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[l] at 6/30/22 5:43am
Author: article author: Ellie AbenThu, 2022-06-30 14:36 MANILA: Ferdinand Marcos Jr. was sworn in as president of the Philippines on Thursday, vowing to open a new chapter in the country’s history, almost four decades after his dictator and namesake father was ousted in a popular uprising. Marcos Jr., 64, scored a landslide victory in May’s presidential election, winning almost 60 percent of the vote after promising unity, prosperity and happiness to the 110 million population weary of years of political polarization and pandemic hardship. Main category: WorldTags: Philippines
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[l] at 6/30/22 5:34am
Author: article author: ARAB NEWS Thu, 2022-06-30 14:31 RIYADH: Italian multinational oilfield services company Saipem has been awarded onshore and offshore contracts worth $1.25 billion in the Middle East, the firm said in a statement. According to the statement, the first group of contracts is associated with the extension of onshore drilling contracts in the Middle East for an overall amount of approximately $600 million. This group is related to the ten-year extension of existing contracts regarding four land rigs located in the Middle East. Main category: Business & EconomyTags: Saipem
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[l] at 6/30/22 5:31am
Author: AFParticle author: AFPID: 1656586856002096300Wed, 2022-06-29 23:42 CIUDAD VICTORIA: A Mexican reporter was shot dead on Wednesday in the violence-plagued northeastern state of Tamaulipas — the 12th journalist killed so far in a particularly bloody year for the country’s press. Antonio de la Cruz, who worked for the newspaper Expreso, had frequently denounced alleged acts of corruption by politicians in his posts on social media. His wife and daughter were injured in the attack, which took place as the reporter was leaving his home in Ciudad Victoria.Main category: MediaTags: journalistMexico
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[l] at 6/30/22 5:24am
article author: Mohammed Abu ZaidThu, 2022-06-30 14:17 CAIRO: Egyptian Prime Minister Mostafa Madbouly is currently in talks with Algerian officials on the advancement of political and economic relations between the two countries during his two-day visit. Madbouly and the high-level ministerial delegation accompanying him arrived at Houari Boumediene International Airport in the Algerian capital on Wednesday evening to head the eighth session of the joint higher committee between the two countries.Main category: Middle-EastTags: EgyptAlgeria
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[l] at 6/30/22 5:18am
Author: article author: Arab NewsThu, 2022-06-30 14:04 LONDON: Iranian authorities are facing pressure from a leading human rights NGO to quash the convictions of five activists who face up to four years in prison for filing a complaint against the government’s handling of the COVID-19 pandemic. Mehdi Mahmoudian and Mostafa Nili were each sentenced to four-year jail terms and two-year bans from media appearances, while Arash Keykhosravi, Mohammadreza Faghili, and Maryan Afrafaraz face two years, one year, and 95 days in prison respectively.Main category: Middle-EastTags: Iran
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[l] at 6/30/22 5:16am
Author: Reutersarticle author: APID: 1656586734901806900Tue, 2022-06-28 09:00 LONDON: Airbnb Inc. said on Tuesday it will make permanent its ban on parties in homes listed on its platform after seeing a sharp drop in reports of unauthorized gatherings since the prohibition was put in place in August 2020. The company announced seeing a 44 percent year-after-year drop in the rate of party reports since implementing the policy. This comes after the San Francisco-based company introduced and extended the party ban to halt the spread of COVID-19 infections. Now the company wants to make the ban permanent as the summer travel season begins.Main category: OffbeatTags: AirbnbParties
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[l] at 6/30/22 5:16am
article author: Arab NewsThu, 2022-06-30 14:13 DUBAI: Egyptian composer Hesham Nazih is among 397 individuals invited to join the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences this year. The organization that puts on the Oscars said Tuesday that 44 percent of the 2022 class identifies as women, 50 percent come from outside of the US and 37 percent are from underrepresented ethnic and racial communities. If the invitees accept, which most do, they will have voting privileges at the 95th Academy Awards.Main category: LifestyleEntertainmentTags: Hesham NazihAcademy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences
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[l] at 6/30/22 5:12am
article author: Arab NewsThu, 2022-06-30 13:53 LONDON: Three former British cabinet ministers are set to warn that a renegotiated Iran nuclear deal would destabilize the Middle East, in a warning shot to government support for the agreement. Former Defence Secretary Liam Fox, former Communities Secretary Robert Jenrick, and former Welsh Secretary Stephen Crabb are all backing a motion to be debated in Parliament that lists a string of proposed changes to the draft they say will impede Tehran’s drive towards nuclear weapons.Main category: Middle-EastTags: IranIran nuclear dealUK
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[l] at 6/30/22 5:12am
Author: article author: Arab NewsThu, 2022-06-30 14:10 DUBAI: To mark the two-day DIFC Fintech Week, Amazon Payment Services offered new businesses signing up for the service zero percent transaction fees up to 200,000 dirhams ($54,451). According to a statement, the offer also included expedited onboarding of new clients with assistance from in-house account managers. APS also hosted the “Startup Pitch Competition” during the event, which saw entrepreneurs and innovators present their business ideas to their executive panel. Main category: Business & EconomyTags: DIFC FINTECH WEEKAmazon Payment Services
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[l] at 6/30/22 5:11am
Author: article author: Arab NewsThu, 2022-06-30 14:07 RIYADH: UAE-based agritech Pure Harvest Smart Farms raised $180.5 million in its latest funding round by global investors including venture capital firm, IMM Investment Corp, and Saudi-based billionaire group, Olayan Group. The company will use its acquired funding to invest in research and development as well as expand into the Gulf Cooperation Council and Asia markets, Wamda reported. “I believe this funding will allow them to unleash significant potential, and to meet growing food demands in many new markets,” an Olayan Group spokesperson said in a statement.Main category: Business & EconomyTags: Pure Harvest Smart FarmsAgritech
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[l] at 6/29/22 11:27pm
Author: article author: Adam GrundeyThu, 2022-06-30 08:17 DUBAI: “There’s a growing demand for Arab cinema from UK audiences,” Amani Hassan, program director at the Arab British Center in London, which organizes the SAFAR Film Festival, tells Arab News. This is a landmark year for the festival, which runs from July 1-17. As well as being the 10th anniversary of its debut, it marks SAFAR’s transition to an annual event and sees it expand to venues in Wales and Scotland, as well as England. Ten cinemas across the UK will be screening the festival’s 22 titles between July 1 and July 17.Main category: LifestyleArt & CultureTags: SAFAR Film Festival
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[l] at 6/29/22 11:24pm
article author: Arab NewsThu, 2022-06-30 08:19 Jordan’s Prime Minister Bishr Khasawneh confirmed on Wednesday that the results of the investigation into the deadly gas leak in Aqaba will be shared “transparently and objectively,” state news agency Petra reported.  At least 13 people were killed, and 250 others were hospitalized when a chlorine tank exploded after a crane dropped it at the Red Sea port of Aqaba, releasing a large plume of toxic yellow smoke. Main category: Middle-EastTags: JordanAqaba
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[l] at 6/29/22 10:01pm
article author: APThu, 2022-06-30 06:57 NEW YORK: Let the talking begin. The trading, too, and eventually the signing. Free agency officially opens Thursday in the NBA, with teams able to begin negotiating at 6 p.m. Eastern with players who are not under contract — although, in reality, free agency and the slew of offseason movement is already off and running.Main category: SportTags: NBAbasketball
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[l] at 6/29/22 9:14pm
article author: ReutersThu, 2022-06-30 05:36 MADRID/KYIV: Russia pressed on with its offensive in eastern Ukraine on Thursday after NATO branded Moscow the biggest “direct threat” to Western security and agreed plans to modernize Kyiv’s beleaguered armed forces. Ukrainian authorities said they were trying to evacuate residents from the frontline eastern city of Lysychansk, the focus of Russia’s attacks where about 15,000 people remained under relentless shelling.Main category: WorldTags: Russia invasion in UkraineNATO
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[l] at 6/29/22 9:12pm
Author: article author: AFPThu, 2022-06-30 06:10 LONDON: Defending champion Novak Djokovic reached the Wimbledon third round for the 16th time on Wednesday as career-long rival Andy Murray suffered his earliest-ever exit from the All England Club. Top seed Djokovic brushed aside 79th-ranked Thanasi Kokkinakis of Australia 6-1, 6-4, 6-2 and will face Serbian compatriot Miomir Kecmanovic for a last-16 place. “I’m very happy with my performance. I started very well, solid from the back of the court,” said Djokovic, who is looking to join Pete Sampras as a seven-time Wimbledon champion.Main category: SportTags: Novak DjokovicAndy MurrayWimbledon 2022tennis
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[l] at 6/29/22 6:28pm
Author: article author: ReutersThu, 2022-06-30 02:55 WASHINGTON/NEW YORK: A Republican member of the Federal Communications Commission has urged the chief executives of Apple Inc. and Alphabet Inc’s Google to kick Chinese-owned TikTok out of its app stores. Brendan Carr, the FCC commissioner, said in a letter to the CEOs, dated June 24 and sent on FCC letterhead, that video-sharing app TikTok has collected vast troves of sensitive data about US users that could be accessed by ByteDance staff in Beijing. ByteDance is TikTok’s Chinese parent. Carr tweeted details of the letter on Tuesday.Main category: MediaTags: TikTokFederal Communications Commission (FCC)GoogleApple
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[l] at 6/29/22 6:23pm
Author: By DAVID BAUDER | AParticle author: APID: 1656547831309134700Wed, 2022-06-29 23:13 NEW YORK: Despite a growing recognition of the problem, the United States continues to see newspapers die at the rate of two per week, according to a report issued Wednesday on the state of local news. Areas of the country that find themselves without a reliable source of local news tend to be poorer, older and less educated than those covered well, Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism, Media and Integrated Marketing Communications said.Main category: MediaTags: newspapers
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[l] at 6/29/22 5:57pm
Author: article author: APThu, 2022-06-30 02:33 LAS VEGAS: Cristiano Ronaldo is asking a US judge to order a woman’s lawyer to pay more than $626,000 for losing a lawsuit to get the international soccer star to pay millions of dollars after claiming in 2018 that Ronaldo raped the woman in Las Vegas nearly a decade earlier. In a bluntly worded court document, Ronaldo’s attorney, Peter Christiansen, asks US District Judge Jennifer Dorsey to make the woman’s attorney, Leslie Mark Stovall, personally responsible for the amount.Main category: SportTags: Cristiano RonaldoLas VegasLawsuit
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[l] at 6/29/22 5:27pm
Author: article author: MOHAMMED AL-KINANIThu, 2022-06-30 02:16 JEDDAH: Top students from the King Abdulaziz and His Companions Foundation for Giftedness and Creativity, also known as Mawhiba, are preparing to participate in five international scientific olympiads that will be held virtually and in person during July and August.Main category: Saudi ArabiaTags: Saudi studentsKAUSTMawhibaInternational Mathematical Olympiad (IMO)International Olympiad in InformaticsInternational Physics Olympiad 2022International Chemistry OlympiadInternational Biology Olympiad 2022
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[l] at 6/29/22 5:24pm
Author: article author: APThu, 2022-06-30 01:56 LONDON: Anthony Joshua admitted he is “definitely desperate” to become world heavyweight champion again when he faces Oleksandr Usyk in their rematch in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, on Aug. 20. Usyk will be defending the IBF, WBA and WBO titles he claimed from Joshua in beating the British fighter at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium in September. Joshua (24-2, 22 KOs) was outclassed by his Ukrainian rival, who defied disadvantages in height, reach and weight to win in London by unanimous decision.Main category: SportTags: Anthony JoshuaOleksandr Usykheavyweight boxing
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[l] at 6/29/22 3:34pm
article author: APThu, 2022-06-30 00:22 NEW YORK: Disgraced R&B superstar R. Kelly was sentenced Wednesday to 30 years in prison for using his fame to sexually abuse young fans, including some who were just children, in a systematic scheme that went on for decades. Through tears and anger, several of Kelly’s accusers told a court in New York City, and the singer himself, that he had misled and preyed upon them.Main category: WorldTags: r. kelly

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