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Moscow says crisis in Russia-Ukraine relations will end after regime change in Kiev

The Russian Foreign Ministry has said it expects relations between Moscow and Kiev to normalize sooner or later, but added that close ties would most likely be restored following a change of government in Ukraine. The Foreign Ministry’s comment was issued after Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko signed a decree on Monday, which terminated the Treaty on Friendship, Cooperation, and Partnership ...

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French kids should learn Arabic? Education minister suggests controversial curriculum change

France’s minister of national education has expressed support for adding Arabic language to the school curriculum for French children, enraging the country’s right-wing that has warned of dire consequences if the plan goes ahead. France should draw up a “qualitative strategy” for teaching Arabic language in schools, Jean-Michel Blanquer said during an interview on French television. He insisted that Arabic, ...

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'Tasteless’: Amsterdam ‘Anne & Frank’ bakery to change name amid Twitter outcry

The owner of a newly opened bakery in Amsterdam called ‘Anne & Frank’ will change its name after facing accusations of being “tasteless” in his decision to name his pastry business after the Holocaust victim. Owner Roberto Barsoum said he never wanted to offend anyone and will find a new name for his bakery, which is located near the house ...

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US will not change Russia’s political course with restrictions – Foreign Ministry

The Russian Foreign Ministry has said that US sanctions will not make Moscow change its policies and warned that the ‘invented excuse’ used by Washington was ‘diluting’ the international system of chemical weapons control. “All charges voiced by the US side are ephemeral but the restrictions introduced today are very real, even though they are largely a copy of the ...

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Ontario Premier Doug Ford denies issuing directive to stop staff using the term ‘climate change’

Leaked emails asking civil servants to stop using the term “climate change” on social media have landed Doug Ford in hot water as Ontario reels from a spike in forest fires. The premier’s office calls the emails “false.” Emails published on the Toronto-based blogTO show messages sent by Ontario Parks Social Media Coordinator Anne MacLachlan and Ministry of Natural Resources ...

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‘Other things’ in Iran? Bolton says regime change ‘not US policy,’ but has more tricks up his sleeve

National security advisor John Bolton declared that regime change in Iran is not a US objective. But he did promise to hit Tehran with sanctions and “other things.” So where does pressure end and regime change begin? “Let me be clear, the reimposition of the sanctions, we think, is already having a significant effect on Iran’s economy and on, really, ...

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US creates Iran Action Group to ‘change regime’s behavior’

The US is creating a so-called Iran Action Group, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has announced, adding that Brian Hook will lead the group in order to spur “international support for our efforts.” Speaking at the Thursday State Department briefing, Pompeo claimed that the world is demanding change in Iran’s behavior, so that it “finally acts like a normal ...

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Tweetbot loses several key features ahead of Twitter’s API change

Twitter’s API changes won’t come out until tomorrow, but its ramifications are already being felt. Tapbots released an update today to Tweetbot for iOS that loses many of the Twitter client’s most popular or essential features. It also removed its Apple Watch app. In Tweetbot’s App Store release notes, Tapbots explained “on August 16th Twitter will disable parts of their ...

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Haley hands $9mn to Venezuelan refugees, raises regime change days after attempt on Maduro’s life

US envoy to the UN Nikki Haley visited the Colombia-Venezuela border to announce a $ 9-million aid package for refugees there. She took the opportunity to muse on the ouster of Nicolas Maduro, days after an assassination attempt. While on a visit to Colombia to endorse the newly elected President Ivan Duque, Haley also traveled to the border with Venezuela. ...

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South Africa to change constitution to legalize taking away white farmers' land

South African President Cyril Ramaphosa has said the ruling African National Congress must initiate a parliamentary process to enshrine in the constitution a proposed amendment, paving way for land grabs without compensation. Ramaphosa, who has vowed to return the lands owned by the white farmers since the 1600s to the country’s black population after he assumed office in February this ...

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