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Roman Abramovich granted Israeli citizenship

May 28, 2018 Russia-born Chelsea FC owner to move to Tel Aviv after delays in renewing UK visa, Israeli media reports Roman Abramovich bought Chelsea football club in 2003, though his attendance at home matches has fallen in recent years. Photograph: Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images   Kevin Rawlinson and agencies   Roman Abramovich, the billionaire owner of Chelsea football club, has ...

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EU foreign ministers seek to keep Iran nuclear deal alive

May 28, 2018   Polish Foreign Minister Jacek Czaputowicz, left, speaks with Spanish Foreign Minister Alfonso Dastis Quecedo during a meeting of EU foreign ministers at the Europa building in Brussels on Monday, May 28, 2018. EU foreign ministers on Monday were seeking to protect the bloc’s strategic and economic interests in Iran in the wake of the U.S. withdrawal ...

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Italy heads to new vote after ex-IMF official tasked with forming govt

May 28, 2018   Former senior International Monetary Fund official Carlo Cottarelli speaks to the media after a meeting with Italy’s President Sergio Mattarella at the Quirinal Palace in Rome on May 28, 2018. PHOTO: REUTERS   ROME (BLOOMBERG) – Italian President Sergio Mattarella asked economist Carlo Cottarelli to form a government with new elections due as early as the ...

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Spain struggling to deal with escalating migration crisis

May 27, 2018   UN refugee agency calls for urgent measures amid spike in arrivals with hundreds dying en route A Guardia Civil officer checks an inflatable boat left behind by migrants trying to cross the Mediterranean. The Spanish government said the situation is ‘overwhelming’. Photograph: Marcos Moreno/AFP/Getty Images   By Sam Jones in Madrid   Spain’s maritime rescue service ...

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Woman fakes own kidnap to test her boyfriend’s love

May 27, 2018   Kampala Metropolitan Police spokesman, Mr Luke Owoyesigire. FILE PHOTO   By Andrew Bagala   Police in Kampala have arrested a woman for faking own kidnap as a way of testing her boyfriend’s love. Amina Mirembe made calls to her boyfriend James Mugoda claiming that she had been kidnapped by two men, who were asking for a ...

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London introduces contactless payments for buskers

May 27, 2018   London Mayor Sadiq Khan said the city is introducing a system of contactless payment for buskers. PHOTO: REUTERS   LONDON (AFP) – London is introducing a contactless payment scheme for buskers in what organisers said would be a world first, Mayor Sadiq Khan said on Sunday (May 27) as he unveiled a partnership with tech company ...

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Ex-Panama president’s jail letter blames U.S. for extradition

May 26, 2018   FILE PHOTO: President of Panama, Ricardo Martinelli smiles during a session at the annual meeting of the World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos, Switzerland on January 23, 2014. REUTERS/Denis Balibouse/File Photo   By Elida Moreno   PANAMA CITY (Reuters) – Former Panama president Ricardo Martinelli, jailed in Miami on spying charges while awaiting extradition to his ...

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Seized jewellery, watches in 1MBD probe to be authenticated

May 26, 2018   Bukit Aman Commercial Crime Investigation Department director Comm Datuk Seri Amar Singh said they had already sat down with a special team of experts recently and would start the authentication process on May 28. ST PHOTO: ARIFFIN JAMAR   KUALA LUMPUR (THE STAR/ASIA NEWS NETWORK) – Authentication work on the jewellery and watches seized by the ...

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