Monday, 24 January 2022

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Israel’s Netanyahu in Russia to meet Putin ahead of polls

MOSCOW: Benjamin Netanyahu arrived in Russia, hoping to burnish his image as an international statesman, despite Moscow s condemnation of the Israeli Prime Minister s pre-election pledge to annex part of the occupied West Bank. Netanyahu is campaigning to maintain his status as Israel s longest-serving prime minister at next ...

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Taylor Swift signs up for ‘race that stops a nation’

MELBOURNE: Taylor Swift is heading to Australia to perform at the “race that stops a nation”, with the pop superstar strutting her stuff before the Melbourne Cup, organisers announced Thursday. The Grammy Award-winner will sing two songs from her latest hit album “Lover” before witnessing the famous horse race that ...

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Mark Taylor backed Steve Smith to captain Australia

SYDNEY: Former skipper Mark Taylor backed Steve Smith to captain Australia again after his incredible Ashes exploits, as support mounts for the 30-year-old to be given a second chance. Smith was banned for 12 months over a brazen attempt to alter the ball with sandpaper under his captaincy in a ...

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ExxonMobil to divest Norwegian assets for 3.8 billion euros

OSLO: US energy giant ExxonMobil will sell its assets in Norway to Norwegian company Var Energi, owned by Italian Eni, for 38 billion Norwegian kroner ($4.2 billion or 3.8 billion euros), the newspaper Dagens Naeringsliv reported. According to Dagens Naeringsliv the deal should be announced at the end of September. ...

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Trump fires national security advisor John Bolton

WASHINGTON: The shock announcement came amid media reports suggesting that the US president and his national security advisor had major disagreements over the invitation of the Taliban to Camp David for peace talks. Trump, however, denied the reports, branding them “fake news,” while confirming that the peace talks are currently ...

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Smith overtakes Kohli to reclaim No.1 spot in Test rankings

DUBAI: Australia’s run-machine Steve Smith has edged past Indian captain Virat Kohli to become the best Test batsman in the world, based on the International Cricket Council’s (ICC) rankings. Kohli’s side moved to the top of the new ICC World Test Championship table with a 2-0 series sweep against West ...

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Samsung to launch $2,000 Galaxy Fold in Korea on Sept 6th

SEOUL: Samsung Electronics Co Ltd on Thursday said its first foldable smartphone, the Galaxy Fold, will be available in South Korea from Sept. 6 with fifth-generation (5G) mobile connectivity. The world’s largest smartphone vendor said the device would be priced 2.398 million won ($1,977.47). The highly anticipated handset was originally ...

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Taylor Swift among big winners at MTV VMAs

Taylor Swift, Billie Eilish, and Ariana Grande were the three big winners at the 2019 MTV VMAs. The ‘You Need to Calm Down’ singer walked away with the top honour for Video of the Year for the hit single during the annual awards ceremony at the Prudential Centre in Newark, ...

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Brazilian govt rejects G7 aid to fight Amazon fires

BRUSSELS: French President Emmanuel Macron said that leaders of G7 countries agreed to help the countries of the Amazon basin to deal with forest fires that he described as a serious international crisis, while criticizing his Brazilian counterpart, Jair Bolsonaro, for not following his obligations to combat climate change. The ...

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Gibraltar refuses US request to seize Iranian tanker

BRUSSELS: Gibraltar refused on Sunday a US request to seize the Iranian tanker caught in a stand-off between Tehran and the West, as the stationary vessel raised an Iranian flag ahead of its expected departure from the British territory. British Royal Marines seized the vessel in Gibraltar in July on ...

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