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Iran supreme leader threatens to block all Gulf oil exports if its own are stopped

Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei has said that no country in the region will export oil if Iran’s exports are stopped. The same threat was earlier voiced by President Hassan Rouhani. Speaking to Iranian ambassadors and senior diplomats on Saturday, Khamenei backed Rouhani’s earlier warning to close the Strait of Hormuz, thus blocking all […]


US oil touches $75 amid fears Iran will block Middle East shipments

West Texas Intermediate (WTI), the US benchmark, has surged to $ 75 per barrel for the first time since the oil crisis of 2014. Read more The movement came after Iran reportedly threatened to disrupt oil shipments from the Middle East Gulf if Washington pressed ahead with sanctions against Iran. On Wednesday, the WTI slipped […]


Huge fire breaks out at 12th-floor flat in London tower block (PICTURES)

A huge fire has broken out in a 12-storey residential building in east London. It’s the second blaze to rip through a London tower block in just two days. Smoke can be seen billowing into the sky from a top-floor flat in a block on Wellington Way, Mile End. The Fire Brigade confirmed half of […]


Rees-Mogg threatens to block £20bn NHS spending boost over tax rise fears

Jacob Rees-Mogg, the outspoken backbench Tory MP, has warned Chancellor of the Exchequer Philip Hammond his Conservative colleagues may not back tax increases to pay for the government’s £20bn NHS cash injection. The influential Brexiteer was outlining his concerns on his LBC radio show, telling his listeners that Hammond would be moving into “dangerous territory” […]


Victory for soft Brexit? MP claims they’ve won the right to block no-deal Brexit

UK PM Theresa May has agreed to a compromise with Tory remainers, agreeing to offer parliament a vote on any future steps in Brexit talks if Britain fails to broker a deal by mid-February, a source has revealed. Leading Remainer-rebel Anna Soubry tweeted her delight with the reported outcome: “Dominic Grieve should be hailed a […]


Armenian protesters block traffic, railways & airport as protest leader Pashinyan loses PM bid

Anti-government protesters disrupted traffic in Armenia’s capital, blocking railways and roads leading to Yerevan International Airport, after the parliament voted against opposition leader Nikol Pashinyan’s bid for interim PM. Protesters managed to block streets connecting downtown Yerevan to residential districts, disrupting transportation in Armenia’s capital, footage from the scene shows. Yerevan’s metro system has also […]


Facebook seeks to block US spying lawsuit from top EU court

Facebook is trying to keep the European Court of Justice (ECJ) from reviewing an Irish privacy case, fearing potential limitations on its ability to move customer data from the EU to the US. Facebook’s headquarters for most of its non-US markets is in Dublin. The Irish High Court ruled that US surveillance programs permit the […]

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