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Foreign ministers of Finland, Turkey, to meet over NATO tensions, Haavisto says

Article content BERLIN — The foreign ministers of Finland and Turkey will meet in Berlin later on Saturday to try and solve disagreements over Finland's and Sweden's plan to join NATO, Finnish Foreign Minister Pekka Haavesto said. “I am sure we will find a solution,” he told reporters as he arrived for a meeting of NATO foreign ministers in Berlin, adding he had spoken to his “good colleague” Mevlut Cavusoglu by phone on Friday. (Reporting by Sabine Siebold, Riham Alkoussa and Maria Sheahan Editing by Riham Alkousaa) financialpost.com
The threat of a republican referendum takes out the ballot box in the Barrio de Salamanca despite the PP’s veto threats
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The threat of a republican referendum takes out the ballot box in the Barrio de Salamanca despite the PP’s veto threats

Under the awning of the booth, while a couple from the national police asked a colleague for explanations, Ana Sastre, 27, called on passers-by to fill out the ballot and put it in the ballot box: it was about deciding whether Spain should continue to be a monarchy or opt for a republic. A symbolic and non-binding act, as the organizers had repeated, the Platform for the Monarchy or Republic State Popular Consultation, linked to Podemos, IU, Anticapitalistas and other parties of the non-institutional left, in addition to some neighborhood associations. After the first quarter of an hour, a dozen people would have vote...
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Ukraine wages counteroffensive in east

Breadcrumb Trail Links PMN Business Author of the article: Reuters Tom Balmforth and Jonathan Landay Publishing date: May 14, 2022 • 34 minutes ago • 4 minutes read • Join the conversation Article content KYIV/BEZRUKY — Ukrainian forces have launched a counteroffensive near the Russian-held town of Izium in eastern Ukraine, a regional governor said on Saturday, in what could prove a serious setback for Moscow's plans to capture the entire Donbas region. Russian forces have focused much of their firepower on the Donbas in a “second phase” of their invasion announced on April 19, after they failed to reach the capital Kyiv from the north in the early weeks of the war. But Ukraine has been retaking territory in its northeast, driving the Russi...
Alfonso Rueda assumes the Presidency of the Xunta calling political moderation as “antidote to polarization”
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Alfonso Rueda assumes the Presidency of the Xunta calling political moderation as “antidote to polarization”

Alfonso Rueda swore this Saturday on the Statute of Autonomy of Galicia his position as president of the Xunta and inaugurated his mandate with a call for moderation in politics as "the best antidote against intransigence, sterile divisions or polarization that weigh down coexistence ”. These elements, he said, already characterize politics “in other places, not in Galicia”. He insisted on continuing his discourse with the positions of his predecessor in office, Alberto Núñez Feijóo, and maintained that the social and economic context makes "guiding oneself from stability more of an obligation than a simple government...
Finland’s Social Democrats support the country’s NATO membership
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Finland’s Social Democrats support the country’s NATO membership

This is a new step for Finland's entry into NATO. The Finnish Social Democrats (SDP) have voted in favor of their government requesting the country's entry into NATO, the newspaper reported this Saturday. Uusi Suomi. The result of the vote was very loose, with 53 votes in favour, five votes against and two abstentions. ...
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UAE strongman Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed named new president

Breadcrumb Trail Links PMN Technology PMN Business Author of the article: Publishing date: May 14, 2022 • 30 minutes ago • 3 minutes read • Join the conversation Article content DUBAI — The United Arab Emirates' de facto leader Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed al-Nahyan was elected president of the Gulf Arab state by a federal supreme council on Saturday, solidifying his rule over the OPEC oil producer and key regional player. He becomes president at a time when the UAE's long-standing ties with the United States have been strained over perceived US disengagement from its Gulf allies' security concerns and as Western countries seek support from the region to help isolate Russia over the Ukraine conflict. Advertisement 2 This advertisement has...
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Ukraine seeks evacuation of wounded fighters as war rages on

Breadcrumb Trail Links PMN Business Author of the article: Reuters Sergiy Karazy and Pavel Polityuk Publishing date: May 14, 2022 • 20 minutes ago • 4 minutes read • Join the conversation Article content KYIV — Very complex talks are underway to evacuate a large number of wounded soldiers from a besieged steel works in the strategic southeastern port of Mariupol in return for the release of Russian prisoners of war, Ukraine's president said. Mariupol, which has seen the heaviest fighting in nearly three months of war, is now in Russian hands but hundreds of Ukrainian defenders are still holding out at the Azovstal steelworks despite weeks of heavy Russian bombardment. Fierce Ukrainian resistance, which analysts say Russian President Vladimi...
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OPEC authorizes Iraq to increase output to 4.5 mln bpd from June – state news agency

Article content Iraq's representative at OPEC said the organization had agreed to the country increasing its output to 4.5 million barrels of oil per day (bpd) starting from June, the state news agency (INA) reported on Saturday. There will be further increases of 50,000 bpd in output in each of the months July, August and September, INA added, citing Muhammad Saadoun's statements. Iraq pumped 4.43 million barrels per day (bpd) of oil in April, 16,000 bpd above its OPEC+ quota for that month, according to data from state-owned marketer SOMO seen by Reuters on May 11. (Reporting by Enas Alashray; Editing by Kirsten Donovan) financialpost.com
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The Egyptian photographer Rehab Eldali, winner of the II Premis Mediterranis Albert Camus

The Egyptian photographer Rehab Eldalil has won the Incipiens award at the II Premis Mediterranis Albert Camus Incipiens, held in Sant Lluís, Menorca, this Saturday. Eldalil has achieved this recognition with his project 'The Longing Of The Stranger Whose Path Has Been Broken', about the Bedouins of Egypt who live in invisibility, shrouded in media indifference of communication and abandoned by the State. ...
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UAE telecoms group e& buys 9.8% stake in Vodafone for $4.4 bln

Article content DUBAI — Emirates Telecommunications Group Company PJSC, now known as e&, has acquired a 9.8% stake in Vodafone for $4.4 billion, it said on Saturday. The move comes days after e& said it was looking to expand into new markets in Africa, Europe and Asia and in areas outside telecoms such as financial technology as its seeks to drive growth. Vodafone, like all mobile operators, has been struggling in its more mature markets, where competition and regulation have pushed prices lower. Article content Net debt at the group has reached 44.3 billion euros, and its Chief Executive Nick Read is under pressure to simplify its portfolio and improve returns after a more than 20% slide in its share price since he took over in 2018. Vodafone was not immediately available for co...
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Charting the Global Economy: Growth Prospects Continue to Dim

Breadcrumb Trail Links PMN Business Author of the article: Bloomberg News Vince Golle and Molly Smith Publishing date: May 14, 2022 • 11 minutes ago • 3 minutes read • Join the conversation Article content (Bloomberg) — Sign up for the New Economy Daily newsletter, follow us @economics and subscribe to our podcast. Prospects for the world economy are growing bleaker as Russia's war in Ukraine takes a toll on European businesses and consumers, China employs a heavy-handed approach toward Covid-19 and US financial conditions tighten, according to the Institute of International Finance. Central banks around the world continue to boost interest rates to counter a surge in inflation. In the US, the closely watched consumer price index showed inf...
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The judge sends a man to prison for a homophobic attack on a couple in Barcelona

The judge has sent to provisional prison a 43-year-old man detained by the Mossos d'Esquadra as the alleged perpetrator of a homophobic attack suffered by a couple of two men who were walking through the center of Barcelona last February. As reported by the Catalan police, the investigation began last February when the investigators le...
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Ukraine Latest: Zelenskiy Says Russia Being Driven From Kharkiv

Breadcrumb Trail Links PMN Business Author of the article: Bloomberg News Bloomberg News Article content Bloomberg News (Bloomberg) — Ukraine's president says Kyiv's forces are steadily pushing Russian troops away from Kharkiv, the nation's second largest city. India most prohibited wheat exports that the world was counting on to alleviate supply constraints sparked by the war in Ukraine. Sweden has received no indication that Turkey would oppose it joining NATO, and will raise the issue at a meeting this weekend in Germany, Foreign Minister Ann Linde said. Earlier Friday, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan expressed concern about Sweden and Finland potentially becoming members of the military alliance. NATO foreign ministers are set to meet on Saturday, when ...
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Moscow will respond if NATO moves nuclear forces closer to Russia’s border

Article content Moscow will take adequate precautionary measures if NATO deploys nuclear forces and infrastructure closer to Russia's border, Russian news agencies quoted Deputy Foreign Minister Alexander Grushko as saying on Saturday. “It will be necessary to respond … by taking adequate precautionary measures that would ensure the viability of deterrence,” Interfax agency quoted Grushko as saying. Moscow has no hostile intentions towards Finland and Sweden and does not see “real” reasons for those two countries to be joining the NATO alliance, Grushko added. He also reiterated the Kremlin's earlier statement that Moscow's response to NATO's possible expansion will depend on how close the alliance moves military assets towards Russia and what infrastructure it deploys. Finland's ...
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Moscow will respond if NATO moves nuclear forces closer to Russia’s border – RIA

Article content Moscow will take adequate precautionary measures if NATO deploys nuclear forces and infrastructure closer to Russia's border, RIA news agency quoted Deputy Foreign Minister Alexander Grushko as saying on Saturday. Moscow has no hostile intentions towards Finland and Sweden and does not see “real” reasons for those two countries to be joining the NATO alliance, Grushko added. (Reporting by Lidia Kelly in Melbourne, Editing by Himani Sarkar) financialpost.com
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Moscow-administered Kherson to ask to be included in Russia, UK says

Article content The Russian-imposed military-civilian administration in Ukraine's Kherson region said it will ask Russia to include it in the Russian federation, British defense ministry said on Saturday. If Russia carries out an accession referendum in Kherson, it will almost certainly manipulate the results to show a clear majority in favor of leaving Ukraine, Britain said in a regular Twitter bulletin. (Reporting by Shivani Tanna in Bengaluru; Editing by William Mallard) financialpost.com
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Ukraine collects Russian dead as war rages on multiple fronts

Breadcrumb Trail Links PMN Business Author of the article: Article content KYIV — The bodies of Russian soldiers killed in Ukraine were brought to a rail yard outside Kyiv and stacked with hundreds of others in a refrigerated train, waiting for the time when they can sent back to their families. "Most of them were brought from the Kyiv region, there are some from Chernihiv region and from some other regions too," Volodymyr Lyamzin, the chief civil-military liaison officer, told Reuters on Friday as stretcher-bearers in white, head-to -toe protective suits lifted bodybags into the box cars. Advertisement 2 This advertisement has not loaded yet, but your article continues below. Article content He said refrigerated trains stationed in other regions...
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Shanghai hunkers down for final COVID battle, Beijing outbreak stubborn

Breadcrumb Trail Links PMN Business Author of the article: Publishing date: May 14, 2022 • 35 minutes ago • 3 minutes read • Join the conversation Article content SHANGHAI/BEIJING — Shanghai was tightening its COVID-19 lockdown for what it hoped would be the final week of its battle with the virus before it could gradually begin to ease restrictions, while Beijing kept fighting its much smaller but persistent outbreak. China's commercial hub of 25 million hoped to come out of its painful six-week-old lockdown later this month. Authorities on Saturday were hoping one last round of tightening would eradicate the last infections of the country's worst COVID outbreak of the pandemic. Advertisement 2 This advertisement has not loaded yet, but ...
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Eight delicious chocolates in all formats to succumb to temptation

In another of our articles entitled Six cheeses "Made in Italy" that you can find on Amazon we anticipate the arrival of a report for all those who prefer chocolate over cheese, and as promised is debt, here we bring you the perfect excuse to please everyone with a chocolate heart. But these are not just any recommendations, rather we ...
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Malaysia’s Sarawak in Talks with Norway to Form Sovereign Fund

Article content (Bloomberg) — The Malaysian state of Sarawak is in talks with Norway about setting up a sovereign wealth fund, Premier Abang Johari Tun Openg said in a statement on Saturday. Sarawak, home to some of the biggest aluminum smelters and hydroelectric dams in Southeast Asia, would try to achieve the same standard and success of Norway's sovereign wealth fund, the premier said after a meeting with Norges Bank Investment Management officials at the bank's headquarters in Oslo . Norges Bank manages The Government Pension Fund Global. Article content “Given the many parallels between Sarawak and Norway, Sarawak was particularly interested in the lessons to be learned from Norway, given that it had around 25 years experience in developing the fund,” Abang Johari said. Saraw...
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New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern tests positive for COVID

Article content New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern tested positive for COVID-19 with moderate symptoms, her office said in a statement on Saturday. She will not be in parliament for the government's emissions reduction plan on Monday and the budget on Thursday, but "travel arrangements for her trade mission to the United States are unaffected at this stage," the statement said. Ardern had been symptomatic since Friday evening, returning a weak positive at night and a clear positive on Saturday morning on a rapid antigen test, it said. Article content She has been in isolation since Sunday, when her partner Clarke Gayford tested positive, it said. Due to the positive test, Ardern will be required to isolate until the morning of May 21, undertaking what duties she can remote...
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China reports 2,072 new COVID cases on May 13 vs 2,532 a day earlier

Article content BEIJING/SHANGHAI — Mainland China reported 2,072 new coronavirus cases on May 13, of which 276 were symptomatic and 1,796 were asymptomatic, the National Health Commission said on Saturday. That compares with 2,532 new cases a day earlier, consisting of 331 symptomatic and 2,201 asymptomatic infections, which China counts separately. There was one new death, bringing the death toll to 5,206. As of May 13, mainland China had confirmed 221,565 coronavirus cases. (Reporting by Zhuzhu Cui in Beijing and Engen Tham in Shanghai; Editing by William Mallard) financialpost.com
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TerraForm Power Operating First Quarter 2022 Results Webcast and Conference Call

Article content Date: Wednesday, May 18, 2022Time: 9:00 am (Eastern Time) NEW YORK, May 13, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — You are invited to participate in TerraForm Power Operating, LLC's First Quarter 2022 Results Webcast and Conference Call on Wednesday, May 18, 2022 at 9:00 am (Eastern Time) to discuss results and current business initiatives with senior management. These results will be made available on our website at www.terraformpower.com in the form of unaudited condensed consolidated financial statements for the periods ended March 31, 2022 and 2021 under “Financials & Filings” prior to the webcast and conference call. Article content The conference call can be accessed via webcast on May 18, 2022 at 9:00 am (Eastern Time) at https://edge.media-server.com/mmc/p/t2zbkcu6. A rep...
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Victory Square Technologies Provides Status Report of Annual Financial Statements and MD&A

This section is Partnership Content supplied The content in this section is supplied by GlobeNewswire for the purposes of distributing press releases on behalf of its clients. Postmedia has not reviewed the content. by GlobeNewswire Breadcrumb Trail Links GlobeNewswire Author of the article: Publishing date: May 13, 2022 • 28 minutes ago • 5 minutes read • Join the conversation Article content VANCOUVER, British Columbia, May 13, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Victory Square Technologies Inc. (“Victory Square" or "VST”) (CSE:VST) (OTC:VSQTF) (FWB:6F6) provides this bi-weekly default status report in accordance with the alternative information guidelines set out in National Policy 12-203 – Management Cease Trade Orders (“NP...
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New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern tests positive for COVID-19

Article content New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern tested positive for COVID-19 with moderate symptoms, her office said in a statement on Saturday. She will not be in Parliament this week for the government's Emissions Reduction Plan on Monday and the coming Budget on Thursday. “Travel arrangements for her trade mission to the United States are unaffected at this stage,” the statement added. (Reporting by Akanksha Khushi in Bengaluru; Editing by Sandra Maler) financialpost.com
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A return to tradition: Bow Valley College scholarship recipients recognized at 25th Annual Premier’s Scholarship Luncheon

This section is Partnership Content supplied The content in this section is supplied by GlobeNewswire for the purposes of distributing press releases on behalf of its clients. Postmedia has not reviewed the content. by GlobeNewswire Breadcrumb Trail Links GlobeNewswire Author of the article: Chris Bolin GNW Article content Calgary, May 13, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Bow Valley College is thrilled to resume its tradition of honouring the proud achievements of learners through its Premier's Scholarship Luncheon. After a two-year hiatus from in-person celebrations, Premier Jason Kenney was on hand to recognize the 2022 recipients for their academic success. Advertisement 2 This advertisement has not loaded yet, but...
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Netflix and Amazon algorithms can improve satellites | Digital Trends Spanish

Algorithms today dominate the digital ecosystem, since their "guidance" allows users to be given personalized recommendations, based on their search results, or on their data. But not only these algorithms that help us decide on a movie Netflix either amazon has that function, since they could also contribute to the improvement of satellites. The findings are published in International Journal of Applied Earth Observation and Geoinformation and show how with these algorithms, the researchers were able to decipher areas free of cloud cover and blind spots for satellite transmission. By adapting a recommendation algorithm first built for Netflix, Ruo-Qian (Roger) Wang, an assistant professor of civil and environmental engineering at Rutgers School of Engineering, created a system th...
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All about the Lunar Eclipse for the Americas on May 15 and 16 | Digital Trends Spanish

A phenomenon on an American scale will occur this coming May 15 and 16, since a lunar eclipse will take place that will be visible from the United States to the north, to the southernmost part of Chile and Argentina to the south. That is why it has been called "Eclipse for the Americas«. The totality of the lunar eclipse will occur between 03:29 and 04:53 UTC, and its completion is expected at 05:55, according to calculations by the POTwhich will broadcast the event. You may also like These are the eclipses you can follow in 2022 A lunar eclipse occurs when the Sun, Earth, and Moon line up so that the Moon passes into Earth's shadow. In a total lunar eclipse, the entire Moon falls within the darkest part of Earth's shadow, called the umbra. When the Moon is inside the umbra, i...
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Sendoso Ranks Among Highest-Scoring Businesses on Inc. Magazine’s Annual List of Best Workplaces for 2022

This section is Partnership Content supplied The content in this section is supplied by GlobeNewswire for the purposes of distributing press releases on behalf of its clients. Postmedia has not reviewed the content. by GlobeNewswire Breadcrumb Trail Links GlobeNewswire Author of the article: Article content Sendoso named among best workplaces in recognition of outstanding company culture SAN FRANCISCO, May 13, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — On Tuesday, Sendoso was named to Inc. magazine's annual Best Workplaces list. Featured in the May/June 2022 issue, hitting newsstands on May 17, 2022, and prominently featured on Inc.com, the list is the result of a comprehensive measurement of American companies that have excelled in creating excepti...