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Khashoggi case causes media exodus from major Saudi investment conference as CNN, CNBC, FT quit

A number of media outlets, including CNN, CNBC and the Financial Times, have announced they will not be participating in a high-profile investment conference in Saudi Arabia over the disappearance of journalist Jamal Khashoggi. CNN, CNBC, and the FT all stated on Friday that they would not be attending the upcoming Future Investment Initiative (FII) in Riyadh, which has been ...

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Trump asked Macron to quit EU for more profitable trade deal – WaPo report

Donald Trump asked Emmanuel Macron to leave the EU in exchange for quite a profitable bilateral trade deal with better terms that the one the union offered, the Washington Post reports, citing official European sources. The article titled “Trump is trying to destabilize the European Union” was written by Josh Rogin, an American journalist who also contributes to CNN. Written ...

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Tehran to be hit with old, new sanctions as US plans to quit Iran nuke deal – report

US President Donald Trump is planning to impose old sanctions on Iran and add new ones, the New York Times reported citing sources. Trump is expected to announce his decision on the nuclear deal on Tuesday. Trump told French President Emmanuel Macron his intention to pull out from the deal during a phone call between the two leaders on Tuesday ...

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'Dancing with his backside’: ‘Huggy Bear’ senator ordered to quit cuddling colleagues

California’s state senate has ordered a politician to stop greeting his colleagues with hugs. An investigation has found that some of those on the receiving end were uncomfortable with the gesture. Los Angeles Democratic senator Bob Hertzberg’s penchant for hugs was so widely known that it earned him the nickname ‘Huggy Bear.’ The probe into the unwanted greetings stems from ...

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Booze or browse? Half of all Russians would rather quit alcohol than the internet, poll shows

A recent poll indicates that over 90 percent of Russians use the internet every day. About half of them said that if they had to choose between giving up alcohol or the internet for one year, they would stop drinking. According to the results of research conducted by the Boston Consulting Group and quoted by RIA Novosti, the proportion of ...

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Female BBC editor who quit over equal pay, required to be silent as male host interviews on subject

Published time: 8 Jan, 2018 15:39 Edited time: 8 Jan, 2018 15:59 Carrie Gracie was forced to sit in silence as the highest paid male presenter on BBC’s Today program interviewed another woman about Gracie’s own resignation over pay, because of BBC impartiality rules. BBC’s China editor, Carrie Gracie, announced her resignation on Sunday in protest over the gender pay ...

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‘Crime Minister’: Thousands rally in Tel Aviv demanding Netanyahu quit over corruption scandal

Published time: 17 Dec, 2017 09:03 Thousands of Israelis marched in Tel Aviv, calling for the resignation of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu following corruption allegations. Protesters chanted “Bibi is an embarrassment” and held signs reading “Crime Minister.” Some 10,000 anti-corruption protesters joined the so-called ‘March of Shame’ on Tel Aviv’s Rothschild Boulevard for a third consecutive week, Ynet news reported. ...

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‘Unethical and wrong’: Medical examiners quit over claims of sheriff’s interference

Two medical examiners in San Joaquin County, California have quit over claims the sheriff had interfered with bodies. They say he ordered corpses’ hands cut off and even pressured doctors to cover up homicides to protect law enforcement officers. Dr. Susan Parson and Dr. Bennett Omalu have been documenting events inside the Sheriff-Coroner’s office for months, and released more than ...

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100 members to quit Macron party over ‘lack of democracy’

Some 100 activists from Emmanuel Macron’s political party are quitting because the movement “offends fundamental principles of democracy” and shows “arrogance and contempt” for its dialogue-seeking members. The disillusioned members of the ruling Republic on the Move (LREM) party announced that they would leave the movement ahead of the LREM Congress which is to take place in the city of ...

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Ferrari threatens to quit F1 over proposed changes

Ferrari has threatened to end its long and storied association with Formula 1 if the team doesn’t like the direction the sport takes under new US-based owners Liberty International. Ferrari chairman Sergio Marchionne told a conference call with analysts on Thursday that the team would consider quitting F1 from 2020 if changes proposed by Liberty Media, including for a new engine ...

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