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China defends planned military ship visit to India’s neighbor Sri Lanka

BEIJING/NEW DELHI, July 29 (Reuters) – China said Friday it hoped “relevant parties” would not interfere with its legitimate maritime activities after New Delhi expressed concerns over a Chinese military ship’s planned visit to a port in India’s southern neighbor Sri Lanka. India is concerned that the Chinese-built and leased port of Hambantota will be …

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India says it will protect its interests as Chinese boat sails to Sri Lanka

NEW DELHI/COLOMBO, July 28 (Reuters) – India, which is trying to expand its influence in crisis-stricken Sri Lanka after China penetrated deep there, said Thursday it was aware of reports of the planned visit of a Chinese ship at a Sri Lankan port built with money from Beijing. Shipping data from Refinitiv Eikon showed that …

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Greece, Saudi Arabia sign data cable deal, discuss link to power grid

RIYADH/ATHENS, July 26 (Reuters) – Greece and Saudi Arabia signed a deal on Tuesday to lay a submarine data cable that will connect Europe to Asia and discussed the possibility of interconnecting their electricity grids to supply Europe with cheaper green energy . Greece and Saudi Arabia agreed in May the key terms of a …

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US wants to end reliance on Chinese rare earths, says Yellen

US Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen testifies before Senate Finance Committee hearing on President Biden’s 2023 budget, on Capitol Hill in Washington, US, June 7, 2022. REUTERS/Evelyn Hockstein Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register SEOUL, July 18 (Reuters) – The United States wants to end its “inappropriate reliance” on rare earths, solar panels …

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Advisor Khamenei says Tehran is ‘capable of building a nuclear bomb’, Al Jazeera reports

Iranian flag is depicted in front of Iran’s Foreign Ministry building in Tehran, Nov. 23, 2009. REUTERS/Morteza Nikoubazl (IRAN POLITICS)/File photo Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register DUBAI, July 17 (Reuters) – Iran is technically capable of making an atomic bomb but has not yet decided whether it will build, a senior …

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Five contenders to become the next British Prime Minister in the TV debate

No clear leader in race to succeed Boris Johnson Ex-Finance Minister Sunak won first 2 parliamentary votes ‘Knives out’ for bookies’ favorite Mordaunt First TV debate on Friday LONDON, July 15 (Reuters) – The five remaining contenders to become Britain’s next prime minister will face each other in the first of three televised debates on …

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Israel sells the port of Haifa to Adani Ports in India and Gadot in Israel for $1.2 billion

A dock worker uses his cell phone while resting next to a cargo ship docked in the port of Haifa, Israel, on Aug. 8, 2021. Photo taken August 8, 2021. REUTERS/Nir Elias Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register JERUSALEM, July 14 (Reuters) – Israel said Thursday it will sell Haifa Port, a …

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US tightens sanctions against Iran, targets Chinese, Emirati companies over oil

WASHINGTON, July 6 (Reuters) – The United States on Wednesday imposed sanctions on a network of Chinese, Emirati and other companies it accused of helping supply and sell Iranian petroleum and petrochemical products to East Asia, causing Tehran pressured to revive the 2015 nuclear deal with Iran. The US Treasury Department said in a statement …

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EU parliament backs labeling gas and nuclear investments as green

Legislators back ‘green’ EU investment label for the fuels Likely to become law unless supermajority of states veto Gas, nuclear rules have divided EU countries and lawmakers Luxembourg, Austria to challenge the law in court BRUSSELS, July 6 (Reuters) – The European Parliament on Wednesday backed EU rules that label investments in gas and nuclear …

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West African leaders lift economic and financial sanctions against Mali

Mali defaulted on sanctions Bloc accepts 24-month transition in Burkina Faso Gives junta Guinea until the end of July for new timetable ACCRA, July 3 (Reuters) – Leaders of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) on Sunday lifted economic and financial sanctions imposed on Mali after military rulers proposed a 24-month transition to …

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