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Swimming banned at Georgia's Black Sea beaches

Red flags have been put out at the coastal regions of Georgia to note holiday-makers that swimming conditions are dangerous. According to the Emergency Management Service, a 3 - 4 magnitude storm is observed along the Black Sea …

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EU ready to resist U.S. trade policy?

European Union officials have drawn up an aggressive 173-page plan to counter both U.S. President Donald Trump’s trade moves and American tech giants including Google, Apple, Amazon, Microsoft and Facebook. …

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U.S. offer to sell Patriot system to Turkey expires

Washington's offer to sell Raytheon Co’s Patriot missile defense system to Ankara has expired, following Turkey’s decision to accept Russian S-400 systems, a State Department official said. The official said the …

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Military truck overturns in Armenia’s Tavush

Eleven soldiers were taken to hospital after a military truck overturned in Armenia's Tavush Province. This morning, at about 3:30am local time, a military truck carrying soldiers overturned nearby the military unit close to …

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Merkel calls for EU-wide climate neutrality

German Chancellor Angela Merkel called for the European Union to support ambitious targets for the entire 28-nation bloc to become climate neutral. Merkel made her appeal after she and members of her "climate …

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 Moody’s changes Russia’s GDP growth outlook

International rating agency Moody’s has cut its Russia’s 2019 gross domestic product growth forecast to 1.2% from 1.6%, the agency said in the Global Macro Outlook 2019-2020 report. The 2020 forecast was kept at 1.5%. …

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Iran could release Stena Bulk tanker soon - media

Sweden has received "very strong indications" that a British oil tanker seized last month by Iran in the Strait of Hormuz is to be released soon, according to sources within Sweden’s foreign ministry. Iran’s …

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Electricity generation increased in Azerbaijan

Power stations in Azerbaijan generated 14.2 billion kilowatt hours of electricity in January-July 2019, which is 5.1% more compared to January-July 2018, according to Azerbaijan's State Statistical Committee. It was noted that …

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 Canada opposes Russia's return to G8

The Canadian government remains opposed to Russia rejoining the Group of Eight, a Canadian official said during a background press briefing ahead of the G7 meeting yesterday. The official, who spoke on condition of anonymity, …

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