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First female ambassador to Saudi Arabia will send ‘clear signal’ to Riyadh, says Belgium

Published time: 19 Dec, 2017 17:10 Edited time: 19 Dec, 2017 17:11 Belgium has become the first country to make its ambassador to Saudi Arabia a woman. Brussels says the move sends a “clear signal” to Riyadh – or perhaps atones for helping elect Saudi Arabia to a UN women’s rights panel in April. Dominique Mineur, who currently serves as ...

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Facebook considers blocking far-right Britain First after Twitter suspends leaders’ accounts

Published time: 19 Dec, 2017 15:45 Facebook is considering whether to ban far-right group Britain First from its platform. It comes just days after Twitter blocked the accounts of its leaders Paul Golding and Jayda Fransen in a clampdown on hate speech. Neither can post messages and all of their previous messages have gone – with their group’s official page ...

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Trailblazer: SpaceX sends recycled rocket to dock with ISS in world first

Published time: 15 Dec, 2017 17:21 Edited time: 15 Dec, 2017 17:23 SpaceX has completed the launch of a recycled spacecraft from Cape Canaveral in Florida – the first time the company has flown a Falcon 9 rocket and Dragon capsule that have both been used before. READ MORE: SpaceX to launch first recycled rocket for NASA The company declared ...

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Far-right Britain First leader Paul Golding is arrested

Published time: 14 Dec, 2017 14:42 Britain First leader Paul Golding was arrested and handcuffed in Belfast on Thursday, while accompanying deputy leader Jayda Fransen to court, where she was due to appear over hate speech charges. Police have confirmed that a 35-year-old man had been arrested by detectives investigating speeches at the Northern Ireland Against Terrorism Rally in August. ...

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Theresa May suffers first Brexit defeat as Parliament backs 'meaningful vote'

Published time: 13 Dec, 2017 20:08 Edited time: 13 Dec, 2017 20:30 Theresa May has suffered her first defeat over Brexit in Parliament after a majority of MPs backed an amendment to the EU Withdrawal Bill. The amendment allows for MPs to have a “meaningful vote” on the final Brexit deal. MPs voted to back the amendment- sought by former ...

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Bitcoin's mysterious creator could become world’s first trillionaire

Published time: 13 Dec, 2017 13:51 The mystery man known as Satoshi Nakamoto, who’s believed to be the inventor of bitcoin, could become the richest person on the planet, ahead of Forbes’ list billionaires Bill Gates and Jeff Bezos. Read more With the cryptocurrency’s booming price, the fortune of Nakamoto who is reportedly sitting on $ 17 billion could turn ...

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SpaceX to launch first recycled rocket for NASA

Published time: 12 Dec, 2017 14:58 SpaceX is set to launch its first recycled Falcon 9 rocket on behalf of NASA, which will bring a payload of vital cargo aboard the company’s flagship Dragon capsule to the International Space Station (ISS). Elon Musk’s brainchild has launched recycled rockets and Dragon capsules before but this will be the first time both ...

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Donald Trump ‘set to visit UK’ next year despite row over far-right group Britain First

Published time: 12 Dec, 2017 08:24 Donald Trump will “absolutely” visit the UK in the new year despite his recent twitter row with Prime Minister Theresa May, the US ambassador to Britain Woody Johnson says. He added their disagreement had been “probably misinterpreted.” May said the US President was “wrong” to share three unverified Islamophobic videos posted by far-right group ...

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Oil prices surge to over $65 for the first time in over 2 years

Published time: 12 Dec, 2017 05:02 Brent crude has surged to its highest level since June 2015, trading above $ 65.00 per barrel. Earlier this month, The Organization for Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) and non-member states, led by Russia, struck a deal to extend production cuts into 2018. Brent crude oil futures for January were trading at $ 65.24 per ...

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First FIFA World Cup FAN IDs delivered

Published time: 11 Dec, 2017 19:02 Edited time: 11 Dec, 2017 19:03 Russia’s national postal service has begun delivering the first batch of FAN IDs for the 2018 FIFA World Cup. It will provide access to stadiums and grants visa-free entry to international guests from June 14 to July 15. Russian fans who have been issued FAN IDs to attend ...

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