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‘Buying arms is a sovereign decision’ – Qatar FM rejects alleged Saudi threats over S-400 deal

Qatar’s Foreign Minister has rejected Saudi Arabia’s reported threats of military action over Doha’s interest in buying Russian S-400 missile systems. He said the country can decide for itself what weapons to buy. “The purchase of any military equipment is a sovereign decision that no country has anything to do with,” Mohammed bin Abdulrahman Al Thani told Qatari TV channel ...

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Naftogaz says court has seized Dutch assets of Russia’s Gazprom over $2.6bn compensation bill

Published time: 5 Jun, 2018 06:43 Edited time: 5 Jun, 2018 06:59 A court has seized the Dutch assets of Russian energy major Gazprom to pay $ 2.56 billion in compensation to Naftogaz, the Ukrainian company has said. In February, the Stockholm arbitration court demanded that the Russian company pay for a shortfall in the delivery of gas to Ukraine. ...

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Facebook & Google sued over election ads in Washington state

Silicon Valley social media giants may face millions of dollars in penalties from two lawsuits filed in Seattle, Washington, arguing that they have failed to comply with state and local laws on election advertising. State Attorney General Bob Ferguson sued Facebook and Google on Monday, saying they have not produced documents requested by the media and members of the public ...

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Roman Holiday over for migrants: New interior minister vows end to ‘refugee camp’ Italy

Italy’s newly sworn-in minister of the interior and one of the leaders of the Euroskeptic coalition, Matteo Salvini, has assured Italians that he’s ready to fight illegal immigration and fulfil his election promises. Only days after the long-awaited government was formed, the leader of the League party travelled to Sicily, where he confirmed that he intends to initiate a massive ...

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US about to slap disobedient European firms with sanctions over Russian gas project

The White House is on the verge of introducing penalties against companies engaged in the construction of the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline, which will deliver Russian natural gas to the EU across the Baltic Sea. The US government is planning to sanction European corporations that joined the pipeline project, which is led by Russian state-owned energy giant Gazprom, three ...

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Amazon latest to face UK complaint over ‘bogus self-employment’

Amazon is the latest tech giant to be targeted by a legal challenge in the UK related to gig economy working practices. The UK’s GMB Union is filing suit on behalf of couriers for three delivery companies used by Amazon — accusing the suppliers of making bogus claims that the delivery drivers were self employed, and thus denying them employment rights such ...

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‘The price for this is a kiss’: Duterte slammed over book exchange

Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte is once again under fire from critics – this time it’s not for his infamously obtuse rhetoric, but for kissing a woman on the lips during a visit to Seoul. Duterte was addressing a meeting of the Filipino community in the South Korean capital when he announced that he would exchange a copy of a book ...

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Shocking images show whale died with over 80 trash bags in its stomach (GRAPHIC PHOTOS)

A whale in Thailand died after ingesting over 80 plastic bags. An autopsy on the pilot whale, which was found in a canal in the southern province of Songkhla, revealed that its gut was packed to capacity with trash bags. READ MORE: ‘Armageddon in the making’: Sea creatures plagued by human plastic pollution (DISTURBING VIDEOS) A team of veterinarians worked ...

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‘Go to hell,’ Duterte tells UN official over judicial criticism

Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte has once again outraged his critics after telling a UN human rights expert “to go to hell” over claims that the leader was involved in the ousting of a Supreme Court judge. READ MORE: ‘You can bullsh*t me to no end’: Duterte says he’s not a ‘strongman’ UN official Diego Garcia-Sayan criticized Duterte after the president ...

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‘Strategic partners? Don’t wrong us then’ – Erdogan tells US over plans to block F-35 sales

President Erdogan warned NATO ally the US that it should behave more like a strategic partner rather than place legal hurdles for Turkish arms deals. The remark was in response to US plans to block F-35 sales to Ankara. “We say that the US is our strategic partner. As our strategic partner, the US should not say we should knock ...

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