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Utrecht tram shooting: Suspected gunman arrested

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A suspected gunman wanted over the Utrecht tram shooting has been arrested, a Dutch police chief says. At a press conference, Prosecutor Rutger Jeuken confirmed that the Turkish-born suspect, identified as Gökmen Tanis, had previously been arrested, without giving further details. Three people killed and five injured after the shooting on tram in Dutch city Read More

Oil market can weather zero Iranian exports

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By Margaret Talev and Stephen Cunningham on 3/17/2019 WASHINGTON (Bloomberg) — U.S. officials said the global oil market can withstand the removal of all Iranian crude exports this year, a conclusion that could be pivotal in the coming weeks as President Donald Trump weighs whether to end sanctions waivers granted to several nations. Based on Read More

Russia & China sign agreement on construction of 2 power units at Tianwan nuclear power plant

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Russian and Chinese state nuclear corporations have signed a general contract on construction of the seventh and eighth power units at the Tianwan Nuclear Power Plant (NPP), the biggest joint NPP project between the two countries. The document was signed by the China National Nuclear Corporation (CNNC) and Russian Rosatom’s engineering division in Beijing earlier Read More

New Zealand shooting suspect’s worldwide trips investigated

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The Australian accused of the deadly shooting at two mosques in New Zealand traveled around the globe, including Eastern Europe, Turkey, Pakistan and probably North Korea. Authorities in several countries are probing his trips. Before his shooting spree left 49 worshipers dead and 40 people injured in Christchurch on Friday, Brenton Harrison Tarrant published a manifesto where Read More

U.S. farm belt slammed by floods, heavy snow from bomb cyclone

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(Reuters) – A harsh late winter storm broadsided a vast swathe of the U.S. agriculture industry this week as heavy snow closed roads and buried cattle in the Plains while excessive rain flooded Midwest farm fields and swamped grain elevators. FILE PHOTO: A man tries to get the cows to higher ground, Turkey Creek, near Read More

US imposes fresh sanctions on Russia over Kerch Strait standoff

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Washington has slapped a fresh batch of sanctions on Russia over “unjustified” actions during a maritime incident last November in the Kerch Strait near Crimea when three Ukrainian boats went into Russia’s territorial waters. The US Treasury Department included six people and eight entities in its Friday update of “Ukraine and Russia-related Designations.” The deputy Read More

U.S. oil waivers that rocked market in 2018 coming back to focus

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By Bloomberg News on 3/15/2019 SINGAPORE and BEIJING (Bloomberg) — Uncertainty over U.S. waivers for buyers of Iranian oil is starting to grip the market again, under very different circumstances than when American sanctions were set to go into effect last year. Before existing exemptions were granted in early November, Saudi Arabia was pumping at Read More

No need for outside investigators into Khashoggi, says Saudi

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By Sanya Burgess, news reporter Saudi Arabia has refused to allow any international investigators to look into the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, saying those responsible are already facing justice. Bandar bin Mohammed al Aiban, president of the Saudi Arabia’s human rights commission, described Mr Khashoggi’s killing as both an “unfortunate accident” and a “heinous Read More

European Parliament formally asks to freeze Turkey’s EU accession talks, sparking anger in Ankara

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The European Parliament has called on the EU to shut down Turkey membership talks, citing its crackdown on media and alleged human rights abuses. Ankara has slammed the vote as a “meaningless” show by the far-right. The European Parliament on Wednesday voted in a non-binding resolution to call on EU member states to bar Turkey Read More