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Source: Arab News 8 months ago
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Wed, 2018-04-25 00:26

RIYADH: The Cabinet on Tuesday approved memorandums of understanding (MoUs) with Ukraine, for investment cooperation in agriculture, and with Sudan, for cooperation in communications and information technology.

King Salman chaired the Cabinet at Al-Yamamah Palace in Riyadh.

Royal decrees have been prepared for both MoUs.

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Tue, 2018-04-24 23:14

Fatimah Salem Baeshen currently serves as a spokeswoman for the Royal Embassy of Saudi Arabia in Washington DC, since September 2017. Prior to that, she was a civil servant and economic consultant, and held positions at Aon, the Islamic Development Bank, the World Bank, Emirates Foundation for Youth Development, and the Saudi Ministry of Labor and the Ministry of Economy and Planning.

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Tue, 2018-04-24 11:23

Coca-Cola Co. beat Wall Street estimates with quarterly results on Tuesday, citing more demand for Coke Zero Sugar and new flavors under its Diet Coke brand as overall revenue topped expectations by around $300 million.
Shares of the Dow component were up nearly 1 percent at $44.44 in pre-market trade.
The company said the launch of its popular low-calorie Diet Coke aimed at millennials — ginger-lime, feisty cherry, blood orange and twisted mango — helped the brand return to volume growth in the quarter.

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Tue, 2018-04-24 13:10

KARACHI: Pakistani Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi said that the China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) is laying the groundwork for economic development by enabling future generations from both countries to reap the rewards.

Speaking as he opened the CPEC Summit and Expo 2018 in Karachi on April 23, Abbasi added that CPEC will also help neighboring countries, such as Afghanistan, Iran and India, and Central Asian Republics to benefit from the trade route.

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Wed, 2018-04-25 02:19

With excitement building over the forthcoming royal wedding in Britain, it is easy to forget that Meghan Markle is not the first actress to bag a royal prince for a husband. 

In 1955, 25-year-old American actress and film star Grace Kelly was at the height of her fame, with an Oscar to her name, when she was introduced to Prince Rainier of Monaco during the Cannes Film Festival. 

They began writing to each other, and though they met only a few times, when Rainier proposed eight months later Kelly accepted. 

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Tue, 2018-04-24 (All day)

COPENHAGEN, Denmark: One of the most talked-about and macabre court cases in recent Danish history is set to conclude Wednesday when the verdict is handed down on whether Peter Madsen tortured and murdered a Swedish journalist during a private submarine trip.
The 12-day trial has seen a series of gruesome allegations made against the inventor, but the autopsy of the cut-up remains of Kim Wall has not been able to specifically identify a precise cause of death.

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Tue, 2018-04-24 10:48

ROME: Italy’s highest court of appeal on Tuesday rejected a request by the German NGO Jugend Rettet to release its migrant rescue boat, impounded eight months ago on suspicion of facilitating illegal immigration.
The Italian Court of Cassation did not say why it had turned down the NGO’s request for the release of the Iuventa, a 33-meter (110-foot) motorboat seized off the island of Lampedusa on August 2.

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Tue, 2018-04-24 13:45

DUBAI: Taiwanese model and actress Chiling Lin shut down the red carpet at the closing ceremony of the eighth Beijing International Film Festival this week wearing a dress by Lebanese designer, Rami Kadi.

The 43-year-old star posed for photographs in a glittering, light pink gown with sparkling embroidery woven to resemble fronds of ivy. The one-shoulder, figure-hugging dress was given extra oomph with its single sheer sleeve, which trailed down to the ground and added drama and flair to the outfit.

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Tue, 2018-04-24 10:18

NEW DELHI: Police said Tuesday that dozens of Maoist guerrillas had been killed in jungle raids in India’s remote interior by commandos fighting the country’s longest-running conflict.
Ambushes on rebel camps over the past two days in forest deep inside the western state of Maharashtra have left at least 37 fighters dead, police said.
In the latest raid six guerrillas, including four women, were killed in a shootout late Monday in Gadchiroli district, Maharashtra state’s head of anti-Maoist operations Sharad Shelar said.

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Tue, 2018-04-24 (All day)

CAIRO: A defense lawyer says an Egyptian military court has convicted the country’s former anti-graft chief of insulting the armed forces and sentenced him to five years in prison.
Hesham Genena was arrested in February following incendiary comments he made in a television interview in which he claimed that the former chief-of-staff Sami Annan was in possession of documents incriminating the country’s “leadership.”

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