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Oil tops $80 for first time since 2014 amid Iran export fears

Crude oil has surged to its highest value in three-and-a-half years with investors concerned about supplies from Iran, which is facing the re-imposition of sanctions from the United States. Read more Brent was trading around the $ 80 per barrel, while the US WTI jumped above $ 72. Thursday’s jump came after the publication of the Goldman Sachs report, which ...

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West tried to prevent Putin’s re-election as president since 2011 – senators

The Russian Commission for State Sovereignty Protection has found that Western nations already sought to oust Vladimir Putin from power in 2011, long before the beginning of the ongoing political crisis. “People in Washington and other capitals understood very well that in accordance with the Russian Constitution and tradition, the main battle for control over Russia always takes place in ...

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It’s been over 60 years since Gagarin's orbit, so why aren't we vacationing in space yet?

Mankind’s hunger to experience outer space was ignited with Yuri Gagarin’s pioneering orbit in 1961. Neil Armstrong’s moon walk further fueled the idea we’d soon be vacationing there. So what happened to the space tourism dream? Of the seven space tourists to date, Dennis Tito was first in 2001 and Guy Laiberte the last, less than a decade later. Six ...

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American sues France for seizing France.com web domain he's owned since '94

A French-born American bought the domain France.com in 1994. However, in March 2018, the ownership of the domain was abruptly transferred to the French government. Now, Jean-Noël Frydman is suing to get his business back. Over a 20-year period, Frydman built up a substantial business that served the French-speaking community in the United States; he even collaborated with several French ...

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Report: Chinese smartphone shipments drop 21% to reach lowest level since 2013

Analysts have long-warned of a growth crunch in China’s smartphone space, and it’s looking like that’s very much the case right now. China’s smartphone growth has been the feel-good story for domestic OEMs who have clocked impressive figures as the billion-plus population has rushed online via mobile devices. However, the market reached saturation point in 2017 — when sales stopped ...

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Report: Chinese smartphone shipments drop 21% to reach lowest level since 2013

Analysts have long-warned of a growth crunch in China’s smartphone space, and it’s looking like that’s very much the case right now. China’s smartphone growth has been the feel-good story for domestic OEMs who have clocked impressive figures as the billion-plus population has rushed online via mobile devices. However, the market reached saturation point in 2017 — when sales stopped ...

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Great Depression 2.0? Worst Q2 start for US stocks since 1929

American stocks saw the worst start in April since the Great Depression, as Chinese retaliatory tariffs spooked investors in the world’s largest economy. The S&P 500 index fell 2.2 percent after the first trading session in the second quarter. This was only ever worse 89 years ago, when it fell by 2.5 percent. Back then, it was a selloff that ...

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Putin to meet Erdogan, Rouhani in Turkey during his first visit abroad since re-election

Russian President Vladimir Putin is in Ankara, where he is due to meet with Turkish and Iranian leaders. The talks will center around resolution of the conflict in Syria and S-400 deliveries to Turkey, among other issues. Read more On Tuesday, Putin began his first visit abroad since re-election in the Turkish capital Ankara. The Russian leader is expected to ...

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Trump suggests American military may pay for US-Mexico border wall since it’s now 'rich'

Donald Trump has long pushed for a wall to be built along the US-Mexico border, but he seems to be no longer insistent that Mexico pay for it. The US military should construct it because it’s now “rich,” he suggested on Twitter. “Because of the $ 700 & $ 716 Billion Dollars gotten to rebuild our Military, many jobs are ...

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Africa shapes biggest free trade area since WTO to boost regional business ties

Amid unfolding conflicts in international trade, African leaders have managed to break new ground on a free trade agreement that would unite 44 of the 55 African Union (AU) member states. African heads of state signed the pact at a summit in Kigali, the capital city of Rwanda. The agreement may result in the biggest free trade area in terms ...

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