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Minnesota Republican Tayler Rahm drops out to clear path for Joe Teirab in competitive US House race

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Republicans got a straighter path to potential victory Saturday in what is expected to be Minnesota’s closest congressional race when GOP-endorsed candidate Tayler Rahm dropped out of a primary fight against the better-funded Joe Teirab, who already had tacit backing from key House leaders. Rahm, a political newcomer and defense attorney, said in a statement that he…

Saudi crown price keen to develop Iran ties following Pezeshkian’s election, state news agency says

CAIRO (Reuters) – Saudi Arabia’s king and crown prince congratulated Masoud Pezeshkian on his election as Iran’s president, state news agency SPA reported on Saturday. “I affirm my keenness on developing and deepening the relations between our countries and people and serve our mutual interests,” SPA quoted Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman as saying. In March 2023, Iran and…

US official sees China-Russia ties posing long-term challenge to European security

WASHINGTON, July 6. /TASS/. The US administration views Moscow’s cooperation with Beijing which Washington alleges has supported Russia’s defense industry as a long-term challenge for security in Europe. Speaking at a special press briefing in the run-up to NATO’s summit in Washington on July 9-11, a senior US official said that the summit communique would have “strong language” on China….

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IBF removes sanctions from Russian boxers

MOSCOW, June 24. /TASS/. The International Boxing Federation said it lifted sanctions against Russian athletes. “Restrictions against Russian boxers have been lifted, and they can be rated,” a representative of the organization told TASS. Russian boxers were earlier excluded from IBF ratings in connection with the special military operation in Ukraine. The IBF light-heavyweight champion is Russian national Artur Beterbiev.

Four FIN9 hackers indicted for cyberattacks causing $71M in losses

  Four Vietnamese nationals linked to the international cybercrime group FIN9 have been indicted for their involvement in a series of computer intrusions that caused over $71 million in losses to companies in the U.S. The defendants, identified as Ta Van Tai, Nguyen Viet Quoc, Nguyen Trang Xuyen, and Nguyen Van Truong, carried out their cybercrimes from May 2018 until October 2021,…

The EU targets Russia’s LNG ghost fleet with sanctions

BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union on Monday slapped new sanctions on Russia over its war on Ukraine, targeting Moscow’s shadow fleet of tankers moving liquefied natural gas through Europe as well as several companies. At a meeting in Luxembourg, where the sanctions were endorsed, EU foreign ministers also agreed on new financial support to help Ukraine defend itself. Some…

Air Force colonel ID’d as 1 of 2 men missing after Alaska plane crash

ANCHORAGE, Alaska — An Air Force colonel who is the director of operations for the Alaskan Command is one of the two men missing after a small airplane crashed into a remote lake, officials said Thursday. Alaska Wildlife Troopers and the Alaskan Command identified the men as Col. Mark “Tyson” Sletten, 46, of Anchorage, and Paul Kondrat, 41, of Utah. They…

The US fines Middle Eastern airline Emirates $1.8 million for flights that passed too low over Iraq

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Transportation Department said Thursday that it fined Middle Eastern airline Emirates $1.8 million for flights in regions off-limits to U.S. airlines while it allowed JetBlue Airways to sell seats on the planes. The fine involves a “significant number” of flights from December 2021 to August 2022 that passed over Iraq on their way between the United…

EU fines Hungary €200 million for refusing to accept migrants

The bloc’s top court also hit Hungary with a €1 million-a-day penalty until the asylum law is fully implemented by the European Court of Justice (ECJ) to pay €200 million ($216 million) for failing to comply with EU asylum rules. In addition to the one-off penalty, the Luxembourg-based court also ruled that Budapest must pay €1 million per day until…

US using Ukraine conflict as pretext to impose sanctions – China

Washington is “extremely hypocritical” for arming Kiev while pushing for peace, Beijing’s foreign ministry has said. The US is using the Ukraine crisis as an opportunity to impose sanctions while continuing to pump Kiev with weapons, Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Lin Jian said on Thursday. Lin made the remarks after the US State Department and Treasury Department announced a new…

AFP journalists to strike over expat jobs

PARIS – Journalists at AFP will hold a 24-hour strike starting June 6 at 0800 GMT (4.00pm Singapore time) to protest against potential changes in the status of journalists working outside France. The movement threatens to disrupt primarily the French-language production of Agence France-Presse during a period of major domestic news, with a ceremony for the 80th anniversary of the…

Panama prepares to evacuate island in face of rising sea levels

On a tiny island off Panama’s Caribbean coast, about 300 families are packing their belongings in preparation for a dramatic change. Generations of Gunas who have grown up on Gardi Sugdub in a life dedicated to the sea and tourism will trade that next week for the mainland’s solid ground. They go voluntarily — sort of. The Gunas of Gardi…

FDA warning: Avoid Crecelac & Farmalac distributed by Dairy Manufacturers Inc

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. health officials warned parents to avoid powdered infant formula sold by a Texas dairy producer, because a dangerous bacteria was found in one of the company’s products. The Food and Drug Administration issued the alert Friday on Crecelac Infant Powdered Goat Milk Infant Formula, after a sample collected from a Texas store tested positive for cronobacter,…

Seatrium bags $11b in contracts from Petrobras to build FPSO vessels

SINGAPORE – Offshore and marine specialist Seatrium has secured $11 billion worth of contracts to build two new floating production storage and offloading vessels (FPSOs) for Brazil’s national oil company, Petrobras. Called P-84 and P-85, the FPSOs will be deployed in the Atapu and Sepia fields in the Santos Basin, offshore of the Brazilian city Rio de Janeiro, Seatrium announced…

Competition watchdog clears ANA’s proposed acquisition of Nippon Cargo Airlines

SINGAPORE – Singapore’s competition watchdog has assessed that ANA Holdings’ proposed acquisition of Japanese cargo airline Nippon Cargo Airlines (NCA) will not result in a substantial lessening of competition within any market in Singapore. The Competition and Consumer Commission of Singapore (CCCS) said on May 24 that it arrived at this conclusion after a six-month review, which also took into…