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Iran looks to veto Saudi, Russian oil production proposal

In the latest signal that the upcoming OPEC+ meeting in Vienna could end in disaster, Iran’s OPEC representative said the country will veto any proposal for a production increase with the support of Venezuela and Iraq. Saudi Arabia and Russia will propose an increase in production beginning from July 1, with the range of the suggested increase at between 500,000 ...

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Dutch ‘burqa ban’ proposal nears final vote before expected adoption into law

The upper house of the Dutch parliament has finally put to a vote a controversial bill banning face-covering clothes in public places, including transport and schools. Officials say it does not discriminate against religious garb. The Dutch Senate debated the so-called “burqa ban” bill on Tuesday, scheduling it for a vote on June 19. The legislation is expected to pass ...

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Proposal to split California into 3 states goes to ballot

A proposal by billionaire venture capitalist Tim Draper to split California into three states has gathered enough verified signatures to be put to a vote this November. After campaigning began last August, the CAL 3 campaign had gathered 600,000 signatures supporting the split by April this year. Now that the California Secretary of State’s office has confirmed the validity of ...

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Amazon halts Seattle expansion over city tax proposal

Even as Amazon continues to grow at a staggering rate, it is pumping the brakes on its long-planned hometown expansion. The retail giant threw down the gauntlet this week when it announced that it would stop construction on a new building because of a proposed city tax. The new law is designed to address Seattle’s housing crunch, charging large companies ...

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Palestinians should take peace proposal or ‘shut up,’ Saudi crown prince reportedly said

The Palestinians should either accept the peace plan they are offered at the moment or “shut up” and “stop complaining,” Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman reportedly told Jewish organizations in New York. Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, the heir apparent to the Saudi throne, made the remark during a closed-door meeting with heads of Jewish organizations in New York ...

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Duma committee approves proposal for return of smoking rooms in Russian airports

Despite protests from the Health Ministry, the Lower House committee for transport has approved a bill that, if passed, would allow the return of smoking areas in airports. The sponsor of the bill, MP Sergey Boyarsky (United Russia), explained the motion by the fact that the current blanket ban on smoking in airports only increases the number of civil offences, ...

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Duma to consider proposal to criminalize compliance with anti-Russian sanctions

The Russian parliament will soon pass an amendment introducing criminal responsibility for executing sanctions imposed on Russia by the United States, a high-ranking member of the parliamentary majority caucus has said. The idea was proposed by State Duma Speaker Vyacheslav Volodin last week, when the parliament discussed legislation to counter the latest round of anti-Russian sanctions introduced by the United ...

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Regulators kill Trump proposal to subsidize coal & nuclear plants

Federal regulators rejected Energy Secretary Rick Perry’s proposal to rewrite energy market regulations that would subsidize aging coal and nuclear power plants in the name of “grid reliability.” On Monday, all five members of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) voted unanimously to reject a proposal from the Department of Energy that would require grid operators to provide cost recovery ...

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Home Office blasted for ‘Dad’s Army’-style border security proposal

The UK Home Office has come under fire after unveiling plans to enlist teams of volunteers to help patrol the British coastline, with critics comparing it to the popular ’70s sitcom, ‘Dad’s Army.’ After years of Tory cutbacks and layoffs to the UK Border Force, which handles customs and immigration, authorities may have found a ‘solution’ to the staffing crisis. ...

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State Dept rejects US envoy proposal to stop calling West Bank occupied – report

Published time: 27 Dec, 2017 12:18 Edited time: 27 Dec, 2017 12:19 The State Department has reportedly rejected a request by the US ambassador to Israel, David Friedman, to stop referring to Israel’s control of the West Bank as an “occupation.”  The final say is with Donald Trump, though. The issue is being discussed, and President Trump will ultimately take ...

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