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Congress Holds Key to Rusal’s Fate as U.S. Moves to Lift Sanctions

Congress Holds Key to Rusal’s Fate as U.S. Moves to Lift SanctionsCongress has a month to decide whether to intervene to block the agreement announced Wednesday by the Treasury Department. Under the deal, Russian billionaire Oleg Deripaska will remain under U.S. sanctions and his property will remain blocked, but the Treasury department will remove financial restrictions on Rusal, En+ Group Plc and EuroSibEnergo JSC.



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South Korea's Foreign Minister Says Seoul May Lift Some Sanctions on North Korea

South Korea's Foreign Minister Says Seoul May Lift Some Sanctions on North KoreaSouth Korean President Moon Jae-in has described inter-Korean engagement as crucial to resolving the nuclear standoff



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Saudis detain women's advocates ahead of driving ban lift

Saudis detain women's advocates ahead of driving ban liftSaudi authorities have arrested seven prominent women’s rights advocates, dividing public opinion just weeks before the kingdom is set to lift its driving ban on women. Without naming those detained, Saudi Arabia’s state security apparatus said seven people had been arrested for “attempting to undermine the security and stability of the kingdom… and to erode national unity”. The crackdown comes even as the kingdom breaks with long-held restrictions on women and the mixing of the genders, with its driving ban on women slated to end June 24.



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Senators want CIA to lift veil on nominee's black site past

Senators want CIA to lift veil on nominee's black site pastWASHINGTON (AP) — Gina Haspel's long spy career is so shrouded in mystery that senators want documents declassified so they can decide if her role at a CIA black site should prevent her from directing the agency.



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Georgia Ski Lift Malfunction Hurls People Into Air, Injuring 11

Georgia Ski Lift Malfunction Hurls People Into Air, Injuring 11A chairlift at a ski resort in the country of Georgia malfunctioned on Friday,



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Malfunctioning ski lift in Georgia flings off tourists in horrifying viral video

Malfunctioning ski lift in Georgia flings off tourists in horrifying viral videoA ski lift at a resort in Georgia malfunctioned this week, creating a



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U.S. judge to lift house arrest for former Trump campaign manager Manafort

U.S. judge to lift house arrest for former Trump campaign manager ManafortBy Karen Freifeld WASHINGTON (Reuters) – A U.S. District Court judge on Friday said she would release former Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort from house arrest once he meets certain conditions, expressing satisfaction that the $ 10 million he agreed to forfeit would be available if he ever failed to appear for court proceedings. In her order, Judge Amy Berman Jackson said to be released from home confinement, Manafort must execute documents agreeing to forfeit four properties, including two in New York, one in Alexandria, Virginia, and his Florida home. Manafort is charged with conspiring to launder money and failing to register as a foreign agent working on behalf of the government of Ukraine’s former pro-Russia President Viktor Yanukovych.



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Trump To Lift Ban On Import Of Elephant Trophies From 2 African Nations

Trump To Lift Ban On Import Of Elephant Trophies From 2 African NationsWASHINGTON — The Trump administration will reverse an Obama-era ban on the importation of elephant trophies from Zimbabwe and Zambia after determining that sport hunting in those countries will help conserve the species, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service confirmed Wednesday.



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Trump prepares to lift limits on military gear for police

Trump prepares to lift limits on military gear for policeWASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration is preparing to restore the flow of surplus military equipment to local law enforcement agencies under a program that had been sharply curtailed amid an outcry over police use of armored vehicles and other war-fighting gear to confront protesters.



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Turkey says US to lift laptop ban on Istanbul-origin flights

Turkey says US to lift laptop ban on Istanbul-origin flightsThe United States is set to lift a ban on carrying large electronic devices, such as laptops, in the cabin of US-bound flights from Turkey’s main international airport, Turkish Transport Minister Ahmet Arslan said on Tuesday. Its removal would come after Turkey began using highly sophisticated tomography devices for X-ray and ultrasound at Istanbul’s Ataturk International Airport, he said. “With this confirmation mission, the ban will be lifted from Ataturk airport and from Turkish Airlines,” Arslan said.



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