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Israel-Poland Holocaust row escalates

Poland’s Prime Minister has canceled a trip to Israel in the wake of reported remarks made by Israel’s prime minister suggesting Polish complicity during the Holocaust, an aide in his office told Polish media on Sunday. A government spokeswoman confirmed to Reuters that Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki will not attend …

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Trump candidate for UN post has pulled out

U.S. President Donald Trump’s choice for ambassador to the United Nations, Heather Nauert, has withdrawn from consideration for the job for family reasons, the State Department said on Saturday. Nauert was State Department spokeswoman when Trump chose her for the U.N. position after working as a host for the conservative-leaning …

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Kerala’s Chief Minister in UAE

His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, this evening received Kerala’s Chief Minister, Pinarayi Vijayan, and his accompanying delegation, and discussed sustaining the longstanding bonds between the UAE and India, in general, and Dubai and Kerala in particular. H.H. Sheikh Mohammed …

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Poland angry over Netanyahu holocaust comments

Poland summoned Israel’s ambassador on Friday and threatened to scupper a summit in Jerusalem after reported comments in which Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu appeared to accuse the Polish nation of complicity in the Nazi Holocaust. Netanyahu’s office said in a statement that the prime minister, who was in Warsaw for …

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President of Poland and FM in UAE

Polish President Andrzej Duda has received H.H. Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, in the presence of Polish Foreign Minister Jacek Czaputowicz and US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo. President Duda also received the heads of delegation of countries participating in the US-led conference …

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Turkey firm on missile purchase from Russia

Turkey is going ahead with a purchase of Russia’s S-400 missile system, a Turkish parliamentarian said ahead of an informal Friday deadline which a U.S. official said Washington has set for Ankara to respond to a rival U.S. offer. NATO member Turkey has repeatedly said it is committed to buying …

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Mali hails humanitarian aid model of UAE

Keïta Aminata Maïga, First Lady of Mali, said that the UAE has become a model of providing humanitarian assistance to all countries, with tolerance at the core of its altruistic work for 2019. She made this statement while visiting the Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Humanitarian and Charity Establishment. Saleh …

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Rwandan president in Abu Dhabi

His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, has received President Paul Kagame of Rwanda, who is visiting the country to participate in the World Government Summit, WGS. Sheikh Mohamed welcomed the Rwandan President and his …

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Catherine Deneuve releases anti-Islamic State movie

Tolerance and non-judgemental understanding may be the best way to try to save radicalized young Europeans who want to go and join militant Islamists in Middle Eastern conflicts, veteran French actress Catherine Deneuve said on Tuesday. “Farewell to the Night”, which premiered on Tuesday at the Berlin Film Festival, tells …

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Warsaw meeting to bolster US efforts against Iran

Foreign ministers and senior officials from 60 nations gather in the Polish capital Warsaw on Wednesday where the United States hopes to ratchet up pressure against Iran despite concerns among major European countries about heightened tensions with Tehran. The absence of foreign ministers from major European powers, Germany and France, …

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Germany shuts down PKK publishers

German authorities banned two media organizations it said are linked to the banned Kurdistan Workers party (PKK), considered a terrorist organization by the European Union and Turkey, after raids early on Tuesday. Police searched the Mesopotamia Publishing House and MIR Multimedia in the western states of North Rhine-Westphalia and Lower …

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Indian purchase of Israeli defence contractor

Indian conglomerate Lohia Group said on Tuesday it acquired Israel’s Light & Strong Ltd, a maker of carbon fiber and glass fiber composite components for the aerospace and defense sector. Financial details were not disclosed The acquisition will allow Lohia, which is headquartered in Kanpur, India, to combine its engineering …

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Call for upskilling GCC issued at Dubai’s World Government Summit

A new paper from PwC, “The Lost Workforce: Upskilling for the Future” – released in conjunction with Dubai’s World Government Summit – looks into strategies, actions and policies for resolving upskilling issues, calling for governments, businesses and society to work together, to engender sustainable growth, employability and inclusion. Released at …

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South Koreans to pay more for same US troops

Officials signed a short-term agreement on Sunday to boost South Korea’s contribution toward the upkeep of U.S. troops on the peninsula, after a previous deal lapsed amid U.S. President Donald Trump’s call for the South to pay more. About 28,500 U.S. troops are stationed in South Korea, where the United …

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Venezuela depositing oil money in Russian bank

Venezuela’s state-run oil company PDVSA is telling customers of its joint ventures to deposit oil sales proceeds in an account recently opened at Russia’s Gazprombank AO, according to sources and an internal document seen by Reuters on Saturday. PDVSA’s move comes after the United States imposed tough, new financial sanctions …

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