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100,000+ brave rain in Hong Kong in show of support to police

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Tens of thousands of people showed up for a rally in support of police officers in Hong Kong days after a video emerged showing protesters brutally beating a riot cop. Several Chinese flags were spotted in the crowd. The rally on Saturday evening drew in thousands of locals, including representatives of local minorities, immigrants and Read More

Saudi Arabia invites US to ‘preserve its peace’ against Iran by swamping Gulf with more troops

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Saudi Arabia has rolled out the welcome mat for US troops in a move it claims is aimed at “preserving its peace” – mainly by menacing Iran, where tensions have risen near a breaking point after multiple tanker seizures. King Salman has approved hosting US forces in order to “increase joint cooperation in defense of Read More

Colombia court upholds conditions for restarting aerial coca fumigation

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BOGOTA (Reuters) – Colombia’s constitutional court on Thursday upheld its own restrictions on the aerial spraying of the herbicide glyphosate to eliminate coca, the base ingredient in cocaine, but said its use could be reinstated if the government meets certain conditions. FILE PHOTO: A peasant holds up coca leaves collected from his crops in Cauca, Read More

Icahn launches proxy fight after stalled talks with Occidental CEO

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HOUSTON (Reuters) – Activist investor Carl Icahn on Thursday formally launched a proxy fight against Occidental Petroleum (OXY.N) to win control of four board seats, according to a regulatory filing, after talks with the oil company’s chief executive failed to reach an agreement. FILE PHOTO: Billionaire activist-investor Carl Icahn gives an interview on FOX Business Read More

UK carbon emissions target ‘doing more harm than good’ – Thunberg

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By Hannah Thomas-Peter, climate change correspondent, and David Mercer, news reporter Teen climate activist Greta Thunberg has told Sky News that the UK’s pledge to produce net zero carbon emissions by 2050 is “actually doing more harm than good”. The 16-year-old Nobel Peace Prize nominee – who has inspired an international movement to fight climate Read More

Ceasefire measures agreed in Yemen, UN says

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New ceasefire measures have been agreed between the Iran-backed rebels and the Saudi-backed government in Yemen, the UN has said. Both sides are said to be keen to reduce hostilities following talks on Sunday and Monday, with millions having been left on the brink of famine as a result of the four-year war. The discussions Read More

Hunt says UK and US can’t agree over Iran nuclear deal

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By Sharon Marris, news reporter Jeremy Hunt has said the UK and the US are in disagreement over the nuclear deal with Iran. The foreign secretary, who is in Brussels to seek support from France and Germany on the issue, said he is looking to give “Iran a way out of this”. The three countries Read More

UK ambassador says Trump left Iran nuclear deal to spite Obama

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Britain’s ambassador to the US described Donald Trump’s abandonment of the Iran nuclear deal as an “act of diplomatic vandalism”, it has been revealed. Sir Kim Darroch’s words were contained in the latest diplomatic cables leaked to The Mail On Sunday. The May 2018 cable was written after a visit to the US by Boris Read More

Libya’s warring governments fight on battlefield… and in DC lobbying halls

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The escalating violence in Libya poses a challenge to Washington, which seems unable to decide who the bad guy in this conflict is. DC lobbyists are enrolled by both sides to help politicians answer that question. The NATO-backed militant uprising in Libya in 2011 was meant to bring peace and prosperity to the North African Read More

‘We have nothing to quarrel about’: Russians & Ukrainians speak for unity at televised conference

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As politicians in Russia and Ukraine take the first steps to renew talks after years of strained relations, people in both countries have come forward in a televised “bridge” show to call for unity between the two nations. Russians and Ukrainians have engaged in a two-hour-long civil dialog for the first time in several years, Read More