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Russia may participate in construction of Trans-African railway

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Moscow is ready to take part in the ambitious project of constructing a cross-continental railway line which will connect East and West Africa. That’s according to the Russia-Sudan intergovernmental commission. “The Sudanese side expressed interest in participation of the Russian companies in constructing of the Trans-African railway over Dakar – Port Sudan – Cape Town,” Read More

‘Time to learn from the French!’ Yellow Vest protests spread to Israel, 10 arrested (VIDEOS)

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Outraged by the rising cost of living and price hikes on basic services, Israeli citizens who were inspired by the French Yellow Vest movement took to the streets of Tel Aviv demanding concessions from the government. Wearing bright fluorescent yellow vests, symbolic of the French grassroots movement, some 600 Israeli activists blocked the Azrieli intersection Read More

Irish regulator investigates Facebook over private photo glitch

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(Reuters) – An Irish regulator said on Friday it was investigating Facebook Inc (FB.O) following the company’s disclosure that a bug may have exposed private photos of up to 6.8 million users, the latest in a series of Facebook privacy glitches. The Irish Data Protection Commissioner (DPC), the lead regulator of Facebook in the European Read More

Israel’s ambassador to Kiev ‘shocked’ after Ukrainian region honors Nazi collaborator Bandera

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The Israeli ambassador to Kiev has expressed outrage, after a region in Ukraine dedicated the year 2019 to the prominent nationalist leader and Nazi collaborator Stepan Bandera. Joel Lion took to Twitter on Thursday to say he was “shocked” after the Lviv region honored Bandera in this manner. The move was to mark the 110th Read More

Global growth worry hits stocks, but U.S. data lifts dollar

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NEW YORK (Reuters) – A gauge of global stocks tumbled on Friday after weak economic data from China and Europe intensified global growth worries as investors weighed the broader impact of the trade dispute between the United States and China. Euro zone business ended the year on a weak note, expanding at the slowest pace Read More

Ivory Coast painter gives new life to e-waste

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Desire Koffi, 24-year-old artist, works at his workshop in Abidjan, Ivory Coast December 3, 2018. Picture taken December 3, 2018. REUTERS/Luc Gnago ABIDJAN (Reuters) – Desire Koffi often walks through Koumassi, a popular district of Ivory Coast’s main city Abidjan, to collect old mobile phones that he buys from people for 500 CFA francs ($0.8726) Read More

Macron calls Ford's decision over Bordeaux plant 'hostile'

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French President Emmanuel Macron arrives at a European Union leaders summit in Brussels, Belgium December 14, 2018. Alastair Grant/Pool via REUTERS BRUSSELS (Reuters) – French President Emmanuel Macron said on Friday that Ford’s (F.N) decision to end production at its plant in Blanquefort, southern France next year was “hostile” and said his government was actively Read More

Coming changes in marine fuel sulfur limits will affect global oil markets

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December 14, 2018 For the next two weeks (December 17–December 31), Today in Energy will feature a selection of our favorite articles from 2018. New articles will resume on January 2, 2019. International regulations limiting sulfur in fuels for ocean-going vessels, set to take effect in January 2020, have implications for vessel operators, refiners, and Read More

Weak economic data send world stocks tumbling

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LONDON (Reuters) – Stocks worldwide tumbled on Friday after weak economic data from China and Europe fanned concerns of a global economic slowdown and left investors fretting over the wider impact of a still-unresolved Sino-U.S. trade dispute. FILE PHOTO: Men look at stock quotation boards outside a brokerage in Tokyo, Japan, December 5, 2018. REUTERS/Issei Read More

Russia says it’s business as usual, EU sanctions extension changes nothing

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The European Union’s economic sanctions against Russia will be extended for another six months, European Council President Donald Tusk has said. The measures targeting Russia’s economy were due to expire next month. “The EU unanimously prolongs economic sanctions against Russia given zero progress in implementation of Minsk agreements,” Tusk said on Twitter. Decision: EU unanimously Read More