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‘Iran has no reason to strike Golan’: Analysts dispute Israel’s ‘political’ claim of missile attack

Staging a missile attack on the Golan Heights makes no sense for Tehran under the current circumstances, military experts told RT. They speculate that Israel’s claims about the attack lack solid proof and might be agenda-driven. “Every time one resorts to arms, one seeks to hit some particular targets and has to analyze the potential consequences [of the attack],” Leonid ...

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‘Drain that pond’: Mating frogs lock couple in most French legal dispute of all time

In a long running court battle a French couple has been ordered to drain their pond because its frogs are making too much noise. However, because the frogs are protected, the couple risks a prison sentence if they comply. The legal battle between Michel and Annie Pecheras and their neighbors goes all the way back to 2012 when the neighbors ...

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'Takes two to tango': China & US expect each other to back down in trade dispute

Beijing remains hopeful that a full-scale trade war with Washington can be avoided, but has placed the ball in the US court, hoping for fair negotiations, China’s US ambassador noted, following talks with a top US diplomat. “Negotiation would still be our preference, but it takes two to tango. We will see what the US will do,” Cui Tiankai said ...

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Ukraine uses Gazprom dispute in bid to scupper Nord Stream 2 pipeline

Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko has once again urged European policymakers to scrap plans for the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline, which would bypass Ukraine and deprive it of transit fees. He told EU officials that the Russian energy monopoly Gazprom was an unreliable partner for Europe. According to Poroshenko, the European Union and Ukraine should boost cooperation to increase their ...

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Poroshenko threatens disrespectful Moscow with ‘total destruction’ in gas dispute

Russia will face a total annihilation for all its alleged misdeeds and disrespect for international law, Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko said, amid an escalated dispute between Russia’s Gazprom and Ukraine’s Naftogaz. “Russia does not respect the law and does not respect the court’s decisions,” Poroshenko complained in what was described as a “late-evening interview” with the Financial Times. The Ukrainian ...

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US mediation on Israel-Lebanon offshore oil dispute reportedly failed

The US mediation between Lebanon and Israel in a dispute over offshore oil and gas blocks and maritime borders has reportedly failed, Lebanese media reported on Wednesday. David Satterfield, Acting US Assistant Secretary of State for Near Eastern Affairs, has been shuttling between Israel and Lebanon trying to mediate the dispute, which took another turn for the worse last week ...

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Police kill suicidal 84yo veteran who faced losing home in support dogs dispute

An 84-year-old  veteran was shot dead after wielding a gun at officers in Florida. He was facing eviction from his apartment because of his two service dogs. Raymond Bishop threatened to kill himself on Monday in a telephone call so four police officers were called to Hidden Grove apartments in Homestead, Florida,  according to the Miami Herald.   Read more An ...

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Amazon settles tax optimization dispute with French authorities

Amazon has signed an undisclosed deal with the French tax authorities, Amazon told the AFP. From 2006 to 2010, Amazon operated in France using its subsidiary in Luxembourg. This way, the company could pay less taxes. But French authorities think French sales should be taxed in France. That’s why they were asking for $ 252 million in unpaid taxes (€203 ...

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‘Macedonia is Greece!’ Thousands march through Athens in country-naming dispute (VIDEO)

Thousands of Greeks have taken to the streets of Athens to protest the name of Macedonia, as the Greek government tries to resolve a decades-long dispute over what the neighboring country should actually be known as. Protesters arrived by bus from all over the country, waving Greek flags and chanting “hands off Macedonia” and “Macedonia is Greece,” clearly unhappy with the ...

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Grumpy Cat wins $710,000 payout in copyright dispute

The owners of the world-famous cat, which became an internet sensation due to its gloomy expression, have won a copyright dispute over the use of their kitty’s name and image. A California federal jury has ordered US coffee company, Grenade, to pay $ 710,000 in damages for copyright and trademark infringement, as well as a $ 1 nominal damage fee ...

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