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Climate activists disrupt five British cities with ‘summer uprising’

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LONDON (Reuters) – Civil disobedience group Extinction Rebellion staged protests in five British cities on Monday, aiming to renew pressure on the government to take bolder action to tackle climate change and slow the worldwide loss of plant and animal species. The movement, which shut down four sites in central London for 11 days in Read More

Hunt says UK and US can’t agree over Iran nuclear deal

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By Sharon Marris, news reporter Jeremy Hunt has said the UK and the US are in disagreement over the nuclear deal with Iran. The foreign secretary, who is in Brussels to seek support from France and Germany on the issue, said he is looking to give “Iran a way out of this”. The three countries Read More

Climate activists disrupt British cities with ‘summer uprising’

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LONDON (Reuters) – Environmental activists sought to sow chaos in five British cities on Monday in a bid to force the government to act to help avert what they cast as a climate cataclysm. Extinction Rebellion climate activists raise a mast on their boat during a protest outside the Royal Courts of Justice in London, Read More

Hunt heads to Europe for crisis talks over Iran nuclear deal

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By Sharon Marris, news reporter Foreign secretary Jeremy Hunt is heading to Brussels today to seek support from France and Germany over Iran. The three countries fear the Iran nuclear deal is close to collapse after the US pulled out last year and reimposed sanctions which have antagonised the Iranians. Tehran has been stockpiling more Read More

Britain, France and Germany air fears over Iran nuclear deal

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Britain France and Germany say they fear the Iran nuclear deal is at risk of collapsing after the US pulled out of the agreement and reimposed sanctions which has seen escalating tensions in the Gulf. Tehran and Washington have clashed after Donald Trump withdrew last year from the agreement made four years ago with six Read More

Louisiana refinery preps for restart as Storm Barry blows over

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HOUSTON (Reuters) – Phillips 66 was preparing on Sunday to begin a restart on Monday of its southeast Louisiana refinery, which was shut because of the threat of Tropical Storm Barry, the company said. The Phillips 66 Lake Charles Refinery is pictured in West Lake, Louisiana, U.S., June 12, 2018. REUTERS/Jonathan Bachman Barry has shut Read More

Hope Stalin doesn’t hear it! Last German emperor’s heirs demand Potsdam Conference palace for living

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In a bizarre property dispute, the heirs of the last German emperor are said to have claimed ownership over the palace where Stalin, Truman, and Churchill once decided the fate of the world back in 1945. Georg Friedrich, the great-great grandson of the last German Kaiser, Wilhelm II, still carries the title of prince of Read More

Most Louisiana refineries running as storm cuts 70% of offshore oil

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HOUSTON (Reuters) – Tropical Storm Barry slowly moved on to the Louisiana coast and quickly weakened from hurricane strength on Saturday afternoon, leaving in its wake 70 percent of U.S. Gulf of Mexico oil production shut in, the U.S. government said. FILE PHOTO: Storage tanks are seen inside the Exxonmobil Baton Rouge Refinery in Baton Read More

Iran tells UK it wants to resolve supertanker crisis

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Iran has told the UK it wants to resolve the stand-off over the supertanker held in Gibraltar and insists it is not trying to escalate the issue. Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt and Iranian foreign minister Mohammad Javad Zarif discussed the crisis and heightened tensions in a phone call. In a series of tweets announcing the Read More

Iranian oil tanker crew bailed without charges but vessel remains impounded in Gibraltar

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The four crew members of the Iranian oil tanker seized by UK last week in Gibraltar have been released from jail without charges, yet the vessel remains detained under the dubious pretext of Tehran violating the Syria oil embargo. The bailed-out crew include the master of the vessel and the chief officer, who had been Read More