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Turkey lifts veto on Finland, Sweden joining NATO, clearing path for expansion

Turkey lifts veto on Finland, Sweden joining NATO, clearing path for expansion

Leaders of Turkey, Finland and Sweden held talks in Madrid Sweden, Finland and Turkey sign a memorandum of goodwill Invitation to join will be made during the NATO summit Western strategic change after the Russian invasion of Ukraine MADRID/HELSINKI, June 28 (Reuters) – NATO ally Turkey lifted its veto on Finland and Sweden’s offer to …

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Powers need to study all oil options, including Iran, Venezuela -France

Powers need to study all oil options, including Iran, Venezuela -France

An oil tanker is docked while oil is pumped at the ship terminal of PDVSA’s Jose Antonio Anzoategui industrial complex in Anzoategui state April 15, 2015. REUTERS/Carlos Garcia Rawlins Sign up now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Record US sanctions on Venezuela and Iran reduce oil production Consuming countries put pressure on producing nations …

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Macron tells Biden that UAE, Saudi can barely raise oil output

Macron tells Biden that UAE, Saudi can barely raise oil output

GARMISCH-PARTENKIRCHEN, Germany, June 27 (Reuters) – OPEC’s two main oil producers, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates, can barely increase oil production, French President Emmanuel Macron said on Monday, telling him the president of the United Arab Emirates had said. Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates have been perceived as the only two …

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Sudan accuses Ethiopia of executing Sudanese soldiers, a civilian

June 27 (Reuters) – Sudan accused the Ethiopian army of capturing and executing seven Sudanese soldiers and one civilian, although a senior Ethiopian official denied any such incident took place. Skirmishes between the neighboring countries have erupted in recent years over the disputed and fertile border region of al-Fashqa. Sudan’s Foreign Ministry said on Monday …

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Oil prices edge higher ahead of G7 talks on new Russian sanctions

Oil prices edge higher ahead of G7 talks on new Russian sanctions

Crude oil storage tanks are seen at the Kinder Morgan Terminal in Sherwood Park, near Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, November 14, 2016. REUTERS/Chris Helgren Sign up now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Record LONDON, June 27 (Reuters) – Oil prices rose in a volatile session on Monday as investors awaited any moves against Russian oil …

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NATO to pledge aid to Baltics and Ukraine, urge Turkey to let in Nordics

NATO to pledge aid to Baltics and Ukraine, urge Turkey to let in Nordics

three-day NATO summit in Madrid; Biden will attend Turkey’s veto on Sweden and Finland’s request is a big deal NATO to agree on new defenses for the Baltic region Ukraine aid package aims for longer-term support MADRID, June 27 (Reuters) – NATO leaders will urge Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan to lift his veto on Finland …

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Turkish police prevent Istanbul Pride from going ahead

Turkish police prevent Istanbul Pride from going ahead

ISTANBUL, June 26 (Reuters) – Turkish police prevented hundreds of people from gathering for Istanbul’s annual Pride parade on Sunday and detained dozens after local authorities banned the march from taking place again this year. Thousands of people used to attend Pride marches on Istanbul’s main Istiklal avenue, but in recent years the government led …

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