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Denmark seeks to change law on pipelines amid Nord Stream 2 divisions

COPENHAGEN: Denmark’s government is proposing amending legislation to allow it to ban pipeline projects on the grounds of foreign and security policy due to concerns raised by Russian efforts to build a disputed gas pipeline through Danish waters. The small Nordic country has been caught in a geopolitical conflict as Russian state gas exporter Gazprom… Read More »

More than 100,000 visas revoked amid Trump travel ban – reports

WASHINGTON: More than 100,000 visas have been revoked in the wake of the Trump administrations recent travel ban on citizens of seven mainly Muslim countries, according to media reports on Friday. The Washington Post reported the figure, citing a government attorney at a federal court hearing in Virginia. NBC News’ Washington affiliate also reported the… Read More »

Zimbabwe's Mugabe returns home amid health rumours

HARARE: Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe arrived at the capital’s main airport from abroad on Saturday, according to a Reuters witness, following intense rumours that he was gravely ill and had sought medical help in Dubai. Mugabe, 92 and Africa’s oldest leader, looked jovial as he disembarked in the company of security aides. (Reporting by MacDonald… Read More »

Brussels central station evacuated amid heightened security fears

BRUSSELS: Brussels central train station was evacuated for about an hour on Sunday because of a suspicious suitcase amid heightened security fears in the Belgian capital after a huge anti-terror operation led to three men being charged with terrorism offences. The suitcase later turned out to be a false alarm but shows Belgium’s high state… Read More »