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Trump's Golan gift to Israel condemned by UN, Gulf & European allies

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Donald Trump’s decision to recognize Israel’s annexation of the Syrian Golan has been met with condemnation by the international community, with the UN and Washington’s Gulf and European allies slamming the move. The US president signed a declaration on Monday recognizing Israel’s sovereignty over the disputed Golan Heights. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, who was Read More

U.S. Republicans set 'Green New Deal vote' in bid to divide Democrats

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Republican U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, in a move aimed at dividing Democrats, set a vote for Tuesday on their “Green New Deal” resolution that seeks to cut greenhouse gas emissions by moving off fossil fuels. FILE PHOTO: Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell speaks with reporters following a policy luncheon in Read More

Russia adds more than 1,000,000 ounces of gold to country's vast stockpile

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The Central Bank of Russia boosted foreign exchange reserves by 31.1 tons of gold in February, raising holdings of the precious metal to 2,149 tons, according to foreign reserve data updated by the regulator. Gold reserves grew by 1.5 percent against the previous month. The value of the gold reserves reportedly increased 2.4 percent to Read More

Venezuela regime-change champion John Bolton says US won’t tolerate foreign meddling in the country

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Washington abhors the thought of foreign actors intervening in the Western hemisphere, and calls on the Venezuelan military to support the US-backed opposition leader in Caracas, John Bolton has thoughtfully tweeted. Come again? “The United States will not tolerate hostile foreign military powers meddling with the Western Hemisphere’s shared goals of democracy, security, and the Read More

StanChart sees China slowdown, trade war fears receding, eyes digital push

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HONG KONG (Reuters) – Fears over a slowdown in Chinese economic growth and the impact of the Sino-United States trade tensions are “receding a bit”, the chief executive of London-based bank Standard Chartered, which makes the bulk of its revenue in Asia, said. Standard Chartered PLC Group Chief Executive Bill Winters attends the China Development Read More

Uber buys rival Careem in $3.1 billion deal to dominate ride-hailing in Middle East

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SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – Global ride-hailing firm Uber Technologies Inc will spend $3.1 billion to acquire Middle East rival Careem, buying dominance in a competitive region ahead of a hotly anticipated initial public offering. The Uber Hub is seen in Redondo Beach, California, U.S., March 25, 2019. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson     Uber said late Monday night Read More

Netanyahu hints at new Gaza invasion amid night of cross-border fire

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Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu has said the Israeli military may launch a full-scale offensive on Gaza in response to missile strikes into its territory, which intensified on Monday, prompting massive retaliatory fire from Israel. Netanyahu, who was supposed to speak at the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) policy conference on Tuesday, wrapped up his Read More

Trump’s Golan Heights recognition is a ‘move towards further isolation’ for the US

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The US move to recognize the Israeli claim to the occupied Golan Heights will unlikely result in legal repercussions for Washington, but will further set it apart from the rest of the international community, analysts told RT. US President Donald Trump’s decision to recognize Israeli sovereignty over the territory of the Golan Heights, seized by Read More

UK opposition demands end to support for Saudis after special forces casualties in Yemen

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A UK opposition coalition has demanded an end to arms sales to the Saudi-led coalition waging war in Yemen after five British special forces men were reportedly wounded in combat in which they weren’t officially participating. “It is morally reprehensible that the UK government is not only not considering changing its policy, but is actively Read More