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US slaps sanctions on Chinese oil buyer over Iran deal

WASHINGTON: The US has sanctioned Chinese state-run energy company Zhuhai Zhenrong Co Ltd for allegedly violating restrictions imposed on Iran’s oil sector, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said in a speech yesterday.  “We’ve said that we will sanction any

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Trump goes ahead with immigration crackdown despite legal issues

WASHINGTON/MEXICO CITY: US President Donald Trump’s administration pushed ahead with its attempts to crack down on migration at the southern border yesterday, defending in court a virtual ban it imposed on asylum seekers and issuing its second sweeping order within

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Boris Johnson set to become next UK PM

LONDON: Boris Johnson is expected to be elected leader of Britain’s governing Conservative Party and the country’s next prime minister today, tasked with following through on his “do or die” pledge to deliver Brexit in just over three months-time. Johnson

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Hong Kong police criticized over failure to stop attacks on protesters

HONG KONG: Hong Kong police faced criticism on Monday for an apparent failure to protect anti-government protesters and passersby from attack by suspected gang members at a train station on the weekend. The attack on Sunday came during a night

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Marvel’s ‘Avengers: Endgame’ to claim all-time box office record

SAN DIEGO: Marvel Studios superhero movie “Avengers: Endgame” will claim the top of the global box office charts by Sunday, distributor Walt Disney Co said. “Endgame” ticket sales will overtake the $2.789 billion collected worldwide by James Cameron’s 2009 science-fiction

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China’s interference in South China Sea’s O&G bothers US State Department

WASHINGTON: The U.S. State Department said on Saturday it is concerned by reports of China’s interference with oil and gas activities in the South China Sea, including Vietnam’s long-standing exploration and production activities. “China’s repeated provocative actions aimed at the

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Wildfires hit central Portugal

LISBON: More than 1,000 firefighters battled three blazes sweeping across central Portugal early today, prompting authorities to partially evacuate a village and leaving one person with severe injuries. Strong winds are making it tougher for firefighters to put out the

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UK: Iran seized two oil tankers in Gur, Tehran says only one

LONDON/DUBAI: Britain said Iran seized two oil tankers in the Gulf yesterday and told Tehran to return the vessels or face consequences in the latest confrontation to ratchet up tension along a vital international oil shipping route. Iran’s Revolutionary Guards

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Trump disavows ‘send her back’ rally chant, Republicans unnerved

WASHINGTON: US President Donald Trump tried to distance himself yesterday from supporters’ chants of “send her back” at a rally where he blasted Somalia-born US Representative Ilhan Omar, as Republicans worry the incendiary mantra could set the tone for the

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FBI should probe FaceApp

Senate minority leader Chuck Schumer has called for an investigation into FaceApp, which alters users’ photos to make them look older or younger. In a letter posted on Twitter, Mr Schumer called it “deeply troubling” that personal data of US

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