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Ukraine to boost renewables, energy efficiency with EU help

Ukraine can focus in developing the country’s renewable energy sector and improve the much-delayed energy efficiency now that the former Soviet republic has concluded the gas transit agreement with Russia, the European Union’s energy chief said on 12 January. “Meeting with Ukraine’s Minister of Energy Oleksiy Orzhel: after the conclusion of the gas transit agreement, …

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Iran to Canada and allies: If you think we shot down Flight 752, prove it

Iran called on Western governments to prove claims the Boeing Co. 737-800 passenger jet that crashed near Tehran on Wednesday was shot down, intensifying a standoff that could complicate an already difficult investigation fraught with geopolitical hurdles. Ali Abedzadeh, head of Iran’s Civil Aviation Organization, told a televised news conference he was “certain that no …

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Three Britons among 176 killed as plane crashes in Iran – Channel 4 News

8 Jan 2020 Three Britons are known to be among the 176 people who died when an Ukrainian International Airlines plane came down shortly after taking off from Tehran airport. Three Britons are known to be among the 176 people who died when an Ukrainian International Airlines plane came down shortly after taking off from …

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‘Her bottom was insane with orgasm’: Why are men so good at writing badly about sex?

I heaved a sigh of relief as the results of the 2019 Literary Review Bad Sex in Fiction were announced at London’s In and Out club last week. It was a joint win for Didier Decoin and John Harvey (a teasing reference to the Booker Prize judges’ inability to pick a single winner), who had …

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North Korea’s U.N. envoy says denuclearization off negotiating table with United States

UNITED NATIONS — North Korea’s ambassador to the United Nations said on Saturday that denuclearization is off the negotiating table with the United States and lengthy talks with Washington are not needed. Ambassador Kim Song’s comment appeared to go further than North Korea’s earlier warning that discussions related to its nuclear weapons program, the central …

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Donald Trump Jr. posts ‘two faced’ Trudeau in blackface: ‘See evidence below’

In a show of support for his father, Donald Trump Jr. posted an infamous photo of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau a day after the Canadian leader was filmed talking about the U.S. president with other world leaders at Buckingham Palace.  On Wednesday, Trump Jr. tweeted a photo of a younger Trudeau in blackface, captioning the …

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‘This is a story of abuse’: BBC airs interview with Virginia Giuffre, who says she was forced to have sex with Prince Andrew

Just when the royal family thought things couldn’t get worse, the BBC aired an extended interview with Virginia Giuffre on Monday night. Giuffre, who has accused the dead financier and sex offender Jeffrey Epstein of trafficking her for sex, has also said she was forced to have sex with Prince Andrew, whose friendship with Epstein …

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Climate protests break out worldwide ahead of UN summit in Madrid – National

Australians affected by recent devastating wildfires joined young environmentalists kicking off a global protest Friday demanding governments act against climate change. The “global day of action” was expected to see rallies in hundreds of cities around the world, days before officials gather Monday in Madrid for talks on the issue. Janet Reynolds in Sydney said …

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Kazakhstan and Switzerland start new level of business cooperation

NUR-SULTAN, Kazakhstan – Six memorandums to launch new joint projects in tourism, banking, transport and agriculture were signed following the Kazakh-Swiss business forum as part of the official visit of Swiss President Ueli Maurer to Nur-Sultan on 22 November. Maurer, who was accompanied to Kazakhstan by a delegation of Swiss business representatives and participated in …

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