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D.N.C. Lawsuit Alleges Trump-Russia Conspiracy

The Democratic National Committee opened a new legal assault on President Trump on Friday by filing a lawsuit in federal court alleging that the organization was the victim of a conspiracy by Russian officials, the Trump campaign and WikiLeaks to damage Hillary Clinton’s presidential run. The 66-page lawsuit, filed in …

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Scientists find way to bend, stretch diamonds

An international team of researchers has found that diamond, the strongest of all natural materials, can bend and stretch much like rubber and snap back to its original shape. A study published on Thursday in the journal Science opened the door to a variety of diamond-based devices for applications such …

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UAE minister lashes out at pro-Iran media

The UAE Minister of State for Foreign Affairs, Dr Anwar Mohammad Gargash, has lashed out at pro-Iran media for continuing to disseminate false news about Saudi Arabia and the UAE. “False news from Iranian sources, such as the Fars News Agency and Al Akhbar newspaper, against the UAE and Saudi Arabia, continue,” he posted on his …

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Turkish president calls snap polls in June

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Wednesday called early presidential and parliamentary elections for June, a move that will usher in a new political system increasing the powers of the president earlier than scheduled. Erdogan announced, following a meeting with Devlet Bahceli, the leader of Turkey’s main nationalist party, that elections originally scheduled for November 2019 will now …

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FNC passes anti-begging draft law

Members of the Federal National Council on Tuesday passed an anti-begging draft law. The new legislation, which requires final approval of President His Highness Shaikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, carries three-month jail term and a Dh5,000 fine for those found guilty of begging. Able-bodied offenders and those with a …

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DNO ups stake in Faroe Petroleum

DNO ASA, the Norwegian oil and gas operator, announced last night that it has acquired a further 3,744,203 shares in London-listed Faroe Petroleum plc at a price of £1.25 per share representing 1.02 per cent of the outstanding shares in the company. Together with two other recent transactions, also at …

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Syria: bottom line questions

Graham E. Fuller — The Trump administration has just delivered several dozen military strikes against Syria purportedly aimed at chemical production and storage facilities. It was an act the international community feared might lead to overt war in Syria between the US, Iran and Russia, but it came off a bit …

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UAE disbands training mission in Somalia

The UAE has decided to disband its military training programme in Somalia which started in 2014 to build the capabilities of the Somali army. The decision comes in response to Somali security forces’ seizure of a UAE-registered civil aircraft at Mogadishu Airport and confiscation of money destined to pay the …

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