Month: June 2019

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Acting U.S. Defense Secretary Mark Esper will be ready to update European allies on tensions with Iran as he heads to NATO headquarters this week during his inaugural trip as Pentagon chief, a senior U.S. official said. U.S. acting Secretary of Defense Mark Esper arrives for the first day in his new
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MOSCOW/LONDON (Reuters) – In the opinion of Russian officials, the oil contamination crisis that disrupted flows from the world’s second-largest exporter of crude this spring is long over. FILE PHOTO: An oil storage tank of Russian oil pipeline monopoly Transneft is pictured at the Baltic Sea port of Ust-Luga, Russia February 26, 2018. REUTERS/Vladimir Soldatkin/File
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An airplane with the Russian flag is seen at Simon Bolivar International Airport in Caracas, Venezuela June 24, 2019. REUTERS/Manaure Quintero MAIQUETIA, Venezuela (Reuters) – A Russian air force plane landed on Monday in Venezuela’s main airport, according to a Reuters witness and a website that tracks plane movements, three months after a similar arrival
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FILE PHOTO: Jun 20, 2019; Brooklyn, NY, USA; RJ Barrett (Duke) reacts after being selected as the number three overall pick to the New York Knicks in the first round first round of the 2019 NBA Draft at Barclays Center. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports The NBA fined the New York Knicks $50,000 for
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WASHINGTON/RIYADH (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump targeted Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei and other senior Iranian officials with new U.S. sanctions on Monday, looking for a fresh blow to Iran’s economy after Tehran’s downing of an unmanned American drone. With tensions running high between the two countries, Trump signed an executive order imposing
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Smoke rises on the horizon after two Eurofighter warplanes crashed in northeastern Germany after a mid-air collision, June 24, 2019 in this picture obtained from social media. Twitter/Ostseewelle HIT-RADIO Mecklenburg-Vorpommern/via REUTERS BERLIN (Reuters) – One pilot was killed after two Eurofighter warplanes crashed over northeastern Germany, n-tv television reported, while the pilot of the other
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LONDON (Reuters) – Britain is due to appoint a new prime minister and attempt to renegotiate the terms of its Brexit deal, all before Oct. 31, when it is scheduled to leave the European Union. FILE PHOTO: European Union and British flags flutter in front of the chancellery ahead of a visit of British Prime
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