission focused on protecting shipping in the Strait of Hormuz. It comes after Iran seized a UK-flagged oil tanker on Friday. Jeremy Hunt has described the capture of the Stena Impero and its 23 crew as “an act of Read More

Reform of Japan’s ‘pacifist’ constitution clause at stake as super-majority slips from PM Abe

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The ruling coalition led by Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is poised for a solid win in the upper house of parliament. Still, early projections show it won’t secure the super-majority needed to change the constitution. Japan held elections for the upper house of its parliament, the Diet, on Sunday. After initial evaluations signaled that Read More

UK parliamentary committee questions StanChart’s remuneration policy

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FILE PHOTO: A logo of Standard Chartered is displayed at the financial Central district in Hong Kong, China November 23, 2017. REUTERS/Bobby Yip (Reuters) – The head of the British parliament’s Work and Pensions Committee has written to the chair of Standard Chartered Plc’s (STAN.L) remuneration committee questioning the bank’s executive pension pay levels after more Read More

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

Sanctions-hit Iran becoming ‘heaven’ for bitcoin mining, says govt official

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An increasing number of Iranians have started turning to cryptocurrencies, in particular bitcoin, with the devaluation of the national currency prompted by US economic sanctions. The crypto craze has raised concerns from authorities that the energy-hungry process of “mining” bitcoin is abusing Iran’s system of subsidized electricity. Currently at half-a-cent per kilowatt, the subsidized electricity Read More

Indian state party boss sleeps on parliament floor in bizarre protest

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The president of India’s BJP party in the state of Karnataka made a makeshift bed for himself right in the parliament’s aisle as his party staged a “sleep-in” protest, accusing the rival coalition of delaying a confidence vote. The 76-year-old leader of the BJP branch in the southern state of Karnataka, B. S. Yeddyurappa, went 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