The Iran Project
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On the other hand, flourishing the Iranian market and luring the European companies to cooperate with the Iranian side, have forced the European governments to approach Iran. Also, several trade European delegations and high-ranking officials have recently traveled to Iran. Europeans even have declared that if America withdraws from the signatory countries of JCPOA, they would remain committed to the historical deal. In Feb 2017, the European Union (EU) and the United Nationsnuclear agency have reaffirmed their support for the 2015 nuclear agreement between Iran and six other countries. But this convergence was more lip service than action because the European banks and big corporations refused serious cooperation with Iran. Under pressure of US, the European companies are afraid of boosting ties with Iran due to heavy American penalties. And the US has not yet removed its sanctions against Iran.
TIME - Global Spin
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The Sun Daily
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PETALING JAYA: A Malaysian going by the name of Asiong is the mastermind of the trans-border kidnapping case involving a 44-year-old housewife from Kulai, Johor, Sin Chew Daily reported today, quoting Indonesian news portal Detik.com. Chinese press had earlier reported that Wak Lan, the armed Indonesian man arrested in Yong Peng, Johor, on Monday was the ringleader of the kidnap gang, which was busted by police with the arrest of 18 suspects. Earlier in the day, Malaysian police, working closely with their Indonesian counterparts, rescued the housewife from a farm house on the Indonesian isle of Batam, where she had been kept since her abduction on Feb 21. Wak Lan has admitted to police that he was involved in the kidnapping but denied he was the mastermind. Indonesian National Police spokesman Brig-Gen Rikwanto told Detik.com Wak Lan had said in his police statement that he was paid by a man called Asiong to kidnap the woman.
The Sun Daily
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He also said that zero progress has been made on the Red Notice issued by Interpol to apprehend the four suspects in the assassination who had since fled back to Pyongyang. Jong-nam, the estranged half-brother of North Korean leader Kim Jong-un was assassinated by two women assailants who wiped his face with the deadly VX nerve agent at the Kuala Lumpur International Airport 2 on Feb 13.
The Economic Times
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“Some of the top engineering consultants mainly from the U.S. and Australia with experience in the Gulf of Mexico and Western Africa have shown interest in helping us,” according to Sengupta. Companies also require prices that can justify production. Reliance and BP, which discovered additional gas pools near the biggest reserves in their block, are awaiting assurances on pricing from the Indian government before they start developing the new deposits, the British company’s chief executive officer, Bob Dudley, told analysts Feb. 28. Gas Pricing ONGC is confident its projects are viable at current prices. The cap now for fields that are located in deepwater, ultra-deepwater and high pressure-high temperature areas is $5.30 per million British thermal units. India sets gas prices every six months using a formula based on US, Canadian, UK and Russian rates, with the next revision due on April 1.
China Daily
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TYT YouTube
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This Republican is very much against voter fraud…except when he does it. Cenk Uygur and Ana Kasparian, hosts of The Young Turks, discuss. Tell us what you think in the comment section below. http://tytnetwork.com/go "Former Colorado Republican party chairman Steve Curtis, 57, has been charged with voter fraud and forgery, prosecutors say. Curtis, an AM radio talk show host, appeared Tuesday in Weld County District Court, where he was advised that he faces two counts in the case: forgery, a Class 5 felony, and misdemeanor voter fraud. Weld County District Attorney’s spokesman Tyler Hill confirmed the charges, but said he couldnt discuss details of the allegations, which were first reported by KDVR-Channel 31. However a criminal complaint filed Feb. 1 says the forgery charge stems from “intent to defraud” a woman on the 2016 general election mail-in ballot.
The Washington Times - Football
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FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) - The New York Jets have signed former Green Bay Packers defensive lineman Mike Pennel to a one-year deal. Pennel was initially claimed off waivers from the Packers on Feb. 7, but the Jets didn't tender him as a restricted free agent - making him an ...
Voice Of America
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Police say there are an unspecified number of casualties including police officers in a "terrorist incident" close to the British parliament in London. Eyewitnesses say a car crashed into pedestrians on nearby Westminster bridge before an assailant stabbed a policeman and was shot by police outside the parliament building. Two people were killed, according to Sky News, including a police officer. March 18, 2017 - A man attempts to snatch gun from female soldier on patrol at Orly airport south of Paris; man, who interior ministry spokesman says had earlier fired a potshot at police during an identity check before fleeing, is shot dead in the Orly incident by other members of soldier patrol unit. Feb. 3, 2017 - A machete-wielding man, shouting "Allahu Akbar" (God is greatest), attacked soldiers in a shopping mall on the edge of the Louvre museum in Paris; he is shot and seriously wounded by soldiers.
TIME - Top Stories
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Nine women in the U.S. have died due to a rare cancer associated with their breast implants, federal officials announced on Tuesday. The U.S. Food and Drug Association (FDA) reported that as of Feb. 1, the agency had received 359 reports of a cancer of the immune system, called anaplastic large cell lymphoma (ALCL), linked to breast implants. According to the FDA the risk for the cancer appears to be higher with textured breast implants as opposed to smooth ones, but the agency is not yet sure why. The FDA was able to determine whether the surfaces of the implants were textured or smooth for 231 of the implants. Among those, 203 were textured, compared to 28 that were smooth. About 300,000 women in the U.S. get breast implants each year, and cancer from the implants is rare. However, the potential risks raise questions. What are textured implants made of? There are two types of breast implants that are approved in the United states: saline or silicone gel-filled implants.
Global News
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Police said the teen went missing from a local medical facility on Feb. 20 and was seen in the Kamloops area four days later.
Daily Mail - Travel
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MintPress News
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NASA Goddard
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An Encouraging Sign That is why it is encouraging that Foreign Affairs magazine, the preeminent professional journal of American diplomacy, took the extraordinary step (extraordinary at least in the current environment) of publishing Robert English’s article , entitledRussia, Trump, and a new Détente,” that challenges the prevailing groupthink and does so with careful scholarship. Vladimir Putin speaks at a concert marking the 80th birthday anniversary of Russia's first president Boris Yeltsin, in Moscow, Feb. 1 , 2011. (APMikhail Klimentyev) In effect, English’s article trashes the positions of all Foreign Affairsfeatured contributors for the past several years. But it must be stressed that there are no new discoveries of fact or new insights that make English’s essay particularly valuable. What he has done is to bring together the chief points of the counter-current and set them out with extraordinary writing skills, efficiency and persuasiveness of argumentation.
The Sun Daily
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The Event Chronicle
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Exploration reportedly occurred from circa 1820 onward. But what we dont know is far greater. For example, at the end of World War II Operation Highjump was initiated. Some will say the US hit the panic button, and conspiracy theorists amongst others, forever question why. Between Aug. 1946 and Feb. 1947, Operation Highjump was engaged in what some describe as an invasion of Antarctica. One story of the events suggests the US panicking to protect the United States from ‘flying objects.’ Another less exciting version of events is the military investigating and exploring for mineral deposits, namely coal, and to also establish training for personnel; and determining, establishing and maintaining possible US bases. But whatever the task at hand for decorated Admiral Richard E. Byrd , the notable leader assigned to the operation, it also involved multiple aircraft, 13 Naval ships, an aircraft carrier: the USS Philippine Sea, and close to 5,000 men.
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Servicemen of the Fighting Eagles 1st Battalion, 8th Infantry Regiment, walk by tanks that arrived via train to the US base in Mihail Kogalniceanu, eastern Romania, Tuesday, Feb. 14, 2017. (AP/Andreea Alexandru) MINNEAPOLIS Despite his statement that the U.S. “will have to do more with less” thanks to budget cuts across a slew of federal agencies and programs, the U.S. Department of Defense not only avoided a budget decrease , but netted a significant increase to its annual budget. The increase 54 billion dollars – is nearly the size of the United Kingdom’s entire national defense budget and is set to put U.S. military spending over 600 billion dollars. While the U.S. government spends more than any other nation in the world on its defensedwarfing the military spending of other nationsTrump has touted this “historicbudget increase as being necessary in order to “rebuild the depleted military of the United States of America at a time we most need it.
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Slate
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In November 2015, Victor Collins was found dead in a hot tub in James Bateshome in Bentonville, Arkansas. Bates was charged with murder. During their investigation, police discovered that he owned an Amazon Echo —a device that, upon voice activation through the “wakewordAlexa,” answers questions, provides sports scores, and “[h]ears you from across the room with far-field voice recognition, even while music is playing.” Alexa, in other words, both speaks to users and listens to and records them. The police sought and received a warrant to obtain audio recordings made by the Echo. Concerned that “rumors of an Orwellian federal criminal investigation into the reading habits of Amazon’s customers could frighten countless potential customers,” Amazon filed a motion to quash the warrant on Feb. 17, 2017. Buried in that motion was a striking claim: that Alexa’s responses to user queries are protected by the First Amendment.
The Sun Daily
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BUKIT MERTAJAM: The Penang Immigration Department has issued 1,212 enforcement cards (E-cards) to illegal foreign workers since Feb 15 this year. Department director Meor Hezullah Meor Malik said the cards were applied for by 309 employers. He urged employers who have yet to register their illegal workers to obtain an E-card to quickly do so. He noted the program would end on June 30 and action will be taken under the Immigration Act 1959/63 the penalties include a maximum RM10,000 fine to a year in prison. "I believe there are still many who have yet to register," he said in a press conference today. The E-card program is a government initiative to address labour shortages in several key economic sectors like manufacturing, construction, farming, agriculture and services. The card is valid from Feb 15, 2017 until Feb 15, 2018 and only applicable for nationals of 15 countries.
The Sun Daily
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"The result of this discussion was brought up to the Cabinet and was approved on Feb 22," he said.
The Sun Daily
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