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Explained: Why is Cairn attacking Indian assets?

The British Cairn Energy Plc has obtained an order from a French court authorizing the freezing of 20 Indian government properties in Paris valued at more than 20 million euros, the London-based Financial Times reported Thursday. This is the first court order issued against India to enforce a $ 1.2 billion arbitration award that Cairn Energy won against the Indian ...

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United States Reaffirms Transatlantic and NATO Ties with Europe

Secretary of State Antony Blinken meets with German Chancellor Angela Merkel on June 23 in Berlin, Germany. (State Dept. / Ron Przysucha) The United States is working with allies across Europe to fight human rights abuses, preserve democracy and fight climate change. During his trip to Germany, France, Italy and the Vatican, Secretary of State Antony Blinken highlighted the United ...

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The Rajapaksa family strengthens its grip on Sri Lanka in crisis

Published on: 07/08/2021 – 10:26 Colombo (AFP) A brother of Sri Lankan President Gotabaya Rajapaksa on Thursday became finance minister, strengthening the family’s grip on power in the South Asian country facing growing economic problems. Basil Rajapaksa, 70, took over the finance portfolio from another brother, Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa. The 72-year-old president gave Mahinda responsibility for a newly created ...

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Israel razes home of ex-wife of Palestinian suspect

Published on: 07/08/2021 – 10:08 Turmus’ayya (Palestinian Territories) (AFP) The IDF said on Thursday it had demolished the home of a Palestinian American woman whose ex-husband is accused of shooting a Jewish student in the occupied West Bank. “Overnight … the troops demolished the terrorist’s residence [Montasser] Shalabi, in the village of Turmus Ayya, northeast of Ramallah, “said an army ...

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US Embassy base in Iraq targeted by escalating rocket attacks

Published on: 07/08/2021 – 05:07 Three rockets were fired at the US embassy in Iraq early Thursday, the Iraqi military said, after a day marked by rocket and drone attacks on bases hosting US forces in Iraq and Iraq. Syria. The embassy itself was not affected, the army said, but three locations near the heavily fortified Green Zone of Baghdad ...

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UES Mansion Asking $ 80 Million Could Break Manhattan Record: Reports

UPPER EAST SIDE, NY – An extravagant Upper East Side townhouse has been listed for sale last week for $ 80 million – an amount that would break Manhattan’s record for a single-family home if bought at that price. The seven story, 15,000 square foot townhouse at 973 5th Ave. is near the corner of East 79th Street – just ...

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Algeria forms new government with energy and finance ministers unchanged

Algerian President Abdelmadjid Tebboune on Wednesday appointed a new government, with the energy and finance ministers of the previous administration both retaining their posts, the presidency said. He indicated that Ramdane Lamamra has been appointed Minister of Foreign Affairs, succeeding Sabri Boukadoum. Appointed Prime Minister last week to replace Abdeaziz Djerad, Ayman Benabderrahmane, who was Minister of Finance in the ...

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James the Prophet gets ‘Up & Down’ autobiography

With his first album Unimaginable storms Released on Friday via Sony Music / Rupture, 20-year-old rapper James The Prophet today unveiled a final preview with a moving and autobiographical new single “Up and down. “Against a backdrop of richly colored beats blending jazz, soul, funk and old school hip hop, this new album is eclectic, yet unwavering in its consistency ...

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