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U.S. to end all waivers on imports of Iranian oil, crude price jumps

The United States on Monday demanded that buyers of Iranian oil stop purchases by May 1 or face sanctions, a move to choke off Tehran's oil revenues which sent crude prices to six-month highs on fears of a potential supply crunch.


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Posted 2019/04/23 10:51:43

India to get extra oil from major producers to make up for Iran oil loss: minister

India will get additional supplies from other major oil producing countries to compensate for the loss of Iranian oil, India's Petroleum and Natural Gas Minister Dharmendra Pradhan said on Tuesday.


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Posted 2019/04/23 10:51:43

South Korea to send delegation to U.S. for talks on Iran sanction waivers

A South Korean delegation will head to Washington as early as this week for talks with U.S. officials after the United States announced plans to end all Iran sanction waivers, two South Korean government officials said on Tuesday.


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Posted 2019/04/23 10:51:43

Grieving relatives bury dead in Sri Lanka amid new security fears

Sri Lanka buried more of its dead on Tuesday from suicide bomb attacks on churches holding Easter services and luxury hotels that killed 321 people in the country's worst violence in a decade.


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Posted 2019/04/23 10:40:27

Stocks splutter as oil races to near six-month high

Oil prices jumped to near six-month highs on Tuesday as the United States tightened sanctions on Iran, sending shares of energy companies higher but largely failing to help the currencies of the main crude-oil producers.


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Posted 2019/04/23 09:24:23

Samsung retrieving all Galaxy Fold samples after defect reports: source

Samsung Electronics is retrieving all Galaxy Fold samples distributed to reviewers, a person with direct knowledge of the matter said on Tuesday, as the firm smarts from the reputational blow of postponing the launch of its first foldable smartphone.


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Posted 2019/04/23 09:05:12

Sri Lanka bomb attacks were revenge for N.Zealand mosque killings: minister

Sri Lanka's Easter Sunday bomb attacks were retaliation for a recent attack on mosques in New Zealand, a Sri Lankan official said on Tuesday, adding that two domestic Islamist groups were believed to be responsible.


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Posted 2019/04/23 09:05:02

Sri Lanka detains Syrian for questioning over attacks: sources

Sri Lankan police are holding a Syrian national in custody for questioning over the Easter Sunday attacks on churches and hotels, three government and military sources told Reuters on Tuesday.


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Posted 2019/04/23 05:23:05

Goldman says removal of Iran oil sanctions waivers to have limited impact

Goldman Sachs expects the United States' decision to end waivers from sanctions on imports of Iranian oil to have a limited impact on prices, even though the timing of the halt is much more sudden than expected.


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Posted 2019/04/23 05:22:39

Democratic presidential candidates divided over impeaching Trump

A group of Democratic presidential candidates were divided on Monday over whether Republican President Donald Trump should be impeached, reflecting a broader split in the Democratic Party over how to react to Special Counsel Robert Mueller's report into Russian election meddling.


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Posted 2019/04/23 04:10:54

Japan expects little impact from U.S. scrapping Iran oil waivers

Japan expects a limited impact from the U.S. decision not to renew waivers previously granted on Iran oil import sanctions, the country's trade and industry minister said on Tuesday.


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Posted 2019/04/23 04:08:28

End to Iran sanction waivers only bullish for oil prices in short term: Barclays

The U.S. push to reduce Iranian oil exports to zero will tighten crude markets significantly in the short term, but is unlikely to have a big effect on prices over a longer period, Barclays said in a note on Monday.


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Posted 2019/04/23 04:07:02

Saudi Arabia, UAE to send $3 billion in aid to Sudan

Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates said on Sunday they had agreed to send Sudan $3 billion worth of aid, throwing a lifeline to the country's new military leaders after protests led to the ousting of president Omar al-Bashir.


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Posted 2019/04/21 20:07:54

Sudanese protesters to escalate rallies, no longer recognize military council

Sudanese protest leaders on Sunday vowed to escalate demonstrations to confront the country's military rulers, as part of a widening campaign to push for the transfer of power to civilians.


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Posted 2019/04/21 20:07:54

Comedian Zelenskiy wins Ukrainian presidential race by landslide: exit poll

Ukraine entered uncharted political waters on Sunday after an exit poll showed a comedian with no political experience and few detailed policies had easily won enough votes to become the next president of a country at war.


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Posted 2019/04/21 19:55:46

Top Democrats leave open option of Trump impeachment after Mueller report

Top congressional Democrats left the door open on Sunday to the impeachment of U.S. President Donald Trump, but said they would first need to complete their own investigations into whether he obstructed justice in Special Counsel Robert Mueller's Russia probe.


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Posted 2019/04/21 19:54:29

Swedish teen climate activist joins London protest as arrests top 830

Swedish teenage environmental activist Greta Thunberg on Sunday urged hundreds of climate-change protesters in London to never give up their campaign to save the planet as police arrests over disruptions to the city's landmarks rose above 830.


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Posted 2019/04/21 19:47:59

Bombs kill more than 200 in Sri Lankan churches, hotels on Easter Sunday

More than 200 people were killed and at least 450 injured in bomb blasts that ripped through churches and luxury hotels in Sri Lanka on Easter Sunday, the first major attack on the Indian Ocean island since the end of a civil war 10 years ago.


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Posted 2019/04/21 19:34:37

Egyptians vote for second day in referendum on keeping Sisi in power

Egyptians voted on Sunday for a second day on whether to back constitutional amendments that could see President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi stay in power until 2030.


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Posted 2019/04/21 19:33:30

Comedian wins Ukrainian presidential race by landslide: final exit poll

Ukrainian comedian Volodymyr Zelenskiy has won the second round of a presidential election against incumbent Petro Poroshenko by a landslide, a final national exit poll showed on Sunday.


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Posted 2019/04/21 19:23:15