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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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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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Saudi Arabia will now allow women to join its armed forces

The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia will now allow women to apply for military service in a historic move. The decision comes as part of Saudi Arabia’s Vision 2030 social program launched by Saudi Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman. Women in governorates including Riyadh, Makkah, al-Qusaim, and al Madina can apply for the rank of soldier, Saudi’s General Security division announced ...

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Kobe Bryant says he would join anthem protests if still in NBA

Former NBA star Kobe Bryant said he would participate in pre-match anthem protests if he were still playing in the league. On Sunday the now-retired basketball player was featured in The Undefeated’s TV special ‘Dear Black Athlete’ – a series of conversations with prominent African-American athletes, civic and community leaders. Speaking to The Undefeated reporter Jemele Hill, Bryant noted he ...

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Party like an astronaut! Star DJs & clubbers to join Zero-G bash aboard ‘vomit comet’

Twenty volunteers have been selected by a German nightclub for a pioneering party in zero gravity. Although the 90-minute bash on board the Airbus A310 won’t cost them a penny, they may not enjoy it. BigCityBeats, the German company behind the endeavor, recruited top-notch DJs, Dutch Armin van Buuren and American Steve Aoki, to entertain revelers during what is touted ...

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Maduro urges Latin American states to join oil & gold-backed cryptocurrency project

Venezuela’s leader Nicolas Maduro has invited members of the regional ALBA-TCP bloc to join him in launching a new cryptocurrency. Named petro, the cryptocurrency will be backed by the country’s oil, gas, gold and diamond riches. “I have a proposal for the economic teams of the ALBA: to assume jointly the creation of an oil-backed petro cryptocurrency, which will be ...

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Forget the single market! Britain could join hated Trans-Pacific Partnership instead

Britain could join the controversial Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) to kick-start exports after Brexit. If the unusual move goes ahead, the UK would be the first member without borders on the Pacific Ocean or South China Sea. The proposal is being developed by Liam Fox’s Department for International Trade. The group lost the United States, its largest member, when President Donald ...

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