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Wall St. slides as Huawei fallout hits tech shares

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NEW YORK (Reuters) – U.S. stocks slid on Monday as the White House’s restrictions on Chinese telecoms equipment maker Huawei Technologies Co Ltd weighed on the technology sector and raised concerns that the move would further inflame trade tensions between the United States and China. Since the White House added Huawei to a trade blacklist Read More

EU establishment cries ‘Russia!’ in desperate bid to defeat critics

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With European Parliament elections looming, the establishment parties and mainstream media are reaching for the playbook of US Democrats and hyping the specter of ‘Russia’ to drive voters away from the rising tide of populism. One of the most outspoken liberals in the European Parliament, former Belgian PM Guy Verhofstadt, openly accused five populist politicians Read More

US’s moves against Huawei will spur on new tech development in China

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Under pressure from the US government, Google suspended its product-sharing agreements and licenses with Chinese communications giant Huawei. But how badly will the move affect Huawei and what could it do to retaliate? The Trump administration last week banned US companies from selling to Huawei without a government license, significantly upping the ante in the Read More

‘It would mark the end of Iraq’: Shia Clerics warn against US war with Iran

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As Washington and Tehran trade threats, a number of influential Iraqi Shia leaders have warned that a conflict between the US and Iran would be disastrous for Iraq, possibly destroying the country beyond repair. A prominent Shia cleric, a leading politician and two militia representatives each voiced opposition to a possible war with the Islamic Read More

Austria: All FPO ministers resign from government amid video scandal

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All Freedom Party (FPO) ministers have resigned from Austria’s coalition government, after Chancellor Sebastian Kurz requested the country’s president sack Interior Minister Herbert Kickl. Kurz announced his request to President Alexander Van der Bellen at a press conference on Monday. Kickl, a member of the right-wing Freedom Party, had refused to resign, even after party Read More

‘Reminds of Israeli political strategist Tal Silberstein’ – Austrian Chancellor on tape scandal

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Following Austrian Vice-Chancellor Heinz-Christian Strache’s resignation amid a corruption scandal, Chancellor Sebastian Kurz has hinted that Israeli political strategist Tal Silberstein may have orchestrated the debacle. Strache resigned on Saturday, one day after a video surfaced in German outlets showing the vice-chancellor discussing a quid-pro-quo agreement with a woman presented by the media as a Read More

Ukraine’s new president dissolves parliament in bold first move

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The new Ukrainian president, Volodymyr Zelenskiy, has dissolved the country’s parliament just moments after being sworn in. The former TV star, who won 73% of the vote last month, said the parliament – controlled by allies of the man he defeated, Petro Poroshenko – had become corrupt. Parliamentary elections had been scheduled for 27 October, Read More

‘France does not belong to the French!’ 100s of ‘Black Vest’ migrants occupy Paris airport

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Hundreds of ‘Black Vest’ migrant protesters occupied Charles de Gaulle airport in Paris on Sunday demanding to speak to Prime Minister Édouard Philippe in a demonstration against deportations and in favor of legal papers for all. The group, estimated to be about 500 people, gathered in Terminal 2 of the airport as riot police officers Read More

Austria’s Kurz proposes sacking interior minister as video scandal spirals

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Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz has proposed sacking interior minister Herbert Kickl, after Kickl refused to resign in the wake of a video detailing alleged corruption on the part of Vice Chancellor Heinz-Christian Strache. Kickl is a member of Strache’s Freedom Party (FPO), and refused to resign after Strache stepped down on Saturday. The 32-year-old Chancellor Read More

Democratic hopeful Bennet unveils climate plan with farm, conservation focus

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. Senator Michael Bennet, a 2020 Democratic presidential contender, unveiled a plan on Monday to tackle climate change with a focus on slashing emissions from farming and ranching and conserving nearly a third of U.S. lands. FILE PHOTO: U.S. Senator Michael Bennet (D-CO) speaks at the North America’s Building Trades Unions (NABTU) Read More