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EU Nations Live Well Beyond the Means of the Earth: Report


BRUSSELS – All 28 European Union (EU) countries are consuming Earth’s resources much faster than they can be replenished, and none of them has a sustainable consumption policy, a report by World Wide Fund (WWF) and Global Footprint Network (GFN) said on Thursday, as European leaders meet to discuss priorities …

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North Korea Fires Unidentified Projectile: South Korean Military


SEOUL – The South Korean military said North Korea has fired an unidentified projectile. The Associated Press reported Thursday. The projectile was fired at 4.30 pm (local time) from a location in North Korea’s northwest toward the east, the South Korea’s joint chiefs of staff said in a statement, according …

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China Opposes US Unilateral Sanctions on Iran: Ministry of Commerce


BEIJING – China is opposed to unilateral US sanctions against Iran, and oil control measures will only worsen global energy market volatility, Reuters reported quoting the Ministry of Commerce. President Donald Trump on Wednesday imposed new sanctions on Iran on the revenue from its industrial metals exports in Washington’s latest …

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Pakistan Appoints IMF Official as the New Central Bank Governor

Central Bank

ISLAMABAD – Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan’s newly chosen governor of the central bank on Sunday joined the country’s economic team to negotiate a fresh loan from the International Monetary Fund (IMF), which is considered central to reviving the country’s badly ailing economy, Asian Review reported Monday. Reza Baqir, the …

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North Korea Fires ‘Short-Range Projectiles’ in the East Sea

North Korea

PYONGYANG – North Korea fired several unidentified short-range projectiles on the sea off its east coast, South Korean chiefs of staff said, likely sign of Pyongyang’s growing frustration at diplomatic talks blocked with Washington aimed at providing coveted sanctions relief for nuclear disarmament, Al-Jazeera reported Saturday. The South Korean military …

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Iran Envoy Vows Suitable Reaction to US Wrongful Acts Vs Iran


NEW YORK – Iran’s permanent envoy to the United Nations said on Saturday that Iran reserves the right to counter US wrongful acts against Iran including US measures to inflict heavy damages on Iranian economy, IRNA reported Saturday. Commenting on US recent acts such as ending waivers on Iran oil …

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Two Main Parties Punished in British Local Elections


LONDON – Initial results indicate that voters punished Theresa May’s conservatives in the presidential election ballot but the party was also disappointing for opposition Labor, POLITICO reported Friday. With nearly half of the votes cast and widespread frustration over the treatment of Brexit by Westminster’s two main parties, the Conservatives …

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