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BASF will shut down if Russian gas deliveries are interrupted 

German multinational chemicals giant BASF has warned of the drastic consequences if gas supply from Russia is interrupted, German newspaper Frankfurter Allgemeine reported on Wednesday. If gas supplies were to be cut in half, the Ludwigshafen plant – the largest chemical site in the world, which employs almost 40,000 people, would have to shut down, the paper quoted Michael Vassiliadis,

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A 27-year-old Sydney man linked to a significant online child abuse network was sentenced to two years and six months’ jail in the Downing Centre District Court

The Lane Cove man was arrested in his home on 14 January 2021, where AFP officers executed a search warrant and seized two mobile phones containing child abuse material. He was the 17th man arrested under a nationwide investigation known as Operation Arkstone – an AFP-led, large-scale child protection operation. The investigation began in February 2020 when a 30-year-old Central Coast man was

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Arab League expressed readiness to contribute to the settlement in Ukraine.

The League of Arab States (LAS) is making every effort to find ways to resolve relations between Moscow and Kiev. This was announced on Friday, April 1, Assistant Secretary General of the Arab League Husam Zaki. “Arab countries that maintain friendly relations with both the Russian and Ukrainian sides are making efforts to find ways for a political settlement of the Ukrainian crisis

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Dreyfus tables Hezbollah ban report. The government announced it will proscribe Hezbollah in its entirety as a terrorist organisation last November

Shadow attorney general Mark Dreyfus tabled the Parliamentary Joint Committee on Intelligence and Security (PJCIS) report into banning all of Hezbollah in parliament on Wednesday. The government announced it will proscribe Hezbollah in its entirety as a terrorist organisation last November, following the PJCIS report’s recommendations. “I welcome the fact that the Morrison Government has accepted the committee’s earlier bipartisan

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Prince Andrew was given more than a million pounds by an alleged Turkish fraudster and is now embroiled in a High Court battle over missing money. 

Andrew and his former wife, Sarah, Duchess of York, both received “suspicious” payments on the orders of Selman Turk, a former Goldman Sachs banker, as part of an international £40 million ($70 million) fraud, it is alleged. This included a £750,000 “gift” paid to the Prince by Nebahat Evyap Isbilen, a 76-year-old Turkish millionairess, who was told that she was

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‘The deceit, the crime, the destroyed lives’: How Australia lost its gamble on casinos – Packer’s Crown Resorts, had been exposed as a “veritable cesspit of dishonesty, tax evasion, junkets, money laundering and extensive infiltration by organised crime”

It was getting late on Tuesday night when one of the most senior figures in the NSW government rose to his feet and expressed what many in the state, and nation, were surely thinking. “Are the illusory and ephemeral benefits of Sydney’s casinos worth the proven harm – the deceit, the crime, the destroyed lives?” Rob Stokes, the NSW minister for cities

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Regime change has been the US goal in Russia for years. For all the damage control that followed Biden’s ‘Putin cannot remain in power’ remark, that’s exactly what Washington wishes for

It was the culminating event of a four-day trip planned at the last minute for the purpose of rallying Europe to the cause of standing up to Russia’s military incursion into Ukraine. Speaking before a large and enthusiastic crowd in the Polish capital of Warsaw, US President Joe Biden concluded his remarks by going off-script. After condemning what he called

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Talks between the Russian and Ukrainian presidents are possible only after agreements have been finalized, claims Kremlin spokesperson

There is currently no clear timeframe for a possible meeting between Russian President Vladimir Putin and Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky, but before it could even happen, all agreements between the two nations must be finalized, says Kremlin spokesperson Dmitry Peskov. The talks between Moscow and Kiev delegations are ongoing amid the military conflict in Ukraine. “Nothing has changed in this

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Pakistan PM names ‘foreign power’ that wants him toppled. Imran Khan accuses the US of meddling as no-confidence vote looms

Pakistani PM Imran Khan ‘accidentally’ named the United States as the culprit when he claimed “a foreign country I can’t name” was eager to see him removed from his post via a no-confidence vote. “America has – oh, not America but a foreign country I can’t name” sent the leader the message in an effort to meddle in his country’s politics,

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Russia presents new evidence on Ukraine biolabs, comments on links to Biden and US. Documents detail fate of US-funded deadly pathogens that may have been tested on Ukrainians

The Russian military has presented documents showing Ukraine’s interest in using drones to deliver weaponized pathogens developed in US-funded biolabs. Names of US officials involved in the biolabs projects, and the role the current US president’s son played in the program, were also made public during the special briefing on Thursday. One of the key pieces of evidence was a letter from

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Nigeria supported Russia in the issue of selling gas for rubles. Nigerian Ambassador: no one has the right to challenge Russia’s decision to sell gas for rubles

Russia’s decision to sell gas to unfriendly countries for rubles is dictated by national policy, and no one has the right to challenge it. This was announced on March 31 by Nigerian Ambassador to Moscow Abdullahi Shehu. “Russia has decided, as a response to the sanctions, to transfer payments into rubles. In any trade agreement, the advantage is always on the side of the

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