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Deal reached for Syrian army to enter Afrin, claims Kurdish official

A deal between Damascus and Syrian Kurds fighting off an ongoing Turkish offensive on Afrin is reportedly on the cards again. An adviser to the Kurdish administration told Reuters Syrian troops might be at the border in two days. Several conflicting reports have been coming from Syria, suggesting either success or failure of alleged negotiations between Damascus and the Kurdish ...

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Kurds wanted Syrian army to enter Afrin, but deal failed – sources

The Syrian government reportedly rejected a request by the Kurdish self-government in Afrin to deploy troops to the area against an ongoing Turkish military operation, after the Kurds refused to lay down their weapons. The proposed deal between Syrian authorities and Kurdish militias, who asked Damascus for military support against the Turkish invasion, derailed after Kurdish forces refused to comply ...

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Best frenemies? UK Navy mission risks leaving China trade deal all at sea

A warship of the Royal Navy is set to defy restrictions and sail through Chinese territorial waters in a hypocritical move which will leave defense ministers baffled by Britain. Defence Secretary Gavin Williamson, apparently channelling his inner Britannia, has announced the type 23 frigate HMS ‘Sutherland’ will travel through a key trading lane in the South China Sea. The announcement ...

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Russia gets $41.5 billion boost from OPEC deal

Since the start of the OPEC-Russia production cut deal, Russia’s oil companies and government have received the equivalent of around $ 41.5 billion more in proceeds, thanks to the higher oil prices. Due to the higher oil prices as a result of the pact, Russia’s federal budget has received so far $ 29.41 billion (1.7 trillion rubles) more, Russian Energy Minister ...

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Another government shutdown looms as budget deal hits snag in Senate

The White House is preparing for the second US government shutdown in three weeks, after the budget deal negotiated by Republicans and Democrats was delayed in the Senate. A two-year, $ 300 billion budget deal negotiated on Wednesday would increase the funding for both military and civilian programs, and was deemed a fair compromise by Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell ...

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First make nuclear deal a success, then we’ll talk other issues – Tehran to US & EU

Tehran will not yield to pressure to renegotiate the landmark nuclear deal, a senior Iranian official has said, claiming no other country will bother negotiating with Washington in future if it withdraws from the agreement. The US and European Union must make the 2015 nuclear deal work before asking Tehran to negotiate other issues, such as its ballistic missile program ...

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May blasted for refusing to protect the NHS from a post-Brexit trade deal with Trump

UK Prime Minister Theresa May is being accused of secretly plotting to sell off the National Health Service (NHS) after refusing to rule out whether it would be part of any future post-Brexit trade deal with the US. During the Prime Minister’s Questions (PMQs) in the Commons on Wednesday, the Tory leader was quizzed on the exact terms of any ...

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EU’s Donald Tusk hampered post-Brexit free movement deal – New Europeans CEO (VIDEO)

The New Europeans group has rounded on President of the European Council Donald Tusk, accusing him of creating unnecessary barriers for the British citizens during Brexit negotiations and being generally uncooperative. Leader of the pro-European Union civil group the New Europeans, Roger Casale, has rounded on Tusk over British citizens rights in the EU during a session of the European ...

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Aeroflot secures $5bn deal for 50 Russian-built MC-21 passenger jets

Russia’s leading airline Aeroflot has leased 50 domestically made MC-21 jets for its fleet. The leasing contract has been signed for a period of 12 years with a possible extension. Aeroflot will receive the first jet in the first quarter of 2020, with the full delivery to be completed by 2026. The total cost of leasing payments and maintenance fees ...

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Google completes its $1.1B deal to buy a chunk of HTC’s smartphone division

Google has announced the completion of its $ 1.1 billion deal to buy a large slice of HTC’s hardware business. The acquisition was announced back in September 2017 but now it has passed the requisite approvals and is finalized. Beyond the transfer of over 2,000 engineers from HTC — that’s around one-fifth of HTC’s engineering team — Google will also receive ...

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