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Conservationists push at CITES conference to ban trophy hunting

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(Reuters) – A group of activists is trying to persuade an international conservation conference to ban trophy hunting, which outrages some animal lovers but has long been tolerated by some environmentalists as a way of protecting wildlife. FILE PHOTO: A lion wears a tracking collar as it walks inside Zimbabwe’s Hwange National Park in Hwange, Read More

Iran warns US against re-impounding tanker freed by Gibraltar as it sails to Greece

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US attempts to re-seize an Iranian oil tanker that was released by Gibraltar last week may end badly, Tehran has warned. The vessel is now heading towards Greece, according to maritime tracking data. The ship, which was detained last month by Gibraltar authorities, left the British territory late on Sunday despite an order issued by Read More

Iranian tanker leaves Gibraltar despite US demands to seize it

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Published time: 18 Aug, 2019 22:08 Edited time: 18 Aug, 2019 22:55 Follow RT on The Iranian oil tanker Grace 1, freshly released by Gibraltar and renamed Adrian Darya 1, has reportedly set sail, maritime tracking data shows. It comes after a last-minute US request demanding its seizure was rejected. The tanker left the Gibraltar Read More

Gibraltar rejects US request to seize Iranian tanker heading for Mediterranean

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Dubai — The government of Gibraltar rejected a US request to seize an Iranian tanker that was released by the British territory after being detained for more than a month on suspicion of transporting oil to sanctions-hit Syria. Not registered? Receive daily email alerts, subscriber notes & personalize your experience. Register Now Gibraltar couldn’t get Read More

Gibraltar rejects new US demand to seize Iranian tanker

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Gibraltar has rejected a renewed US request demanding the seizure of the tanker Grace 1, which has been renamed Adrian Darya 1. The decision comes days after it lifted the weeks-long detention and allowed the vessel set sail. The British overseas territory rejected a warrant issued Friday by a federal court in Washington that sought Read More

China & N. Korea ‘to boost military ties & provide security in Asia-Pacific’ amid tensions with US

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China and North Korea will boost military cooperation and work together to assure security in the Asia Pacific, a high-ranking Chinese commander has said. Both Beijing and Pyongyang view US activities in the region as a threat. Days after North Korea made headlines with fresh missile tests, a delegation from Pyongyang has met with Chinese Read More

Kashmir is ‘definitely a nuclear flashpoint,’ Pakistan Armed Forces spokesman warns

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Tensions between Pakistan and India over the disputed territory of Kashmir could spark a nuclear conflict, Pakistan’s military spokesman said. The warning comes amid reports of more fighting along the Line of Control between them. “Kashmir is definitely a nuclear flashpoint,” Major General Asif Ghafoor, chief spokesperson of the Pakistan Armed Forces, said on Saturday. Read More

‘Just fake news’: Huawei VP rejects WSJ report of employees spying on African politicians

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Huawei has never engaged in hacking activities, the company’s vice president of strategy, Andrew Williamson, told RT after a report claimed its technicians helped African governments to snoop on political opponents. RT America’s Sara Montes de Oca spoke with Williamson after traveling to the telecommunication giant’s headquarters in Shenzhen, China. The Wall Street Journal reported Read More

Khan claims Pakistan ‘doesn’t fear death,’ as Modi maintians stony silence

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Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan has escalated his no-holds-barred verbal assault on nuclear rival India, as tensions once again reach boiling point over the disputed territory of Kashmir. In recent days, Khan warned the Indian government of Prime Minister Narendra Modi that “no force can stop” Pakistan from achieving its goals, adding that India will Read More

N. Korea rejects further peace talks with Seoul in protest over joint war drills with US

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Pyongyang has signaled its unwillingness to continue negotiations with its southern neighbor, blaming the diplomatic deadlock on South Korea’s decision to participate in joint military exercises with the United States. In a statement, North Korea said Seoul’s military posturing made dialogue impossible. “Even at this moment, South Korea continues its joint military exercise and to Read More