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German officials join UK and US establishment worried how Trump-Putin summit will affect NATO

German politicians are nervous over the meeting between Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin, fearing the US president could take actions that are not in line with NATO, echoing concerns across the channel and the Atlantic. Ahead of the meeting on July 16 in Helsinki, several German officials expressed their worry in interviews with newspapers throughout the country. The transatlantic coordinator ...

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Saudi Arabia invites Russia to join OPEC as observer, Moscow says it’s ‘an option’

Riyadh has invited Moscow to join OPEC as an observer, the Saudi energy minister says. The announcement follows an agreement between OPEC and non-members led by Russia to increase crude oil output by a million barrels per day. Read more The announcement was made on Saturday during the 4th OPEC and non-OPEC ministerial meeting in Vienna. “We’ve invited Russia to ...

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Koch brothers join #Resistance, launch campaign against Trump tariffs

The billionaire Koch brothers are launching a campaign against President Donald Trump’s tariffs and trade policies, denouncing them as bad for business. Industrialists Charles and David Koch will spread their message through Koch network group’s Freedom Partners, Americans for Prosperity, and the LIBRE Initiative, they announced on Monday. The campaign will use ads, activists, lobbying and policy analysts, “all intended ...

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‘WMD free zone:’ Russia & UAE agree to join forces on Middle East non-proliferation

Moscow and Abu Dhabi have said they would take “active” efforts to turn Middle East into a zone free from any weapons of mass destruction. The ambitious goal was stated in a newly signed strategic partnership declaration. “Turning Middle East into a zone free from weapons of mass destruction” was listed as one of the major aims in a declaration ...

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Kalashnikov-designed motorcycle to join Putin’s motorcade in 2019

A convoy motorcycle designed by the Kalashnikov company is set to join President Putin’s official motorcade by 2019 after completing its trials, according to the head of Rostec – the company in charge of manufacturing the vehicle. “We have shown the prototype, and our current goal is to create a truly innovative product, in accordance with all safety regulations,” Sergei ...

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After buying Flipkart, Walmart seeks allies to join its fight against Amazon in India

The rumors are true: Walmart has bought a controlling stake in India’s Flipkart. This isn’t a straight-up acquisition, however, because, rather than going it alone, the U.S. retailer is enlisting strategic allies as it takes its fight to Amazon in a new region. Walmart has an existing offline retail business in India, but enter the online space puts it up against Amazon, ...

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Building bridges: Austrian Chancellor on why he didn’t join anti-Russian hysteria over Skripal case

Austria seeks to maintain its neutrality and be a mediator for other nations, Chancellor Sebastian Kurz said, explaining the decision not to join the ‘diplomat expulsion’ brigade, triggered by the UK’s accusations against Russia. Vienna did not join the trend to expel Russian diplomats, as the country wants to remain the “bridge building” platform where “hundreds of diplomats hold talks” ...

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Volkswagen ordered to rehire employee suspected of trying to join ISIS

A German court has ruled that Volkswagen should reinstate an employee that was fired on suspicion of terrorism-related activities. The company failed to prove that he poses a genuine threat. “The mere suspicion that [a person] belongs to a radical ‘Jihad movement’ as well as a preventive confiscation of an international passport resulting from it do not provide a sufficient ...

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Iran could soon join Russia-led free trade zone

The Russia-led Eurasian Economic Union (EEU) could welcome Iran as a new member in May, according to Russia’s Energy Minister Aleksandr Novak. “The move to enter into a temporary agreement making for a free trade zone to be set up between Iran and the Eurasian Economic Union, which is currently at an advanced stage, will obviously trigger further development of ...

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HMD/Nokia’s smartphones join Google’s Android One program ‘leading the charge’

Alongside HMD’s big bet on reviving the legendary Nokia brand and business through a licensing deal and a new wave of handsets that it is unveiling today at MWC in Barcelona, the company also announced another interesting piece of news: it has entered a new partnership with Google, where HMD/Nokia is now a leading participant in Google’s Android One — a ...

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