• US Treasury rejects Exxon Mobil request to drill in Russia

    US Treasury rejects Exxon Mobil request to drill in Russia

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    The Department of the Treasury, in consultation with President Donald Trump, announced it was rejecting waiver requests from Exxon and other companies looking to restart Russian operations disrupted by worldwide sanctions. The sanctions were imposed after Russian Federation annexed the Crimea region of Ukraine in 2014. Moreover, it's unclear whether the request to the Treasury Department came before or after Tillerson joined the administration.
  • Raikkonen: Ferrari should have 'done better'

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    Hamilton gained the advantage in China through early strategy calls in a chaotic opening few laps but the race eventually distilled to a battle between him and Vettel in the closing laps, the two cars separated by about eight seconds. The four-time world champion pitted to switch to dry rubber tyres on a drying track when a virtual safety auto was deployed on the second lap following Sergio Perez and Lance Stroll's collision.
  • Trump Says Iran not 'Living up to Spirit' of Nuclear Deal

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    The U.S. secretary of state's comments contrast with his letter to Paul D. Ryan, speaker of the House of Representatives, on Tuesday in which he said that Iran is complying with the nuclear deal. "I'm all for agreements, but that was a bad one, as bad as I've ever seen negotiated", he said. "The deal is working and there's absolutely no reason to pull away from it", Barbara Slavin, acting director at the Future of Iran Initiative at the Atlantic Council in Washington , said in an ...
  • U.S. intelligence reveals clear culpability of Syrian regime in sarin gas attack

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    The intensive diplomatic action comes as the UN Security Council is set to vote on a draft resolution drawn up by the US, Britain and France calling on the Syrian regime to co-operate with a probe into the chemical weapons attack. has blamed the Syrian government for launching a deadly chemical attack in Khan Sheikhoun that killed over 80 people on April 4, and responded by striking a Syrian air base.
  • Sebastian Vettel wins Bahrain Grand Prix ahead of Lewis Hamilton

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    Hamilton lost a position to Vettel at the start, but his race really started to unravel when he received a five-second penalty for holding up Daniel Ricciardo in the pit lane under the Safety Car. "A odd race for me missing so much pace". Bottas now sits third in the F1 world drivers' championship but already 30 points off of leader Vettel after three races.
  • Putin congratulates Assad on anniversary of Syria's independence

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    Syrian President Bashar al-Assad has received congratulations from his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin on the 71st anniversary of Syria's independence. USA president Donald Trump ordered the airstrikes after the Syrian regime used chemical weapons against its opponents-killing about 80 people, including children, in one of the deadliest chemical weapons attack in history.
  • Venezuela: 3 killed in massive anti-Maduro protest

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    Capriles said that one of the fundamental requirements for the opposition to abandon street protests is for the democratically-elected government of Maduro to schedule general elections despite the fact the Maduro's term does not end until 2019 and that it runs contrary to what is established in the country's constitution.
  • European Union agencies to leave London after Brexit, says Commission

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    Mrs May stunned the country on Tuesday when she called for an early election to take place on June 8 with MPs due to vote on Wednesday afternoon on bringing the poll forward. In a sign of the difficulties UK PM Theresa May will face if she remains in power after the election, Tajani indicated that any agreement on the rights of EU citizens in the UK - and Britons on the continent - would be subject to rulings by the European Court of Justice (ECJ).
  • Paris attack: Prosecutors investigate gunman's terror links after shooting

    Paris attack: Prosecutors investigate gunman's terror links after shooting

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    Belgian security officials had warned French counterparts before the attack that El Osri was a "very risky individual en route to France " aboard the Thalys high-speed train. National security is a burning issue for many in France after attacks by militant Islamists across the country have killed more than 230 people over the past two years.
  • Russia Denies It Is Moving Troops Close to North Korea

    Russia Denies It Is Moving Troops Close to North Korea

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    The threat appeared to be a response to comments by Rex Tillerson, the U.S. secretary of state, who said the USA was looking for ways to "bring pressure" on the North Korean regime into giving up its nuclear ambitions. "Practically the entire system of air defense forces of the Eastern Military District was engaged in the exercise and about 300 missile launches were held in the course of the drill in combat control over the air defense units and the Air Force", said Alexander Gordeyev, the ...