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‘Serena was mean, I’m not a fan of her as a person’- World boxing champ hits out at Williams meeting

By ethan / September 26, 2018

World champion boxer Claressa Shields says an “upsetting” meeting with 23-time grand slam champion Serena Williams at the 2016 Rio Olympics led her to stop idolizing the “mean” and “unfriendly” star. READ MORE: ‘You were not coaching’: Serena Williams signals anger at coach over US Open scandal Shields, who holds the WBA and IBF World Female […]

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Washington cannot dictate who Europeans should and shouldn't trade with – Belgian PM

By ethan / September 26, 2018

The United States has no right to tell European companies who they can trade and develop economic relations with, according to the Belgian Prime Minister Charles Michel. “We cannot accept that the US decided the regions with which European companies can or cannot do business,” Michel said in an interview with Belgian French-language broadcaster RTBF […]

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Rand Paul wants to lift US travel bans on Russian lawmakers if Moscow reciprocates – report

By ethan / September 26, 2018

Republican Senator Rand Paul will introduce an amendment that would lift existing US sanctions on members of Russia’s Federal Assembly if Moscow agrees to nix its own sanctions targeting US lawmakers, according to the Daily Beast. Paul will present the legislation during a Senate Foreign Relations Committee meeting on Wednesday, the Daily Beast, which obtained […]

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Russia launches legal bid to overturn athletics ban after WADA reinstatement

By ethan / September 26, 2018

Russia has begun a legal battle to overturn the ban imposed by the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF), taking its case to the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) in Switzerland. Russia was recently reinstated by the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA), although it remains suspended by several international sports bodies, including the IAAF. READ […]

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Former Lazio & Aussie international footballer embarks on cannabis career

By ethan / September 26, 2018

Retired Lazio and Australian international Mark Bresciano has swapped the grass of the football pitch for a different kind of green, entering the cannabis industry by cultivating marijuana for medical reasons. The 38-year-old, who spend spent most of his career in Italy’s Serie A, has said he is working on obtaining the necessary documents to […]

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Turkey will continue buying gas from Iran despite US sanctions – Erdogan

By ethan / September 26, 2018

Ankara plans to stay committed to its long-term energy-supply deal with Tehran despite Washington’s threats to punish countries that do business with Iran, Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said. “We need to be realistic… Am I supposed to let people freeze in winter?… Nobody should be offended. How can I heat my people’s homes if […]

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India’s crude-oil demand to reach 500 million tons in 2040 – biggest refiner

By ethan / September 26, 2018

Crude-oil demand in India is expected to rise to some 10 million barrels per day (bpd) or 500 million tons by 2040 from around 4.7 million bpd in 2017, according to the country’s biggest refiner, Indian Oil Corporation. Total global oil demand is forecast to rise by another 15.8 million bpd by 2040, Reuters quoted Partha […]

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Duma unanimously passes Putin’s amendments to pension reform bill

By ethan / September 26, 2018

The Russian parliament has approved amendments by Vladimir Putin to the bill providing for a gradual rise in the age of retirement. The changes are expected to soften the impact of the unpopular measure for ordinary citizens. The nine amendments drafted by President Putin reduce the proposed increase in the retirement age for women, guarantee […]

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