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Siemens says investigating reports its turbines sent to Crimea

Siemens says investigating reports its turbines sent to Crimea

German firm Siemens said on Friday it had set up a task force to investigate reports that its turbines had been delivered to Crimea for use in Russian-built power plants. A report by Reuters published on July 5 cited three sources with knowledge of the delivery as saying Russia had delivered electricity turbines made by Siemens to Crimea. Russia annexed […]

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Wolves goalkeeper Ikeme diagnosed with leukaemia

Wolves goalkeeper Ikeme diagnosed with leukaemia

Wolverhampton Wanderers goalkeeper Carl Ikeme has been diagnosed with acute leukaemia and will begin chemotherapy immediately, the club said on Thursday. Abnormal blood tests were taken during the Championship club’s pre-season training and further medical investigation has revealed the 31-year-old is suffering from leukaemia. “It would be an understatement to say that everyone at Wolves has been shocked and saddened […]

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Mayweather vs. McGregor is great for boxing – Khan

Mayweather vs. McGregor is great for boxing – Khan

Amir Khan spent years trying to nail down a showdown with Floyd Mayweather Jr yet the Briton is more than happy to see the undefeated multi-division world champion come out of retirement to face a man who has never had a single professional bout. Mayweather hung up his gloves in 2015 with a 49-0 record but the 40-year-old American will […]

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Gross property insurance claims for London tower fire may reach 50 million pounds: insurer

Gross property insurance claims for London tower fire may reach 50 million pounds: insurer

The London fire that killed scores of people last month could lead to gross property and liability insurance claims of 50 million pounds ($64.80 million), the company that had insured the property said. At least 80 people are dead, or missing and presumed dead, from the blaze that gutted the 24-storey Grenfell Tower block on June 14, and the final […]

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UK concerned at ‘faltering’ Ukraine reforms: foreign minister Johnson

UK concerned at ‘faltering’ Ukraine reforms: foreign minister Johnson

British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson said on Thursday he was worried Ukrainian government reforms were faltering, citing concerns over the selection of Supreme Court judges and obstacles facing anti-graft civil society groups. Johnson made the remarks as he opened an international conference in London held to discuss the progress made in Ukraine on a reform program which started in 2014 […]

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F1 needs two races in China, says McLaren boss

F1 needs two races in China, says McLaren boss

Formula One needs two races in China and one should be on a street circuit to help make the sport more popular, McLaren executive director Zak Brown said on Thursday. The American also suggested the calendar should feature an updated ‘Asian Tour’ grouping the key races in the region — Japan, Singapore, China and other venues to be determined such […]

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Sri Lanka leader pledges to consult Buddhist leaders over new constitution

Sri Lanka leader pledges to consult Buddhist leaders over new constitution

Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena on Thursday pledged to consult the country’s Buddhist leaders over his plans for constitutional reform, which he promised in his 2015 election campaign to bring about reconciliation among all ethnic groups. Sri Lanka in January last year proposed plans for a new constitution aimed at devolving power and preventing the kind of ethnic tensions that […]

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At least 28 killed in bloody Mexican prison fight

At least 28 killed in bloody Mexican prison fight

A brutal fight broke out in a prison in the Mexican Pacific resort of Acapulco on Thursday, leaving at least 28 inmates dead in one of the worst outbreaks of violence in the country’s troubled penal system in recent years. Acapulco is the biggest city in Guerrero, one of Mexico’s most lawless states and a center of opium poppy production […]

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French interior minister vents frustration with Paris migrant center

French interior minister vents frustration with Paris migrant center

France’s interior minister said on Thursday that hundreds of migrants needed to be moved from an overflowing reception center in Paris and he appeared to take a dig at the city’s mayor for creating the problem. Paris Mayor Anne Hidalgo in November opened the 400-bed center in the city’s Porte de la Chapelle district, but the minister said many migrants […]

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Congo requests financial support from donors amid economic crisis

Congo requests financial support from donors amid economic crisis

Democratic Republic of Congo’s government has formally requested financial support from international donors as it confronts a worsening economic crisis, a letter seen by Reuters on Thursday showed. Africa’s top copper producer has been hard hit by low commodity prices in recent years. It has only enough foreign currency reserves to cover about three weeks of imports and its franc […]

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