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Kuwait asks Philippine ambassador to leave

Kuwait gave the Philippine ambassador one week to leave the  country and recalled its top diplomat in Manila for consultations, the foreign ministry said. The ministry reiterated in a statement its full rejection and condemnation of the blatant violation of diplomatic norms by the embassy of the Philippines. Embassy staff …

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Russia Says Will Deliver New Air Defense Systems to Syria Soon, Escalating Tensions With Israel

Russia plans to deliver new air defense systems to Syria in the near future, RIA news agency cited Russia‘s Defense Ministry as saying on Wednesday. The ministry added it plans to study a U.S. Tomahawk cruise missile captured by Syrian forces in a recent attack, in order to improve Russia‘s own missiles, RIA reported. The announcement …

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Philippine embassy in Kuwait helps workers run away

Kuwait has protested to the Philippines following “serious offences” that included conducting operations to whisk domestic workers away from their employers’ homes in diplomatic vans. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs said it summoned on Friday the Philippines ambassador to Kuwait and handed him two protest notes. A spokesperson for the …

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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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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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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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