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Saudi Arabia wants investors back after anti-corruption purge

Three months on from Saudi Arabia’s crackdown on corruption — which saw hundreds of the country’s elite arrested — most detainees have now been released, and Riyadh is trying to lure investors back. Sources told Reuters that during recent meetings with the local business community, Saudi officials tried to reassure them that another wave of mass detentions was not on ...

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Amazon’s Prime Rewards Visa cardholders now get 5% back at Whole Foods if they pay for Prime

Amazon has already rolled out price cuts for Whole Foods shoppers as a result of its acquisition of the grocery chain. It has also rolled up its Treasure Truck deals service to Whole Foods locations, and began delivering Whole Foods groceries through Prime. Now, it’s offering Prime members 5 percent back at Whole Foods when they shop using the Amazon ...

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Use local elections to get your own back on PM for ‘Brexit chaos’ — Sadiq Khan

London’s Mayor has urged the city’s EU citizens to punish Theresa May in the upcoming local elections. Sadiq Khan has targeted the Tory government over their Brexit policy, predicted to bring them extensive electoral losses. This May’s local elections will be the first chance that London’s one-million-plus EU citizens have had to voice their displeasure with the Tories, Khan told ...

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'Greenie punks’: MP won’t back down over gun-toting ‘Dirty Harry’ Facebook post

An Australian MP has refused to apologize for an incendiary Facebook post which Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has labelled “very inappropriate.” George Christensen posted a photo of himself holding a pistol at a rifle range Sunday alongside the comment: “You gotta ask yourself, do you feel lucky, greenie punks?” The Nationals MP later said the Dirty Harry-style post, which has ...

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‘Obsessive and obscenity-laden’: Assange hits back at Intercept over article

WikiLeaks co-founder Julian Assange has rejected claims by The Intercept that he backed Donald Trump’s presidential campaign. He accused the outlet of furthering one of the authors’ personal obsession. “The editorial propriety of letting Micah F Lee, of all people, instrumentalize the Intercept to further his obsessive, obscenity laden campaign against WikiLeaks must be questioned,” Assange said on Thursday. – ...

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Macron vows to bring back ‘compulsory’ national service for French youth

Two decades after France scrapped compulsory military service, President Emmanuel Macron has vowed to introduce “obligatory” national service for all young people. It could also be a “civic engagement,” Macron said. “I want a mandatory service, open to women and men,” the French leader said on Tuesday, adding that its duration could be “around three months” but could be “longer ...

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Trump back to slamming Middle East wars as he pushes infrastructure spending

US President Donald Trump has revived the anti-war rhetoric of his election campaign days. Promising to boost infrastructure investment, he bashed the “stupidity” of spending $ 7 trillion on Middle East conflicts. “This will be a big week for infrastructure,” Trump tweeted on Monday morning. “After so stupidly spending $ 7 trillion in the Middle East, it is now time ...

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Russia back to 1st in overall Sochi Olympics medal count after CAS ruling

Russia is back to the first place in the unofficial 2014 Winter Olympics medal tally after the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) cleared 28 Russian athletes and dropped their life-bans over alleged doping violations. Read more On Thursday CAS reinstated results of 28 Russian athletes, making them eligible to compete in the 2018 Winter Games, overturning their life-bans over ...

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Bring back the biplane? Chinese researchers eye old design for hypersonic flight

Chinese researchers have proposed a new design for hypersonic aircraft that could reintroduce the biplane to modern aviation. In a scientific article published by Science China Press, four Chinese researchers propose the creation of a “high-pressure capturing wing” (HCW), which could be used to help aircraft with large volumes achieve hypersonic speeds. Using a biplane-like design, the hypersonic craft’s lower ...

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Changing kids’ religion behind spouse’s back illegal, Malaysian court rules

In a historic precedent, Malaysia’s highest court has ruled in favor of a Hindu woman whose former husband converted their children to Islam without her consent, ending a nearly decade-long battle. The five-judge panel of Malaysia’s Federal Court decided Monday that the ex-husband of M. Indira Gandhi, a Hindu, unlawfully changed the religion of their three children to Islam without his ...

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