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Tripoli Government's Counterattack Promise Lifts Oil Jitters

Tripoli Government's Counterattack Promise Lifts Oil JittersThe operation, dubbed “Volcano of Anger,” seeks to “cleanse all Libyan cities of the aggressors,” the Government of National Accord’s military spokesman, Mohamed al-Qonuni, said in a televised statement. Fighting on the outskirts of Tripoli showed no sign of abating despite appeals for calm by global powers and the United Nations. Haftar’s self-styled Libyan National Army continued its push to enter the capital Sunday, conducting airstrikes on a road leading to Tripoli, LNA spokesman Ahmed al-Mismari said.



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US lifts UN freeze on North Korea aid

US lifts UN freeze on North Korea aidThe United States is moving quickly to lift a freeze at the United Nations on humanitarian aid to North Korea, just weeks before a planned second US-North Korean summit, according to diplomats and documents obtained by AFP. At Washington’s request, several applications from aid groups for exemptions to tough UN sanctions imposed on North Korea have been put on hold at a UN sanctions committee, some for as long as a year.



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U.S. lifts sanctions on Rusal, other firms linked to Russia's Deripaska

U.S. lifts sanctions on Rusal, other firms linked to Russia's DeripaskaEarlier this month, 11 of Trump’s fellow Republicans in the U.S. Senate joined Democrats in a failed effort to keep the sanctions on Rusal, its parent, En+ Group Plc, and power firm JSC EuroSibEnergo. Advocates for keeping the sanctions had argued that Deripaska, an ally of Russian President Vladimir Putin, retained too much control over the companies to lift sanctions imposed in April to punish Russia for actions including its annexation of Ukraine’s Crimea, efforts to interfere in U.S. elections and support for Syria’s government in its civil war. Some lawmakers from both parties also said it was inappropriate to ease the sanctions while Special Counsel Robert Mueller investigates whether Trump’s 2016 presidential campaign colluded with Moscow.



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Trump administration lifts sanctions on Russian oligarch-owned companies with links to Putin

Trump administration lifts sanctions on Russian oligarch-owned companies with links to PutinThe Trump administration is lifting sanctions on three companies controlled by a Russian oligarch with links to Vladimir Putin. Following an aggressive lobbying campaign, led by a British lord who chairs one of the firms, the Treasury Department announced it would end sanctions against aluminium producer Rusal, its parent En+, and JSC EuroSibEnergo. In return their owner, Oleg Deripaska, agreed to reduce his stakes in them to less than 50 per cent, the treasury said.



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India's top court lifts Hindu temple ban on women of menstruating age

India's top court lifts Hindu temple ban on women of menstruating ageThe authorities at the Sabarimala temple, which attracts tens of millions of pilgrims every year, have said the ban on women and girls aged from 10 to 50 was essential to the rites related to the temple’s chief deity Ayyappan, considered eternally celibate. In some Hindu communities, menstruating women are regarded as unclean, leading to restrictions and in a few cases outright bans on women of child-bearing age from entering certain places. Lifting the ban, the Chief Justice of India said “restrictions put by Sabarimala temple can’t be held as essential religious practice”.



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Turkey lifts travel ban on German journalist

Turkey lifts travel ban on German journalistTurkey has reversed its decision to ban a German journalist from leaving the country while she awaits trial on charges of being a member of a terrorist organization, the journalist said on her Twitter account on Monday. Mesale Tolu confirmed on her Twitter account German media reports that the travel ban Turkish authorities imposed since she was released from prison in December after eight months in detention had been suspended. “As a result of my lawyer’s application, my ban on traveling abroad has been lifted,” Tolu wrote on her Twitter account in Turkish.



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Bracing for US sanctions, Iran lifts ban on exchange offices

Bracing for US sanctions, Iran lifts ban on exchange officesTEHRAN, Iran (AP) — With the Trump administration set to re-impose some sanctions on Iran on Monday, the country's Central Bank lifted a ban on exchange offices, allowing them to resume work in a move aimed at bringing in badly needed hard currencies.



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Boeing reports jump in 1Q profits, lifts 2018 forecast

Boeing reports jump in 1Q profits, lifts 2018 forecastBoeing reported a surge in first-quarter profits on Wednesday and lifted its full-year earnings forecast following a strong performance in commercial aviation and defense programs. The results again reflect broad health in commercial aviation as the airline industry enjoys a more stable financial period and as flying becomes much more common in the Middle East, Asia and other developing regions. A big player in China, Boeing has often been seen as vulnerable to a trade war between the United States and China, a possibility that topped Wall Street’s list of worries earlier this month but has receded of late amid softer rhetoric between Washington and Beijing.



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Israel says new Gaza tunnel foiled, lifts veil on detection lab

Israel says new Gaza tunnel foiled, lifts veil on detection labBy Dan Williams JERUSALEM (Reuters) – Israel said on Sunday it destroyed a guerrilla tunnel from the Gaza Strip and gave rare details on a classified military laboratory spearheading efforts to foil the cross-border digs. Palestinian gunmen used tunnels to blindside Israeli forces during the 2014 Gaza war. Israel has since been developing detection technologies and laying down an underground frontier wall which, it says, will end the Gaza tunnel threat by 2019.



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Federal Judge Partially Lifts Trump Administration Ban on Refugees

Federal Judge Partially Lifts Trump Administration Ban on RefugeesA federal judge in Seattle on Saturday partially lifted a Trump administration ban on certain refugees after two groups argued that the policy prevented people from some mostly Muslim countries from reuniting with family living legally in the U.S.



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