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Australia ends direct aid to Palestinian Authority

Australia has ceased providing direct aid to the Palestinian Authority (PA), with Foreign Minister Julie Bishop saying the donations could increase the self-governing body’s capacity to pay Palestinians convicted of politically motivated violence. Ms Bishop said funding was cut to the World Bank‘s Multi-Donor Trust Fund for the Palestinian Recovery and Development Program …

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How a surprise deal to boost world oil supply could ‘stir the pot’ in the Middle East, and pressure Saudi’s spare capacity

An impromptu agreement between the United States and Saudi Arabia to add more supply to increasingly tight oil markets is perceived as a test of the kingdom’s ability to pump more crude — and could further antagonize Iran and Venezuela, as both countries grapple with deteriorating conditions in their respective …

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Swiss rail company Matisa defies US with Iran deal

Iran’s state rail company has signed a memorandum of understanding with Switzerland’s rail tracks maintenance machines manufacturer Matisa for obsolescence management, Tasnim news agency reported on Wednesday. Under the MoU, Matisa will cooperate on overhaul and retrofitting of ballast cleaners, tampers and regulators as well as sourcing of 21 track machines …

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Trump pounces on Justice Department report findings

President Donald Trump on Friday offered his first reaction to a 500-page internal watchdog report issued by the Justice Department, decrying messages exchanged between two FBI employees expressing a desire to “stop” him from becoming president. “Doesn’t get any lower than that!” Trump tweeted, a day after the highly anticipated …

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Trump praises Kim Jong Un as ‘strong,’ ‘funny,’ ‘smart’ and a ‘great negotiator’ in Hannity interview

President Trump, in an interview Tuesday with Fox News’ Sean Hannity, complimented North Korean leader Kim Jong Un after their Singapore summit as a “strong guy” and a “great negotiator,” and argued his once-fiery rhetoric directed toward Kim worked. “He’s got a very good personality, he’s funny, and he’s very, …

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‘Trump’s comments unhelpful’

President Trump’s heated comments are unprecedented and unhelpful, Dalton McGuinty, the former premier of Ontario has said. Speaking to Gulf News on the statements that President Trump made following the G7 summit and its fallout, McGuinty said Canadians stood firmly behind their Prime Minister Trudeau. “Canadians are united behind Prime …

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