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Venezuela’s supreme court declares all acts of opposition-led National Assembly illegal

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Venezuela’s Supreme Court has declared all acts of the country’s National Assembly null and void, days after the opposition-held assembly declared President Nicolas Maduro’s election illegitimate. The National Assembly is a 167-seat legislature, currently headed by Juan Guaidó of the Popular Will party – a fierce opponent of Maduro, who had been taking part in Read More

IOC knew Russian athletes were clean, but concealed evidence of their innocence – lawyer

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Russian athletes, falsely accused of a doping scheme at Sochi 2014, could’ve avoided career-ruining bans if the International Olympic Committee (IOC) didn’t conceal facts of their innocence, an athlete’s lawyer told RT. Russian sport has won a crucial legal battle on Saturday. Swiss Supreme Court has turned down the IOC’s appeal against the Court of Read More

Cross-border bridge connecting Russia & China to open in 2020

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The construction of a long-awaited bridge across the Amur River, aimed at connecting Russia’s Far East city of Blagoveshchensk with the northeastern Chinese city of Heihe, will be completed next year. The bridge will be ready for traffic this year, according to the head of Amur Region, Vasily Orlov. He told journalists that construction works 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

Russia looks to build ‘LNG Island’ to supply booming Asian market

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Russia’s largest LNG (liquefied natural gas) producer is looking to boost supply to the fast growing Asian markets by upgrading its facilities in the Far East. While Russia’s gas giant Gazprom is working to complete the Power of Siberia gas pipeline expected to begin delivering gas to China in December 2019, another Russian company — Read More

Vedanta tells top English court pollution case should be heard in Zambia

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LONDON (Reuters) – Lawyers for Vedanta Resources told England’s Supreme Court on Tuesday that a case raised against the mining company by nearly 2,000 Zambian villagers should be heard in Zambia not London. A man walks past the logo of Vedanta outside its headquarters in Mumbai, India January 31, 2018. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui India-listed Vedanta, which Read More

Living the tech dream, thanks to a novel apprenticeship program

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NEW YORK (Reuters) – While growing up in Seattle, Enrique Rico’s mom cleaned the posh homes of Microsoft employees. When Rico tagged along on sick days from school, he dreamed of having the life of a technology worker. Enrique Rico, 26, a developer at Avvo, an online marketplace for legal services, is seen in Seattle, Read More

China becomes 1st nation to grow biological life on the Moon

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China’s Chang’e-4 probe has successfully germinated seeds on the dark side of the Moon in a miniature, artificial biosphere, providing hope for the future of sustainable, long-distance manned space travel. The probe conducted the first-ever soft landing on the dark side of the Moon on January 3 following a 20-day journey from Earth. En route, Read More

US plans expansion to Arctic in bid to challenge Russia, but can it?

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Washington will send a Navy warship to sail through the Arctic in a demonstration of its growing ambitions in the far North, the US Navy secretary said. But will it be enough to challenge Russia? The US has long since set its sights upon the Arctic, which it openly sees as a potential new arena Read More