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Trump returns to the old isolationism

Whose hand? President Donald Trump speaks at an event honouring Native American code talkers at the Oval Office in November Oliver Contreras · Getty The columnist Michelle Goldberg wrote an op-ed in the New York Times last November describing the Trump administration’s first year as a ‘nightmare’: ‘what now passes …

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Women do the heavy lifting

‘The Weeders’, Jules Breton, 1868 Metropolitan Museum of Art · Bequest of Collis P Huntington, 1900 Béatrice Boulanger cried when she learned she would have to stop work as a home helper: ‘I was fond of my grannies and grandpas.’ She has a shoulder replacement, shoulder joint cartilage deterioration, narrowing …

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رئيس مجلس الوزراء القائد العام للقوات المسلحةالدكتور حيدر العبادي يهنئ الجيش العراقي بالذكرى السابعة والتسعين لتأسيسه. https://t.co/hvKsQSe9eV

رئيس مجلس الوزراء القائد العام للقوات المسلحةالدكتور حيدر العبادي يهنئ الجيش العراقي بالذكرى السابعة والتسعين لتأسيسه. pic.twitter.com/hvKsQSe9eV

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Oil at 3

The U.S. Energy Department’s inventory release showed that crude stockpiles recorded a higher-than-expected weekly draw to the lowest level since 2015 on strong refining demand. But the positive effect from the hefty crude inventory draw was partly offset by another build in gasoline and distillate supplies. On a further bearish …

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Russia berates US for UN meeting on Iran

Russia has fiercely criticised the US for convening the UN Security Council over protests in Iran. Russia’s envoy Vassily Nebenzia said involving the council an “internal affair” damaged the top UN body. Minutes earlier, US Ambassador Nikki Haley praised the protests as a “powerful exhibition of brave people”. Iran’s ambassador …

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Petrol hike: HURIWA accuses FG of dishonesty;

“The emerging narratives from the investigative sittings of the senate on the 2017 Christmas season’s deliberate hoarding of fuel products by marketers, shows that the hardships faced by millions of Nigerians last December was a deliberate ploy and indeed a well choreographed gambit by the Federal Government headed by President …

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