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Italian officials & German firm face lawsuit over arms sales to Saudi Arabia

A complaint has been filed by a coalition of human rights groups against Italian government officials and a major European arms manufacturer over their alleged involvement in the aerial bombing of Yemen. The legal action was launched by the Berlin-based European Center for Constitutional and Human Rights (ECCHR), the Yemen-based Mwatana Organization for Human Rights, and the Italian Rete Italiana ...

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Moscow investigating murder attempt on Skripal’s daughter & ex-Aeroflot official’s death in UK

Published time: 16 Mar, 2018 14:46 Edited time: 16 Mar, 2018 14:49 Russian Investigative Committee has opened criminal cases into an attempted murder of Yulia Skripal, daughter of poisoned double agent Sergey Skripal, and the suspected murder of businessman Nikolay Glushkov in London. DETAILS TO FOLLOW Let’s block ads! (Why?) RT World News

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‘It’s not that important’ – Russian football legend on UK officials’ World Cup snub

Russian Football Union (RFU) vice president Nikita Simonyan says he doesn’t consider the decision by UK Prime Minister Theresa May to ban British officials from attending the Russia 2018 World Cup “important.” Read more Soviet football icon Simonyan, who won an Olympic gold medal and reached the quarter-finals of the 1958 World Cup, called for sport to not become mixed ...

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Iraq orders seizure of Saddam-era officials’ assets to legalize earlier takeovers

The Iraqi government has issued a decree ordering the seizure of property and assets that belonged to Saddam Hussein and the officials who served under his rule. Saddam’s name tops the list, which also includes “his children, grandchildren, relatives,” according to AFP. Notably, the expropriation list contains the names of many former officials, who were either executed during the period ...

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Putin acts to counter hack attacks on top Russian officials

Russian President Vladimir Putin has given the Federal Guard Service (FSO) powers to counter hack attacks on state data resources as well as to protect the personal data of senior state officials and their families. Putin signed the decree, which was published on the official state website for legal information, on Tuesday. It states that the FSO can launch operations ...

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Data of 12,000+ users of US-based cryptocurrency exchange to be disclosed to tax officials

Coinbase, a US-based cryptocurrency service, has informed its users that it must provide the data of thousands of them to the Internal Revenue Service (IRS). The request was part of a probe into alleged tax evasion. Read more According to a Friday letter to customers from Coinbase, which operates as a cryptocurrency exchange and wallet service, the information of around 13,000 users ...

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Boris Johnson tells German officials that Brexit is a 'mess' – reports

Boris Johnson has found himself in hot water once more after reportedly telling German officials that Brexit was a “mess.” The comment is at odds with his consistently optimistic statements on the UK’s departure from the EU. The gaffe-prone foreign secretary, who famously championed Brexit, has seemingly undermined the cause in a private meeting with German officials held in Berlin, ...

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License To Kill? Indian officials threaten Bond star over ‘dangerous’ commercial

Delhi’s health department has given former James Bond star Pierce Brosnan 10 days to explain his appearance in commercials for a chewing mixture containing a cancer-causing ingredient – or face the prospect of prison. The 64-year-old Hollywood star featured in the advertising of Indian brand Pan Bahar, associated with chewing mixtures that can contain tobacco, nuts, lime and spices. Commonly ...

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NATO to open new command centers in US & Germany – officials

The US and Germany are set to become the locations of two new NATO headquarters, according to officials. The German command center would reportedly be responsible for deploying troops after a possible incursion from Russia. Speaking to Bloomberg on condition of anonymity, NATO officials said the US will become home to a command center focused on maritime security in the ...

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Priti Patel claims govt officials tried to hush up Oxfam sexual-abuse scandal

Government officials knew about aid workers’ sex abuse but tried to keep it quiet, claims ex-Development Secretary Priti Patel. It follows allegations Oxfam staff paid people – possibly underage – for sex in Haiti and Chad. The British aid agency faces a crunch meeting with International Development Secretary Penny Mordaunt on Monday, which could see it stripped of its £34-million ...

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