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Russia, Saudis team up to boost fracking tech

Published time: 19 Oct, 2017 08:48 While Saudi Arabia and Russia are leading the production cut pact between OPEC and 11 non-OPEC oil producers, Russian oil company Gazprom Neft will cooperate with Saudi Aramco on ways to boost production, including in fracking technology and hard-to-recover oil, Gazprom Neft’s CEO Aleksandr Dyukov said on Wednesday. Read more The two companies have ...

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Catalonia leader threatens to declare independence if Spanish govt suspends autonomy

Published time: 19 Oct, 2017 08:06 Edited time: 19 Oct, 2017 08:57 President of Catalonia Carles Puigdemont says the region will push for independence if repression and lack of dialogue remain. At the same time the regional leader said that the holding back of an independence declaration is still in force. Read more “If the government continues to impede dialogue ...

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Crunch Report | Snapchat Halloween Costume

Today’s Stories  Duo Security raises $ 70 million at a valuation north of $ 1 billion Abu Dhabi’s state fund just opened for business, right in San Francisco Apple’s Project Titan self-driving test car has a lot going on up top Snap is selling a dancing hot dog costume on Amazon Credits Written by: Tito Hamze, John MannesHosted by: Tito ...

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Attack on Afghanistan military base kills at least 40 servicemen – local media

Published time: 19 Oct, 2017 06:03 Edited time: 19 Oct, 2017 06:57 At least 40 servicemen have been killed in an attack targeting a military base in Afghanistan’s Kandahar Province, local media report. The attack happened when two suicide bombers in Humvees targeted a military base in the Maiwand district of Kandahar, Tolo News television channel reported, citing a source. ...

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Brazilian MPs throw out multimillion-dollar bribery charges against President Temer

The Brazilian parliament’s congressional committee voted to dismiss the graft charges leveled at the country’s president, Michel Temer, for his alleged role in a multimillion-dollar corruption scheme, involving Brazil’s meatpacking giant. Read more The Committee on Constitution and Justice (CCJ) voted to spare Temer from being prosecuted for obstruction of justice and allegedly being a member of a criminal organization, ...

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Stolen Dali painting, thought to be 1954 original, seized in Lebanon

Published time: 19 Oct, 2017 03:00 Lebanese police have say they have recovered what is believed to be an original portrait by world-famous Spanish surrealist Salvador Dali, arresting four suspected thieves as they were displaying the painting in a bid to sell it. In a statement Wednesday, Lebanese Internal Security Forces announced the artwork had been seized on October 13 ...

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Quebec bans face veils in public sector, including on transport, in schools & hospitals

Lawmakers in the Canadian province of Quebec have passed legislation prohibiting anyone from wearing a face-covering veil while providing or receiving municipal services. The ban, following years of debate, has prompted a backlash from local Muslim communities. Bill 62 aims to “foster adherence to religious neutrality” and is a first ever ban on face veils on the North American continent. ...

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US blames Myanmar military for humanitarian crisis, lawmakers push for sanctions

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson is blaming the Myanmar military for the humanitarian crisis that has caused more than a half-million refugees to flee the country. Lawmakers are urging “meaningful steps” be taken against military leaders. Speaking at the Center for Strategic and International Studies in Washington, DC on Wednesday, Tillerson said that the US is “extraordinarily concerned” by the ...

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1,000s protest Somalia's deadliest attack, reportedly staged in revenge for govt & US joint raid

Published time: 19 Oct, 2017 02:01 Edited time: 19 Oct, 2017 02:02 Thousands of protesters flooded the streets of Mogadishu in defiance of Saturday’s blasts that claimed more than 300 lives. Somalia’s deadliest attacks to date reportedly came in retaliation for a joint raid by the country’s government and the US on a terrorist stronghold. Wednesday saw crowds of protesters ...

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