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Iraq seeks to raise oil production to 8 mln bpd by 2027

Baghdad, Iraq | Xinhua | Iraq seeks to raise its crude oil production to 8 million barrels per day (bpd) by the end of 2027 to fulfil its commitment to export quota within the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC), Iraqi Oil Minister Ihsan Abdul-Jabbar Ismail said Sunday. “Iraq is …

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Biden calls on U.S. to acknowledge and condemn history of slavery

Washington, U.S. | Xinhua | U.S. President Joe Biden on Friday urged Americans to “acknowledge and condemn the history of slavery”. Biden, in a proclamation on Juneteenth Day, also called upon the United States to “recognize how the impact of America’s original sin remains. ” “This Juneteenth, we are freshly reminded …

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Iran possesses right not to trust United States: president

Tehran, U.S. | Xinhua | Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi said on Friday that Iran possesses the right “not to trust” the United States, official news agency IRNA reported. “I’m surprised by the Americans who are sending a message of negotiation on the one hand and adding to the sanctions list on …

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FIFA selects 16 host cities for 2026 World Cup

New York, U.S. | Xinhua | The United States will have 11 of the 16 hosts cities at the 2026 World Cup, which will also feature matches in Mexico and Canada, world football governing body FIFA said on Thursday. Seattle, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Kansas City, Dallas, Atlanta, Houston, Boston, Philadelphia, …

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Biden follows Trump’s “crude and hostile” policy on Mideast

Washington, U.S. | Xinhua | U.S. President Joe Biden is following the same “crude and hostile” foreign policy of his predecessor Donald Trump in dealing with Middle East issues, a Palestinian writer wrote on Thursday. “The truth is that Biden’s foreign policy so far didn’t show any difference from Trump’s crude …

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Russia fines Google for not localizing user data

Moscow, Russia | Xinhua | A court in Moscow ruled on Thursday to fine Google LLC 15 million rubles (about 260,000 U.S. dollars) for repeated refusal to localize the personal data of Russian users. Google representatives did not attend the sitting, the Russian news agency RIA Novosti reported from the courtroom. …

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Russia continues to slash gas supply to Europe

Moscow, Russia | Xinhua | Russian gas giant Gazprom announced on Wednesday that it will shut down another turbine engine on the Nord Stream 1 natural gas pipeline, thus significantly reducing the amount of gas delivery to Europe. As Germany’s Siemens, the manufacturer of the gas turbine engines, failed to provide …

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EU launches legal action against UK over post-Brexit deal changes

The European Union on Wednesday launched new legal proceedings against the United Kingdom over its failure to implement parts of the post-Brexit deal it agreed with the bloc Brussels, Belgium | Xinhua | The European Union (EU) has launched legal action against the United Kingdom (UK) in response to the latter’s …

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