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Netherlands, Australia Blame Russia For MH17 Downing

Netherlands, Australia Blame Russia For MH17 Downing

🕔14:21, 25.May 2018

“It has now been indisputably proven that there is a direct link between the rocket that hit MH17 and the Russian army,” Dutch Foreign Minister Stef Blok told a news conference in The Hague.

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Iran Demands EU Guarantee As Diplomats Meet in Vienna

Iran Demands EU Guarantee As Diplomats Meet in Vienna

🕔11:19, 25.May 2018

The US is no longer viewed by us and other signatories as a member of the JCPOA and we will see in our Joint Commission meetings how the JCPOA can survive without America. The Europeans must specifically tell us how they can guarantee Iran’s interests in the deal in the absence of the US and its re-imposition of sanctions,” Iran’s top nuclear negotiator Abbas Araqchi said.

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US War Planes Bomb Syrian Army Bases in Dayr al-Zawr

US War Planes Bomb Syrian Army Bases in Dayr al-Zawr

🕔15:06, 24.May 2018

“Some of our military positions between Albu Kamal and Hmeimeh were hit this morning in an aggression by American coalition warplanes,” the Syrian official news agency, SANA, quoted a military source as saying on early Thursday.

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Russia Ready to Punish US By Dumping Dollar for Euro

Russia Ready to Punish US By Dumping Dollar for Euro

🕔14:59, 24.May 2018

The possibility of switching from the US dollar to the euro in settlements depends on Europe’s stance toward Washington’s position,” said Siluanov, who is also Russia’s first deputy prime minister.

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464 Inmates Pardoned By Zambian Leader Edgar Lungu

464 Inmates Pardoned By Zambian Leader Edgar Lungu

🕔14:49, 24.May 2018

The Zambian minister said Edgar Lungu pardoned 413 inmates as well as commuted sentences of 51 others who were on death row.

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Yulia Skripal Takes Center Stage, Hopes to Return to Russia

Yulia Skripal Takes Center Stage, Hopes to Return to Russia

🕔14:44, 24.May 2018

“We are so lucky to have both survived this attempted assassination. Our recovery has been slow and extremely painful,” Yulia Skripal said in her written English statement.

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Kim Jong Un, Donald Trump Meeting Now Cancelled

Kim Jong Un, Donald Trump Meeting Now Cancelled

🕔14:26, 24.May 2018

‘You talk about your nuclear capabilities, but ours are so massive and powerful that I pray to God they never have to be used,’ Trump wrote in an open letter to Kim, shortly after North Korea announced it had destroyed its nuclear test site.

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North Korea Officially Demolishes Its Nuclear Test Site

North Korea Officially Demolishes Its Nuclear Test Site

🕔14:04, 24.May 2018

Punggye-ri has been the staging ground for all six of the North’s nuclear tests, including its latest and by far most powerful one in September last year, which Pyongyang said was an H-bomb.

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Sajid Javid Pledges He Is ‘Standing With’ UK Police

Sajid Javid Pledges He Is ‘Standing With’ UK Police

🕔11:09, 23.May 2018

Sajid Javid became home secretary in April, after Amber Rudd resigned her position amid the Windrush revelations.

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Paul Manafort Ex-Trump Campaign Chief Seeks to Suppress FBI Evidence

Paul Manafort Ex-Trump Campaign Chief Seeks to Suppress FBI Evidence

🕔10:38, 23.May 2018

Paul Manafort’s lawyers are expected to tell Jackson that FBI agents unlawfully conducted an initial warrantless search of a storage locker housing documents from his consulting company by improperly getting a low-level staffer to unlock it and let a special agent look around.

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Mark Zuckerberg Now Faces Grilling In European Court

Mark Zuckerberg Now Faces Grilling In European Court

🕔13:29, 22.May 2018

Mark Zuckerberg, who has repeatedly apologised for the massive data breach, told the US Congress in April that the more stringent EU rules could serve as a model globally.

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Texas Fully Embraces Gun Culture and Resists Attempts to Scale Back

Texas Fully Embraces Gun Culture and Resists Attempts to Scale Back

🕔13:13, 22.May 2018

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott’s call to do “more than just pray” for the victims comes in a state that has fully embraced its gun culture and resisted previous attempts to scale it back.

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Pandemonium in Court As Olisa Metuh Collapses

Pandemonium in Court As Olisa Metuh Collapses

🕔12:29, 21.May 2018

As at the time of filing this report, Olisa Metuh is still on the floor, even as trial Justice Okon Abang insisted on proceeding with his trial despite the condition of the defendant.

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Malaysia Orders 1MDB Scandal Probe Overseen By Najib Razak

Malaysia Orders 1MDB Scandal Probe Overseen By Najib Razak

🕔10:07, 21.May 2018

Mahathir, a former mentor of Najib Razak who turned on him over 1MDB, is determined to breathe new life into democratic institutions that suffered under the ex-premier’s increasingly authoritarian rule and usher in a new dawn for the country.

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Portuguese Director Rodrigues Quits Israel Festival Over Gaza

Portuguese Director Rodrigues Quits Israel Festival Over Gaza

🕔09:43, 21.May 2018

The annual Israel Festival, which hosts Israeli and international performers, said it was disappointed by Tiago Rodrigues’ decision.

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