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Russia asks Italy to drop charges against envoy in Nigeria graft case

MILAN (Reuters) – Russia has asked Italy to drop charges against a former ambassador caught up in a Nigerian corruption case, legal documents showed on Wednesday. Ednan Tofik ogly Agaev, a former Russian ambassador in Colombia, is charged with international corruption in a case revolving around the 2011 purchase by oil majors Eni and Shell of Nigeria’s OPL 245 oilfield. […]

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Port Moody Police looking for missing Vancouver Island man

The Port Moody Police Department is seeking the public’s assistance in locating a missing person. Police say 47-year-old Mark Istephan of Vancouver Island was last seen on November 30, 2018 when he discharged himself from Eagle Ridge Hospital. As of December 3, family members became concerned for his welfare as he had not returned home and had not made contact […]

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New York Times columnist hit by sightseeing bus awarded $85M

A “Vows” columnist for the New York Times who was run over by a double-decker sightseeing bus won a whopping $85 million award from a Manhattan jury late Tuesday. Devan Sipher, who describes himself as “a single guy writing about weddings,” was walking with the light in the crosswalk on Sixth Avenue at West Fourth Street on July 3, 2015, […]

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Putin threatens to match any build-up of US nuclear weapons

Moscow: President Vladimir Putin has warned that Russia will respond in kind if the United States decides to develop new intermediate-range nuclear missiles. The chief of staff of Russia's military, General Valery Gerasimov, echoed those remarks, saying that any European countries where the United States stationed intermediate-range missiles, such as Poland or Romania, would be the first targets in the […]

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