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Netherlands, Australia hold Russian Federation liable for downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17

Netherlands, Australia hold Russian Federation liable for downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17

Bodies, debris and burning wreckage were strewn over a field of sunflowers near the rebel-held village of Hrabove in the Donetsk region of eastern Ukraine, about 25 miles from the Russian border, where fighting had been raging for months. They have identified two people, who go by the aliases Orion and Delfin, as top suspects after obtaining their wire-tapped conversations before and after the plane was shot out of the sky. Read More

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Oil drops as demand shows signs of weakening

Oil drops as demand shows signs of weakening

Following the rally in crude oil prices, the National Assembly increased the oil benchmark price for the 2018 budget to $51 per barrel from $45 proposed by the Executive. Prices of aromatics such as benzene and toluene , as well as those of petrochemical feedstock, naphtha , tend to follow crude movement closely. Read More

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Vodafone promotes CFO Read to succeed Colao as CEO

Vodafone promotes CFO Read to succeed Colao as CEO

Read was appointed CFO and joined the Vodafone board in April 2014. On the day Vodafone announced its 2017 numbers, group CEO Vittorio Colao revealed his last day in the office will be 1 October 2018. Data traffic on network of Vodafone India increased four fold but the company could not reap financial benefits because of sharp decline in data prices. Read More

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Russia, Iran discuss nuclear deal after U.S. withdrawal

Russia, Iran discuss nuclear deal after U.S. withdrawal

The nations that were hyper critical for the United States on its decision to break away from the 2015 deal had their economic interests at heart rather than the virtues of the deal. Meanwhile, European diplomats in Tehran fumed that Trump's decision to withdraw from the nuclear deal could undermine years of patient work to restore commercial and diplomatic ties with the Islamic Republic . Read More

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British tourists freed after being kidnapped in Congo

British tourists freed after being kidnapped in Congo

A park ranger who tried to protect them was shot dead by the attackers. The park's director, Emmanuel de Merode, said: "Ranger Baraka's life was tragically cut short in service to Virunga National Park". Last month, five young rangers and a driver in the park were killed in an ambush. The Foreign Office now - and before the kidnapping - advises against travelling to the area. Read More

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Family of six behind wave of blasts targeting three churches in Indonesia

Family of six behind wave of blasts targeting three churches in Indonesia

The national police chief, Tito Karnavian, said the family had been in Syria, where the Islamic State group until recently controlled a large swath of territory. "One was wearing black trousers and one with a backpack", said the merchant, Samsia, who uses a single name. "Police who arrived soon after the explosion shot the father to death because he had threatened to explode a bomb", Mangera told reporters. Read More

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Iran's Rouhani signals willingness to stay in nuclear deal

Iran's Rouhani signals willingness to stay in nuclear deal

The country's foreign minister Mohammad Javad Zarif too is seeking to salvage the deal , this weekend commencing a tour with the other signatories in the hopes the agreement can be "re-designed" without the U.S. US President Donald Trump's pullout has upset Washington's European allies, cast uncertainty over global oil supplies and raised the risk of conflict in the Middle East. Read More

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Ga. officer suspended after dragging 65-year-old woman from auto

Ga. officer suspended after dragging 65-year-old woman from auto

According to WSB-TV , "Police said another officer had ticketed Campbell for failing to maintain her lane, and she refused to sign the ticket, which resulted in the officer trying to take her to jail". As you'll see, this was a complicated issue due to the age of the driver as the officer did not want to hurt her. Back-up was requested and available officers responded to the scene, some of which responded to handle traffic control along Windward Pkwy. Read More

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Some 15000 Palestinian rioters in Gaza descended on border with Israel

Some 15000 Palestinian rioters in Gaza descended on border with Israel

At least one Palestinian was killed and more than 400 wounded from live Israeli fire and tear gas on Friday, as some 15,000 Palestinians participated in protests along the Gaza border for the seventh consecutive weekend. The area was quickly engulfed in thick black smoke from the burning tires. Almost 150 other Palestinians were shot by Israeli forces during the demonstrations, the ministry said. Read More

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Man wanted for teenager's murder in Utah arrested in Rocky Ford

Man wanted for teenager's murder in Utah arrested in Rocky Ford

Baleigh Bagshaw (left) was found dead inside her Utah home on Monday. An arrest warrant charging him with three counts of unlawful sexual activity with a minor was issued Tuesday; he has not yet been charged in Bagshaw's death. Friends have paid tribute to teen, Baleigh Bagshaw, 15. 'And that's what makes everything so heartbreaking, honestly'. "I couldn't hear anything other than her screams". Read More

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9/11 accused 'has information' on Central Intelligence Agency pick

9/11 accused 'has information' on Central Intelligence Agency pick

And then she dodged it. Haspel hit back: "It has been suggested to me by my team that if we tried to declassify some of my operational history, it would help my nomination", she said . Durham, now the US attorney in CT, had been tasked by then-Attorney General Michael B. Mukasey with reviewing potential criminal liability in the destruction of the much-discussed interrogation tapes from earlier in the George W. Read More

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3 detainees in North Korea released

3 detainees in North Korea released

A historic meeting with the South, halting long-range missile tests and now the release of three American prisoners . Asked about the prisoners, the vice president said only that the administration was working diligently to free them. Trump has credited his "maximum pressure" campaign for drawing North Korea to the table and has vowed to keep sanctions in place until Pyongyang takes concrete steps to denuclearize. Read More

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6 killed in Indonesia prison riot

6 killed in Indonesia prison riot

Setyo Wasisto said. A riot has injured prisoners and some officers at a police detention center south of Indonesia's capital. Indonesian police said on Tuesday that some officers and inmates had been hurt after clashes at a high-security jail, but denied reports of fatalities at the facility on the outskirts of the capital Jakarta. Read More

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China April exports jump 12.9%, imports up 21.5%, beat forecasts

China April exports jump 12.9%, imports up 21.5%, beat forecasts

USA officials traveled to Beijing last week for talks with their Chinese counterparts to resolve the issue but made little progress. Beijing and Washington are trying to avoid a trade war between the world's two largest economies. The negotiations could head off the threatened USA tariffs targeting $150 billion in imports, while China has warned $50 billion in goods are in the firing line. Read More

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