• European Union shields businesses from fallout of Trump's nuclear sanctions on Iran

    European Union shields businesses from fallout of Trump's nuclear sanctions on Iran

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    The European Union has relaunched an old law to try to protect European businesses at risk of USA sanctions if they continue to trade with Iran. The European Commission said Friday it is taking steps to shield EU companies doing business in Iran after the US government abandoned an global nuclear deal and warned that it could impose sanctions on companies trading with Tehran.
  • Sensex sheds 156 points on political uncertainty

    Sensex sheds 156 points on political uncertainty

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    No let-up in selling by foreign funds and rising global crude oil prices, which hovered near Dollars 80 per barrel, affected investor sentiment, brokers said. The 30-share BSE index hit a high of 35993.53 in morning trade. The NSE 50-share Nifty also lost 58.40 points, or 0.54%, to 10,682.70, after shuttling between 10,777.25 and 10,664.50.
  • Scotland sparks constitutional crisis with Brexit rebellion

    Scotland sparks constitutional crisis with Brexit rebellion

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    The SNP's leader at Westminster , Ian Blackford, said the vote showed the Conservatives were "isolated and out of touch with the people of Scotland". "That is why I must recommend the Scottish Parliament votes against accepting the bill in its current form". "I think this is a reasonable, a sensible way forward - the Welsh government, and now the Welsh Assembly including Labour and Liberal Democrat members of the Welsh Assembly, agree with that".
  • US's Mnuchin to lead trade talks with China

    US's Mnuchin to lead trade talks with China

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    On March 23, Trump had imposed massive trade tariffs amounting to Dollars 60 billion on China, in an effort to stop the latter from stealing "intellectual property" from American companies. Orrin Hatch, a Utah Republican, Hatch's spokeswoman said. "We also have to understand that China is an adversary, and I think long-term they're actually our biggest adversary, whether that's economic or military", said Kinzinger.
  • 'We vote!' North Carolina teachers demand raise in walkout

    'We vote!' North Carolina teachers demand raise in walkout

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    Democratic Gov. Roy Cooper spoke at a rally across the street, promoting his proposal to pay for higher salaries by blocking tax cuts that Republicans chose to give corporations and high-income households next January. The teachers are urging lawmakers to invest more per student in spending until it reaches the national average. The one-day labor action caused numerous school districts across the state to cancel classes for more than 1 million students .
  • Journalist and Author Tom Wolfe Dies

    Journalist and Author Tom Wolfe Dies

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    In 1973, Wolfe co-edited The New Journalism , an anthology that collected several of his pieces along with work from peers such as Joan Didion, Hunter S. In 2016, Wolfe published his last book, " The Kingdom of Speech ", which sought to challenge society's understanding of Darwinism. Wolfe was also famous for his dapper "Southern gentleman" look, often appearing in public in a pristine white suit, white homburg hat, and two-tone shoes.
  • Iran's Zarif says European Union meetings must be turned into action

    Iran's Zarif says European Union meetings must be turned into action

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    President Donald Trump withdrew from last week. She also expressed hope that preserving the nuclear deal may pave the way for solving other issues, including Tehran's missile program. Cars of the Iranian delegation are parked outside a building of the Diaoyutai state guesthouse in Beijing on May 13, 2018. Zarif's has since embarked on a whirlwind global tour, visiting both Russian Federation and China , the two other signatory nations, in a bid to bolster support.
  • Riau Police HQ Attacked by Unidentified Men

    Riau Police HQ Attacked by Unidentified Men

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    The perpetrators in the sword attack on the police headquarters of Indonesia's Riau province on Wednesday have links with the Islamic State (IS), a police officer said. Most attacks in recent years have been limited to low-level operations against domestic security forces. The police shot two of them, Doddy said.
  • Investigators believe deadly Southern California explosion was intentional

    Investigators believe deadly Southern California explosion was intentional

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    A US official says a deadly explosion at a Southern California office building is being investigated as an intentional act and investigators believe the blast may have come from a package. One person was pronounced dead at the scene, and three others were injured, OCFA said. Children and staff at nearby Academy on the Hills preschool initially sheltered in place while the investigation continued, but children were later evacuated to a Target store parking lot so they could be reunited with ...
  • North, South Korea to hold high-level talks on May 16

    North, South Korea to hold high-level talks on May 16

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    The Chinese city of Dandong , which lies on the border with North Korea, is tightening regulation of its property market after speculators pushed up home prices as they bet on Pyongyang's pledge to rebuild its economy. However, on May 13, US national security advisor John Bolton made the USA stance clear when he said no benefits would flow to the North Korean regime unless a denuclearization process was "completely underway that's irreversible".
  • Trucker Putin opens Russian Federation bridge link with annexed Crimea

    Trucker Putin opens Russian Federation bridge link with annexed Crimea

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    He got behind the wheel in the cabin of a Kamaz truck to lead a convoy of 35 vehicles (dump trucks, cranes, cement trucks, tanker trucks and other equipment) along the 19-kilometer bridge towards the Crimean seaside city of Kerch. The Russian leader, who was re-elected for a fourth Kremlin term in March extending his long rule, then pledged to build more of "such projects" across Russia .