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California and Washington state join carbon pledge in defiance of Trump

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PARIS (Reuters) – California and Washington state joined five nations on the Pacific coast of the Americas on Tuesday to agree to step up the use of a price on carbon dioxide emissions as a central economic policy to slow climate change. People cool off at the beach during a Southern California heat wave in Read More

New York bombing 'inspired by Islamic State'

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A man with a pipe bomb strapped to his chest caused chaos in New York after the device went off in a crowded subway tunnel near Times Square. The bomb exploded during morning rush-hour, at around 7.30am US time, in a busy passageway linking two subways underneath Port Authority terminal – the nation’s largest bus Read More

Erdogan slams Israel as ‘terrorist state’ that ‘kills children’

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Published time: 10 Dec, 2017 14:08 Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan lashed out against Israel Sunday, calling it a ‘terrorist state’ that ‘kills children.’ Erdogan promised to fight to the bitter end against Donald Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of the Jewish state. “Palestine is an innocent victim… as for Israel, it is Read More

Iraq declares victory over Islamic State

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Iraq has announced the end of its war against Islamic State after declaring victory over the jihadist group. Prime Minister Haider al Abadi said the country’s armed forces were in “complete control” of the Iraqi-Syrian border which contained the last few areas held by IS. It comes two days after Russian Federation said its mission Read More

Jerusalem is the ‘eternal capital of the state of Palestine’ – Palestine leader Abbas

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Published time: 6 Dec, 2017 19:20 Edited time: 6 Dec, 2017 19:36 The President of Palestine, Mahmoud Abbas, has condemned Donald Trump’s decision to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, stating that it nullifies the US right to be a mediator in Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Mahmoud Abbas has strongly rejected Donald Trump’s declaration, stating that Read More

Sale of the century? $300-billion Saudi state sell-off moves slowly

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DUBAI/RIYADH (Reuters) – Saudi Arabia’s $300-billion privatization program was billed as the sale of the century when Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman unveiled his plan to great fanfare. Nineteen months later, it is moving at a snail’s pace, bankers, investors and analysts familiar with the process say. Saudi Arabia’s King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud Read More

Magnitude 4.1 quake strikes Delaware, equals estimated state record

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(Reuters) – A magnitude 4.1 earthquake struck Delaware on Thursday in a rare seismological occurrence for the U.S. Northeast, officials said, with the temblor’s strength equaling the estimated magnitude of an 1871 quake that was believed to be the largest ever in the state. The quake, previously reported at magnitude 5.1 and then at 4.4, Read More

Russian Federation to classify state purchases to protect foreign firms from US sanctions

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Published time: 30 Nov, 2017 12:54 Moscow has exempted Russian state-run companies and departments from the obligatory disclosure of contractor and subcontractor data. The decree was signed by Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev on Monday. The step is reportedly aimed at protecting the firms from another round of US sanctions, which might come into effect as Read More

State Dept greenlights $500mn sale of missiles & artillery to Poland

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Poland is set to purchase up to 150 advanced air-to-air missiles and about two dozen multiple rocket launchers and other high-grade military equipment from US, with a total estimated cost of some $500 million, The Pentagon has revealed. The Defense Security Cooperation Agency, a branch of the US Department of Defense, in charge of arms Read More

Washington state attorney general sues Uber after data breach

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Washington state’s attorney general sued the ride-sharing company Uber on Tuesday, alleging it had violated the state’s data breach notification law. FILE PHOTO – The Uber logo is seen on mobile telephone in London, Britain, September 25, 2017. REUTERS/Hannah McKay Uber said last week that in late 2016 it had paid hackers Read More