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    • Greece to not assist Iranian tanker sought by US

      Greece to not assist Iranian tanker sought by US

      Greece said on Wednesday it won't endanger its relations with the United States by aiding the Iranian oil tanker sought by the US but released by Gibraltar that's currently in the Mediterranean Sea. The statement comes after the ship's destination was declared to be the southern Greek port of Kalamata, where a vessel of that size and draught would only be able to anchor at least half a mile offshore.

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    • Russia, China seek UN meeting on US missile test

      Russia, China seek UN meeting on US missile test

      Russia and China have asked the United Nations' Security Council to meet on Thursday over "statements by US officials on their plans to develop and deploy medium-range missiles". Moscow and Beijing want to convene the 15-member council under the agenda item "threats to international peace and security", a request obtained by Reuters news agency shows.

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    • US readies antitrust probe of tech titans

      US readies antitrust probe of tech titans

      Top prosecutors from a group of US states are readying a joint investigation into whether major technology firms have violated antitrust law, the Wall Street Journal reported Monday. The alliance of state attorneys general could formally announce next month that they are delving into whether leading internet firms and technology platforms have used their clout to thwart competition, the Journal reported, citing unnamed people familiar with the matter.

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    • Gibraltar releases Iranian tanker

      Gibraltar releases Iranian tanker

      Gibraltar announced it is releasing an Iranian oil tanker it detained in July despite an eleventh-hour efforts by the United States to block the move to release it. Gibraltar’s chief minister said Thursday that the release of the vessel, Grace 1, was approved after receiving written assurances from Tehran the ship would not be used to violate sanctions.

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    • Signs of hope in US-China trade war

      Signs of hope in US-China trade war

      US retailers and global financial markets got an early Christmas present Tuesday as President Donald Trump's administration announced it is delaying tariffs on key consumer electronic goods imported from China. News that top US and Chinese trade officials spoke by telephone early Tuesday offered further signs of a possible letup in the trade war that had been escalating in recent weeks.

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