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EUROPE TO FIGHT EXTRATERRITORIAL U.S. SANCTIONS ON FIRMS

Paris rejects vassalization of Europe BERLIN/PARIS, May 12, (Agencies): Europe’s largest economies lobbied to protect their companies’ investments in Iran on Friday, seeking to keep the nuclear deal with Tehran alive after Washington pulled out and threatened to impose sanctions on European companies. Germany and France have significant trade links …

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Kuwaiti, Filipino FMs ink domestic helpers agreement

KUWAIT, May 11 (KUNA) — Kuwait and the Philippines on Friday signed an agreement on employing household helpers. Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Sheikh Sabah Al-Khaled Al-Hamad Al-Sabah and the visiting Philippine Foreign Affairs Secretary Alan Cayetano signed the accord. Sheikh Sabah Al-Khaled received the Filipino counterpart …

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UK’s May and Trump agree talks needed over Iranian sanctions

LONDON, May 11 (Reuters) – British Prime Minister Theresa May and U.S. President Donald Trump agreed in a phone call on Friday that talks were needed to discuss how U.S sanctions on Iran would affect foreign companies operating in the country. Trump’s decision to pull the United States out of …

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Philippine Supreme Court removes Duterte “enemy” judge

MANILA, May 11 (Reuters) – The Philippine Supreme Court voted on Friday to remove its top judge, whom President Rodrigo Duterte has called an “enemy” for voting against several controversial government proposals, citing violations in the way she was appointed. But one opposition party said the ouster of Maria Lourdes …

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Family of 7 dead with gunshot wounds in rural Australia

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) – A family of seven including four children was found dead with gunshot wounds Friday at a rural property in southwest Australia in what could be the country’s worst mass shooting in 22 years, police and media said. The children died with their mother and grandparents. The …

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Amnesty slams death penalty for raped Sudan teenager

Khartoum, May 10, 2018 (AFP) – Rights group Amnesty International on Thursday slammed a Sudanese court’s sentencing of a teenager to death for killing her rapist husband in self-defence. Noura Hussein Hammad, 19, was handed a death sentence by a Sudanese court for killing the man her father forced her …

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Fears of flooding as Mumbai plans to open salt pans for social housing

BANGKOK, May 11 (Reuters) – A plan by Mumbai authorities to develop protected coastal land now used for making salt could cause severe flooding in the congested city, said environmentalists who are considering legal options to block the initiative. The Mumbai Development Plan for the period through 2034 earmarks nearly …

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UNSC shocked at scale of humanitarian crisis of Rohingya

NEW YORK, May 10 (KUNA) — Members of the UN Security Council expressed shock at the scale of the humanitarian crisis of the Rohingya Muslim minority in Myanmars Rakhine State and the Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh. From April 28 to May 1, the UNSC members visited Bangladesh and Myanmar as …

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Spotify to stop promoting R. Kelly songs over sex abuse claims

New York, May 11, 2018 (AFP) – Spotify on Thursday announced it would no longer feature R. Kelly songs in its playlists or user recommendations, after the Time’s Up movement for gender equality urged the music business to dump the R&B star over sexual abuse allegations. The move marks the …

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