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US urges early Iraq elections, halt to violence against protesters

The United States on Sunday urged Iraqi authorities to hold early polls and carry out electoral reforms, and called for an end to the violence against protesters that has left hundreds dead. Washington wants “the Iraqi government to halt the violence against protesters and fulfill President (Barham) Saleh’s promise to pass electoral reform and hold […]

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Mexico offers asylum to Bolivia’s Morales: foreign minister

Mexico on Sunday said it was offering asylum to Bolivia’s President Evo Morales after 20 government officials and lawmakers had sought refuge at its embassy in La Paz. “Mexico, in accordance with its tradition of asylum and non intervention, has received 20 personalities from the Bolivian executive and legislature in the official residence in La […]

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The rapid rise of Spain’s far-right party Vox

With its hard line against Catalan separatism, immigration and feminism, far-right party Vox was the big winner of Spain’s repeat general election on Sunday, surging into third place. The party won 52 seats — more than doubling the 24 it took during its April parliamentary debut in the most significant showing by a far-right faction […]

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Trundling into trouble: Singapore targets e-scooters after accidents

Tiny Singapore had embraced electric scooters in a big way, but deaths and fires linked to the two-wheelers have prompted authorities to introduce tough rules that could put a brake on their runaway success. The contraptions have popped up in cities worldwide but pedestrians in many places have come to see the silent machines as […]

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Hong Kong police shoot protester as protests start working week

A Hong Kong police officer shot at masked protesters on Monday morning — hitting at least one in the torso — during clashes broadcast live on Facebook, as the city’s rush hour wasinterrupted by protests. Footage showed a police officer drawing his sidearm in the district of Sai Wan Ho as he tried to detain […]

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Greater Sydney faces ‘catastrophic’ bushfire threat

A state of emergency was declared on Monday and residents in the Sydney area were warned of “catastrophic” fire danger as Australia girded for a fresh wave of deadly bushfires that have ravaged the east of the country. For the first time ever, Australia’s largest city and the surrounding area faced the highest level of […]

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President al-Assad in an interview with Russian RT-UK TV Channel: We can build our country gradually, we have enough human resources, Americans try to loot other countries

President Bashar al-Assad affirmed that Russia is defending its interests in different ways, and one of the aspects of this defense is represented in that its fight against terrorism in a certain country is considered as defending Russian people as terrorism and its ideology have no borders and they don’t see political borders. In an […]

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Ukrainian defense minister says Donbas disengagement controllable

Ukraine is acting as planned to disengage forces and hardware in Donbas, and the situation is controllable, Ukrainian Defense Minister Andriy Zahorodnyuk said on the television channel 1+1 on Sunday night. “The situation is fully controllable for our part,” Zahorodnyuk said. Kyiv proceeds in accordance with the plan, the minister added. “Disengagement is accomplished as […]

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Launch of a new Abu Dhabi bourse to list the world’s first Murban crude futures

The Intercontinental Exchange (NYSE: ICE), the leading operator of global exchanges and clearing houses and a provider of data and listing services, today announced its intention to launch a new Abu Dhabi Intercontinental Futures Exchange (ADX). Headquartered in Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC), Murban crude futures trading. On November 4, 2019, the Abu Dhabi […]

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Announcing the list of key speakers attending the Last Mile Forum

– Major commitments to support polio eradication efforts announced on 19 November in Abu Dhabi. – Forum calls for intensified efforts to eliminate infectious diseases. ABU DHABI, 11th November 2010 (WAM) – The Reaching the Last Mile Forum today announced the names of high-level speakers participating in the Forum. Held under the patronage of His […]