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Venezuela turns to India for oil exports as US sanctions bite

Venezuela’s oil exports have tapered off and shifted toward India since new US sanctions began January 28 as state-run oil company PDVSA seeks to replace deliveries to the United States and Europe that were disrupted by payment restrictions. The South American nation is turning its focus to cash-paying buyers, especially in India, its second-largest customer […]

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US Drug Czar Uttam Dhillon Welcomes Mexican Drug Kingpin El Chapo Guzman’s Conviction

Guzman was convicted of all 10 counts of a superseding indictment. New York:  The conviction of Mexican drug lord Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman in all 10 criminal charges against him clearly demonstrates that the US will not tolerate those who bring drugs and violence into the country to destroy people’s lives, America’s drug czar Uttam […]

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Britain’s Prince Philip gives up driving license weeks after car crash

Queen Elizabeth’s 97-year-old husband Prince Philip has voluntarily given up his driving license after a crash last month, Buckingham Palace said on Saturday. Philip escaped without injury on January 17 when the Land Rover he was driving flipped in a collision with a car close to the royals’ Sandringham residence in eastern England. “After careful […]

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Party that nominated Thai princess for PM faces ban after king’s rebuke

The Thai political party that nominated a princess as its candidate for prime minister could be banned from a general election in March after an activist said on Sunday he would file a petition seeking its dissolution. Thailand’s Election Commission is to meet on Monday to consider the candidacy of Princess Ubolratana Rajakanya Sirivadhana Barnavadi, […]

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Thai Princess Ubolratana Rajakanya Sirivadhana Barnavadi Says #ILoveYou To Fans After King Opposes Her PM Candidacy

Princess Ubolratana made an unprecedented bid for prime minister in March elections. BANGKOK:  The Thai princess whose stunning announcement she was running for prime minister was quickly opposed by her brother, the king, thanked her supporters on Saturday, saying she wants Thailand to be “moving forward”, but she did not comment on her candidacy. Princess […]

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Evidence shows Khashoggi murder planned, carried out by Saudi officials: UN

A United Nations-led inquiry into the murder of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi said on Thursday that evidence pointed to a brutal crime “planned and perpetrated” by Saudi officials. Khashoggi’s killing by a team of Saudi operatives on Oct. 2 provoked widespread revulsion and tarnished the image of Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, previously admired in […]