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MEPs to vote on first female EU Commission president

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By Mark Stone, Europe Correspondent The European Parliament will decide later whether or not to block the appointment of Ursula von der Leyen as the new president of the European Commission. Ms von der Leyen, currently the German defence minister, was nominated to take over from Jean-Claude Juncker by the leaders of EU countries at Read More

China welcomes US-Russia talks on arms control but sees no reason to participate in negotiations

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Beijing will not discuss a nuclear weapons treaty but welcomes arms control talks between the US and Russia, China’s Foreign Ministry said, pouring cold water on Donald Trump’s claim that Beijing was open to negotiations. Washington hopes to begin drafting a nuclear weapons treaty with Moscow at a meeting in Geneva on Wednesday. China, however, Read More

Pakistan & India lift all restrictions on civil flights 5 months after Kashmir standoff

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Pakistan has reopened its skies for civilian flights, which have been forced to make detours after the fighting between New Delhi and Islamabad over Kashmir earlier this year. India has reportedly done the same. On Tuesday morning, the Pakistani Civil Aviation Authority released a statement, saying it had issued a notice to airmen (NOTAM) just Read More

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

Trade war damage as China growth slows to 27-year low

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By James Sillars, business reporter China’s economic growth slowed to its weakest level since 1992 in the second quarter of the year – damaged by the country’s trade war with the US. Official figures released in Beijing showed an annual rate of growth of 6.2% between March and June. That represented a slowdown on the Read More

REC Silicon – US -and China’s Long-Standing Trade Dispute Force Further Lay-Offs

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Moses Lake, WA, July 15th 2019: REC Silicon ASA (REC Silicon) previously announced that its FBR facility in Moses Lake, Washington would be placed in a long-term shutdown by July 15, 2019 if its access to polysilicon markets in China was not restored by that date. Although recent talks between the Government of the United Read More

Russian S-400 benefits NATO, US should do what strategic partnership entails – Erdogan

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Turkey’s Recep Tayyip Erdogan said NATO “should be happy” that a member state was beefing up security, even with Russia’s S-400 air defense system. He also called on Donald Trump to waive sanctions and sell Turkey fighter jets. If Turkey “will become stronger in its security area, who will also be stronger? This will strengthen Read More

Trump declares state of emergency in Louisiana ahead of Tropical Storm Barry: White House

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U.S. President Donald Trump speaks during a “social media summit” meeting with prominent conservative social media figures in the East Room of the White House in Washington, U.S., July 11, 2019. REUTERS/Carlos Barria (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump declared a State of Emergency in Louisiana ahead of Tropical Storm Barry, the White House said Read More

New Orleans port closes, refinery shuts as Tropical Storm Barry targets Louisiana

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New York — Not registered? Receive daily email alerts, subscriber notes & personalize your experience. Register Now The Port of New Orleans has been closed to incoming traffic and Phillips 66 is shutting its Alliance refinery as Louisiana prepares to weather the hit from Tropical Storm Barry. Phillips 66 spokesman Dennis Nuss said Thursday non-essential Read More