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Syria repels IDF air raid on intl airport south of Damascus, shot down 7 missiles – Moscow

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Syrian air defenses repelled an Israeli air raid into its territory, successfully intercepting seven missiles fired by incoming F-16 fighter jets, the Russian military said. No damage or casualties on the ground were reported. The attack occurred at 1:32pm local time on Sunday, the Russian Defense Ministry said. Four F-16 Israeli fighter jets were flying Read More

Italy regulator gives TIM's network separation plan thumbs down

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ROME (Reuters) – Telecom Italia (TIM) (TLIT.MI) has suffered a setback in its plan to assuage pressures for a separation of its prized network assets by placing them into a wholly owned subsidiary, as the industry regulator said it was opposed to the proposal. FILE PHOTO: Telecom Italia’s new logo of the TIM brand seen Read More

‘Racist procedure’: Palestinians forced from bus & searched before entering Israeli hospital

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An Israeli ‘apartheid hospital’ is drawing condemnation for making Palestinians exit a bus to be searched before entering its grounds, with thousands of activists demanding an end to the discriminatory policy. Bus 18 stops outside the Barzilai Medical Center in Ashkelon and people suspected of being Palestinian must show their identification and get off the Read More

Fed policymakers leave little doubt: Rate hikes can wait

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SOMERSET, N.J./SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – “Patience” is the new mantra at the Federal Reserve, less than two weeks ahead of the U.S. central bank’s first policy meeting of the new year, as officials leave little doubt they want to stop raising interest rates – at least for a while. FILE PHOTO: John Williams poses for Read More

Second Trump-Kim summit planned in February – White House

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US President Donald Trump will meet with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un at the end of February, the White House has announced after talks with the North Korean envoy in Washington. North Korea’s Vice Chairman Kim Yong Chol visited Washington on Friday and reportedly spent almost two hours at the White House. Trump met with Read More

State Department says may ask Trump to scrap another Obama climate order

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(This January 17 story fixes attribution in 8th paragraph to GAO’s David Gootnick instead of anonymous GAO official) FILE PHOTO: The remains of a dead tree are pictured at the almost empty Maria Cristina water reservoir during a severe drought near Castellon, Spain, September 14, 2018. REUTERS/Heino Kalis/File Photo By Timothy Gardner WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Read More

‘Same bull. Same bully’: Iranian FM trolls Bolton with #10YearChallenge tweet

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Javad Zarif has again shown his knack for roasting US officials on Twitter, this time mocking National Security Advisor John Bolton for 10 years of calls to attack Iran. While Bolton remains stubbornly attached to leveling clichéd digs about Iran’s “malign” and “murderous” “mullahs,” Zarif highlighted his opponents “delusional” aversion to change with a #10YearChallenge Read More

Moscow’s pick of new envoy to conflict-ridden CAR is ‘good choice’ – ex-diplomat to RT

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Moscow has assigned a new envoy to the Central African Republic (CAR) as the country faces fresh internal conflicts. However, appointing a new ambassador is nothing out of the ordinary, a veteran diplomat told RT. Vladimir Titorenko was appointed ambassador to CAR on Tuesday. He replaced Sergei Lobanov, who had been Moscow’s envoy since 2011. Read More

IEA sees oil demand growth defying economic slowdown

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By Grant Smith on 1/18/2019 LONDON (Bloomberg) — Global oil demand remains on course to be stronger this year than in 2018 as a boost from lower fuel prices counters slowing economic activity, according to the International Energy Agency.  “We have seen prices fall very significantly since the peak at the beginning of October, and Read More