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U.S. blocks MoneyGram sale to China’s Ant Financial on national security concerns

Ant Financial’s plan to acquire U.S. money transfer company MoneyGram International Inc (MGI.O) collapsed on Tuesday after a U.S. government panel rejected it over national security concerns, the most high-profile Chinese deal to be torpedoed under the administration of U.S. President Donald Trump. The $1.2 billion deal’s failure represents a …

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Russia registers in Syria ten ceasefire violations, Turkey – eleven

Russian observers registered over past 24 hour ten ceasefire violations in Syria, Turkish representatives – eleven, the Russian Defense Ministry said in a daily bulletin on ceasefire observation, published on Wednesday. “Control groups continue monitoring the ceasefire compliance within the implementation of the Memorandum on the de-escalation zones in the …

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Freed Taliban hostage faces assault charges in Canada

A Canadian man who spent five years with his family in militant captivity in Afghanistan was arrested in Ottawa, his lawyer said. Joshua Boyle and his American wife, Caitlan Coleman, returned to Canada in October with their three children. Now, Boyle is facing 15 charges in connection with incidents alleged to have …

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Israel accelerates plans that imperil two-state solution

Energized by American recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, the country’s right-wing government has accelerated plans that imperil a two-state solution, solidifying Israel’s power and control over Jerusalem. In an all-night session, the Knesset, Israel’s parliament, enacted a law early Tuesday making it much more difficult to negotiate Jerusalem as …

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Syria’s Assad names new defense and other ministers: state TV

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad on Monday issued a decree appointing new ministers for defense, industry and information, state television reported. He appointed General Ali Abdullah Ayoub as defense minister, Mohammed Mazen Ali Yousef as industry minister and Imad Abullah Sarah as information minister, state television reported, citing the decree. Ayoub, …

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How to Prepare a Homemade Sinus Relief

BY KAREN REED WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 25, 2017 12 2 2 If you have ever had to deal with debilitating sinus pain and pressure stemming from a sinus infection, you know exactly how miserable life is for millions and millions of Americans (and hundreds of millions of people around the world) that …

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Etihad group announces new appointments

Etihad Aviation Group announced the appointment of a number of UAE nationals in key positions at its division Etihad Airport Services (EAS) Ground with operations expected to move to the new Midfield Terminal in 2019. EAS manages Etihad Aviation Group’s investment in the support businesses including catering, ground handling and …

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Iranians mark the 2009 pro-Islamic Republic rallies

People took part in rallies and ceremonies to commemorate the “Dey 9 rallies”, which mark the historic gatherings held on the ninth day of the Persian calendar month of Dey after months of post-election protests. In Tehran, people gathered at the Imam Khomeini Grand Prayer Grounds (Mosalla). Eight years ago …

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Scattered Protests Erupt in Iran Over Economic Woes

Protests over the Iranian government’s handling of the economy spread to several cities on Friday, including Tehran, in what appeared to be a sign of unrest. President Hassan Rouhani began his second term in August after winning re-election on promises to revitalize an economy hurt by sanctions. Although foreign investment …

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