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Ankara secures S-400 air defense system deal with Russia – Turkish defense minister

Published time: 27 Dec, 2017 19:56 Ankara and Moscow have sorted out the remaining details behind the purchase of S-400 air defense missile systems from Russia, Turkish Defense Minister Nurettin Canikli has said. “Turkey will purchase two systems and four batteries from Russia – an agreement has been reached,” Canikli said, as cited by the Yeni Safak newspaper. The remaining ...

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Germany needs 2,000 more judges to deal with ‘enormous’ 5-fold spike in terrorist-related cases

New terrorist-linked cases have skyrocketed this year, increasing almost fivefold compared to 2016, Germany’s Federal Prosecutors Office has said. The revelation comes as judges lament that human resources are overstretched. As many as 1,200 investigations have been launched by federal prosecutors over various terrorist-related activities this year, the Federal Prosecutor’s Office told the dpa news agency. It added that 1,000 ...

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Justice Dept asks FBI to explain evidence found in Clinton-facilitated Uranium One deal – report

Published time: 21 Dec, 2017 17:41 FBI agents have been asked to explain evidence regarding the probe into a deal that gave a Russian company control of 20 percent of US uranium and involved Hillary Clinton. Justice Department prosecutors have been asking the agents to describe the results of the now dormant investigation in recent weeks. The agents have also ...

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Did Boris Johnson broker a deal with Iran to free jailed mother Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe?

Published time: 21 Dec, 2017 12:52 A British-Iranian mother jailed in Iran has been told she is eligible for early release. Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe has already languished in prison for more than 18 months. Zaghari-Ratcliffe told her husband Richard that her Iranian lawyer had told her the news. She was arrested at Tehran Airport in 2016 while visiting her Iranian relatives ...

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Russian lower house ratifies deal to expand naval base in Syria’s Tartus

Published time: 21 Dec, 2017 07:45 Edited time: 21 Dec, 2017 07:53 Russia’s lower house of parliament has ratified an agreement to transform the Tartus naval refueling facility in Syria into a fully-fledged naval base, capable of harboring nuclear-powered ships. The development would be for a term of 49 years and would grant the Russian Navy access to the territorial ...

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Theresa May faces Commons defeat as Tory rebels plot to force vote on Brexit deal

Brexit secretary David Davis has written to rebel Tory MPs in a bid to avert a revolt and potential Commons defeat for the government’s EU withdrawal legislation. Davis has promised them a “meaningful vote” on Brexit. Led by former Attorney General Dominic Grieve – a Conservative MP – up to 20 Tory rebels want to insert a legal guarantee that ...

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The NFL and Verizon’s new streaming deal will bring games to all mobile carriers

Verizon will no longer be the exclusive U.S. mobile carrier for watching NFL games on smartphones and tablets. According to an announcement this morning, the company – and TechCrunch’s parent, by way of Oath – says that it has closed a new deal with the National Football League that will allow it to stream live games to fans regardless of ...

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Russia signs deal to build Egypt's first nuclear power plant

Published time: 11 Dec, 2017 14:05 Edited time: 11 Dec, 2017 14:16 Moscow and Cairo have signed an agreement to construct Egypt’s first nuclear plant. The project will cost $ 21 billion and is due to be finished by 2028-2029. The preliminary agreement between the countries was signed in 2015. A loan from Russia would cover 85 percent of the ...

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May clinches Brexit divorce deal: Here’s what still lies on the long road ahead

Published time: 8 Dec, 2017 12:44 After 532 days of stalling and reneging on agreements at the last minute, it seems that UK Prime Minister Theresa May has struck terms for a divorce with the EU. But this is just the beginning of a long road. Although everyone seemed ecstatic that an agreement had been reached, it’s far from being ...

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Tillerson hints at deal to resolve Arab-Israeli conflict in one swoop, Moscow holds breath

Published time: 8 Dec, 2017 11:36 The US secretary of state has a plan to resolve the decades-old conflict between Israel and its Arab neighbors in a single ‘deal of the century,’ his Russian counterpart said, adding that Moscow is eager to see the details of the promised peace plan. “Rex [Tillerson]… hinted to me that the United States is ...

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